| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate who was found to be secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:55 PM
The field of contenders became clearer Friday for Los Angeles County government's June election, the first in decades that will have no incumbent on the ballot, as a period for candidates to file papers closed.
Term limits are forcing out two county...
| Mar 9, 2014
Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season.
In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Of the seven candidates in the race to be Los Angeles County’s sheriff, former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka has raised the most money so far, according to campaign fundraising records.
Tanaka has raised roughly $648,000 so far, records show, almost...
| Mar 26, 2014
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck stoked fears of favoritism when he overruled a disciplinary panel's recommendation to fire a well-connected officer in the department. Beck's controversial decision involved Officer Shaun Hillmann, who in 2012 got...
| 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....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Federal authorities announced charges Monday against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of beating jail inmates and visitors, trying to intimidate an FBI agent and other crimes following an investigation of corruption...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Some months after the Sandy Hook murders, Scott J. Svonkin, elected in 2011 to the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees, heard that a couple of his own campuses were hosting gun safety classes.
They had to go, he decided. His colleagues...
| Jan 28, 2014
The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...
| Sep 25, 2013
Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
| Jan 6, 2014
What turns people into terrorists? That question might sound simplistic, but it's at the heart of the struggle to prevent terrorist attacks.
Take a look at some of the people who have tried to do us harm in the last few years.
| Feb 12, 2014
I overheard this outside the L.A. County sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. "So, how's he doing?"
"He seems good so far. Everybody's just wait and see."
"He" is the interim sheriff, John L. Scott, chosen to replace Lee Baca, who retired as...