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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission

    Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca threw his support Monday behind a proposal to set up an oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by allegations of widespread misconduct and abuse of inmates in the nation's largest jail...
  • L.A. Unified should appoint a successor to LaMotte

    There's been an empty seat on the Board of Education since South Los Angeles representative Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte died unexpectedly last month. On Tuesday, board members are expected to decide how to fill her spot. Their options are...
  • Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January

    Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January
    Los Angeles County Sheriff¬†Lee Baca¬†announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • 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....
  • Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department

    Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
  • Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat

    Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat
    After listening to hours of public testimony Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to call a special election to fill the seat of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last month. The vote followed a spirited debate both within the...
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month

    Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • Advocates debate how to replace late school board member LaMotte

    Local politicians, community activists and others packed a special L.A. Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening to debate how to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The board's choices, according to district staff, are to...
  • Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte

    Two well-known candidates, so far, aspire to replace LaMotte
    An election is not yet even scheduled but already there are two heavyweight contenders ready to vie for the Los Angeles Board of Education seat formerly held by Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The two are former school board...
  • Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race

    Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race
    A senior aide to an L.A. County supervisor has joined the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Alex M. Johnson, 33, is the assistant senior deputy for education and public safety for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “I...
  • Democrats endorse Kuehl, Solis for supervisor, but no one for sheriff

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June’s primary...