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  • Santa Barbara deputies break up alleged cockfighting ring

    Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies seized 19 roosters and detained four people, including an 85-year-old man, over the weekend after discovering an alleged cockfighting ring, authorities said Tuesday. About 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to...
  • Kelly Thomas a dangerous and violent man, officer's attorney says

    Kelly Thomas was a dangerous man and the Fullerton police officer charged with his murder was a good cop who did as he was trained, the officer’s defense attorney told an Orange County jury on Tuesday. “He’s not some bully cop...
  • Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts

    Anaheim relents, will hold election on council districts
    The city of Anaheim will ask voters to decide in November whether to create electoral districts in order to settle a voting rights lawsuit that claimed Latinos were politically disadvantaged in the city’s at-large elections. The suit was filed...
  • Advocates debate how to replace late school board member LaMotte

    Local politicians, community activists and others packed a special L.A. Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening to debate how to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The board's choices, according to district staff, are to...
  • Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options

    Sheriff Baca took weekend to mull his options
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had something on his mind Friday and needed some advice. He summoned a top aide to his office and let him in on a secret: Baca was thinking about stepping down. The sheriff's leadership was under attack after a string...
  • Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department

    Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
  • Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal

    Supervisors vote to restore religious cross to L.A. County seal
    A divided Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to add a cross back to the county's official seal, despite warnings the decision would invite legal challenges. The proposal to change the seal, which appears on flags, vehicles and written...
  • Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?

    Readers on Sheriff Baca's resignation: Now what?
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement ahead of the upcoming election, and most of the readers who have sent letters reacting to the resignation have welcomed the news. As I've noted in the past, reader opinion (including that of...
  • No change expected in La Cañada with Baca's retirement

    “I don’t see myself as part of the future. I see myself as part of the past.” And with those words, Sheriff Lee Baca announced the end of a 48-year career with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, 15 of those years...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca's exit from race shifts challengers' campaigns

    Before Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his surprise resignation this week, those campaigning to replace him mostly argued that the 15-year incumbent needed to go so leadership could be returned to the beleaguered department. When former...
  • Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department

    Baca might stay with Sheriff's Department
    Lee Baca might not be leaving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after all. His spokesman said the sheriff, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down, is planning on becoming a reserve deputy for the agency -- volunteering...