| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:58 PM
In a significant shift in policy, a majority on the newly configured Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors now supports creation of a civilian oversight commission for the embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Backers have long argued that...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a civilian oversight commission to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, marking a major milestone for the troubled law enforcement agency.
Advocates of the move have long called for such a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who’ve been most active in pushing for government funding for cultural venues, about to step down due to term limits, board holdover Mark Ridley-...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given $100,000 to a group supporting Bobby Shriver's bid to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the latest in a flurry of late contributions.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The final weeks of elected officials' terms are typically spent packing up boxes, exchanging goodbyes, and handing out proclamations to constituents and loyal staff members.
But facing a historic changing of the guard, the Los Angeles County Board of...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Along with casting their votes for a new supervisor, sheriff and assessor Nov. 4, Los Angeles County voters will decide whether to tax themselves to pay for park and conservation projects across the region.
The proposal, Proposition P, would levy a $23-...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors violated the state’s open-meeting law earlier this year by discussing compensation negotiations behind closed doors without properly informing the public, according to the district attorney’s office.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many aspects of the Nov. 4 election have an old and familiar ring for the generation of Californians who went to the polls 40 years ago. Jerry Brown first ran for governor in 1974 and is running again, this time for a fourth term. Henry Waxman first ran...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A decade into his long, public career, Zev Yaroslavsky ruminated about his motivation for first seeking elected office. "To save the world," he told an interviewer in 1985.
A member of the Los Angeles City Council at the time, he conceded that he...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Democrats in California have signed up tens of thousands of new voters in recent months, but a big question in Tuesday's election is whether enough of them will cast ballots to stave off erosion of the party's dominance in the state.
The new voters,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:32 AM
Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, whose election drive was buoyed by significant backing from public employee unions, took a slim lead Tuesday over former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver in a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los...