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Ali Saleh to serve as mayor of Bell

BELL — Councilman Ali Saleh, a local merchant active in the recall of disgraced City Council members in 2010 and the arrests of then city administrators Robert Rizzo and Angela Spaacia, was chosen mayor by his colleagues April 8. Saleh, first elected in 2011 and re-elected March 3, replaces Mayor Nestor Valencia. Alicia Romero, an Read More…

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Bell hires official on interim basis

BELL — Clifford W. Graves, a retired administrator who worked for the city of Carson from 2007 to 2013, has been hired as interim community development director for Bell, replacing Joe Perez, who resigned to take a similar job in another city. Graves, who has 40 years experience in city government, has been contracted from Read More…

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Bell to upgrade curbs, sidewalk ramps

BELL — CEM Construction Company, the lowest of six bidders at $199,050, will perform the city’s curb and sidewalk ramp upgrade project this spring. The City Council approved a contract with CEM in February for work that will be completed this month, City Engineer Terry Rodrique said. Funding will come from the city’s federal Community Read More…