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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, […]

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Sativa Water District now under county management

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Martha Barajas, a longtime Compton resident, has been leading the charge for Sativa Water District to be disbanded altogether for the district’s practice of delivering unsafe water to its customers. On Nov. 1 she got her wish when County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, state Sen. Steve Bradford and […]