| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:33 AM
A federal jury made a mistake this week when it found Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca liable in a case involving abuse of an inmate, a department official said.
"We respect juries, but they made a mistake," department spokesman Steve Whitmore said....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Los Angeles County leaders unanimously approved a $16.5-million agreement on Tuesday to hire a firm to provide security at 44 courthouses and two other county facilities when sheriff’s deputies are unavailable.
The agreement approved by the county...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:06 PM
A judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information found in sheriff's deputies' background screening files.
"You'd have to be blind not to recognize there's tension between privacy, public safety and the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 PM
A year after a citizens' commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing the abuse of jail inmates, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to pay for many of the reforms.
The board unanimously voted to authorize $29.3...
| Sep 25, 2013
Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
This year's annual Veterans Day celebration has moved to a new location. The ceremony will be held in front of Pasadena City Hall, at Centennial Plaza, on Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11:11 a.m.
My husband Len and I are on the committee, along with Navy...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:30 AM
If Los Angeles County government were a criminal offender, The Times wrote Tuesday in an editorial, corrections officials would say it is in need of a short and swift punishment to get its attention, refocus on reality and consider its options for change....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Sheriff Lee Baca, his spokesman says, wouldn't have been so enthusiastic about the nutritional supplements he was pitching if he'd known the promotional video would be seen by the public. That backward mea culpa is just as poorly thought out as the Los...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is being criticized for pitching a dietary supplement for a company that contributed to his campaign.
Videos posted online showed Baca boosting health products from a company called YOR Health. That same company...
| Sep 24, 2013
Next month, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider whether to create a permanent citizen review board to oversee the embattled Sheriff's Department. It's a tempting idea, given that the department is plagued by allegations of inmate...