Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times

Rebecca Ellis

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

As L.A. County moves youths out of troubled juvenile halls, will anything change?

L.A. County is moving youths out of its long-troubled juvenile halls. But facing continued critical staffing shortages, will anything truly improve? → Read More

Faced with another bad homelessness count, L.A. reacts with frustration

Los Angeles has now seen an increase in homelessness in seven of its last eight counts, even as the budget for addressing the issue has topped $1 billion. → Read More

U.S. accuses L.A. County of violating ADA at voting locations

The Justice Department alleges that L.A. County routinely violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The county disputes the allegations. → Read More

Sheriff's Department gets $4 billion in L.A. County budget

L.A. County supervisors approved a $43-billion budget on Monday at a meeting punctuated by moments of silence for two young people who died in recent months in county custody. → Read More

L.A. County still keeping troubled youths in hotel rooms

L.A. County continues to place severely troubled young people in hotels. Officials are pressuring the state to open facilities that can accommodate them. → Read More

More overdose cases in L.A. juvenile halls amid vows to crack down on contraband

Less than two months after a teenager fatally overdosed inside an L.A County juvenile hall, four detainees suffered apparent overdoses in the span of a few days. → Read More

Some South L.A. residents call for embattled City Councilman Curren Price to step down

In front of the gates of Price’s South L.A. district office, a small crowd of about a dozen rallied Saturday to demand the councilman step down. → Read More

L.A. apologizes for city’s role in Zoot Suit riots

The Los Angeles City Council formally apologized for its role in the racist and brutal attacks on young Latino, Filipino and Black Angelenos. → Read More

ATM fraud cases surge: Why a Romanian politician is sitting in the Ventura County jail

California has lost more than $86 million in pilfered food stamps and cash aid since November 2021, according to data provided by counties to the state. → Read More

Supervisors boost LGBTQ+ rights, gender-affirming healthcare

The county has six months to form a new 15-member commission, which will be composed exclusively of people who identify as LGBTQ+, according to a motion. → Read More

Times accuses L.A. County supervisors of violating open-meeting law

An attorney representing the Los Angeles Times alleged that the Board of Supervisors twice violated the Brown Act, a California law aimed at ensuring the public has access to local government meetings. → Read More

Violence and ‘crisis’: How hundreds of L.A. County’s abused children ended up in hotels

Two alleged assaults on Los Angeles County social workers by foster children have sparked criticism that such violence was inevitable. → Read More

L.A. County must move nearly 300 youths out of juvenile halls

State regulators had given L.A. County multiple opportunities to bring the juvenile facilities in Sylmar and Boyle Heights into compliance. → Read More

L.A. County asks appeals court to dismiss long-running homelessness lawsuit

The petition, filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, comes after U.S. District Judge David O. Carter twice rejected an agreement that would have marked the end of the L.A. Alliance lawsuit. → Read More

L.A. County to deploy reserve deputies in juvenile facilities

The deployment of reserve deputies is part of a plan to head off a threat by state regulators to close L.A. County's juvenile facilities. A third juvenile hall would be reopened under the plan. → Read More

Decades of failures leave L.A. County facing up to $3 billion in sex abuse claims

L.A. County has hired 11 law firms to deal with as many as 3,000 plaintiffs who allege that they were sexually abused at county facilities. → Read More

Just how gloomy has it been in L.A. all winter?

According to weather data analyzed by The Times, it really has been the drabbest winter Southern Californians have lived through recently. → Read More

These 33 important buildings owned by L.A. County could be at risk in a major quake

Officials have identified 33 buildings owned by Los Angeles County as having a flaw that could cause them to collapse in a major earthquake. → Read More

Full list of L.A. County-owned buildings facing potential earthquake risk

The list includes the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, the center of Los Angeles County government. → Read More

Former L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina says she has terminal cancer

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Tuesday she is suffering from terminal cancer. → Read More