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  • Good riddance! What Patt Morrison won't miss from 2014

    Good riddance! What Patt Morrison won't miss from 2014
    Sometimes, you just cannot ditch the year fast enough. It’s a relief to bid "adieu" to some of 2014’s miserably low moments and people and things, and because I can, I’m throwing in a few others that I’d like to nudge closer to...
  • Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?

    Can L.A. County jails end the culture of violence against inmates?
    After three years of turmoil arising from abuse of jail inmates, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to outside monitoring of nearly all aspects of its jail operation. The settlement of a class-action lawsuit, known as the...
  • Approve a citizens oversight commission for Sheriff's Department

    Approve a citizens oversight commission for Sheriff's Department
    New leaders bring fresh perspectives, so there is reason to believe that Los Angeles County government will be reinvigorated by the four officials who took office earlier this month. But sometimes it's not enough to change faces and ideas; the structure...
  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

    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....
  • McDonnell takes early lead in L.A. County sheriff race

    McDonnell takes early lead in L.A. County sheriff race
    Jim McDonnell led in early voting returns Tuesday in the race to lead a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department demoralized by scandal and facing federal oversight of its jails. The early count, which included mail-in ballots received before...
  • Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race

    Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race
    Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, whose election drive was buoyed by significant backing from public employee unions, took a slim lead Tuesday over former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver in a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los...
  • McDonnell claims victory in L.A. County sheriff's race

    McDonnell claims victory in L.A. County sheriff's race
    Jim McDonnell gave a victory speech to his supporters Tuesday night, with early returns showing him ahead of Paul Tanaka in the race for Los Angeles County sheriff by a margin of 75% to 25%. Campaign aides said they had not received a concession phone...
  • What does Tuesday's election mean for L.A. County?

    What does Tuesday's election mean for L.A. County?
    The election season that culminated in Tuesday's vote for three new Los Angeles County leaders and in an overhaul of county government may have begun on the day in 2012 when Sheriff Lee Baca testified before the citizens commission that was examining...