| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:59 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:32 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:23 AM
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...
| 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...