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Once scandal-plagued, L.A. County now unusually quiet

A CalWatchdog survey last August of all the different corruption scandals in recent years at local agencies in south and central Los Angeles County suggested that the area amounted to the New Jersey of Golden State politics. The survey, which

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Hertzberg seeks permanent extension to taxpayer relief program

As California taxpayers brace for another round of tax increases this session, they’ve found an unlikely ally in the state Legislature. State Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, who has ruffled the feathers of taxpayer groups with his proposal for a $10

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Water district family melodrama

Like the rain from a hurricane, controversy involving two of California’s most powerful political families is swirling around the Central Basin Water District. They are the Cedillos and the Calderons. The district is made up of 44 cities and water utilities

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Charles Calderon ‘head and shoulders’ above brother Ron caught in scandal

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a series on the Calderon family. June 13, 2013 By John Hrabe It wasn’t quite the Academy Awards. But the 60 or so people assembled last Saturday afternoon at the Whittier Center Theatre

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California exports regulations worldwide

(Editor’s Note: The first part in a two-part series on how California’s regulations affect the global economy.) July 26, 2012 By John Hrabe Regulations are killing California’s global competitiveness. Or, so you’ve heard from policymakers left, right and center. “Our

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