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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...

    How a hospital death became a cause celebre

    It might have gone down as the death of a "quasi-transient" woman with a history of abusing drugs. That's how the May 9 death of Edith Isabel Rodriguez was initially reported to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. But five weeks later, her demise...

    King-Harbor inspection report released

    Los Angeles County supervisors put their seal on the closure of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital on Monday, voting unanimously to shut inpatient services and promising to pay up to $16.3 million to nearby private hospitals and doctors bracing for...

    Plastic-bag ban unravels

    Plastic-bag ban unravels
    Los Angeles County supervisors backed off a threat Tuesday to ban plastic shopping and grocery bags that environmental experts call unsightly and destructive. Instead, officials chose the weakest of five alternatives recommended by county executives: a...