January 30, 2014 |
Good for incoming Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott for making it clear that he has no intention of being a "place-holder" pending the election of a new sheriff. There are 10 months from now to early December, when the next sheriff will take the oath, and that's much too long a time to let the troubled department flounder, and much too short a time to squander a rare opportunity for a leader, unconcerned with elections or politics, to push through crucial reforms. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Scott on Tuesday to replace outgoing Sheriff Lee Baca, who over his 15-year tenure spoke eloquently about enlightened law enforcement and corrections while either protecting or ignoring a departmental culture that fostered inmate abuse, mismanagement, secrecy and defiance.
December 3, 1990 |
Robert Cummings, the perennially youthful bachelor photographer of the 1950s television series "The Bob Cummings Show," died Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. Cummings, 80, died of kidney failure and complications of pneumonia, hospital spokeswoman Louella Benson said. The actor, who also was in advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease, was admitted to the hospital Nov. 18.
November 13, 2010 |
Sandra Hutchens understands when people ask to see the closet -- the office hideaway where her predecessor, disgraced former Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Michael S. Carona, kept a secret video recording system and a safe and who knows what else. It's just a closet now, cleaned out by Hutchens, who had a lot of metaphorical cleaning on her to-do list when she took over Carona's job in June 2008. The longtime Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and division chief was comfortably retired in O.C. when her husband urged her to pursue the job that Carona, convicted on one count in a five-count corruption trial, was forced to leave.
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June 25, 2008 |
Newly appointed Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was sworn in Tuesday on the steps of the Old County Courthouse, promising the public and her troops that she would lead by example and with integrity. "Yesterday is history. Today is the beginning of a new era in this department," Hutchens told a crowd of more than 1,000 gathered on the front lawn of the historic Santa Ana courthouse for the ceremonial event. She was officially sworn in last week in a private ceremony.
June 3, 1991 |
The list of undergraduates who have declared themselves eligible for the NBA draft in June reads like a college all-star team: Brian Williams of Arizona, Kenny Anderson of Georgia Tech, Anderson Hunt of Nevada Las Vegas--Raoul Hutchens of Whittier College? If you've never heard of Raoul Hutchens, you are not alone. NBA scouts haven't heard of him either, and with good reason. As a 6-foot-2 junior at the NCAA Division III school last season, Hutchens averaged only 3.
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November 27, 2012 |
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced Monday that she has begun chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer but will continue to actively lead one of the state's largest law enforcement agencies. During a news conference at department headquarters in Santa Ana, Hutchens said she was confident that she could still serve and aggressively combat the cancer. If she found that she couldn't handle the load, she said, "I'd make other arrangements. " Sheriff's officials said the department was notified of Hutchens' health problems about two weeks ago in a staff memo that was sent the day after she began chemotherapy.