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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…

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Supervisors oppose federal efforts to limit food stamps

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 30 to oppose federal efforts to limit food stamp eligibility, which would affect an estimated 40,000 Los Angeles County residents. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the county’s congressional delegates. “The Trump administration is proposing callous Read More…

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Inspector general’s report is critical of new sheriff

LOS ANGELES — The head of the county’s lead investigative watchdog told county officials July 23 that the Sheriff’s Department is adopting a “bunker mentality” and warned of a “Tanaka-level crisis.” Paul Tanaka was former Sheriff Lee Baca’s undersheriff, and both men were convicted of obstruction of justice related to their efforts to stymie an Read More…