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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
  • 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...

    Charles Bookhammer dies at 61; longtime Hawthorne councilman

    Charles Bookhammer dies at 61; longtime Hawthorne councilman
    Charles Bookhammer, a former Hawthorne councilman and longtime aide to retired Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, died Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was 61. His daughter, Brandi, said he died of complications from surgery for an...

    Close King-Harbor

    Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week expressed disappointment, anger and frustration over the failure of the hospital complex once known as Martin Luther King Jr.-Charles Drew Medical Center. Each of those feelings is...

    Summer of political pratfalls

    This has not been an easy summer for Los Angeles' elected leaders. Two citywide officeholders have been involved in messy personal scandals with some spillover into their work, and one of the county's five supervisors now finds herself embarrassed by a...