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Former Vernon Official Found Dead In Bay Area Park

A former Vernon city official was found dead Thursday night at a state park in the Bay area.


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Ballot Dispute Disrupts Vernon City Election

A challenger appears to have won a City Council seat in the corruption-marred Southern California city of Vernon, but controversy over some votes means the count is unofficial.


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Vernon Meat Plant Files For Bankruptcy Following ‘Pink Slime’ Backlash

A Vernon meat processing plant is shutting down in the wake of nationwide backlash against a sterilizing meat filler known as “pink slime.”

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Voter Fraud Allegations Dog Vernon Reform Efforts

A councilman in the scandal-plagued city of Vernon faces allegations that he may be unfairly influencing a ballot for City Council.

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First Responders Participate In Disaster Drill In Vernon

Local first responders are expected to participate in a full-scale emergency preparedness drill in Vernon.


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Lawmakers Question Cost Of Vernon’s Legal Bills

Lawmakers are questioning the cost of legal bills for the city of Vernon, which is under investigation for its financial dealings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2011

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Vernon Mayor And City Attorney Abruptly Resign

The mayor and city attorney of Vernon both abruptly resigned Monday after public criticism from a state senator, as well as the city’s own ethics adviser.


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Vote To Dissolve Troubled City Of Vernon Fails

After a six-month battle, a new vote to dissolve the city of Vernon has failed. The California Senate has voted against dissolving the troubled city, but only by a narrow margin.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

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IRS Launches Probe Of Vernon $419M Bond Offering

The city of Vernon faces an audit by the Internal Revenue Service over $419 million in bonds that may have violated tax laws, it was reported Monday.


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LA County Left ‘Holding The Bag’ For $1B In Vernon Bonds?

An effort by state lawmakers to dissolve the cash-strapped city could have a big financial impact on L.A. County.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/26/2011

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Ex-Vernon Administrator Who Pleaded Guilty To Corruption Gets $500K Payoff

A former Vernon official who pleaded guilty to corruption has received half-million-dollar payout from the city.


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Former Vernon Administrator Admits To Hiring Wife For City Contract

A former official of the city of Vernon has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a conflict-of-interest charge for hiring his wife to work for the small industrial Los Angeles suburb.


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Vernon Disincorporation Bill Goes To Calif. Senate

A key California committee has passed a bill to take away cityhood from a troubled Los Angeles suburb.


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Report: Millions Paid To Firms Linked To Families Of Vernon Officials

The state Legislature is debating whether to disband the industrial city with a population of less than 100, which has been mired in allegations of corruption.


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Vernon Mulls Reform Proposals As Assembly Looks To Dissolve Cityhood

The Vernon City Council is set to consider several proposals that include salary cuts for city officials, the creation of a commission to oversee city-owned housing and term limits for council members.