SACRAMENTO –- Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California, a move blasted by state Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Assemblyman Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) but lauded by the LA County Public Defender.
The executive order also calls...
Los Angeles County is ramping up its efforts to register all eligible citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election, including those currently or previously incarcerated or otherwise involved with the justice system.
“The election is fast approaching, and we can’t afford to miss the opportunity...
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has selected Ricardo Garcia to be the county’s new Public Defender.
One of California’s most accomplished and respected criminal defense attorneys, Garcia has dedicated his talents to defending indigent clients who could otherwise afford no representation.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites you to join us in celebrating Public Defense Day today to honor the 55th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright.
This decision declared that defendants in criminal cases have the right to counsel, regardless of...
Deputy Public Defender Rourke Stacy, trainer in the Juvenile Division, helped to author SB 395. Here, she discusses the bill with LA County Board of Supervisors’ Chair Sheila Kuehl and the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CCJCC) during a recent presentation at the Hall of Administration.
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
Although they are still awaiting the autopsy results, Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau detectives said they do not believe at this time that foul play resulted in a body being discovered near Castaic Lake on Tuesday.
In an improvement from his critical, yet stable, status last week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department captain hospitalized at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in “fair” condition, according to officials.
Following its selection by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter as a 2020 Project of the Year, the city of Santa Clarita’s Inclusive Play Area at Canyon Country Park was recently named the Innovative Design of the Year Project by the APWA’s High Desert Branch.
Thinking about a career move? Jumping back into the job market after a challenging year? With the end of the pandemic in sight, people may be wondering about their next job prospects, career choices, or what's next on the horizon.