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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Morris for L.A. County assessor

     John Morris for L.A. County assessor
    The last time Los Angeles County voters picked an assessor, in 2010, let's just say it didn't work out so well. Voters understandably went with the candidate with the most political experience, the best fundraising operation, the most campaign mailers...
  • Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry

    Ex-L.A. County undersheriff, current captain are subjects of inquiry
    The former undersheriff and a current captain of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department are subjects in an ongoing federal grand jury investigation into excessive force and corruption in the county's jails, a federal prosecutor said Monday. The...
  • 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...
  • In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca

    In Sheriff's Dept. trial, all fingers point to Baca
    Less than a week after failing to convince a jury that a young Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy obstructed a federal investigation into the county jails, prosecutors faced a second panel Tuesday with the same facts in an attempt to convince jurors that...
  • 'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth

     'Man in the Middle' separates Ruben Salazar from his myth
    His is a name that has appeared in this publication's pages hundreds of times — as an author and as a subject. It's a name that calls up notions of the Latino struggle for civil rights and the radical Chicano movement in Los Angeles. It's also a...
  • Jurors to weigh deputy's own words in LASD obstruction case

    Jurors to weigh deputy's own words in LASD obstruction case
    The case of Deputy James Sexton, attorneys argued Tuesday, boils down to whether you take him at his word. Federal prosecutors who have charged him with conspiracy and obstruction of justice would like for jurors to believe at face value the Los Angeles...
  • 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...