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  • L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff

    L.A. needs a better way to pick and keep tabs on its sheriff
    Sheriff Lee Baca followed up his Monday endorsement of a plan to subject his office to an oversight commission with a Tuesday announcement that he would resign. Tougher scrutiny of the sheriff makes sense, he seemed to be saying -- just not for me....
  • Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling

    Sheriff Baca's retirement brings shock waves, political scrambling
    Sheriff Lee Baca’s surprise retirement prompted two parallel furors on Tuesday — among county leaders, who must quickly pick an interim replacement, and among potential candidates who are reassessing a field that was dramatically altered by...
  • Baca's gone but the problems remain

    Baca's gone but the problems remain
    After months of deepening federal investigations, damning news exposes and a scathing county commission report that decried his "failure of leadership," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finally took the hint Tuesday and announced that he would step...
  • Political scramble on to replace Sheriff Baca

    Political scramble on to replace Sheriff Baca
    With Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announcing that he will retire at the end of the month, a political scramble was underway to lead the troubled agency. One of his top assistants said Tuesday he is now running for sheriff. "My calling card will...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month

    Sheriff Lee Baca to retire at end of month
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fifth term in office and would instead retire at the end of the month. Baca — who spent 48 years with the department including 15 as sheriff — was at times...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca to retire amid scrutiny, FBI probe, sources say

    Sheriff Lee Baca to retire amid scrutiny, FBI probe, sources say
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, who faced a tough battle for reelection amid scandals in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, plans to annouce his retirement, law enforcement sources told The Times. Baca's decision comes a month after federal...
  • State fines ex-Maywood water company head in money-laundering case

    The former head of a small water company in Maywood was fined $4,500 by the state's Fair Political Practices Commission on Monday for campaign money laundering involving a cash-for-check exchange that benefited a southeast Los Angeles County political...
  • Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection

    Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection
    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection. Ford was...
  • The untouchable sheriff?

    The untouchable sheriff?
    There came a point during the 2012 hearings of the Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence when the panel's lead counsel, Richard Drooyan, asked Sheriff Lee Baca how he was to be held to answer for mistreatment of inmates, poor...
  • Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project

    Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project
    The park across from Costa Mesa City Hall and the Orange County Fairgrounds is no longer poised to be the site of a housing complex for the homeless, officials said Tuesday, apparently bowing to pressure from neighbors and facing potential deed...
  • Judge rejects contempt of court for Costa Mesa official

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone put him under surveillance, court records show. On Dec. 13, Judge David Hoffer denied...