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  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • Realist with passion

    Realist with passion
    This is the fourth in an occasional series of conversations with Southern California activists and intellectuals. -- The evolving place of African Americans in Los Angeles culture and politics is a topic much discussed in the corridors of city...
  • The 2nd District's second round

    While Barack Obama was making history by claiming the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, Mark Ridley-Thomas was creating some historical ripples of his own in the 2nd District race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. In a...
  • If L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Burke would rather live in a tonier district, fine -- she's free to relinquish her seat

    Pity our hapless elected officials, who are simply trying to live their lives, take their pay and shuttle among their multiple houses. Now they have reporters stalking them, confronting them with their inconsistencies and trying to find out if they are...
  • Who will perform for the arts?

    At a time when the California Arts Council is handing out only one-tenth of the grants funding it did a decade ago, and when the city's Department of Cultural Affairs will take a 6.1% hit to its 2008-09 budget, the race to succeed retiring county...
  • Letters to the editor

    Burke's domestic dispute Re "Supervisor's residence outside district raises legal questions," July 27 I live in Ladera Heights, and until Friday, I thought that Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke represented me. Thanks to The Times, I now know...
  • My L.A. thank-you list

    Los Angeles has given me many reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving. * I am thankful I live in a city where the penalty for smoking in public is increasingly as harsh as the penalty for committing murder. * I am thankful Los Angeles County officials...
  • 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...
  • Audit finds L.A. County supervisors' behind-the-scenes effort to control policy

     
    A long awaited audit released by Los Angeles County officials found that the Board of Supervisors often use behind-the-scenes levers to control the inner workings of the Regional Planning Department, whose decisions are key to hotly contested battles over...