| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms.
The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:13 AM
After rejecting the initial architectural drawings for an ambitious plan to remake downtown’s Grand Avenue into a cultural hub, a government panel on Monday unanimously voted to give the developer a nearly four-month extension to create a suitable...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
A year after a citizens’ commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing abuse of inmates in the county’s jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to fund many of the reforms.
The board unanimously...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:14 PM
In an unusual display of brinkmanship, Los Angeles County Supervisors nearly derailed a plan for $362.4 million in spending over disagreements about how to handle $75 million slated for capital projects and maintenance throughout the county.