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Governor pardons former state legislator

LOS ANGELES — Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright, who was convicted of voter fraud for living outside the Inglewood-area district he was elected to represent, was formally pardoned Nov. 21 by Gov. Jerry Brown. Wright’s was one of 38 pardons and 70 sentence commutations announced by Brown. In his pardon of Wright, Brown wrote, Read More…

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Huizar returns to City Hall for first time since searches

Councilman tells reporter, ‘I’m here to do my job.’ LOS ANGELES —City Councilman Jose Huizar took his seat in the council chamber in downtown Los Angeles Nov. 20, marking his first appearance at a council meeting since the FBI searched his home and offices. Huizar walked in just as the meeting was starting, but then exited into Read More…

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Residents protest proposed veterans housing complex

DOWNEY — Nearly 300 residents from South Gate and a few from Downey berated Downey Mayor Sean Ashton and Los Angeles County representative Ivan Sulic for a plan to build a temporary affordable housing facility for poor veterans on a lot less than one block away from homes.  The location at stake is the American Read More…