LOS ANGELES (AP) — After many requests from city leaders, California State Controller John Chiang will audit Cudahy (CUD'-uh-hay), the small Los Angeles-area city where corruption led to the conviction of three former city officials. Mayor Jack Guerrero tells the LA Times that he's encouraged by the news. Former Mayor David Silva, a former councilman and another official were convicted for their roles in the payment of cash bribes from a businessman in exchange for supporting a new pot dispensary. Silva was sentenced to a year in prison.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature has approved a gambling compact between the state and a tribe located in a remote area of Riverside County. The compact negotiated in June between the Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians and Gov. Jerry Brown allows the tribe to operate 750 slot machines. The 13-member tribe's 560-acre reservation is located in Anza along Highway 371, about 34 miles east of Temecula.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Catholic school teacher who lost her job because school officials were worried her ex-husband was a danger to students and teachers has sued the Roman Catholic diocese of San Diego. The LA Times reports that the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Carie Charlesworth, who taught in the diocese for 14 years. In January, officials put Holy Trinity School in El Cajon on lockdown when Charlesworth's ex-husband, who had a temporary restraining order against him, came to see her.
RAINBOW, Calif. (AP) — San Diego County authorities have seized thousands of marijuana plants growing in rural greenhouses. U-T San Diego says nearly 3,400 plants, most of them full-grown, were seized yesterday in unincorporated Rainbow. Three men were arrested. Authorities say the greenhouses were surrounded by other commercial greenhouses and plant nurseries.