| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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....
| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:15 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:51 PM
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...