The city of Vernon is home to the region's last remaining slaughterhouse, a handful of rendering plants, chemical manufacturers and a gas-fired power plant. It may be the most corrupt five square miles in California, with a former city administrator quintuple-dipping his way to a $600,000 annual paycheck and other executives pocketing huge salaries. But does that mean the city deserves to die? Read more in “City of Vernon in Fight to Death With Assembly Speaker John Perez,” by LA Weekly staff writer Gene Maddaus.
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