| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:13 AM
After rejecting the initial architectural drawings for an ambitious plan to remake downtown’s Grand Avenue into a cultural hub, a government panel on Monday unanimously voted to give the developer a nearly four-month extension to create a suitable...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Ending several days of turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment project, the joint city-county committee overseeing it voted Monday to extend its agreement with New York developer Related Cos. through Jan. 20.
The decision by the Grand Avenue...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Concerned about possible federal intervention into the operation of Los Angeles County's system of jails, the Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to take a significant step toward replacing the Men’s Central Jail and renovating other facilities to...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Stefanie LaHart and Carol Hoffman sat on a picnic blanket in Grand Park, snacking on fresh fruits and cheeses. LaHart, clad in a bright pink tea-length dress — one of her old swing dancing dresses — with her hair curled and eyeliner done...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to cancel its decades-long relationship with a foster care contractor with a long history of financial misspending and substantiated child abuse committed by the foster parents it...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s commander who played a role in exposing abuses inside the agency’s jails announced Wednesday that he is going to challenge Sheriff Lee Baca in next year’s election.
Bob Olmsted promised to clean up...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:45 PM
A powerful county workers union on Thursday endorsed a former member of President Obama’s administration for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, who is running to replace termed-out Supervisor...