First Take: Waters fights back. Bell gives CalPERS more unwanted attention.
Big salaries for officials in the city of Bell have lead to more questions about the state's public pension system.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) took to the airwaves in Los Angeles on Thursday to defend herself against House ethics charges.
Despite the landmark ruling in the fight over same-sex marriage this week, Maeve Reston reports the issue is not much of a factor in this year's elections.
Civic leaders rallied to the defense of embattled Councilman Richard Alarcon on Thursday, one day after a 24-count indictment was handed down against him and his wife.
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