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A Big Departure from the Sheriff's Department

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgYesterday, Paul Tanaka suddenly resigned as LA Sheriff Lee Baca's top assistant.  Tanaka has been under pressure since a blue ribbon commission on jail violence came close to recommending that he be fired, and because of reports that he promoted sheriff's deputies for contributing to his campaigns for Mayor of Gardena. Tuesday he was elected to a third term. What will his departure mean for the Sheriff's department and Baca's own prospects for re-election next year? Also, a new book about California's coastline: 1100 miles of wilderness, industrial development and beach culture all crucial to Golden State History. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is economic recovery increasing economic inequality?

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Warren Olney

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