| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Reacting to a scathing report of sheriff's deputy brutality in the Los Angeles County jails, county supervisors Tuesday embraced dozens of reforms to curb inmate abuse and said they would be responsible for ensuring that Sheriff Lee Baca carries them out....
| Oct 28, 2012
As public eyesores go, the 2-acre disaster across the street from L.A. City Hall is a marvel.
About 20 dust-crusted feral cats keep watch over a dilapidated bunker that appears to have been the target of an aerial bombing. From street level, tourists and...
| Aug 4, 2012
Every pew at St. Hilary Church of Perpetual Adoration in Pico Rivera was filled Friday morning for the funeral of actress-activist Guadalupe "Lupe" Ontiveros, who died July 26 at 69.
Inside the white brick walls, where Ontiveros attended Mass for more...
| Sep 17, 2012
Facing severe criticism of his leadership, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finds himself confronting his toughest political test since he took the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department nearly 14 years ago.
A damning presentation by...
| Sep 24, 2012
Revelations of brutality by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and cover-ups inside the jails have exposed significant shortcomings in the department's civilian watchdog system, which was created to prevent such misconduct.
The watchdogs have come...
| Sep 28, 2012
A blue-ribbon commission blamed Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Friday for a pattern of excessive force by his deputies in the county jails, warning that Baca is running out of time to fix the problems.
The commission, which includes several...
| May 7, 2011
Los Angeles government has few more cringe-inducing spectacles than the regular flaying of department heads by the county's Board of Supervisors. Countless such face-offs have occurred over the years, and inevitably, whatever the failings of the...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:33 AM
L.A. County's health chief said Tuesday that new data shows that overcrowding at County-USC, the county’s flagship public hospital northeast of downtown, is worsening again, after a brief improvement late last year....
| Apr 5, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A provision for greater public oversight of Los Angeles County supervisors' discretionary funds was quietly dropped from policy guidelines adopted by the board Tuesday to govern some of the millions of taxpayer dollars they spend without a vote or public....
| May 17, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday voted 3 to 2 to curtail the power of their chief executive, William T Fujioka, who has struggled to correct long-standing problems delivering services for children. Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich, Gloria Molina...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A sweeping ban on plastic grocery bags will go into effect July 1 for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The bag ban was touted by county supervisors as an environmental measure to rid the county of "urban tumbleweed" that......