| Dec 17, 2013
Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
| Dec 15, 2013
Re "Looting on a grand scale," Dec. 12
I find it strange and troubling that no one involved in the case of a La Habra Heights mansion that was looted by teenagers after a party seems concerned with the fact that the wealthy owners of the mansion had a...
| Dec 14, 2013
Re "In Baca's parallel universe," Column, Dec. 11
Recently, The Times has cast both Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in a negative light.
Both have excellent records of inclusiveness of all ethnic groups in their...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country...
| Sep 25, 2013
Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information found in sheriff's deputies' background screening files.
"You'd have to be blind not to recognize there's tension between privacy, public safety and the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:54 PM
A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous."
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:52 PM
I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:30 PM
On Thursday, a federal jury awarded $740,000 in general damages to five inmates who said they were severely beaten by 27 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies while the men were detained at Men’s Central Jail.
Of course, county taxpayers...