An Orange County judge who gave a less-than-mandatory sentence to a man who sodomized a 3-year-old girl says the recall effort against him is “an attack on judicial independence.”
San Fernando City Council members Monday voted to schedule a recall election for Nov. 6 in an attempt to oust councilwoman Maribel De La Torre and Mayor Brenda Esqueda, who are both accused of having extra-marital affairs.
Voters in several Los Angeles County cities, including those in the embattled city of Bell, will head to the polls Tuesday.
Nine months ago, residents of this hardscrabble suburb on the edge of Los Angeles were united with one common battle cry: “Throw the bums out!”
The city clerk for a scandal-ridden Los Angeles suburb says county elections officials have verified enough voter signatures to call for a recall election targeting three of Bell’s four City Council members.