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.
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.
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.
Burning coals in a barbecue are being blamed for a fire that burned the attic and roof at a home in Sacramento overnight.
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.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was taken away from the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon.