FROM Ascala Sisk
Blighted Homes in LA The foreclosure crisis has eased, but for a lot of L.A. neighborhoods, its remnants remain: vacant, blighted, bank-owned houses. Four years ago, the city passed a law to fine banks $1,000 a day for failing to maintain foreclosed homes. It has never been enforced. Advocates rallied in South Los Angeles yesterday to call on the city to act.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.