Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The questions facing Jackie Lacey

Two significant news reports within days of each other tossed a dubious glare back on Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. One was the announcement by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon that he might mount an election challenge to her. Gascon would be formidable. He was a one-time ranking Los Angeles police officer Read More…

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Challenger Villanueva increases lead in sheriff’s race

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva dramatically increased his lead over incumbent Jim McDonnell Nov. 13, with an updated tally from last week’s election showing him with a 22,192-vote lead. When initial vote-counting ended after the Nov. 6 election, Villanueva had a 4,927-vote lead over McDonnell, but Read More…