| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for the county to take a greater oversight role over the Sheriff’s Department in the wake of Monday’s indictment of 18 former and current deputies on charges of abusing inmates and jail...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Three of six Los Angeles school board members said they favor a special election to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last week.
The Board of Education is scheduled to decide Tuesday how they will fill a vacancy created by the passing of...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.
A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board should wait until...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:42 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday delayed a decision on how to fill the seat of former member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.
Three members wanted to postpone the discussion until after LaMotte's funeral, while...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:30 PM
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is looking into whether thousands of dollars in taxpayer money was misspent on improvements to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas' home last year, an office spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Newly released records...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas obtained a building permit Friday to renovate what appears to be an improperly converted garage at his Leimert Park home by adding a carport and removing a section of the detached building.
The request to...
| Jan 22, 2014
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas acknowledged Tuesday that a taxpayer-funded project to install a security system in a converted garage at his home involved improvements "over and above" that job, but said he reimbursed the county for...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Los Angeles city building inspectors launched an investigation Thursday into whether county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has an illegally converted garage at his Leimert Park home, where government employees recently performed thousands of dollars...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:29 PM
Government employees performed work on the garage of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ private home, installing drywall, an air conditioner, appliances and a security system, according to sources familiar with the job.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to study the financial feasibility of recommendations made by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection reform. Their decision will allow staffers to determine the cost of the commission's interim...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:24 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...