Archive for the ‘City of Los Angeles’ Category

Jury found LAPD PIG used excessive force when he handcuffed a partially paralyzed man

November 14, 2012


Fired charter school executive receives $245,000 in settlement. Crescendo charter schools founder John Allen sued for wrongful dismissal after he was fired for allegedly ordering staff to cheat on state standardized tests.

August 12, 2012,0,4197783.story?track=rss


Man cleared in Stow beating sues LAPD and Beck for defamation. A man arrested but then cleared in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium last year has sued Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and the department for defamation.

July 13, 2012,0,4963461.story?track=rss


Anger after L.A. hikes parking fines for 6th time in 7 years

July 6, 2012


L.A. raises parking fines, zoo admission to help with budget woes. The city is raising the cost of many parking tickets by $5 in hopes of generating an extra $8.4 million a year. The zoo will increase admission by $1 to bring in an additional $720,000.

July 4, 2012,0,6799598.story


In Cudahy, FBI probes allegations of election fraud. Two elections are now part of an FBI investigation into allegations of corruption at Cudahy City Hall. Transcripts of wiretaps allegedly show that local officials believed they could control election outcomes.

July 4, 2012,0,5517685.story


Ex-L.A. housing authority official brought to U.S. to face charges. Victor Taracena, apprehended in Guatemala, is accused of steering nearly $527,000 in contracts to dummy companies created by his two brothers

June 26, 2012,0,5287656.story


L.A.’s new housing chief makes $100,000 over federal cap. Controversy over pay at the L.A. housing authority is reignited with the announcement of a federal cap. But officials say $260,000 base salary won’t change.

June 26, 2012,0,7980390.story

Michael Lee, L.A. Rec and Parks Employee, Allegedly Stole 800 Gallons From City Pumps; $6.9 Million in Gas Still Missing

June 24, 2012


The Secrets Inside LA’s Fiscal Emergency

June 22, 2012