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L.A. Supervisor Contender Steve Napolitano Dubs Himself a “Data-Driven Guy” with a Streamlined Vision of County Government

When it comes to children’s issues in Los Angeles County, candidate Steve Napolitano is hoping to borrow a page from current Supervisor Don Knabe. Knabe is stepping down from his fourth district seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors because of term limits.


Congresswoman Janice Hahn Hopes to Carry Father’s Legacy at L.A. Board of Supes

Janice Hahn has a different relationship to Los Angeles County than most politicians. Many voters in the county are at least passingly aware of her father, Kenneth Hahn, who served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1952 to 1992.


Supes Choose a Team of Two to Lead L.A. County Probation: Terri McDonald and Sheila Mitchell

The Supes Choose A Probation Chief — Or Make That Two Chiefs The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have just announced their selection of not just one brand new Chief of Probation, but two.

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Yonatan’s Death Spurs Deep Look at How L.A. Gauges Child Abuse Risk

Last month, in response to news reports about the tortured life and death of a little boy, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors waded into the thorny question of how to predict child abuse.


Mitchell, McDonald Top Interview List for L.A. County Probation Chief

Former Santa Clara County Probation Chief Sheila Mitchell and former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jail reformer Terri McDonald are among a slate of five candidates who will be interviewed next week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to lead the county’s Probation Department.


L.A. Supes Vote on Role of Public Health Nurses in Child Welfare

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion instructing a handful of agencies to report back in 30 days on whether or not to move 103 public health nurses employed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to the Department of Public Health (DPH).


    L.A. County Debates Role of Public Health Nurses in Child Protection

    A June 30 report calling for the termination of Los Angeles County’s experimental public health nurse program has sparked a rich debate about the role of such nurses in child abuse investigations.


    L.A. Child Protection Chief Wants Experimental Child Abuse Investigation Program Terminated

    In a report sent to Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors on June 30, Michael Nash, the director of the county’s novel Office of Child Protection, called for the termination of a program that had been a marquis recommendation of the very commission that created his position.


    Candidates Square off in Gabriel’s District

    It is a county within a county. Los Angeles County’s fifth is the largest of the five supervisorial districts, where the suburban sprawl of Pasadena gives way to the exurban expanse of the Antelope Valley.