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  • L.A. County prosecutor Alan Jackson to run for district attorney in 2012

     
    Just days after warning "politician-types" against running to replace him in 2012, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley gave one of his own prosecutors his blessing. Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson, who has handled a number of high-profile murder.....
  • Porn production will continue despite closure of heath clinic, industry spokeswoman says

     
    Porn producers will continue to have access to a database recording the status of performers tested for sexually transmitted diseases, according to an industry spokeswoman. The Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, which serves the porn industry,...
  • L.A. County ousts head of troubled child welfare department

     
    Department of Child and Family Services Chief Trish Ploehn was ousted Monday from her position by William T Fujioka, L.A. County's chief executive. She tells her employees she is proud of the work they have done together....
  • Day Without a Bag targets holiday shoppers

     
    'Tis the season to go shopping -- and to collect dozens of single-use plastic bags in the process. Now in its fourth year, Day Without a Bag seeks to replace those single-use bags with reusables that can be put to......
  • Bell corruption: Judge rules not to delay state attorney general's lawsuit

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior judge denied a request Monday by the state to delay its lawsuit against current and former Bell officials because it could interfere with L.A. County's criminal cases against the troubled city's current and former leaders....
  • Palmdale diver dies off Palos Verdes Peninsula coast

     
    A Palmdale man died Sunday afternoon after failing to surface from a recreational dive off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. The victim was diving in the Flat Rock area 100 yards off the......
  • L.A. County's ousted child welfare director gets new job

     
    Trish Ploehn, the recently departed director of Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services, has been appointed assistant county executive. In her new position assisting county Chief Executive William T Fujioka, she will be responsible...
  • Veteran lawyer chosen to be new L.A. County public defender

     
    A veteran lawyer in the Los Angeles County public defender’s office is said to be the pick to head of the agency, a position that oversees more than 700 defense attorneys who represent indigent defendants in criminal court....
  • L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca sworn in for fourth term

     
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sworn in Monday for a fourth term, and he said he did not expect it to be his last. “I’m going to live to be 100,” Baca, 68, said after a ceremony attended......
  • 200 homes in L.A. County foothills ordered evacuated as powerful storms loom

     
    Los Angeles County issued evacuation orders Tuesday afternoon for more than 200 homes in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta in anticipation of possible flash flooding as powerful thunderstorms head to Southern California. The orders cover 147 homes in...
  • Updated satellite weather map of Southern California

     
    Heavy rainfall slammed into much of California early Wednesday, from the Oregon border to San Diego, the National Weather Service said. The above image, a constantly updated satellite image , showed massive amounts of moisture pummeling the state about 1....
  • Hate crimes in L.A. County down overall, but anti-Jewish vandalism rises

     
    Hate crimes were down in Los Angeles County in 2009 compared with the year before, but such crimes against Jews spiked almost 50%, according to a report released Tuesday. Last year, there were 580 hate crimes, which can range from......