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June 9, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Appointed Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was holding a hefty 2-to-1 lead in early balloting Tuesday over her two opponents in her bid to win the endorsement of voters to continue leading a department still recovering from scandal. In Ventura County, Sheriff's Cmdr. Geoff Dean was leading Chief Deputy Dennis Carpenter, and in an Orange County race for an open supervisorial seat, Fullerton Councilman Shawn Nelson and Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu led a field of six candidates.
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January 30, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
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.
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OPINION
June 1, 2009
Re "High noon in O.C.," editorial, May 26 In supporting Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' decision to revoke concealed weapons permits, your editorial staff really shows they have never seen a restriction on the 2nd Amendment they didn't like. As Americans, we, including your editorial staff, should support all the rights in the Constitution, not just the ones we like. If you support freedom of speech, religion and that one should be free in his/her personal effects and papers against unreasonable searches and seizures, you should support the clear language making it wrong to infringe on one's right to keep and bear arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
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.
OPINION
January 30, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
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.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
OPINION
November 13, 2010 | Patt Morrison
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2008 | Christine Hanley and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
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.
SPORTS
June 3, 1991 | MITCH POLIN
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
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.
OPINION
November 13, 2010 | Patt Morrison
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
With a decisive mandate from voters, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said Wednesday she is finally moving past critics who have characterized her as a liberal interloper out of touch with conservative Orange County. As she entered the department Wednesday morning, undersheriffs, lieutenants and secretaries burst into applause. "Welcome, elected sheriff," Undersheriff John Scott said. "Yes, remove the word 'appointed,' " Hutchens said. Hutchens took nearly 52% of the vote in Tuesday's election, defeating former Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Bill Hunt and Anaheim Deputy Police Chief Craig Hunter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Appointed Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was holding a hefty 2-to-1 lead in early balloting Tuesday over her two opponents in her bid to win the endorsement of voters to continue leading a department still recovering from scandal. In Ventura County, Sheriff's Cmdr. Geoff Dean was leading Chief Deputy Dennis Carpenter, and in an Orange County race for an open supervisorial seat, Fullerton Councilman Shawn Nelson and Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu led a field of six candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
More than two years after Orange County's top lawman was indicted on corruption charges, voters will finally decide who should run the state's second-largest sheriff's department. After Michael S. Carona's arrest and resignation, county supervisors deliberately reached outside the department to name a successor. Sandra Hutchens, who had spent decades with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was embraced as an "agent of change," a fresh face to lead a department that had endured years of upheaval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim
After Orange County's sheriff was indicted on corruption charges on 2007, supervisors made a point of looking beyond the county limits to find a replacement who was free of the cronyism and scandal that had tainted the office. A retired Los Angeles Sheriff's Department division chief, Sandra Hutchens was lauded by one county supervisor for being "removed from the political machinations in the county" and was seen as a welcome breath of fresh air in a department that had been led for decades by politically connected lawmen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim
While Los Angeles County is releasing hundreds of inmates early because of budget cuts, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is trying to avoid similar cuts by importing hundreds of new detainees. She has won approval to negotiate with the federal government for the Orange County jail system to house more than 800 immigration detainees. In return, the county would receive $40 million a year -- money Hutchens said would be used to avoid cutbacks in the jails and possible layoffs of deputies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
With her tailored suits and thoughtful, confident demeanor, new Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens appears more like a polished corporate executive than a peace officer. But make no mistake about it: There's a lot of street cop in the new leader of California's second-largest sheriff's department. Hutchens spent the early years of her career patrolling violent inner-city neighborhoods south of downtown Los Angeles, arresting gang members, racing to assist deputies in danger and, in one defining moment, shooting and killing a man carrying a handgun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2010 | By Paloma Esquivel
The Orange County Sheriff's Department will lay off one of its highest-ranking officers as well as 23 professional staff members this month as it grapples with a budget shortfall of more than $50 million. Among those who will lose their jobs is Assistant Sheriff Michael Hillmann, a four-decade veteran of the LAPD hired by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to help lead the department in the wake of corruption allegations against her predecessor. Hillmann, 64, ran into controversy early on when he was caught sending text messages mocking activists and board members during a Board of Supervisors meeting early last year on the department's gun permit policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens on Monday unveiled a dramatic reorganization of the department that will consolidate such major services as operations and investigations and cut captains who oversee training and special projects. The changes combine similar services under one supervisor and increase the sheriff's role in overall operations. They are intended to help offset the department's $28-million budget shortfall. Over the last three weeks, Hutchens has personally informed each member of her command staff whether they will stay or go. Those leaving include Assistant Sheriffs Jack Anderson and John B. Davis, as well as Capts.
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