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Appeals court denies Baca’s request for new trial

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court panel Feb. 11 rejected former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s appeal of his conviction on charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. The 76-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced in May 2017 to three years in federal prison, but has remained Read More…

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ON THE MONEY: What the government shutdown reveals about us

With the government shutdown in our rear-view mirror, it’s a good idea to identify the elephant in the room. Instead of saving at a level that can make work optional, retailers are delighted to see that Americans have embraced the mantra, “Spend, baby spend!” As I have stated on nationally syndicated TV and radio programs, Read More…