Updated with the ringleader's ID and sentence. First posted at 1:38 p.m.
Cops today said eight people have been arrested in connection with an attempt to bribe a Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles adviser so that people, including alleged business owners, who might not normally qualify fo ... More >>
Through the end of 2011, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) received a thorough spanking from press and politicians alike.
L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel scrambled to play catchup with an Earth-shaking investigation by local news station KCET -- revealing swanky dinners, li ... More >>
KCETSo we paid Ken Simmons an extra $25K per year for a "no comment"?The rap sheet for taxpayer-money-hungry execs at the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles just keeps getting longer.
Over the last year, KCET reporters for "SoCal Connected" have ripped the blinds off the HACLA exec ... More >>
The Greuelinator.Flanked by L.A. City Councilmen Dennis Zine and Tony Cardenas at a press conference this morning, City Controller (and mayoral candidate!) Wendy Greuel "revealed" years of unchecked spending by Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles executives and staffers.
Hundreds of ... More >>
Guzzle & Nosh/FlickrHousing Authority executives were reimbursed for expensive meals at Pacific Dining CarIn what pretty much sums up the state of the economy over the last few years, executives at the The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) spent a good chunk of taxpayer cha ... More >>
KCETSimmons did his best to brush off reporter Laurel Erickson for months.The reporters and producers at SoCal Connected, a weekly investigatory segment on local TV station KCET, have achieved the impossible.
Their ongoing expose of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) -- ... More >>
KCETAntonio Villaraigosa with other people's money.Thankfully, we have CitywatchLA explaining how Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spends bundles of cash on pointless gestures. His trip to Asia, which will have zero effect on the Los Angeles economy, is burning $30,000 a day.
Villaraigosa says he' ... More >>
SoCal ConnectedLooks like L.A. should have signed a prenup.When Rudy Montiel, former CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, was fired last year, it appeared the agency's Board of Commissioners was finally holding him responsible for years of lavish spending.
But Montiel's l ... More >>
Housing CEO Ken Simmons denies all responsibility.The taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief last spring when Rudy Montiel, power-crazed head of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), was fired from his post, along with two commissioners.
Montiel had been dropping HACLA dime ... More >>
Yummy, taxpayer dollars are so tender and juicy.The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a billion dollar agency responsible for providing shelter for L.A.'s most vulnerable residents - and as uncovered by KCET's SoCal Connected: also responsible for using taxpayer dollars on ... More >>