LASD anticipates hiring 160 new positions to improve jail healthcare

Sheriff's Deputy Under Investigation

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell plans to seek funding for more than 160 new deputies and support personnel to improve medical and mental healthcare for jail inmates, according to a letter posted on the county’s website Tuesday.

McDonnell said his department will need to ramp up hiring to deal with the increased demand for medical appointments as the county’s health agency moves toward a patient-centered model that is proactive and preventative.

Correctional Health Services, the agency within the Department of Health Services that took over responsibility for jail healthcare in 2015, is working aggressively to hire more personnel. That means the sheriff’s department will need many more deputies to move inmates to and from appointments securely, the sheriff said.

He said it also made sense to hire dedicated medical transport teams for off-site emergency medical runs. Last year, CHS made nearly 6,000 such trips, which typically require two deputies to be pulled off regular duty.

The sheriff’s custody division oversees more than 17,000 inmates in seven county jail facilities.

“It is vital to improve the level of medical and mental health care for the inmates in county jails,” McDonnell wrote in The letter, signed on his behalf by Assistant Sheriff Jill Serrano.

McDonnell cited the California prison system as a cautionary tale, noting that in 2006, a federal judge found that the state failed to provide a constitutional level of care to prisoners and appointed a receiver to manage the system.

“The (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) budget for prisoner medical care has grown exponentially to meet the receiver’s court-ordered demands,” McDonnell’s letter stated.

Many inmates are very ill when they are booked into the county system and need to be assessed quickly to ensure proper care. More than 20 percent suffer from mental illness.

Evaluations are made at the front of an inmate’s cell because there are not enough deputies to escort inmates to a clinical setting, according to McDonnell, who added that CHS is hoping to discontinue that practice.

The letter was sent as an update on the status of a reorganization of personnel under a new Access to Care Bureau. The department is reviewing the numbers and plans to formally request the new positions as part of the 2018-19 budget process and as current vacant positions are filled.

The board asked for an update on the overall financial status of the sheriff’s department last June. A report from the CEO and Auditor-Controller has been postponed three times this year and is now set for April 3.

Living Water Worship Center 6th Year Anniversary

LWWC 6th Year Anniversary Updated

Living Water Worship Center 6th Year Anniversary Celebration

April 6th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
Evangelist Patrick Denatien Sr.

April 7th, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.
Pastor Porter Benjamin

Exciting Celebration as we celebrate the birth of our great ministry.

Growing in God’s Grace

Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Avenue L-12 Ste. 105
Lancaster CA 93534

Antelope Valley & Southern California Church Directory


If you are in the local area and in need of a church home.


Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Ave. L-12, Suite 105

Lancaster, CA. 93534

  • Service Times
  • Worship Service:  11:30 AM
  • Bible Study: Tuesday 7:00 PM
  • Food Ministry:  Every Saturday @ 10:30 P.M.
  • Youth 4 Truth: Every Saturday before the 2nd Sunday
  • Empowering Men’s Ministry:  Every 3rd Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Women of Word Ministry:  Every 4th Saturday at 2:00 P.M.
  • Prayer Line:  Every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M.
    Phone No. 515-603-3106 Pin 129253#

Pastor Dwayne Jones


The Lord House of Refuge
456 East Avenue K-4 Suite 1

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 PM

Pastor Tina Johnson


Galilee Baptist Church
542 East Avenue G

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.

Pastor BillyZone


Wayside Christian Center
44219 10th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Tues. Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.

 Dr. John Ward, Senior Pastor  


Temple Ministries   
43913 15th Street West

Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School 9:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship 10:00 A.M.
  • Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 P.M.

George McIntyre, Pastor  

Agape Community Church
1722 East Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster CA 93535

  • Sunday Service:  8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 P.M.

Bishop George Todd, Senior Pastor


Universal Church of God in Action
511 West Avenue H-8
Lancaster CA 93534


  • Sunday School:  10:00 A.M.
  • Morning Worship:  11:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Wednesday
  • Women In Action:  12:00 P.M. Thursday
  • Youth Bible Study:  6:00 P.M. Friday
  • Saturday Prayer:  8:00 A.M.  Saturday

Robert L. Jones, Jr.  Senior Pastor

Bible Way Deliverance Ministry
205 Nugent Street
Lancaster CA 93534

  • Sunday School: 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday Morning Service: 11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  Wednesday: 6:30 P.M.
  • Women Ministry (WORCC): 3rd Saturday:  10:30 A.M.
  • Young Men’s Ministry: 1st Saturday:  10:30 A.M.

