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  • No change expected in La Cañada with Baca's retirement

    “I don’t see myself as part of the future. I see myself as part of the past.” And with those words, Sheriff Lee Baca announced the end of a 48-year career with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, 15 of those years...
  • Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts

    Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts
    The city of Anaheim will ask voters to decide in November whether to create electoral districts in order to settle a voting rights lawsuit that claimed Latinos were politically disadvantaged in the city’s at-large elections. The suit was filed...
  • Kelly Thomas a dangerous and violent man, officer's attorney says

    Kelly Thomas was a dangerous man and the Fullerton police officer charged with his murder was a good cop who did as he was trained, the officer’s defense attorney told an Orange County jury on Tuesday. “He’s not some bully cop...
  • 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...
  • Santa Barbara deputies break up alleged cockfighting ring

    Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies seized 19 roosters and detained four people, including an 85-year-old man, over the weekend after discovering an alleged cockfighting ring, authorities said Tuesday. About 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to...
  • Kelly Thomas was 'dying at the hands of police,' D.A. says

    Former Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos went from unprofessional to threatening in his interaction with Kelly Thomas, to the point where the mentally ill homeless man had the right to defend himself, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas told...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Lee Baca expected to announce retirement

    WATCH LIVE: Sheriff Lee Baca expected to announce retirement
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is expected to announce his retirement at a 10 a.m. news conference outside department headquarters. Baca, 71, told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes stepping down would help the department...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement announcement

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement announcement
    Join Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard at 9 a.m. Wednesday for an L.A. Now Live discussion on L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's announcement that he will not seek a fifth term and instead will retire at the end of the month. Baca, 71,...
  • Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year

    Sheriff's Department lawsuit costs rose to $43 million last year
    Los Angeles County spent $43 million on lawsuits involving the Sheriff’s Department last year, accounting for nearly half of the county’s total litigation costs. The county’s overall spending on lawsuits was down from $115 million in...
  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...
  • Cellphone charger credited with saving deputy from serious bullet wound

    Cellphone charger credited with saving deputy from serious bullet wound
    A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous." The...