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  • In race for sheriff, Jim McDonnell has early lead in absentee ballots

    In the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has taken the lead in the early absentee vote tally. Retired undersheriff Paul Tanaka was second, retired sheriff's commander Bob Olmsted third and Asst. Sheriff James...
  • Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race

    Outsider leads L.A. County sheriff's race
    After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outside candidate promising to reform the beleaguered agency was leading in the race for sheriff, according to early returns. Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and...
  • Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day

    Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day
    The polls have now closed in Los Angeles County, where voters cast ballots to fill dozens of local, state and national offices -- from governor to Congress to county supervisor -- in mostly primary elections that will set the stage for runoffs in...
  • Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race

    Paul Tanaka leads in fundraising in L.A. County sheriff's race
    Retired Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has raised more than $900,000, maintaining his lead in the race for dollars among seven candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff. Less than a week before the June 3 primary, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell was...
  • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

    Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
    On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory. Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-...
  • L.A. County Supervisor candidates vie for votes as election nears

    In a whirlwind of last-minute stumping, candidates vying to succeed termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina crisscrossed opposite sides of the county over the weekend, shaking hands, posing for selfies and otherwise...
  • Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department

    Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department
    Paul Tanaka wasn't surprised to find himself in a room with a group of FBI agents. "I knew this day would come," said Tanaka, then the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "I hoped it wouldn't." An FBI agent told him his...
  • Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility

    Case against sheriff's deputy hinges on his credibility
    The case of Deputy James Sexton, attorneys argued Tuesday, boils down to whether you take him at his word. Federal prosecutors who have charged Sexton with conspiracy and obstruction of justice would like jurors to accept at face value the Los Angeles...
  • Outsider could end 100-year tradition by becoming L.A. County sheriff

    The last time an outsider was elected Los Angeles County sheriff, posses tracked bandits into the hills of Glendora, Charlie Chaplin had just hit movie screens and Angelenos were watching anxiously as World War I began in Europe. Since the election of...
  • Bob Olmsted 'going after the grass roots' in L.A. sheriff's race

    Bob Olmsted 'going after the grass roots' in L.A. sheriff's race
    He has no high-profile endorsements. His last name is often misspelled. And many voters have no idea he's the guy who spoke publicly of inmate abuse and ordered up audits of jail brutality nearly two years before former Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged...
  • Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe

    Judge declares mistrial in case of deputy linked to jail probe
    The trial of a sheriff’s deputy accused of obstructing a federal investigation into Los Angeles County jails ended Thursday with a hung jury. After two days of deliberations, the jury could not agree on whether to convict James Sexton, 29, for...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'

    L.A. County sheriff candidate Todd Rogers says he's gone 'by the book'
    Todd Rogers saw his life before him, and things looked pretty good. He had completed his student teaching and had been offered a job teaching social studies and coaching the junior varsity girls softball team at Carson High, his alma mater. "It was...