Sharon McNary

Infrastructure Correspondent

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Infrastructure is what we build together to make life better (and the things that break). My role is to reveal the often-surprising and important systems that make life possible in and around L.A.

Stories by Sharon McNary

San Gabriel voter challenges Councilman-elect's residency

The San Gabriel City Council is set to decide whether to swear in the candidate who took second place, or delay while investigating his residency.

Donors to LA campaign can push donation limits too far

LA has strict limits on campaign giving – no more than $1,300 per person or company. But some donors try to find a legal way around the limits.

UPDATE: 5 of 6 former Bell officials found guilty of misappropriation of funds

The jury is deadlocked on several counts and will continue deliberations. The judge rejects an attempt by defense attorneys to challenge the validity of the verdicts.

San Gabriel withholds election results pending misconduct investigation

Official results and the swearing in of new City Council members has been held off for a week while the D.A. and city review complaints.

Election day extends far and wide outside LA city limits

Voters in dozens of mid-size to small cities that surround L.A. chose officials. West Hollywood approved term limits.

Small city candidates work for last-minute votes

More than two dozen cities are holding council elections on Tuesday, but without the big media budgets and staff, it means candidates hit the streets.

Trutanich takes break from campaigning after mother's death

His campaign ads for reelection as city attorney continue. His campaign attacks rival Mike Feuer over a campaign consultant's waived fees.

Working families get free tax help claiming refunds

Many working families that could get more than $5,000 in tax credits miss out because they don't file a tax return. California is offering free filing help.

Unions bankroll independent campaigns in LA primary races

Los Angeles electrical and water workers join other labor groups to pour millions of dollars into independent groups backing Wendy Greuel and a few other city candidates.

La Opinión endorses Garcetti in L.A. mayor's race

L.A.'s largest Spanish-language newspaper sees the councilman as more prepared to manage the city's budget challenges.

Hitting the streets with Cedillo, Gardea in LA's Council District 1 (Photos)

Los Angeles voters have a choice between the established Sacramento lawmaker or the longtime bureaucrat in a district that stretches from Northeast L.A. to Pico-Union.

UPDATE: San Bernardino Sheriff ID's slain deputy, says Dorner manhunt is over (Photos, Map)

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.

Update: Officials find 'human remains' in burnt-out Big Bear cabin (photos, map)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.

LAPD manhunt: Police, others deny drone search for Christopher Dorner

Are unmanned aircraft plying the skies looking for fugitive Christopher Dorner? Should they? Does the public have a legitimate privacy concern? We called several police agencies to ask.

LAPD manhunt: Christopher Dorner's promising career ended with angry manifesto, fugitive status

Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.