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At renovated Hall of Justice, a bittersweet return for key backer Baca
At renovated Hall of Justice, a bittersweet return for key backer Baca

As photographers jostled for position, Los Angeles County officials posed in front of a plaque that bore their names outside an iconic building. For years to come, people who enter the Hall of Justice will be reminded of the role those officials played in turning the downtown Los Angeles landmark from an earthquake-damaged husk back into a law enforcement hub. But standing nearby, without a single camera lens trained on him, was the man who perhaps more than anyone else made the $231-million seismic retrofit and renovation happen. Instrumental in securing support and funding for the project, former Sheriff Lee Baca also left his mark on the historic edifice. For years, even as problems...

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