Press Release – California State Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Fails to Report Potentially Tens of Thousands of Dollars of Worldwide Trips


Download Press Release – PDF Version For Immediate release July 22, 2015 Contact:  Jason Krause 909-453-3006   California State Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Fails to Reports Potentially Tens of Thousands of Dollars of Worldwide Trips Examine California Files Complaint with Fair Political Practice Commission to Investigate Commissioner Schuetz Sacramento, California — A complaint was […]

Cudahy City Council Scandal-Plagued. New candidates needed


Wanted: Highly motivated candidates to serve in an appointed position on the City Council of a scandal-scarred suburb of Los Angeles. The city of Cudahy is looking to fill one of two seats left vacant when two city councilmen were arrested in June in a federal bribery investigation involving a proposed pot shop. Both later resigned. Read full […]

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Reportedly at Gay Club Before DUI Arrest


A California state senator who reportedly has voted against every gay rights measure since he took office eight years ago was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, reportedly after leaving a gay nightclub in Sacramento. Sen. Roy Ashburn, a Republican from Bakersfield, was spotted driving erratically at about 2 a.m. Wednesday in downtown […]

Shoplifting conviction hurts Mary Hayashi’s Senate campaign


If politics is about appearances, let’s just say that the police mug shot of Mary Hayashi — a convicted shoplifter and state Senate candidate — is not a good look. Her hair is stringy. Her face is blotchy. Her jaw looks clenched. It’s perfect fodder, however, for her prime opponent and fellow Democrat, Assemblyman Bob […]

Kinde Durkee short in restitution for $10.5-million theft


SACRAMENTO — More than a year after campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was ordered to repay $10.5 million she embezzled from the accounts of dozens of politicians, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, federal officials say they have only been able to recover $94,468.60 from liquidation of her assets to go to restitution. Read full story at:

Ex-state Senator Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering


Former state Sen. Leland Yee entered a packed federal courtroom here Wednesday looking relaxed. Unable to find a seat, he squeezed in next to reporters who had once covered the child psychologist’s legislative work as an advocate for youth and the mentally ill, and were now here to watch him plead guilty in a sweeping […]

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, […]