| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:49 PM
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
The county is planning to spend $2 billion to rebuild the Men's Central...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors postponed a proposal Tuesday to set aside $20 million for programs to divert mentally ill criminal defendants from jails, saying a plan is needed first.
The proposal — suggested by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a new annual property tax on the November ballot to fund parks, recreation centers and other county facilities.
The $23-per-parcel tax on properties would generate about $54 million a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Los Angeles County leaders voted Tuesday to fully implement Laura's Law, a state statute that gives counties the option to pursue court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness.
Praised by advocates who say it offers a new...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa released a recording Wednesday that his office said supported allegations of illegal fundraising activity by Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis when she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Issa (R-Vista), whose House...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Kids from East Los Angeles who dream of becoming the next Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin will now be able to train in their own community.
Los Angeles County officials are set to celebrate the grand opening Saturday of a new aquatic center at East L....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:44 AM
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) released a recording on Wednesday that his office said supported allegations of improper fundraising activity by Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis' when she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Los Angeles County’s top manager, William T Fujioka, announced plans to retire Thursday, signaling another wave in the sea change in county leadership.
Fujioka, 61, said in a letter to his staff that he would step down in November to "provide...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Only about 13% of registered voters in Los Angeles County showed up to the polls Tuesday, living up — or down — to officials’ expectations and offered few, if any, surprises in the primaries.
Despite an election with potential for...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Call it the art of letting go. In agreeing Tuesday to create a new Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection, the Board of Supervisors in effect acknowledged that its five members can't meet their responsibility to protect children at risk of abuse or...