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ABUSE INQUIRY TARGETS PASADENA’S EX-CHIEF
The girlfriend of former Police Department head accused him of beating her but later recanted. He is now living in Virginia and has declined to comment.
Los Angeles Times – May 5, 1995

AIRPORT DIPLOMACY
Far away, deep in the county of San Bernardino.
Los Angeles City Beat – June 19, 2003

BOLAND BILL CHALLENGES LAFCO PANEL
Would play key roll in breakaway effort
Los Angeles Daily News – August 5, 1996

BRIDGE TO THE PAST
Few incidents can compare to the tragedies that occurred and the ensuing public dramas that played out after the day the Colorado Street Bridge nearly feel apart.
Pasadena Weekly – September 18, 2003

CHIEF SAYS ‘SCOOPERS’ NOT SUPER
Daily News of Los Angeles, October 27, 1996

CONGESTION FORCES CHANGE AT LA AIRPORT
Los Angeles Daily News – July 29, 1996

CONTRACTING FOR LAWYERS COSTS L.A.
Growing practice pits Riordan against Hahn

Daily News of Los Angeles – May 20, 1996

COPING WITH DEATH
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – August 27, 1994

COURT GETS RESULTS BY KEEPING CLOSE EYE ON FAMILY ABUSERS
‘What we’re trying to do is fashion a system to deal with a crushing volume and make it work efficiently.’

Los Angeles Times – January 28, 1995

CSUN SENIOR WILL PUT PLEASURE BEFORE BUSINESS
Despite a slate of job options, the ‘outstanding grad’ is in no hurry. After all, she says, ‘with a business degree you can do anything.”

Los Angeles Times – May 23, 2000

FBI PROBE FOLLOWS TANGLED PATH TO FIRM RUN BY EX-U.S. TREASURER
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – April 1, 1994

FREQUENT FLIERS
Commissioners at Burbank airport take their opportunity to fly far, and for free.
LA Weekly – November 18, 1994

GOT YOUR BACK
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center is the last chance for kids, gangsters, and other uninsured victims of severe spinal injuries. Now the county wants to shut it down.
Los Angeles City Beat – July 31, 2003

HIRED GUNS WAGE COUNTY LEGAL WARS
L.A. County pays more for outside legal help than the state; firms donate heavily to curry favor.
LA Weekly – January 13, 1995

HOGE RIPPED OVER LOAN FROM AIDE
Assemblyman helped fuel big raises, Katz claims
Daily News of Los Angeles – October 5, 1996

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: “A STAR IS BOUGHT
CNN – February 1998

IF CLINTON WINS, COULD L.A. CADRE GARNER KEY POSITIONS?
And would that make any difference for L.A. firms?
Los Angeles Business Journal – August 24, 1992

MILD CHANGES ARE BREWING AT BULLOCK’S TEA ROOM   
Cultural Preservation: The new owner of Pasadena’s elegant dining institution will add trendy dishes to the tradional  menu.
Los Angeles Times – January 19, 1995

PAID IN FULL
In life, former-Alhambra mayor Stephen Ballreich was a lovable underachiever adept at keeping secret his fondness for tempestuous women and after-hour gambling.
Pasadena Weekly – November 30, 2006

PARENTS QUEST FOR THE TRUTH
Military altered details surrounding son’s death.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – October 2, 1994

PAY TO PLAY L.A.
A look at L.A. airport contracts reveals the same system of sweetheart deals that has dogged the last three mayors.
Los Angeles City Beat – February 12, 2004

PREPARE FOR A QUAKE? L.A.’S TOO BUSY
Readiness is easy to achieve but residents remain complacent. Officials seek effective ways to educate.
Los Angeles Times – September 14, 2008

PUSHING OUT PISANO
After an interminable 31 years, a controversial czar of planning is leaving.
L.A. Weekly – May 3, 2007

RIORDAN’S DOWNTOWN DEAL
The mayor’s first brush with City Hall netted him a windfall.
LA Weekly – April 4, 1997

SLUMLORD SLIPS THROUGH THE CRACKS 
City officials back $3 million loan decision, saying men mended his ways.
Daily News of Los Angeles – June 22, 1996

SNAKE VS. WOLF
The wicked, true-crime cult attack that electrified the world. 
Long form version of story in Los Angeles in the 1970s: Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine (Rare Bird Books) – November 15, 2016

STATE OF THE UNION
A series of recent sexual assaults have exposed the vulnerability of L.A.’s Union Station to terrorist attack.
Los Angeles City Beat – September 23, 2004

TAKING CARE
Financial, emotional, and physical pressures associated with caring for people take their toll in an increasingly needy society.
Pasadena Weekly – March 13, 2008

TUNNEL VISION
Like many aging beauties, Pasadena’s Rose Bowl is most fetching from afar.
LA Weekly – March 15, 2007

U.S. SCOLDS PASADENA POLICE OVER DRUG FUNDS
Purchase of five cars for senior officers with $120,000 in federal narcotics-seizure money is deemed a violation. City officials downplay the matter.
Los Angeles Times – May 29, 1995

WHO KILLED STEPHEN BALLREICH?
After more than 14 years, recently disclosed evidence sheds new light on the unsolved murder of Alhambra’s former mayor.
Pasadena Weekly – February 23, 2006

WOMAN MAKES HOME FOR HOLIDAYS IN HER CAR
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – December 25, 1992