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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...