Baca explained many of the hires were brought on board in the 90s, creating an extra challenge for the department.
In a 3-2 vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday endorsed Proposition 30, a tax hike initiative championed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky announced Thursday he has decided not to run for the office of mayor of Los Angeles, saying he would give way to “a new generation” of political leaders when his term ends in 2014.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to do away with old rules that prohibited football games and Frisbee flying on county beaches.
The reward is up to $60,000 for the capture of an arsonist who police say set at least 21 carport fires within four hours Friday, damaging cars, homes and apartment buildings.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says the county will offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the series of fires set overnight in Hollywood and West Hollywood.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $3.5 million program to create at least 2,200 summer jobs for young people.