Public Works

Carlos Bustamante (pictured) faces several charges for alleged crimes against women stemming from his time as head of Orange County Public Works.(credit: CBS)

Attorney: Ex-Santa Ana Councilman Trial ‘A Waste Of Taxpayer Money’

Attorneys for a former Orange County public official accused of sexually abusing female employees said Tuesday the trial involving their client is “a waste of taxpayer money and time”.

06/10/2014

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Mayor Garcetti Unveils New Public Data Website For Los Angeles

“Anything the government does is something the people deserve to see — what we’re doing well and what we’re not doing well,” Garcetti said.

05/31/2014

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Clippers Surprise Students At Re-Opening Of Refurbished Long Beach Park

Clipper stars Blake Griffin, Jamal Crawford, Jared Dudley and Matt Barnes provided a surprise for a number of local students Tuesday with an appearance at the re-opening of a newly refurbished basketball court located at Coolidge Park in Long Beach.

02/11/2014

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Public Works Committee Approves $10M Plan To Fix City Sidewalks

“I am thrilled that we are finally making some progress on addressing the downright embarrassing condition of our sidewalks,” said Councilman Joe Buscaino.

02/06/2014

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Neighborhood Fights Back After OC Threatens Fines Over Christmas Lights

Some South Orange County residents are fighting back after the county threatened to fine them if they did not remove their Christmas lights, which authorities say are a safety hazard.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/03/2013

Andrea Alarcón (courtesy Andrea Alarcón/Facebook)

LA Public Works Prez Alarcón To Resign Over Past ‘Missteps’

L.A. Board of Public Works President Andrea Alarcón issued her notice of resignation on Friday in the wake of a public scandal that led to a child endangerment investigation.

01/18/2013

Andrea Alarcón (center)  (courtesy LABPW)

LA Official To Seek ‘Help’ After Daughter, 11, Found At City Hall

L.A. Board of Public Works President Andrea Alarcón is speaking out for the first time amid an ongoing child endangerment investigation by police.

11/22/2012

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Venice Beach Zip Line Gets Approval Over Residents’ Opposition

A nearly 700-foot zip line on Venice Beach has been given the green light, over residents’ complaints that the attraction will block ocean views, create noise and make parking in the area even worse.

08/10/2012

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DA: Bustamante Targeted Mostly Hispanic Women At OC Public Works

The arraignment was postponed Thursday for a Santa Ana City Councilman facing charges of sexually assaulting at least seven women who worked for him.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/05/2012

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