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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
After two closed-door meetings Tuesday, Los Angeles County supervisors announced they have selected Orange County Undersheriff John Scott to take over for the resigning Lee Baca until voters select a new sheriff later this year. The vote was 4-0, with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas abstaining, to appoint Scott as interim Los Angeles County sheriff,  county spokesman David Sommers said. Before joining the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Scott had retired from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department after serving as a division chief.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
Well, that didn't take long. Barely 24 hours after confirming that longtime big band DJ Chuck Cecil and his "Swingin' Years" radio show would be leaving KKJZ-FM (88.1), representatives for the Long Beach station have announced Cecil's successor. The new host, who begins Feb. 15 in the weekend time slots occupied for the last 12 years by Cecil's long-running show, will be radio personality Johnny Magnus. According to a statement issued by the station, Magnus will "take over the 6-10 a.m. slot on Saturday and Sunday mornings and will continue to bring you Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and all the other great swing artists of the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
The newly named interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott, said Tuesday that he would continue the momentum of reform in the beleaguered department. Flanked by four of the five county supervisors, Scott said, "I can assure you, I'm not going to be a place-holder here in L.A. County. I will begin the process immediately of restoring both the dignity to the men and women of L.A. County and the confidence and trust of the public that we serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2014 | By Emily Foxhall
For any social group, with age often comes prestige. At the Newport Harbor Yacht Club - the oldest yacht club in Newport Beach - it also brings a crumbling building. For at least a decade, a club committee has tried to find a way to address the issues that arise with a facility that is about as old as the 98-year-old club itself. The proposed solution is to replace the existing two-story building with a new structure - one that looks nearly the same but larger. The Planning Commission approved the new project last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2014 | By Dan Weikel
Southern California's Metrolink commuter rail agency plans to replace a key subcontractor Friday in an attempt to keep on schedule a $211-million, state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The passenger railroad's board of directors is expected to approve a $6.8-million contract to Wabtec Corp. for an important component of the "Positive Train Control" system that will help dispatchers keep track of trains on Metrolink's 500-mile network. Officials said the current subcontractor, ARINC, failed to meet deadlines and agreed to the change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
A high-ranking Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said Thursday that he was entering the race to replace Sheriff Lee Baca. Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca's driver to assistant sheriff, is one of two department insiders Baca said would be strong replacements. Hellmold, who is well-liked among the rank and file, recently sought to distance himself from the beleaguered sheriff, saying publicly that it was time for Baca to step down . In an interview Thursday, Hellmold said that as sheriff he would focus on building public trust and fighting crime, with a stronger focus on cybercrime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
Another candidate is entering the race to replace Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Jim Hellmold, a 25-year department veteran who rose from Baca's driver to assistant sheriff, told The Times that he would be making a formal announcement soon. Hellmold is one of two department insiders Baca said would be strong replacements for him. Hellmold, who is well-liked among the rank and file, sought to distance himself from the embattled Baca, saying publicly that it was time for the sheriff to step down.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Chief Executive William H. Swanson will step down in March and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Thomas A. Kennedy. Swanson, who turns 65 in February, has served as the company's CEO since 2003. He will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors until the company completes the transition process. Kennedy, 58, has served as executive vice president and COO of Raytheon since last April and oversaw the consolidation of Raytheon's six business units to four.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the two over the race for Evans' district. Steinberg's recommendation that Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) replace Evans as chairwoman will be considered Wednesday by the Senate Rules Committee, of which Steinberg is chairman, according to the agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi and Seema Mehta
Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell entered the race to become Los Angeles County's sheriff on Monday, boasting a number of heavyweight endorsements including the county's current and former district attorneys. McDonnell, who served as second in command to Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton before moving to Long Beach, enters an increasingly crowded field seeking to replace Lee Baca, who last week made the surprise announcement that he would end his reelection campaign and retire at the end of the month.
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