| Jun 1, 2014
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:54 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:14 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:48 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:10 PM
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....
| Mar 30, 2014
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
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-...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
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...