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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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Local officials critical of homeless case ruling

Supreme Court allows earlier ruling on sidewalk sleeping to stand LOS ANGELES — The ability of Southland governments to enact and enforce restrictions on homeless people sleeping on sidewalks or in other public areas was left in doubt Dec. 16 when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling barring such regulations unless Read More…