| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Reacting to a scathing report of sheriff's deputy brutality in the Los Angeles County jails, county supervisors Tuesday embraced dozens of reforms to curb inmate abuse and said they would be responsible for ensuring that Sheriff Lee Baca carries them out....
| Oct 28, 2012
As public eyesores go, the 2-acre disaster across the street from L.A. City Hall is a marvel.
About 20 dust-crusted feral cats keep watch over a dilapidated bunker that appears to have been the target of an aerial bombing. From street level, tourists and...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:44 PM
One of the proudest achievements touted by Los Angeles County supervisors is that thrifty decisions have helped the bureaucracy avoid layoffs and major cuts in service. But some say the frugality hasn't extended to the board members' own perks.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles just got a little greener.
Politicians joined billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad Thursday for the opening ceremony for downtown's new Grand Park.
The event included dance performances, live music, a reading...
| Aug 4, 2012
Every pew at St. Hilary Church of Perpetual Adoration in Pico Rivera was filled Friday morning for the funeral of actress-activist Guadalupe "Lupe" Ontiveros, who died July 26 at 69.
Inside the white brick walls, where Ontiveros attended Mass for more...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:37 AM
It took Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies a minute longer to respond to emergency calls from unincorporated parts of the county than from cities that contract with the department for police services, according to a county audit.
The finding comes...
| Jan 9, 2013
The shutdown of a 102-year-old California manufacturing company points to a major flaw in California's industrial development policy:
We don't have one.
The company is Pneumatic Scale Angelus, which turned out top-of-the-line machines for sealing lids...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday deferred a vote on placing a storm water cleanup tax on the ballot amid strong opposition from a range of stakeholders, including local school districts, which have historically been exempt from such fees.
| Sep 17, 2012
Facing severe criticism of his leadership, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finds himself confronting his toughest political test since he took the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department nearly 14 years ago.
A damning presentation by...
| Sep 24, 2012
Revelations of brutality by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and cover-ups inside the jails have exposed significant shortcomings in the department's civilian watchdog system, which was created to prevent such misconduct.
The watchdogs have come...
| Sep 28, 2012
A blue-ribbon commission blamed Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Friday for a pattern of excessive force by his deputies in the county jails, warning that Baca is running out of time to fix the problems.
The commission, which includes several...