In the News

March 23, 2011

State court administrator William Vickrey, who has managed California's judicial system during a historic realignment but came under legislative attack for his handling of an expensive new computer system, said Tuesday he will retire in September.

Vickrey, 63, was appointed administrative director of the California courts by then-Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas in 1992.


March 17, 2011

BELL, Calif.—Bell's interim city manager is calling on California lawmakers to pass an emergency measure allowing the scandal-plagued city's newly elected officials to take office almost immediately.

Interim City Manager Pedro Carrillo says last week's recall election, and a judge's recent order that officials facing criminal charges stay out of City Hall, leaves Bell without a functioning government.


March 12, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—Former California Chief Justice Ron George's crowning achievement was expected to be his crusade to drag the nation's largest court system into the 21st century: a computer system linking every courthouse in the state's 58 counties.

As initially envisioned a decade ago, anyone in any courthouse today should be able to get real-time information on just about any case anywhere in the state.


March 03, 2011

Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) tomó el juramentado, administrado por la Congresista Lucille Roybal-Allard, ante la comunidad el pasado 24 de febrero.

Como el Asambleísta para el Distrito 50 de California, Ricardo Lara representa las comunidades que incluyen Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Commerce, Cudahy, South Gate y Lynwood, así como partes de Walnut Park, Downey y Florence-Graham.


February 24, 2011

It was standing room only at a Meet the Candidates Town Hall meeting in the city of Bell last week, where eager residents packed the Bell Community Center to hear from more than a dozen candidates on the March 8 ballot.