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  • L.A. County Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell has his work cut out for him

    L.A. County Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell has his work cut out for him
    Surrounded by some of Los Angeles County's most powerful politicians, Jim McDonnell gave a victory speech that marveled at how far he had come from a working-class Boston neighborhood to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department. But the prized...
  • Thanks to the election, big opportunities arise for L.A.

    Thanks to the election, big opportunities arise for L.A.
    In the aftermath of last week's elections, most commentary naturally focused on the changing balance in the U.S. Senate. But the effect of that shift on the lives of most people is likely to be negligible: A body where a minority of Republicans could...
  • Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

    The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our...
  • How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

     How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County
    Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate...
  • Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell set to be sworn in Monday

    Sheriff-elect Jim McDonnell set to be sworn in Monday
    After a decisive victory in the Nov. 4 race for Los Angeles County sheriff. Jim McDonnell is set to be sworn in Monday. The former Long Beach police chief will be sworn in during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration downtown....
  • At renovated Hall of Justice, a bittersweet return for key backer Baca

    At renovated Hall of Justice, a bittersweet return for key backer Baca
    As photographers jostled for position, Los Angeles County officials posed in front of a plaque that bore their names outside an iconic building. For years to come, people who enter the Hall of Justice will be reminded of the role those officials...
  • County officials dedicate renovated Hall of Justice

    County officials dedicate renovated Hall of Justice
    After two decades of sitting empty, the renovated Hall of Justice was dedicated Wednesday, restoring a downtown landmark to its former role as a law enforcement center. Built in 1925, the Beaux Arts-style building is across Spring Street from the...
  • In L.A. sheriff's race, Jim McDonnell has huge fundraising lead

    In L.A. sheriff's race, Jim McDonnell has huge fundraising lead
    Cementing his status as the frontrunner in the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is far outpacing his rival, Paul Tanaka, in fundraising a month before the Nov. 4 election. According to the latest campaign...
  • L.A. County unable to avert federal oversight of jails

    L.A. County unable to avert federal oversight of jails
    Federal officials have rejected a last-ditch effort by Los Angeles County to maintain control over its jails and will move forward with a consent decree to address longstanding problems with mental health care in the troubled facilities. In a letter...
  • Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo

    Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo
    After squeaking into the runoff election for Los Angeles County sheriff, Paul Tanaka posted a message on his website. He had been trounced by Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, but his hopes of leading the department where he spent 31 years were...
  • Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe

    Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe
    A federal judge on Tuesday lambasted what he called a "corrupt culture" within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as he sentenced six current and former members of the department to prison for obstructing a federal investigation into abuse and...