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  • Correction: LA County Sheriff story

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — In a story Jan. 8 about Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Baca was the first Hispanic to hold the department's top post. The Sheriff's Department said he's the fourth Hispanic to hold the office. In a March 2002 story about Baca, the AP also reported erroneously that Baca was the first Hispanic to be Los Angeles County sheriff in more than 100 years. Eugene Biscailuz also was Hispanic and served as the county's sheriff between 1932 and 1958.


  • Feds raid 17 Calif. businesses for nitrous oxide

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers on Friday raided Southern California auto parts shops and other businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in what federal authorities said was the nation's largest such raid ever.


  • Feds raid 17 Calif. auto stores for nitrous oxide

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers on Friday raided Southern California auto parts shops and other businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in one of the nation's largest such raids to date.


  • LA county authorities crack down on nitrous oxide

    Authorities say the use of nitrous oxide as a recreational drug has grown from a rave party phenomenon to mainstream use, propelled by the ease of social media to reach young people.


  • Deputy who arrested Gibson settles bias case

    The deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving and later claimed he suffered religious discrimination at work settled his lawsuit Tuesday against the Sheriff's Department.


  • Mark Berndt (AP Photo/Los Angeles Sheriff's Department)

    Authorities reveal past complaint about L.A. teacher

    An elementary-school teacher suspected of taking bizarre bondage-style photographs of children in his class was investigated in 1994 for allegedly trying to fondle a 10-year-old girl, authorities disclosed Thursday.


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