| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Only hours after FBI agents swept up 18 deputies and supervisors in a jail abuse and corruption case, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was being lauded at a $1,500-a-head downtown campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a former governor and a former L.A....
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For Sheriff Lee Baca, it was a legacy moment. He was on Capitol Hill, testifying before a congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Conservative lawmakers were grilling him, pressing him to acknowledge that the Muslim groups he...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SACRAMENTO--Democratic state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who thus far faces no major opposition in her 2014 reelection campaign, raised just over $2.5 million in political contributions in 2013, state election records show.
Her biggest supporters included...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
| Mar 19, 2013
Two people convicted of collecting unemployment benefits for incarcerated gang members -- including a man who ended up behind bars after a detective recognized the tattoo of an unsolved murder scene emblazoned on his chest -- will now serve prison......
| Mar 6, 2013
Unofficial election results showed a measure intended to oust Carson's longtime mayor losing by a wide margin, while an initiative in Redondo Beach that would have shut down a power plant there appeared headed for a narrow defeat....
| Mar 20, 2013
The former district attorney who called Bell's scandalous salaries "corruption on steroids" called Wednesday's guilty verdicts "a step in the right direction."...
| Mar 21, 2013
When former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley announced the arrests of eight Bell city officials, he called it a case of "corruption on steroids." On Thursday, after a jury deadlocked on 42 remaining counts and Judge Kathleen Kennedy......