Baca has told the L.A. County Board of Supervisors his intention to resign his post, according to our media partner NBC4 and multiple media reports. KPCC has not been able to independently confirm this report.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity jumped from 10 to 25 last week. While California hasn't had too many cases yet, our next door neighbor Nevada is one of the hardest hit states.
California long had been a national model in expanding services and reducing unplanned pregnancies for low-income women. But changes to funding under Obamacare could have those clinics scrambling to balance their budgets.
Data collected by the New York Police Department show 84-percent of pedestrians patted down by its officers were black or Latino. The figure is the cornerstone of several challenges to the department's controversial stop-and-frisk tactics.