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  • Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters sheriff's race

     Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell enters sheriff's race
    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements, including the county's current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...
  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
  • Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear

    Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear
    Only hours after FBI agents swept up 18 deputies and supervisors in a jail abuse and corruption case, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was being lauded at a $1,500-a-head downtown campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a former governor and a former L.A....
  • Bell corruption trial of Angela Spaccia is 'political,' defense says

    As the corruption trial for former Bell city official Angela Spaccia opened Wednesday, her attorney told jurors it was a "political case" leveraged by an ambitious district attorney who was running for state attorney general and realized the story of...
  • Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal

    Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal
    The final chapter in the long-running Bell corruption scandal opened Wednesday with former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia taking center stage in a downtown L.A. courtroom where jurors must weigh whether she helped orchestrate the widespread graft...
  • Robert Rizzo blames assistant for Bell corruption, gets prison

    Robert Rizzo blames assistant for Bell corruption, gets prison
    Robert Rizzo, the central figure in the scandal that made the working-class city of Bell a national symbol for government graft, effectively admitted for the first time Thursday his role in the corruption scheme. On the eve of his trial, Rizzo made a...
  • Gang member convicted of murdering 3-week old baby

    Gang member convicted of murdering 3-week old baby
    The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury also convicted Juvenal...
  • Five of 6 ex-Bell council members found guilty in corruption trial

    Five of 6 ex-Bell council members found guilty in corruption trial
    A Los Angeles jury convicted five of six former council members of stealing from the working-class city of Bell in a corruption scandal that became a national synonym for outrageous municipal salaries and rogue governance. The verdict Wednesday came...
  • Jackie Lacey for L.A. County district attorney

    Jackie Lacey for L.A. County district attorney
    Amid the presidential election, the ballot measures and the newfangled top-two runoff system for congressional and state legislative seats, Los Angeles County voters should not forget that they are also being asked this election season to pick a new...
  • Cardinal Mahony's deal with the devil

    Cardinal Mahony's deal with the devil
    Do we have a little spat going on now at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles? Archbishop Jose Gomez and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony seemed to be going at each other in recent days over the molestation scandal that just won't die, thanks to Mahony's years-long...
  • Priests' ecclesiastical missteps treated more sternly than abuse

    Priests' ecclesiastical missteps treated more sternly than abuse
    The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
  • L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities

    L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities
    Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping them out of California to avoid prosecution, according to...