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Former official’s appeal denied by state Supreme Court

LOS ANGELES — The state Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a former Bell assistant city administrator who was ordered to pay about $8 million in restitution after being convicted in what District Attorney Jackie Lacey called “the most significant public corruption case” ever prosecuted by her office’s Public Integrity Division. In Read More…

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Council committee backs ban on flavored tobacco

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee advanced a proposal Dec. 5 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, but it voted to make some exceptions. The City Council’s Health, Education, Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods Committee voted to advance the proposal to the full council unanimously. The City Council in Culver city approved a Read More…