In the midst of growing criticism about his leadership at his department, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca announced this week he’s stepping down on January 31, from the post he’s held for more than 15 years. The head of the LA Department of Water and Power, Ron Nichols, also says he’ll also step down at the end of this month. A report out this week from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission says that the city of LA is a city – in its words – in decline. And finally, LA County Supervisors voted 3-2 this week to add a Christian cross to the official county seal. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with Gene Maddaus of the LA Weekly and Seema Mehta of the LA Times.
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