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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Problems in L.A. County Sheriff's Department run deep

    Problems in L.A. County Sheriff's Department run deep
    Despite the assertion to the contrary by Sheriff John Scott, the sentencing Tuesday and likely imprisonment of six sworn Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sergeants and lieutenants does not reflect merely the actions of a "few" bad actors. The...
  • Sheriff workers convicted; what about their bosses?

    To the editor: It never fails. Staffers are told to rise to a higher level than their superiors and display the courage to stand up to those in control of their future promotions and job status. ("Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing...
  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...