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L.A. NOWA Los Angeles County probation executive and former state legislator has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, authorities said Monday. Carl Edward Washington, 47, was arrested last fall for allegedly defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank, First City...
If you're looking for work in this rotten economy, I've got a tip: Run, don't walk, to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and apply for anything they've got. A reader sent me a posting for an executive secretary position at the DWP, and the...
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From A Times Staff WriterCharles Bookhammer, a former Hawthorne councilman and longtime aide to retired Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, died Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was 61. His daughter, Brandi, said he died of complications from surgery for an...
L.A. NOWYvonne B. Burke, who stepped down as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 2008, has returned to the Hall of Administration as a registered lobbyist. Burke recently filed paperwork showing that she accepted $10,000 in January to represent East Shore......
Miguel Padilla ran away from a licensed group home in April 2008, but he didn't go far. Unknown to anyone at the time, the 17-year-old amputee made his way to a stand of trees near the main driveway. Using his one arm, he climbed into the branches,...
L.A. NOWA long awaited audit released by Los Angeles County officials found that the Board of Supervisors often use behind-the-scenes levers to control the inner workings of the Regional Planning Department, whose decisions are key to hotly contested battles over...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLos Angeles County supervisors backed off a threat Tuesday to ban plastic shopping and grocery bags that environmental experts call unsightly and destructive. Instead, officials chose the weakest of five alternatives recommended by county executives: a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBy the time he was rescued last year, the 5-year-old South Los Angeles boy was so malnourished his kidneys were failing. His hands were so badly burned he could barely open them. Child welfare officials traced his history, trying to make sense of what...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt might have gone down as the death of a "quasi-transient" woman with a history of abusing drugs. That's how the May 9 death of Edith Isabel Rodriguez was initially reported to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. But five weeks later, her demise...
MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.-Harbor Hospital's history has been its saving grace and, perhaps, its curse. Born in promise as a response to the neglect that helped spark the 1965 Watts riots, the hospital became an institution focused more on the interests of...
Burke's domestic dispute Re "Supervisor's residence outside district raises legal questions," July 27 I live in Ladera Heights, and until Friday, I thought that Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke represented me. Thanks to The Times, I now know...
Like popes, Los Angeles County supervisors have to win an election to land the job, but once in, they're sitting pretty. The last time there was a contested supervisor election, George Bush was president -- the Bush who didn't send U.S. forces into...
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