| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace — a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames — banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges."...
| Apr 30, 2014
Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters, a winding hallway leads to an unexpected oasis.
Surrounded by trees, with a built-in grill and tables, the patio is an ideal place for a barbecue. Until recently, though, only a select few...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Former Sheriff Lee Baca and his top aide authorized the controversial handling of a Los Angeles County jail inmate who was found to be secretly working as a federal informant, according to a court filing by three of the deputies facing federal charges...
| Mar 9, 2014
Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season.
In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:55 PM
The field of contenders became clearer Friday for Los Angeles County government's June election, the first in decades that will have no incumbent on the ballot, as a period for candidates to file papers closed.
Term limits are forcing out two county...
| Mar 12, 2014
At the top of the big whiteboard in his office, Andre Birotte Jr. has written "BHAGS," by which he means his aspirations as U.S. attorney for seven Southern California counties: "big hairy audacious goals." He's already hit some audacious personal goals,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:06 PM
The candidates for Los Angeles County sheriff sharpened their attacks Wednesday night, accusing each other of mismanagement and opportunism in front of a Van Nuys audience gathered for their second debate.
Unlike the debate last month, this time the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:02 PM
The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races.
Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:22 AM
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, newly released inmates are most likely to commit a crime in the first three days they walk out of jail.
There are probably plenty of reasons for that -- for starters, the easy availability of...