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LAUSD extends Cortines’ contract

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines received a one-year contract extension from the Board of Education May 12. Terms of the extension were still under review, but nothing, including salary, was expected to change from the previous pact, which runs through June 30, according to Thomas Waldman, the districts director Read More…

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Former high-ranking Sheriff’s Dept. officials are indicted

LOS ANGELES — The former undersheriff and an ex-sheriff’s captain are facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly directing efforts to thwart a federal investigation into excessive force and corruption in the county’s jails, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The charges against Paul Tanaka and William “Tom” Carey bring to 22 the number of Read More…