Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Tzeitel Paras-Caracci passed away on Saturday
More than 200 US local governments have been hit by ransomware attacks in recent years.
Lodi City Manager Steve Schwabauer has confirmed that his city was hit by a cyber attack earlier this year, in which the perpetrators demanded Bitcoin as ransom.
Federal legislation that would help state and local governments beef up their cybersecurity measures is on the march in Washington, D.C.
The number of cyber attacks on municipalities is up from 2018, causing chaos and costing municipalities millions to resolve.
In a landmark decision, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to purchase the Hillside Villa apartment complex in Chinatown to prevent the eviction of struggling tenants.