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  • City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks

     City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks
    I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
  • Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless

    Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has for years tried to reduce jail overcrowding and the early release of inmates by placing low-level offenders into home detention and work-release programs. But these programs have largely failed to make a...
  • Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead

    Deputy-involved shooting in Inglewood leaves one man dead
    A shooting near Hollywood Park in Inglewood has left one suspect dead and two sheriff's deputies injured, officials said early Tuesday. The shooting occurred at about 12:01 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Century Boulevard after a routine traffic stop,...
  • Mansion where teens held party was listed for $21 million in 2010

    Mansion where teens held party was listed for $21 million in 2010
    The 9,000-square-foot La Habra Heights mansion where an unauthorized party attended by more than 100 people was put on the market in 2010 for $21 million, reports show. Sixteen people were arrested Wednesday in connection with the party, during which...
  • Baca's gone but the problems remain

    After months of deepening federal investigations, damning news exposes and a scathing county commission report that decried his "failure of leadership," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finally took the hint Tuesday and announced that he would step...
  • 5 better ways to enlist U.S. Muslims in the fight against terrorism

    As someone who has been involved in counter-terrorism for more than 20 years, I was intrigued with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman's Op-Ed article Monday on effective strategies to combat radicalization.   I appreciate Harman's suggestion that we...
  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
  • Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California

    Veterans Day celebrated with events across Southern California
    Dozens of events commemorating Veterans Day are scheduled across Southern California today. Also, The Times has compiled a database of California's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers can examine the fallens' biographies and offer comments....
  • Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?

    Should taxpayers be forced to pay for Sheriff Baca's failures?
    On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail. Of course, county taxpayers...
  • Pastor removed as sheriff's aide after pot dispensary found

    A top civilian aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the department learned that he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop,...
  • Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation

    Pastor who is a top aide to Baca is under investigation
    A pastor and top civilian aide to L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was relieved of duty and is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after officials learned he owns a South Los Angeles property that houses a medical marijuana shop, a spokesman said...
  • Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law

    SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape. He also approved a...