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  • Asian Americans make new push for L.A. council seats

     Asian Americans make new push for L.A. council seats
    Nearly 30 years ago, legislative aide Mike Woo shattered a barrier, becoming the first Asian American to win a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
  • 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...

    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,...

    County medical crisis deepens

    County medical crisis deepens
    Los Angeles County's profoundly troubled public healthcare system fell into further crisis Thursday when its embattled director abruptly quit, and negotiations with a private entity to reopen King-Harbor hospital fell apart. Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, whose...