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Former LAPD Officer Gascon to challenge Lacey for D.A.

LOS ANGELES — George Gascon, the former district attorney for the city and county of San Francisco and a former assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, confirmed Oct. 28 that he will challenge Jackie Lacey for Los Angeles County District Attorney next year. With the Twin Towers jail serving as a backdrop, Gascon Read More…

Columnists Opinion

Righting some of the wrongs from the war on drugs

I am, and will remain, concerned that legalizing the sale of marijuana could be detrimental to the health and safety of vulnerable neighborhoods, leading to unintended consequences that cannot be offset by overblown estimates of the profit that commercialization might bring. Still, I recognize that Proposition 64 offers an opportunity to address at least some Read More…