LOS ANGELES -- Bell, Calif., a working class Los Angeles-area city that achieved national notoriety when eight city leaders were arrested on corruption charges in 2010, recently achieved high marks for transparency.

The Sunshine Review, a nonprofit organization that rates city, county and school district websites in every state based on transparency, gave the city an A-minus grade for improving its online access to public records. Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco also received A-minus ratings, but Los Angeles and San Jose scored Bs.

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