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Judge signs off on settlement between ACLU and Sheriff’s Dept.

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge signed off Monday on the settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that alleged a pattern of violence in county jails. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson said the resolution of the suit, filed in January 2012 Read More…

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Cal State L.A. holds first meeting of President’s Council

Cal State Los Angeles held its first meeting April 9 of the President’s Council, which is comprised of business and civic leaders who will help strengthen the university’s role as a premier public comprehensive university. The 42 council members will work closely with university President William A. Covino, offering input and advice as the university Read More…

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County downsizes planned communication tower network

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County supervisors April 14 approved a downsized network of radio towers to allow first-responders from dozens of agencies to communicate quickly in an emergency, seeking to balance public safety with health and aesthetic concerns raised by firefighters and homeowners. The county’s decision in March to delay construction to do more Read More…