| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas called for the county to take a greater oversight role over the Sheriff’s Department in the wake of Monday’s indictment of 18 former and current deputies on charges of abusing inmates and jail...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Gehry and Related Cos. have kissed and made up. Now we'll see if city and county officials bless the reconciliation.
After soliciting plans from other architects in recent months, Related has put Gehry back in charge of the design team for a $650-...
| Nov 17, 2013
How can anyone go wrong criticizing Los Angeles County government? It's big, bulky and slow. Many of its data systems are locked in an outmoded paper-and-pushcart world, gumming up communication among offices and denying competent service to a large chunk...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Two Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to create an oversight commission to provide more outside scrutiny of the Sheriff’s Department.
According to their motion, Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Gloria Molina want to create the new...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors held a heated discussion but postponed a vote Tuesday on a proposal to set up a permanent citizens commission to oversee the county sheriff's department, which is under federal scrutiny over allegations of abuse of inmates...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms.
The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:23 PM
The push to transform downtown's Grand Avenue into a Champs-Elysees for Los Angeles has faced years of delays and obstacles. The ambitious plan to create a tony cultural destination around the landmark Walt Disney Concert Hall has already been scaled back...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
On Wednesday evening I took part in a panel discussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eli Broad, Frank Gehry and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda.
We were guests in a live on-stage version of the KCRW radio program...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
A year after a citizens’ commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing abuse of inmates in the county’s jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to fund many of the reforms.
The board unanimously...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:40 PM
A year after a citizens' commission handed down an extensive set of recommendations for preventing the abuse of jail inmates, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to pay for many of the reforms.
The board unanimously voted to authorize $29.3...