| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:45 PM
In the first major debate of the campaign, four of the candidates vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors faced off Thursday in a debate that focused mostly on fundraising.
It was an opportunity for key contenders...
| Mar 23, 2014
There's no clearer sign that state environmental regulators have failed to protect public health than the warning issued this month to parents living in the shadow of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon: Don't let children play in the dirt in your...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Thanks to a big roster of small contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in gathering campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets.
But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis officially kicked off her campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor Saturday, surrounded by heavyweights in labor and Democratic Party circles.
Solis has been fundraising for nearly a year in the race to...
| Apr 6, 2014
Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are typically reelected every four years with token opposition at most, and in former days they explained away this phenomenon by arguing that voters were so satisfied with their performance that...
| Apr 7, 2014
What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:14 PM
An El Monte city councilman and former aide to County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is wading into the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Gloria Molina, challenging former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
Juventino “J” Gomez has filed...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For Sheriff Lee Baca, it was a legacy moment. He was on Capitol Hill, testifying before a congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Conservative lawmakers were grilling him, pressing him to acknowledge that the Muslim groups he...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:20 PM
A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 12:56 PM
An El Monte city councilman running for an open county supervisor's seat in the eastern part of the county said he would officially kick off off his campaign Saturday at his campaign office in El Monte, with other local officials and former U.S. Treasurer...