On the stand, Angela Spaccia (second from front) acknowledged she was grossly overpaid as Bell's Assistant City Administrator (IRFAN KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Bell Official Testifies At Corruption Trial

A sometimes tearful former official of the scandal-ridden Bell took the stand in her own defense at a corruption trial, acknowledging she was being paid too much when her salary ballooned past $340,000 a year.



Lodi School’s Century-Old Bell Stolen Possibly For Scrap Metal

A century-old bell is missing from a local elementary school. It served as a landmark at Live Oak Elementary School, but the thief will likely discover its value is more sentimental than monetary.


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Stolen S.F. Cathedral Bell Found Near Scrap Yard

Police have told the Archdiocese of San Francisco that they had found a 5,300 pound, historic bell that had been stolen last Sunday from the grounds of St. Mary’s Cathedral.


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Barbecue Blamed For Fire At Sacramento Duplex

Burning coals in a barbecue are being blamed for a fire that burned the attic and roof at a home in Sacramento overnight.


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LA Times Wins Pulitzer For Exposing Big Salaries

The Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for a series revealing that politicians in the struggling, working-class city of Bell, Calif., were paying themselves enormous, six-figure salaries.


Robert Rizzo (credit: CBS)

Former Bell City Manager Being Treated For Chest Pains, Hearing Postponed

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was taken away from the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon.