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Thousands in Rose Bowl tickets given to Pasadena leaders

Pasadena city leaders received tens of thousands of dollars worth of free tickets to the Rose Bowl in 2014, according to a Times analysis of ticket disclosure forms. The disclosure forms don’t provide the exact value of the tickets, showing only a range of ticket prices. Based on the reports, the value of tickets received by Pasadena officials was […]


King City could lose liability insurance because of Scandal

King City stands poised to lose its liability insurance April 13 following the City Council’s 3-0 decision earlier this month to rebuild the floundering Police Department. The reasons Monterey Bay Area Self Insurance Authority put the matter forth for further discussion remained shrouded Friday. Del Rey Oaks City Manager Daniel Dawson, in a voice mail, […]


City of Industry – Companies tied to ex-mayor racked up fortune

A 20-year jackpot of City of Industry contracts that included $4.9 million for lawn mower rentals and street cleaning fees billed at six times a competitor’s rate has enriched a handful of companies owned by the tiny town’s former mayor and his family by more than $326 million, an audit has found. The review of […]


Councilman in West Hollywood admits he had sex with man he hired as deputy

Yes, West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran had sex with the man he later hired as his council deputy, he said Monday. But after that intimacy the first night they met, it never happened again, Duran said; they became good friends, and he hired Ian Owens because he was well qualified for the job. Duran and […]