Category Archives: Local

Familiar names apply for vacant seat on Carson city council

18 members of the Carson community have submitted their intent to fill a vacant seat on the Carson city council.  Many have substantial name recognition.  One is the grandson of a Compton lawyer, the other the mother of a former Los Angeles city council candidate, another is an established pastor and another works for the former […]


Former LA council member staffer acquitted of corruption charges

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Daily Breeze is reporting that Robert Katherman and Marilyn were acquitted of corruption charges in a Torrance, CA, courtroom. Despite holding the money and writing checks on behalf of former West Basin board member Ron Smith, the jury found no fault with the bi-racial Katherman’s.  Smith plead guilty in 2015 and received a 180 day sentence.  

Antitrust lawsuit filed against LA Times parent company after it places top bid for OC Register

KPCC is reporting that the parent company of the Los Angeles Times has had an anti-trust lawsuit filed against them.  The company said Thursday they won a public bankruptcy auction to buy Freedom Communications, the owner of several Southern California newspapers, including the Orange County Register. The Justice Department responded by filing an antitrust lawsuit […]

Dist. Atty’s office looking into Torrance mayor’s campaign

Originally posted on by Nick Green The state’s political ethics watchdog unanimously levied a $35,000 fine Thursday on the 2014 campaign of Torrance Mayor Pat Furey for funneling and hiding illegal campaign contributions through a supposedly independent political action committee.

Water Replenishment District board is making questionable decisions

The mission of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) is to provide, protect and preserve high-quality groundwater through innovative cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices.  The mission of being cost-effective apparently doesn’t apply to how the board members spends the agencies money on attorneys and their legal fees. 

City Hall staffers arrested on suspicion of DUI

Two members of the staff of city council members Gil Cedillo and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, were both arrested, within an hour of each other, early Saturday morning, on March 12th.  One was driving a city vehicle, while the other was in his personal vehicle.

Skyy Fisher update

Sentencing for former Compton school board trustee Skyy Fisher, was scheduled to take place today, in a San Diego courtroom at 9:00 am.  According to sources within the San Diego County District Attorney’s office, sentencing was continued.  Prosecuting attorney Lisa Fox was not available for comment.


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