With a camera and a web site, D.J. Prator fought the law and won -- and saved downtown drivers hundreds of dollars each in the process.
Last night, SoCal Connected's Laurel Erickson reported how Prator got a "no right turn" sign at the intersection of 7th Street and Broadway in downtown taken down ... 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.
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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 >>
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.
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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.‚ÄčThe 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 >>
Mass Murder in Winnetka takes life of popular SWAT officer, a former
An LAPD SWAT officer was shot to death and another was wounded last night in a horrific 11-hour standoff gone bad involving a 20-year-old unemployed furniture mover with a history of mental issues and suspec ... More >>