| Jan 8, 2014
Re "Baca plans to retire, sources say," Jan. 7
The resignation of Lee Baca as sheriff of Los Angeles County is, in theory, a great step forward in accountability. But this is not the end of our community's struggle to find a humane balance in the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:54 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:13 AM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, facing a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in his agency, plans to announce his retirement as soon as Tuesday, sources told The Times.
Baca told top officials in county government late Monday that he believes...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 11:52 AM
A woman allegedly assaulted and kidnapped by her boyfriend on Christmas Day was rescued Saturday from a Palmdale apartment, authorities said.
The boyfriend, identified as Giovanni McKinnis, 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said.
About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found Tuesday morning in the City of Industry, authorities said.
The man was found at about 8:50 a.m. in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard.
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| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Los Angeles County coroner officials have identified a 14-year-old girl who was killed in a gang-related shooting as she rode her bicycle.
Alisia Gomez, 14, of Compton, was discovered lying on the ground Saturday by deputies at the corner of Elm and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:09 AM
A 32-year-old woman has turned herself in to authorities after allegedly driving without her lights on and striking and killing a pedestrian in Rosemead.
Qingrong Chai, who would have turned 70 on Thursday, was walking near the intersection of...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:15 AM
A man was found dead in a Compton parking lot on Christmas Day, his body riddled with bullets, authorities said.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department heard gunfire in the area near the 700 block of West Laurel Street just before 9...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 8:58 AM
A witness told authorities that just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, two men stopped their respective cars in the middle of a Lynwood street and began arguing.
One man pulled out a handgun and shot the other, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:32 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is beefing up patrols in Duarte after three shootings in two days left two teens dead and another man wounded, authorities said Tuesday.
The latest shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday, when a 16-year-old...