Initially, [reporter Jeff] Gottlieb called the L.A. County District Attorney's Office to see if there was any trouble in Maywood. As it turned out, there wasn't. But the District Attorney's Office did acknowledge that a neighboring city, Bell, had city council members who were oddly earning more than $100,000 annually.The two reporters will recount the tale Thursday at the LA Press Club.
Presented with brand new information, [reporter Ruben] Vives' attention shifted from Maywood to Bell.
*Update: Speaking of Bell, residents have finally begun a recall effort. BASTA (Bell Association to Stop The Abuse) is behind it.