Another interesting Hahn compadre

The L.A. Times team investigating city corruption hasn't been turning up big stories, but it does come up with interesting revelations Monday on Hahn Administration parks commissioner Christopher Hammond. It seems Hammond writes campaign contribution checks that bounce (even to the mayor), owes the IRS $500,000 in back taxes, is in default on his home mortgages, and nonetheless keeps getting redevelopment subsidies to develop a shopping center in South Los Angeles.

Also: The Daily Breeze reports that Andrew Mardesich, a longtime San Pedro community activist who led the area's push to join the Valley secession movement in 2002, is calling it quits. He is taking a new job and moving to Houston.

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