| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:31 PM
A high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said Thursday that he was entering the race to replace Sheriff Lee Baca.
Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca's driver to assistant sheriff, is one of two...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The candidates vying to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca rolled out more endorsements this week.
Assistant Sheriff Jim Hellmold, who is set to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday, secured the endorsement of civil rights activist...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements.
Businesswoman Diane Dixon, a candidate for the Newport Beach's 1st City Council District, has secured the backing of Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros and city Planning Commissioner Fred...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:04 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has called for an additional criminal investigation into the case of alleged improper political donations to the campaign of San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis.
In a letter this...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The former second-in-command in the scandal-plagued city of Bell became the first person sentenced in the city's massive public corruption case Thursday, ordered to spend 11 years and eight months in prison for misappropriating public funds from one of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Twenty years ago today, Los Angeles came to a halt.
On June 17, 1994, television networks and cable news channels aired two hours of nonstop coverage of perhaps the most famous car chase to have ever taken place on Los Angeles freeways: O.J. Simpson...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has endorsed first-time candidate Elan S. Carr, who is running in a crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Carr, a deputy district attorney and Iraq war veteran, is...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:29 PM
I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me.
It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:19 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Kamala Harris will formally announce her plans to seek a second term as state attorney general on Wednesday morning in San Francisco.
Her announcement will come at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. at City Hall, where she'll be...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...