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May 6, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Fire Department assistant chief, his wife and their son were charged Monday with allegedly trying to cover up a hit-and-run crash. Assistant Chief Robert Franco, 52, and his wife, Gerri Franco, 48, were charged with one misdemeanor count each of conspiracy, giving false information to an officer and obstructing an investigation involving their 19-year-old son.
March 11, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
When it came time to make his endorsement in the hot race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, Sheriff Lee Baca didn't pick just one candidate to fill the 2nd District seat. He picked two. His selection of both state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks -- widely considered the two leading contenders -- was not a matter of hedging his bet in the June 3 race, a Baca spokesman said.
February 21, 2008 | Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer
One of the state's largest insurers, Health Net Inc. of Woodland Hills, sold individual policies with the promise of medical coverage while engaging in a secret and illegal scheme to drop patients if they needed expensive treatment, the Los Angeles city attorney contended in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
November 17, 2007 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
It must have seemed like a minor coup when Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss secured the backing of Sheriff Lee Baca, the county's top law enforcement officer, for his 2009 campaign for city attorney. What Weiss did not know was that a year after he received the endorsement, Baca would urge another lawyer to enter the race: former Deputy Dist. Atty. Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich, an environmental lawyer whose resume presents him, in some ways, as the polar opposite of Weiss.
July 11, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo, who has come under fire for using city resources for personal reasons, was served with a recall notice Tuesday. Delgadillo has 14 days in which to respond to the papers, which were delivered to his office by Andrew Ahlering, a former county employee who is leading the effort.
June 15, 2007 | Matt Lait, Times Staff Writer
Amid a swirl of television cameras and persistent reporters, Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo on Thursday continued to duck questions about who was driving his city-owned vehicle when it was damaged in a 2004 accident and repaired at taxpayer expense. At a news conference promoting his work with at-risk youths, Delgadillo repeatedly refused to identify who was responsible for the accident or discuss other controversies involving his office.
June 12, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A vehicle assigned to Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo was damaged in an accident in 2004, but his aides say they can't find a report that should have been filed in the matter. The form would have identified the driver, location and date and explained the crash, which cost taxpayers $2,120 in repairs. On Monday, Delgadillo refused to comment about where the accident happened or who had been driving the city-owned GMC Yukon.
June 9, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo acknowledged Friday that his wife got a traffic ticket while driving with a suspended license in 2005, which resulted in her paying a $186 fine. The disclosure came on the same day that Delgadillo insisted on more jail time for heiress Paris Hilton. Delgadillo said through a spokesman that his wife regrets the violation, but that her situation is not comparable to the Hilton case.
March 8, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to scare away challengers by building a campaign war chest two years early, Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss is about to officially declare himself a candidate for city attorney. Weiss is expected to soon file papers to compete in the March 3, 2009, election to replace City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo, who by then will be termed out of office. Weiss has been setting the stage for his run for the past two years.
November 14, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles appeared to win a round Monday in its legal battle to keep dumping 250,000 tons of sewage sludge every year on farmland near Bakersfield. U.S. District Judge Gary Feess said he planned to issue a written ruling within a few days granting a preliminary injunction in favor of the city and its co-plaintiffs, including the sanitation districts for Los Angeles and Orange counties.
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