Jury awards $4.3 million to pastor called 'of the devil'
DEVIL OF A CASE: A jury in Torrance has awarded $4.6 million to the former pastor of a South Bay church who claims her successor said she was "of the devil." According to the Daily Breeze, the case stems from a bitter internal dispute at the Prairie Avenue Foursquare Church in Torrance over finances and other matters. "I think justice was done," Bill Crosby, Johnson's attorney, told the paper. "The church was held accountable for its misconduct toward a fine woman who didn't deserve the treatment she got."
DRAMA AT CITY HALL: Sources tell the Ventura County Star that the city manager of Oxnard has filed a harassment complaint against the mayor, claiming a hostile work environemnt.
FAKE GRAFFITI: Cities are cracking down on advertisements that look like graffiti and street art (Wall Street Journal).
TOUGH TIMES: With its deficit growing, Inglewood declares "fiscal emergency" (The Wave).
FACELIFT: Big makeover planned for downtown L.A.'s 7 + Fig mall. (Downtown News).