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  • L.A. fire chief offers new explanation of response times

     
    Los Angeles city Fire Chief Brian Cummings offered a new explanation of how the department has calculated and presented its emergency response times to city officials....
  • Panel exempts city officials from conflict rules on appointments

     
    With dozens of city council members in Orange County accused of conflict-of-interest violations, the state’s ethics watchdog panel Thursday changed the rules to allow local elected officials to vote on appointing themselves to paid boards. In...
  • Due process for one, for all

     
    Trayvon Martin—his name alone drips of corruption, pain, and racial history. I was among the 8,000 protesters that descended on Fort Melon Park in Sanford last Thursday, to protest how the Sanford Police Department robbed Trayvon Martin of justice....
  • No pay raise if deficit remains, California elected officials warned

     
    Deficit prevents state pay raises...
  • Voter fraud allegations widen in Vernon

     
    The city of Vernon on Wednesday was roiled by allegations of widespread voter fraud, including charges that outsiders were brought in to influence the city’s first competitive election in years. The Chamber of Commerce says that nearly 30% of the......
  • California lawmakers face obstacles to limiting many city pensions

     
    California lawmakers have limited abilty to affect local pensions...
  • Brad Sherman releases federal tax returns

     
    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) on Tuesday released his federal income tax returns. He challenged Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village),his main opponent for the 30th Congressional District seat, to do the same....
  • Board member pay increases fall flat with Seminole teachers

     
    Maybe we should demand that all our elected officials have some formal training in music — because many appear to be utterly tone deaf. How else to explain the decision of Seminole County school board members to accept raises while denying...
  • Scott names ’stand your ground’ task force

     
    Gov. Rick Scott today named 15 members of a task force to study possible changes in the state's “stand your ground” law in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin, the Miami teenager who was shot by Neighborhood Watch captain George...
  • The Sentinel as poetry?

     
    So, I get all sorts of book pitches (which is kind of odd, seeing as how I don't write about books). But I thought I would highlight this one because it's a book about, well, the Orlando Sentinel … or rather a book written from the Orlando Sentinel....
  • Arrests in Britain's newspaper scandal spread from World to Sun

     
    Three people, including a journalist with the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid the Sun, were arrested during early-morning raids Thursday in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into payoffs of British police and public officials in exchange for...
  • West Hollywood councilman's $7,000 in meals probed by prosecutors

     
    West Hollywood Councilman John Duran charged dozens of meals to his city expense account, often multiple times a week. Over three years, he spent more than $7,000 at local restaurants, including at such upscale eateries as Cecconi's and Mirabelle on......