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  • Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January

    Sheriff Baca plans to retire at end of January
    Los Angeles County Sheriff¬†Lee Baca¬†announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...
  • What comes after Baca?

     What comes after Baca?
    The 18 acting and former deputy sheriffs charged with federal crimes in connection with the running of the Los Angeles County jails have yet to stand trial. But whether or not they are convicted, the arrests make one thing perfectly clear: As...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?

    Letters: Baca's resignation -- will anything change for jail inmates?
    Re "Baca plans to retire, sources say," Jan. 7 The resignation of Lee Baca as sheriff of Los Angeles County is, in theory, a great step forward in accountability. But this is not the end of our community's struggle to find a humane balance in the...
  • Kelly Thomas was 'dying at the hands of police,' D.A. says

    Kelly Thomas was 'dying at the hands of police,' D.A. says
    Former Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos went from unprofessional to threatening in his interaction with Kelly Thomas, to the point where the mentally ill homeless man had the right to defend himself, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas told...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'

    Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement: 'Very shocking and very surprising'
    Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise decision to retire was met with shock and praise across Los Angeles County. Baca announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of the month. The move comes amid several scandals in the Sheriff's Department and an ongoing...
  • Santa Barbara deputies break up alleged cockfighting ring

    Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies seized 19 roosters and detained four people, including an 85-year-old man, over the weekend after discovering an alleged cockfighting ring, authorities said Tuesday. About 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to...
  • Kelly Thomas a dangerous and violent man, officer's attorney says

    Kelly Thomas a dangerous and violent man, officer's attorney says
    Kelly Thomas was a dangerous man and the Fullerton police officer charged with his murder was a good cop who did as he was trained, the officer’s defense attorney told an Orange County jury on Tuesday. “He’s not some bully cop...
  • Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts

    Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts
    The city of Anaheim will ask voters to decide in November whether to create electoral districts in order to settle a voting rights lawsuit that claimed Latinos were politically disadvantaged in the city’s at-large elections. The suit was filed...
  • Advocates debate how to replace late school board member LaMotte

    Local politicians, community activists and others packed a special L.A. Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening to debate how to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The board's choices, according to district staff, are to...