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  • L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan

    L.A. County supervisors vote to move forward on $2-billion jail plan
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a $2-billion plan to replace the deteriorating downtown Men’s Central Jail with a new facility geared toward inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues and to create a...
  • Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race

    Candidates note Solis' absence in first debate of county race
    Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating. El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo...
  • L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling

    L.A. County supervisors' sudden haste on jail issue is baffling
    I am going to try to tell you about the high drama and profiles in courage at Tuesday's L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting, but I'm not even sure where to begin. The issue was whether to build a new county jail to replace the dungeon called Men'...
  • County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum

    County supervisor candidates note Solis' absence from campaign forum
    Two candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina faced off Thursday in Claremont, without the presumed front-runner participating. El Monte Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez and Long Beach school police officer April Saucedo...
  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • Did brutal winter dump more litter?

    Q: The litter along I-78 is absolutely disgusting. As soon as you come over the border from New Jersey into Pennsylvania it's nothing but trash all along the highway. It's bad enough seeing the deer carcasses; at least they decompose. I live along I-78,...
  • Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote

    Judge says ex-cons under supervision have the right to vote
    An Alameda County judge has ruled that Secretary of State Debra Bowen erred when she told California election officials to forbid some 42,000 former prisoners and other felons from registering to vote. Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's decision...
  • Lawyers seek stay for condemned Oklahoma man after botched execution

    Attorneys for condemned Oklahoma inmate Charles Warner have requested a six-month stay after corrections officials botched a lethal injection last week. Warner's attorneys said in court documents that after last week's execution of Clayton Lockett went...
  • Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

    A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes...
  • Selena Gomez's transient trespasser returns, is arrested again

    A homeless man jailed last week for trespassing on Selena Gomez's property late in March was arrested again Friday on suspicion of doing essentially the same thing just hours after he was released from jail.  Che Thomas Cruz, 20, was charged Monday with...
  • The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....