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Disgraced City Manager Robert Rizzo's New Job

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Disgraced former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo has a new job. Rizzo is now working behind the Surfing Museum, standing guard over the museum's tin...

Rizzo Makes $2 Million Bail

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo, who is facing 53 charges that he helped misappropriate millions in public funds, will be released from jail aft...

Insult To Injury: Bell Residents Overpaid More Than $621,000 In Illegal Sewer Fees

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL -- A new report says property owners in the City of Bell overpaid hundreds of thousands of dollars in sewer fees. This is just the latest grie...

Last Minute Legislative Rush Addresses Bell Scandal, Expands Carpool Lane Use

latimes.com | Jack Dolan and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure Monday allowing tens of thousands more Californians with environmentally friendly cars to drive solo in ca...

Disgraced City Manager Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WESTMINSTER (KTLA)-- Disgraced former Bell city manager, Robert Rizzo, pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence of alcohol. Rizzo, 5...

Bell Residents Slam Whitman For Trying To Link Jerry Brown To Salary Scandal

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Bell residents blasted Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman for equating the salary and pension fiasco unfolding in their city with what occur...

Citizen Revolt - Sweep Out the Bums!

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Could it be a trend? Oh, please tell me it's a trend! There seems to be a mini-movement underway of disgruntled taxpayers and law enforcement offici...

Did Bell Pay Salaries Through 'Aggressive' Towing?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Some community activists in Bell are demanding an independent investigation into complaints that Bell police unfairly towed and impounded cars. Acc...

Bell Arrests: At Least 8 City Officials Arrested As Prosecutors Are Set To File Criminal Charges

AP/HuffPost | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP); The mayor and ex-city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell were among eight current and former city officials arrested Tuesday ...

Lucia Graves

City Officials Got Thousands For Sitting On Boards That Never Met

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

City council members in a small, blue-collar city in southeast Los Angeles earned tens of thousands of dollars for sitting on commissions that met rar...

Vernon Salaries Rival Those In City Of Bell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

VERNON, Calif. -- Big salaries paid to city officials are under scrutiny in yet another Southern California city. Records indicate former Vernon ci...

Disgraced Bell City Manager A No-Show At DUI Hearing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via KTLA WESTMINSTER -- Disgraced former Bell city manager, Robert Rizzo, is facing more legal trouble -- this time for driving under the influence...

LA's Losers Of The Week, July 30

Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A weekly round-up of LA's biggest losers, click here to see the winners. Oliver Stone: Hard to imagine what Stone was thinking during his interview w...

A True Populist Revolt in Bell: And It's Not the Tea Partiers

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mona Gable

Compared to the inane rantings of the Tea Partiers we've been hearing, the citizens of Bell actually had legitimate complaints. Bell's top officials were paying themselves like bankers.

WATCH: Bell Mayor Defends City Manager's $800k Salary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A KTLA news crew caught up with Oscar Hernandez, Mayor of the City of Bell, and key figure in the raging controversy over the financially strapped cit...

Furious Citizens Pack Council Meeting, But City Manager Making $800k Safe For Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via KTLA BELL, Calif. -- So many City of Bell residents showed up to Monday night's city council meeting to express their anger over the high salary ...

City Official Making $800k Will Be Fired Or Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Robert Rizzo, the Bell City Manager who made headlines in recent weeks with the revelation of his $800k yearly salary, will resign or be fired in comi...

Local City Manager Makes $800k In Near Broke City

KTLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. -- Bell, one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, is coming under fire for its hefty salaries paid to city leaders, including the...