Angela Spaccia told jurors at her trial on Thursday that she wrote out contracts that included raises of about 50 percent for herself and City Manager Robert Rizzo.
Critics call it the “Santa Ana Gold Rush.”
Brandon Hults, 20, was traveling south at about 2 a.m. when he lost control of his sedan. His vehicle struck a guard rail.
The Santa Ana City Council voted 6-to-1 Tuesday night to fire City Manager Paul Walters just seven months after he was hired for the position.
The city manager of Laguna Woods was arrested and booked into county jail Friday night for allegedly driving under the influence.
The El Monte City Council recommended Tuesday that 14 lifeguards should get their jobs back after they were fired for filming a spoof of the Korean pop music video, “Gangnam Style.”
Los Angeles county prosecutors are investigating whether the former city manager of Cudahy illegally gave himself pay raises.
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Longtime La Quinta City Manager Thomas P. Genovese died Sunday while hiking on the Bump and Grind Trail in Rancho Mirage, a city spokeswoman said.
The man authorities say masterminded a scheme to loot millions from the working-class suburb of Bell has sold his Huntington Beach house.
The city council of Bell decided not to extend the contract of interim city manager Pedro Carillo after his contract expired, leaving the new mayor to assume his role.
Leaders of a Southern California community have fired the city manager for an unspecified employment breach and failure to follow direction from the city council.
Former Bell manager Robert Rizzo, who has been ordered to stand trial on charges of misappropriating millions of dollars from the city, is due in court Tuesday.
Robert Rizzo was the mastermind of a scam, prosecutors say, that bilked one of Southern California’s poorest cities out of more than $5.5 million, money with which he lined his pockets and those of a handful of cronies.
An administrator for the scandal-ridden California city of Bell testified Tuesday that she compiled false information that was given to a resident who demanded to know how much elected officials were paid.