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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...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed to L.A. County sheriff runoff
    After a series of scandals at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an outsider promising to reform the beleaguered agency appears headed for a runoff with a retired undersheriff on Nov. 4. With 100% of precincts reporting, Long Beach Police...
  • About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races

    About 13% of registered voters cast ballots in L.A. County races
    Only about 13% of registered voters in Los Angeles County showed up to the polls Tuesday, living up — or down — to officials’ expectations and offered few, if any, surprises in the primaries. Despite an election with potential for...
  • Former Sheriff Lee Baca reflects on his leadership

    Former Sheriff Lee Baca reflects on his leadership
    After stepping down as Los Angeles County sheriff in January, Lee Baca largely has avoided the spotlight. Former aides don't know how to reach him. Reporters looking to interview him have been rebuffed. His last tweet was a link to his farewell address....
  • What Sheriff Baca did right

    As Los Angeles County sheriff, Lee Baca was roundly and rightly criticized for his failure to prevent or correct the abuse of jail inmates over the course of his 15 years in office, most notably during the final few years of turmoil that culminated in the...
  • The values the new sheriff must have, and promote

    The values the new sheriff must have, and promote
    Each Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is supposed to carry a card at all times that sets forth the department's core values, embodied in a single sentence pledging respect, integrity, wisdom and "the courage to stand against racism, sexism, anti-...
  • '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...
  • L.A. County sheriff candidates discuss 'cliques,' other issues

    Seeking to distance himself from the problems that led his former boss to resign, a candidate for Los Angeles County sheriff offered to roll up his pants and prove he does not have a tattoo. Patrick Gomez' offer at a debate in Pasadena on Sunday was...
  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released...
  • Jim McDonnell for sheriff

     Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
  • 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...