| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Concerned about possible federal intervention into the operation of Los Angeles County's system of jails, the Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to take a significant step toward replacing the Men’s Central Jail and renovating other facilities to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Stefanie LaHart and Carol Hoffman sat on a picnic blanket in Grand Park, snacking on fresh fruits and cheeses. LaHart, clad in a bright pink tea-length dress — one of her old swing dancing dresses — with her hair curled and eyeliner done...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:45 PM
A powerful county workers union on Thursday endorsed a former member of President Obama’s administration for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who is running to replace termed-out Supervisor...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s commander who played a role in exposing abuses inside the agency’s jails announced Wednesday that he is going to challenge Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election.
Bob Olmsted promised to clean up...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Jack Leonard about inmates being released early from Los Angeles County jail.
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences because of...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:45 AM
More jail inmates in Los Angeles County are being set free after serving only a fraction of their sentences, a Times investigation has found.
The releases are benefiting even inmates sentenced to jail for violence and sex crimes, with those offenders...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Two Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to create an oversight commission to provide more outside scrutiny of the Sheriff’s Department.
According to their motion, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina want to create the new...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors held a heated discussion but postponed a vote Tuesday on a proposal to set up a permanent citizens commission to oversee the county sheriff's department, which is under federal scrutiny over allegations of abuse of inmates...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Last week's elections provided plenty for political wonks to chew on. Incumbent statewide officeholders, all of them Democrats, cruised to significant victories, and though they face nominal runoffs in November (the result of the new, top-two primary...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to appoint a child protection czar who would make sweeping changes in the way the county protects abused and neglected children.
The new Office of Child Protection would represent the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:54 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a sweeping reform of the county's troubled child protection operation, creating an independent office charged with improving how the region's abused and neglected children are treated....