| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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...
| 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....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:42 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:37 PM
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...