| May 19, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors received a proposed blueprint Monday for a civilian oversight commission that would monitor the Sheriff's Department and its troubled jail system.
Offered by an activist group known as the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 PM
It's becoming a Los Angeles tradition: Whenever a law enforcement agency gets into trouble, a special commission is convened and a recommendation is made to hire an inspector general. Elected officials follow the recommendation and the inspector general...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
We stand with Larry Moss in support of La Cañada trees! The trees of La Cañada are such an integral part of our lives that we often overlook them.
I will never forget the smoky, anxious days of the “Rodney King riots” in 1992, leaving...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Uncle Sam wants you, but not quite enough to give you your citizenship. At least that's the message imparted by "Greencard Warriors," a well-meaning but leaden and predictable inner-city drama about the hardscrabble lives of Mexican illegals trying to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Robert L. Brosio, a retired federal prosecutor who supervised high-profile cases that included those against bank swindler Charles Keating Jr. and Los Angeles police officers who were involved in the beating of Rodney King, has died. He was 77.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, who for 18 years presided over Los Angeles' oldest synagogue, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and was prominent in interfaith efforts to mend race relations after the 1992 riots, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 78....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
When people say that Los Angeles is hard to read, as they often do, they're usually not talking about books. They're talking about the city itself or rather the megalopolis, made up of dozens of cities. It is this sprawling, tangled, confusing,...
| Jan 28, 2014
The recent resignation of Sheriff Lee Baca presents a much-needed opportunity for meaningful, lasting and long-overdue reform of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The federal indictments in December of 18 former and current sheriff's deputies...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:45 PM
John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times’ largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts.
Corrigan has worked at The...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:54 PM
In July 2011, Kelly Thomas -- a mentally ill homeless man -- was beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers and later died from his injuries. Recordings of the beating show Thomas repeatedly begging for his life, even saying, "Dad, help me."
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The editorial board here at The Times began its day with an email discussion of Kelly Thomas’ death. We frequently conduct debates on issues among ourselves while we go about our other business, to figure out whether we should weigh in on a...