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City Council seeks to block ‘no-fault’ evictions

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Oct. 15 to authorize the city attorney to craft a pair of emergency ordinances aimed at halting “no-fault” evictions of people living in rental units built before 2006 and to bar all rent increases until Jan. 1, when a new state law goes into effect that Read More…

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County to establish Probation Oversight Commission

LOS ANGELES — Following up on a promise made nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 1 to establish a Probation Oversight Commission with subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first championed the probation watchdog to replace the longstanding Probation Commission. “Reforming the Probation Read More…

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LAX hires former sheriff’s deputy as airport police chief

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles World Airports has announced it has hired a former assistant county sheriff as its next chief of airport police. Cecil Rhambo will replace David Maggard, who was named LAWA’s deputy executive director for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security this summer after serving as the airport police chief for three years. Read More…