Jaclyn Cosgrove Reporter
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

Jaclyn Cosgrove is the L.A. County government reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Her coverage focuses primarily on human services, including mental health, child welfare, homelessness, criminal justice reform and indigent care.

63 Articles
10 months ago
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Arrest made in killing of Cal Bears basketball great Gene Ransom

A 25-year-old San Francisco man is arrested on suspicion of homicide in the freeway killing of UC Berkeley basketball...

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10 months ago
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Fire at historic Watts church under investigation

Investigators are trying to determine how a fire started outside the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Watts, spr...

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11 months ago
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After more than six years of federal oversight, dangerous problems persist in L.A. County jails

The county remains out of compliance with the settlement’s main requirements: ensuring inmates with serious mental il...

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11 months ago
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L.A. County foster care system to ramp up services in Indigenous languages

The motion by the Board of Supervisors comes in response to the abuse of a 4-year-old boy in foster care.

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12 months ago
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Commission finalizes L.A. County supervisors map, creating a second majority-Latino district

The citizens redistricting commission approved the new district map for the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

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about 1 year ago
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First-ever redistricting commission to draw boundaries for L.A. County supervisors

Each map under consideration would create a second district with a large Latino voter population. But Black and Asian...

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about 1 year ago
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Torrance police warn of burglars who appear to be targeting Asian American homeowners

Police are advising residents in central and eastern Torrance to be on the lookout for thieves posing as gardeners or...

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about 1 year ago
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L.A. County DCFS again at crossroads as another director departs amid child deaths

The sudden resignation of Bobby Cagle caps a tumultuous period for the nation's largest child protection agency and w...

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about 1 year ago
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"I've never had problems with them," says neighbor of 4-year-old boy allegedly abused by foster mom

Andres, a 4-year-old boy, was placed with a foster parent. After living with her for six months, he was taken to a ho...

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about 1 year ago
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L.A. County juvenile detention halls are 'suitable' for housing youths, for now

The Board of State and Community Corrections ruled Thursday that L.A. County's probation department had remediated th...

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about 1 year ago
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L.A. County to investigate alleged abuse of 4-year-old by his foster mother

The investigation will focus on the handling of the case by the Department of Children and Family Services and other ...

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about 1 year ago
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He's no Dr. Drew, but Andy Bales could shake up L.A.’s homeless advocacy establishment

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said she welcomes the "contrary" viewpoint Bales brings, despite not agreeing w...

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