Pastor LeNeil & Pastor Venus Davis

LeNiel & Venus



St. John Holy Trinity A.M.E
9543 East Avenue Q-10

Littlerock CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30 A.M.
  • Worship Service:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible study Wednesday :  6:00 P.M.

Melanie Mays, Senior Pastor



True Vine Gospel Church
859 East Avenue Q

Palmdale CA 93550

  • Sunday School:  9:30-10:30 A.M.
  • Sunday Worship:  11:00 A.M.
  • Bible Study:  7:00-8:30 P.M. Wednesday


 Al January, Pastor/Teacher 


Los Angeles

Do Right Christian Church
9815 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles CA.  90044

  • Sunday School: 7:40 A.M.
  • Worship Service: 8:30 A.M.
  • Bible Study: Thursday 7:00 P.M.

Lonnie McNamee, Senior Pastor


Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd

Los Angeles CA 90061

  • Service Times
  • Sunday School:  9:30 AM
  • Morning Worship:  11:00 AM
  • Conference Prayer: Every Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.
    Phone No. 641-715-3630  Pin 284045 #
Pastor Wilburn Liddell                 



Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service 2 2018

7 Last Words of Christ Service

Good Friday Service
Friday, March 30, 2018
Service Time
7:00 P.M.

Living Water Worship Center
1034 West Avenue L12 Ste. 105
Lancaster CA 93534
Service Time

7:00 P.M.
Pastor Dwayne Jones

Guest Speakers

  • Minister Willie Bell
  • Pastor David T. McKinley-Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
  • Pastor Charles Johnson-Today you will be with me in paradise
  • Pastor Troy Richard-Behold your son: behold your mother
  • Rev. Sonia Richard-My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  • Pastor Pastor Charles McIntyre-I thirst
  • Pastor Robert Jones-It is finished
  • Pastor Khamisi Jones-Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

Palmdale Basketball Camp: Michael Cooper

Basketball Camp

Palmdale Basketball Camp: Michael Cooper
Former Los Angeles Lakers Legend-5 Time NBA Champion


Is coming back to the AV by Popular Demand!

2-Day Weekend Basketball Clinic & 5D’s Training
March 24th Saturday & March 25th Sunday

Location: Knight High School
37432 70th Street East. Palmdale Ca

Registration Time 8:00 A.M. -9:00 A.M. 
Clinic will begin 9:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. 
Ages 8 to 17 
Clinic Price is $150

Online ticket orders go to or Call 866-281-5701

Q Brothers Bar B Que Catering

John McFadden


John McFadden 2

Q Brothers Bar B Cue Catering

It’s what we Do. All We Do And God At What We Do
We Cater:

Corporate Picnic
Birthday Parties
Grand Opening
Family Reunions

Block Parties
Office Parties

Call me: John (661) 510-7611
On-Location Cooking Is Available
Big or Small, We Do Them All

We Cook:
Hot Links
Rib Tips

All Dinners Come With Baked Beans and Potato Salad

3-Day Tent Crusade 2018

Crusade 2018

3-Day Tent Crusade 2018
Coming Back To The Antelope Valley
Community Event!
Coming Drink From The Living Water

Healing, Deliverance, Salvation

Friday May 18, 2018
11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Saturday May 19, 2018
11:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M. 

Sunday May 20, 2018
11:30 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Tye Tribbett Concert

Tye Tribbett

Knott’s Berry Farm

March 31, 2018

Special Guest – Tye Tribbett
Special Guest Host – Kevon Carter
Line Up – Mario Parrales – OLAM
Angeles Worship – Luis Torres

$65 Combo Ticket
$35 Theme Park Ticket
$35 Concert Ticket


For More Information and Ticket Purchase:

Deadline to purchase tickets is March 12, 2018.
You will not be able to purchase at the door.