Updated at the bottom with the juicy, 143-page criminal complaint against three allegedly "freewheeling" city scumbags. Government corruption in the small southeast city of Bell made national headlines all throughout 2010 -- even earned the Los Angeles Times a Pulitzer. And if you ask the locals, i ... More >>
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Police probe whether the Bell Gardens pol helped a three-time felon win a sensitive towing contract
A political brouhaha erupts as LAPD seizes documents from a Bell Gardens councilman and the city’s towing company
City investigating politically connected nightspot that draws 1,000
A city-approved towing firms manager faces opium-distribution charges no biggie in Bell Gardens
Why are politicians and civic leaders bellying up to the eyebrow-raising 740 Club?
Convicted Bell Gardens Councilman is no stranger to the law
Rising political star, on trial for falsely accusing others, can’t recall using the “N” word or attacking a woman UPDATE: Beltran convicted
A Spanish translation of The Town the Law Forgot. Pandillas, carteles y políticas al estilo sur de la frontera enlodan la reputación de un suburbio de L.A.
An L.A. burb is mired in gangs, cartels and south-of-the-border-style politics