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Unsavory appointment

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From the tale of the Mary Cummins-Cobb/Ed Boks entanglement, we learn:
Court documents said Boks used vulgar and sexual language, emailed or phoned her up to 20 times a day, frequently asked her out and also showed at her house, uninvited and apparently under the influence of alcohol.
A settlement has been reached that the Mayor must approve.

The Cummins-Cobb/Boks saga has been an enormous headache for local online community, as the dispute has often spilled into various comment pages, including ours, MayorSam's, and WitnessLA's.

Cummins-Cobb is headed for a $130,000 settlement for enduring whatever discomfort she endured, and would likely receive 60-70% of that after contingency. It's not an enormous payout for a sexual harassment case. Still, it is something the taxpayers must pay, and thus warranted the lead story status it received in Saturday's Daily News. It seems almost worth it to have the matter behind us; maybe it will get all warring parties to shut up and stop bugging us.

But also we dutifully note that with the the LA Weekly following up on some of the work we've done on developer doormat Gail Goldberg, this hasn't been a good week for the Mayor's out-of-town department head appointments. With Gloria Jeff already long gone, Boks out, and pressures building on Goldberg, we can only wonder how well these people were vetted, if at all.