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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • Gouging L.A. County inmates with high phone fees

    Gouging L.A. County inmates with high phone fees
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department isn't breaking any laws with its lousy jail pay phone system. But it isn't doing people any favors either. It's not news that some of the country's highest pay phone rates can be found behind bars. Earlier...
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

    Architect Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art, creating a new bridge-like section of the building that would span Wilshire Boulevard. The new design is meant to address concerns that the...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

    Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
    Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader"...
  • Sheriff Baca backs proposal to create civilian oversight commission

    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca threw his support Monday behind a proposal to set up an oversight commission for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by allegations of widespread misconduct and abuse of inmates in the nation's largest jail...
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...
  • Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department

    Sheriff Baca's resignation leaves much up in the air for department
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
  • Bobby Shriver can start raising money for supervisor race, county says

    Bobby Shriver can start raising money for supervisor race, county says
    Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has filed papers that allow him to begin raising money to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to the county clerk’s office. The nephew of late President John F. Kennedy has not...
  • Wendy Greuel says she won't run for L.A. County supervisor

    Wendy Greuel says she won't run for L.A. County supervisor
    Former City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she has decided not to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, dynamically shifting the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. “I just decided it’s not the...
  • Greuel's decision reshapes race to fill L.A. County supervisor seat

    Greuel's decision reshapes race to fill L.A. County supervisor seat
    The race to replace termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky refocused Thursday, with former City Controller Wendy Greuel deciding against a run and news emerging that former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver had filed papers to fundraise...
  • McDonnell gets big-name backers in bid to replace Sheriff Baca

    Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County's sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements including the county’s current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in...