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Joseph Tsidulko

DWP Union Boss Taps a Loophole to Hide $40 Million

An odd legal loophole soon will play a central role in the municipal pissing contest over two mysterious L.A. Department of Water and Power "training institutes" that have secretly spent $40 million in public money. Veteran union boss Brian D'Arcy is hoping that exploiting a bit of ambiguous language......
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Is the State of California Plotting the Ballona Wetlands' Demise?

Late last month, as L.A. residents got ready for the holidays, 40 impassioned environmentalists and Westside residents donned lime green T-shirts declaring their cause at a meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors: "Don't Bulldoze Ballona." They took turns beseeching the five supervisors to not allow the County......