| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell on Monday said he was entering the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, less than a week after Lee Baca's surprise announcement that he was stepping down.
McDonnell, a former Los Angeles Police Department official,...
| Jan 6, 2014
What turns people into terrorists? That question might sound simplistic, but it's at the heart of the struggle to prevent terrorist attacks.
Take a look at some of the people who have tried to do us harm in the last few years.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:00 PM
In more ways than one, I'm sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles.
In other ways, I can't wait for...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:17 AM
A man in Highland Park was injured early New Year's Day when he was "skimmed" by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire, Los Angeles police said.
The man was standing in the 6800 block of North Figueroa about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday when he was...
| Jan 2, 2014
There came a point during the 2012 hearings of the Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence when the panel's lead counsel, Richard Drooyan, asked Sheriff Lee Baca how he was to be held to answer for mistreatment of inmates, poor...
| Jan 1, 2014
As the New Year begins, hopeful signs abound that the U.S. economy is finally getting its mojo back. Employers are creating jobs at a faster pace, more houses are being built than at any point in the last five years, consumer spending is rising —...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Los Angeles authorities have one message for residents tempted to ring in 2014 with celebratory gunfire: Don't.
Sheriff's and police officials teamed up on Tuesday in an effort to reduce celebratory gunfire from New Year's Eve revelers. Firing a gun...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca maintained a special hiring program that granted preferential treatment to the friends and relatives of department officials, including some candidates who were given jobs despite having troubled histories, according to...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials in 2010 hired about 80 people they shouldn't have because of serious problems in their backgrounds, a department official acknowledged Tuesday.
Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers said he was troubled by...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:06 PM
One in every four GPS devices used to track serious criminals released in Los Angeles County has proved to be faulty, according to a probation department audit — allowing violent felons to roam undetected for days or, in some cases, weeks.
| Dec 22, 2013
Re "'Friends of the sheriff,'" Dec. 19
I honor your commitment to exposing corruption and abuse of any sort. But I believe there is another side of L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca that needs to be recognized.
Baca has given considerable attention over...