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AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — City Council members in a small blue-collar city near Los Angeles have voted to subpoena the records of its former city manager, ...

Lucia Graves

City Officials Got Thousands For Sitting On Boards That Never Met | 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...

Bell City Manager's Salary Package Topped $1.5 Million

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's attorney general subpoenaed nine present and past Bell city officials Monday, ordering them to turn over their financ...

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...

State To Require All Cities Disclose Payrolls For Elected Officials

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's controller is ordering all cities and counties to start reporting the salaries of elected officials and public...

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...

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.

Robert Rizzo, Bell's 800k Man, Resigns From Post

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BELL, Calif. — Residents in this modest blue-collar Los Angeles suburb where one in six lives in poverty were angry: Their city manager was gett...

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...