Tag Archive for LATimes

The Story of how the Bell Scandal broke

It was the day that two Los Angeles Times journalists, Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives, broke the shocking story of corruption in the small city of Bell. “Bell, one of the poorest cities in Los Angeles County, pays its top officials some of the highest salaries in the nation, including nearly $800,000 annually for its city manager, according to documents reviewed by The Times.”

The Spanking of Duvall

It’s Monday, the legislative session is “completed,” and “Open Mike” Duvall is still getting spanked by columnists around the state. I’ve gathered a few of them together to make your Monday morning more entertaining. Politics and sexual deviants Don’t look now, but the two are intersecting all over the place. Martin Wisckol Columnist: The Buzz…

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

Budget Committee Says No Taking Local Funds

The LATimes reports this morning on the meeting of the California Legislatures Budget Conference Committee. The committee has said no to Arnold’s plan to steal funds from local governments, and also reduce dramatically some of the other program cuts he proposed. There are still plenty of final budget decisions that need to be made to close…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…

County Supes Wasting More Taxpayer Money

We have heard time and time again from Republicans/Conservatives how private enterprise can do the job better than government; that government workers are too expensive; and if you can find it in the yellow-pages the government workers shouldn’t be doing it. Tony Saavedra at the Orange County Register has a report out about the County…