| Apr 3, 2013
The Los Angeles County jail system is, in a way, two systems. There's the one Sheriff Lee Baca says he yearns for, a place where you do your time but also get help, a place enriched with educational and mental health programs. And there's the one under...
| May 4, 2013
| 8:28 AM
President Obama sounded genuinely outraged last week when he talked about the Kafkaesque situation at the Guantanamo prison camp, where the United States has been holding 166 men without trial for terms that are, at this point, officially endless.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Next to our medical records, our most closely guarded secrets probably involve our household finances.
So it's understandable that many of the half-million retirees currently receiving a public pension from California were freaked out recently when...
| Apr 27, 2008
Five years later . . .
From the Associated Press
TODOS SANTOS, Mexico -- The mangled body of suspected Marenco Cartel drug lord Vincent Palmieri -- who appeared to have been shot twice and also attacked by sharks -- washed ashore early Tuesday morning...
| Feb 7, 2008
Los Angeles, I've always got your back, don't I? So here's how I see this election going down for us:
Say that Hillary Clinton does get the Democratic nomination -- and, with the Iraq war stalling and the economy free falling, she wins the election....
| Jul 5, 2013
Summer is here, people are traveling and scammers are turning up the heat.
I'm talking about what the Federal Trade Commission calls family emergency scams, often known as the grandparent scam because it frequently targets well-meaning seniors....
| Dec 15, 2008
Call it the gospel of hard times. With all this bad economic news, we're starting to hear a chorus of voices preaching the cultural benefits of financial crises.
Surely it has reached your ears: A recession could force us to spend more time with our...
| Oct 1, 2011
Thousands of felons who would be sentenced to state prison are about to be funneled into county jails — a money-saving measure for cash-starved California, and a headache for local law enforcement agencies.
But not here in Los Angeles County, where...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Think your email, and your money, are safe? Think again.
Earlier this year, the FBI warned that "cyber-criminals are compromising the email accounts of U.S. individuals and businesses" and using the accounts to arrange fraudulent cash transfers....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — The movie "Lincoln" should be required viewing for all elected chief executives from president to mayor, and especially for California's governor.
Especially our governor because California has so many perplexing, polarizing...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:43 PM
Two years ago, Los Angeles County probation officer Michelle Guymon was asked to help child abuse experts study human trafficking.
She imagined a globe-trotting break from 23 years in the trenches managing law-breaking teens. "I figured I'd be traveling...