| 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...
| Jan 9, 2013
The shutdown of a 102-year-old California manufacturing company points to a major flaw in California's industrial development policy:
We don't have one.
The company is Pneumatic Scale Angelus, which turned out top-of-the-line machines for sealing lids...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Placido Domingo and other leaders of Los Angeles Opera told the county board of supervisors Tuesday that the company is repaying part of its $14 million emergency loan....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:35 PM
East Los Angeles’ dream of becoming a city, deferred for more than half a century, appears on the brink of collapsing once more. A new report concluded that the unincorporated neighborhood would not be able to financially sustain itself as......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum, the "father of term limits," says he would have written his 1990 ballot measure a bit differently. Another proposal to adjust state term limits is on the June 5 ballot....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Some 80 years ago, tens of thousands of Mexicans and Mexican Americans living in L.A. were forced aboard trains and taken south of the border. On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors formally apologized....