Category Archives: Public Agencies

Candidates Circling State Sen. Mendoza, Central Basin Generosity

Montebello mayor says she is ‘seriously considering’ run against embattled Sen. Tony Mendoza With state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a leave of absence pending a sexual harassment probe, Montebello Mayor Vanessa Delgado said Tuesday that one reason she is … Continue reading

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Will Mike Eng Bring Back Redevelopment Program To Create Affordable Housing?

Mike Eng held a popular “Coffee With Mike” event in Covina this week. Despite the State of the Union Tuesday night, and the acrimony toward President Trump, Eng had more than 50 people attend, first giving a short speech and … Continue reading

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Trump Blame for Puerto Rico Tragedy Is Lazy Reporting

I’m certainly no Trump apologist. As a long time New York, I’m well aware of Trump and his destructive narcissism. But, while he bears some blame for the current tragedy in Puerto Rico, he’s nowhere near the top of the … Continue reading

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A Missed Pension Story in Monrovia?

When people talk government pension details, eyes roll back. But the latest at on Monrovia is interesting – and frightening – for a few reasons. The city’s current unfunded liability is $112 million. This, by the way, in a … Continue reading

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Media Held Liable for What Law Enforcement Tells Them?

Here’s a warning to journalists, and their employers, who regurgitate whatever law enforcement tells them, especially if they work in Minnesota. Every day we are inundated by news stories of criminal behavior, murder, drug dealing, stealing. Many of these stories … Continue reading

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YouTubing The Prosecution’s Case

It was inevitable. Prosecutors have frequently used a compliant media. The perfectly timed leak. The perp walk. And the press conference. All to gain public attention and sway any potential jurors before a trial begins. But why bother with the mainstream … Continue reading

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Pasadena Police Must Confront Trust Issue

A police department is only as good as the public thinks it is. The Pasadena Police Department should use that as its guiding principle as investigations and internal reviews mount. Credibility matters, and with the latest revelations of alleged police … Continue reading

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