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  • County probation executive Carl Washington to plead guilty to fraud

     
    A Los Angeles County probation executive and former state legislator has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, authorities said Monday. Carl Edward Washington, 47, was arrested last fall for allegedly defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank, First City Credit
  • Yvonne Burke lobbying former colleagues on L.A. County Board of Supervisors

     
    Yvonne B. Burke, who stepped down as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 2008, has returned to the Hall of Administration as a registered lobbyist. Burke recently filed paperwork showing that she accepted $10,000 in January to represent East Shore...

    L.A. County dithered, children died

    L.A. County dithered, children died
    By the time he was rescued last year, the 5-year-old South Los Angeles boy was so malnourished his kidneys were failing. His hands were so badly burned he could barely open them. Child welfare officials traced his history, trying to make sense of what...

    Flawed county system lets children die invisibly

    Flawed county system lets children die invisibly
    Miguel Padilla ran away from a licensed group home in April 2008, but he didn't go far. Unknown to anyone at the time, the 17-year-old amputee made his way to a stand of trees near the main driveway. Using his one arm, he climbed into the branches,...

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...