| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In the wake of a change in leadership on the Board of Supervisors, two members have revived a proposal to set up a civilian oversight commission for the embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The previous board defeated a similar proposal,...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Two weeks after the Nov. 4 elections, as victorious candidates in other local races hire staff and plan the layout of their new offices, the contest for Los Angeles County assessor remains undecided.
Jeffrey Prang, a West Hollywood councilman and...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Opponents of a five-year plan to remove debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam say they will maintain vigilance in the coming years, after the project was certified Nov. 12 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
La Caņada city and school...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate...
| 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 12, 2014
| 6:25 PM
After a brief informational tour that ended with a meeting last week in La Caņada, an EIR was approved for the Devil's Gate Dam sediment-removal project.
The EIR was approved and certified late Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Zev...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:37 PM
The race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has taken an increasingly confrontational tone in the final weeks as former Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver has stepped up TV ads and mailers attacking the record of his...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The pivotal race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has become a money battle between labor unions and business interests, with fundraising approaching $8.4 million.
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver have directly collected a...