YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTemple City

Temple City

June 11, 2009 | Victoria Kim
Temple City's mayor, former mayor and an aide were indicted Wednesday on charges of perjury and soliciting and receiving bribes from a developer in exchange for supporting his $75-million mall project. Mayor Judy Wong, former Mayor Cathe Wilson and Wilson's campaign treasurer, Scott Carwile, pleaded not guilty to the charges after the 21-count grand jury indictment was unsealed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg.
March 27, 2009
Re "For Pelosi, it's getting crowded at the top," March 24 Obama's goal of overcoming the rancor between Democrats and Republicans to enable Americans across the political spectrum to work for the common good is made infinitely more difficult by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the Republican leaders in Congress. These party leaders represent the political fringe that perpetuates the rancor and childish behavior that is the hallmark of the U.S. Congress.
February 26, 2009 | Catherine Ho
Authorities searched the Temple City offices and homes of the mayor and two council members Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations that they solicited tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for their support of a $75-million mall project.
January 26, 2009 | Catherine Ho
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is investigating allegations that the Temple City mayor and two City Council members solicited tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and a condominium from a developer in exchange for their support of a $75-million mall project. Randy Wang, developer of the proposed Piazza at Temple City, said in court documents that City Council members David Capra and Judy Wong solicited bribes as a condition of supporting the development.
November 15, 2008
Week after week after interminable week in his column "On College Football," Chris Dufresne does not write about college football. Instead, he cries, moans and weeps with his good buddy Pete Carroll about the unfairness of the BCS to Southern Cal. Your sports department needs to change the name of his column to more appropriately reflect his writing, something along the lines of "On How the BCS Is Unfair to the Greatest Football Team of All Time, Southern...
June 15, 2008
for the refreshing Op-Ed article by Peter Dumon. That a business owner would endorse a living-wage ordinance is astounding. Rather than resist attempts by workers to gain fair compensation for their services, Dumon considers the living wage an investment that will pay dividends by maintaining morale, with resulting higher productivity and increased customer satisfaction. Kudos to this farsighted hotel owner, who obviously believes in treating employees with dignity and respect. We need thousands more Peter Dumons.
January 24, 2008
Re: "Kicking Up Sand," [Jan. 10]: Excellent article! It seems the only time Imperial Sand Dunes gets any attention is when someone has an unfortunate accident or when tree-huggers go out to protest in hopes of closing more, if not all of it, down. I am part of a group called, an online community of enthusiasts who work hard to keep the dunes open. Carlos Mota Temple City
March 11, 2007 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Regardless of how he eventually performs in his new job, newly elected Temple City Councilman Fernando Vizcarra has already earned one distinction that few other city council members can claim: He won because of a coin toss. Friday's strange tie-breaker came about because of a quirk in the state elections code that allows ties to be decided by chance -- although runoff elections are an option.
August 20, 2006
While relishing the finger-popping jazz cadence of James Ellroy's beautiful prose, I found myself whispering "Yes, yes, yes" in recognition of every hurt, disappointment and seduction that Los Angeles offers ("The Great Right Place," July 30). It's not necessary to descend to the depths (or climb to the pinnacle) to appreciate the lure of our great city. L.A. is bipolar. It is mean and dirty one minute and sweet and beautiful the next. Los Angeles is the bad boyfriend or psycho girlfriend whom you just can't bring yourself to leave, because in the back of your mind you hope against hope that things are gonna get better.
Los Angeles Times Articles