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Supreme Court won’t hear former sheriff’s appeal

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is one step closer to prison after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of his conviction on federal charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI Jan. 13. The 77-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced in May Read More…

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Governor calls homelessness ‘a human crisis’

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom visited staff and residents at a board and care home in a Los Angeles neighborhood on the second day of his weeklong homelessness tour, calling the growing problem “a human crisis.” Newsom stressed the need for the state to take a leadership role in addressing homelessness while also asserting Read More…

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Airliner jet fuel dumped over Southland schools

CUDAHY — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a Delta Airlines airliner that had taken off from Los Angeles International Airport for Shanghai, then reported a problem, dumped jet fuel on staff and students at an elementary school in Cudahy Jan. 14. Delta Airlines Flight 89 left LAX around 11:15 a.m. with 181 people Read More…