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.
A key California committee has passed a bill to take away cityhood from a troubled Los Angeles suburb.
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.
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.
Leaders of the industrial city of Vernon want a $200 million deposit from the California Assembly speaker to provide records he wants in a move to disband the charter city.
A big rig crashed prompted the closure of all eastbound lanes on the 210 Freeway early Thursday morning.
The Los Angeles County city Vernon is one step closer to being dissolved after the state Assembly passed a bill to revoke incorporation from cities with fewer than 150 residents.
An overturned big rig dumped a load of onions on an onramp to the southbound 710 Freeway in Vernon early Thursday, closing the onramp.
The debate over whether to disincorporate the city of Vernon turned ugly at City Hall on Tuesday.
The expected return of first baseman Kendry Morales and the Angels’ offseason acquisition of center fielder Vernon Wells are among the reasons manager Mike Scioscia said things are looking up for his team.
Vernon plans to hire $500-an-hour lawyers to conduct an ethics review as it struggles to avoid losing its cityhood.
Vernon City Administrator Mark Whitworth said annexation would result in the loss of thousands of jobs and put L.A. in deeper financial peril.
The city of Vernon — population: about 90 — has spent more than $54 million on lawyers in the last five years, as it fights to hang on to its cityhood.
Officials in the scandal-plagued suburb of Vernon in Los Angeles County are fighting a bill that could see the industrial area stripped of its cityhood.
Fewer than 100 residents live in this small burg in the shadow of Los Angeles, surrounded by miles of gritty, occasionally smelly warehouses, meatpacking plants and manufacturing businesses. It is one of the least populated, most nondescript municipalities in the country — and one of the richest.