Compton Fires Its City Manager

Compton City Manager Thomas Thomas was fired on Tuesday, following a closed session of the City Council. He had held the position for just over a year.

Brittany M. 07/13/2023 - 7:38 AM
Judge Rules Oakland Officers Were Fired Improperly
Four Oakland officers who were fired after fatally shooting a man in 2018 must be reinstated with back pay, a judge has ruled.
Brittany M. 04/19/2022 - 5:35 AM
Court Rebukes Cops Who Ignored Active Robbery to Play Pokémon GO
Gotta catch 'em all. Just not during a robbery.
Brittany M. 01/16/2022 - 7:28 AM
Political Earthquake Strikes Carson City Hall
In the span of 48 hours, the city lost a brand new city clerk, placed its city manager on leave, and fired an HR director accused of embezzling from a nonprofit.
Brittany M. 12/16/2021 - 7:17 AM
Manhattan Beach Fire Chief Dismissed Over Comments

The chief of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department has been terminated after using an “inappropriate” phrase repeatedly during a meeting of regional public safety officials.

Brittany M. 06/23/2020 - 8:29 AM
Richmond Ousts City Manager

Richmond City Manager Carlos Martinez has been let go after less than a year, the East Bay Times reports.

Brittany M. 07/24/2019 - 8:47 PM
Santa Ana Grapples With Costly Wave of Departures

In the span of just two months, the City of Santa Ana has parted ways with its city manager, deputy city manager, city clerk, and a top city manager’s aide. The city manager’s departure alone will cost $400,000.

Brittany M. 01/21/2019 - 7:34 AM
Redlands City Manager Fired
The Council gave no formal reason for Martinez’s termination, but he is accused of repeatedly harassing former human resources manager Amy Hagan.
Brittany M. 11/14/2018 - 5:09 PM