Health Lead Story Local News News Politics West Edition

Wildfires cause county to assess needs of fire department

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 4 to begin a yearlong, $4.5 million public outreach project to assess the needs of the fire department and ensure residents understand the financial challenges posed by increasingly severe wildfires. Supervisor Janice Hahn said it was time to rethink the county’s firefighting resources. Calling the […]

Culver City Edition East Edition Herald American Lead Story Local News Lynwood Press News Northeast Edition Politics The Press West Edition

New sheriff faces potential $101 million budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — As Sheriff Jim McDonnell prepares to step down from his post, a report delivered to county officials Nov. 27 on the department’s $3.3 billion budget makes clear just how complicated a job his successor Alex Villanueva faces. The report was submitted to the Board of Supervisors by McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer Sachi […]

Economic Featured Lead Story Local News News Politics West Edition

Governor pardons former state legislator

LOS ANGELES — Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright, who was convicted of voter fraud for living outside the Inglewood-area district he was elected to represent, was formally pardoned Nov. 21 by Gov. Jerry Brown. Wright’s was one of 38 pardons and 70 sentence commutations announced by Brown. In his pardon of Wright, Brown wrote, […]