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Dec 3, 2008

Nuisance Ordinance

The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance that makes it easier for the city to shut down businesses connected to illegal drugs, alcohol and prostitution.

Dec 3, 2008

Driver Who Fled After Hitting Boy in South L.A.

By James Wagner

Adrian Tejada was hit when he chased after a soccer ball as he and a friend played about 6 p.m. Monday in the 6900 block of Estrella Avenue, said officials with the Los Angeles Police Department. Adrian was hit on his left side by the right front of the gray minivan, witnesses and police said.

Dec 3, 2008

District Attorney Takes Historic Third Oath of Office

By a MetNews Staff Writer

Three was the magic number yesterday for Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, who was sworn in for his third term at a 3 p.m. ceremony, becoming the third person to serve three consecutive terms in the office’s history.

Dec 3, 2008

Boy, 7, Badly Injured in Hit and Run in South L.A.

By Richard Winton

A 7-year-old boy was critically injured Monday night in South Los Angeles when he was run over by a motorist who fled the scene, police said.

Dec 2, 2008

Villaraigosa says he won't join Obama administration

Los Angeles Times

Despite increased speculation that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be heading to Washington, he said Monday that he would not be joining President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet.

Dec 2, 2008

Help sought to ID shooter involved in Valley slaying

Daily News

Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Luis Morales.

Dec 1, 2008

Top Cop in Los Angeles Says Cutting Crime Pays

By Gabriel Kahn

Shrinking budgets are forcing such cities as Phoenix, Portland, Ore., and San Diego to make deep cuts, including to police. But Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton has grown his department with a persuasive argument about the financial costs of crime.

Nov 26, 2008

Ethel Bradley dies at 89; wife of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

By Valerie J. Nelson

Ethel Bradley, who was the longest-reigning first lady of Los Angeles as the wife of the city's first black mayor, Tom Bradley, has died. She was 89.

Nov 26, 2008

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy's Killing Remains a Mystery

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton

When Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante was gunned down in August outside his boyhood home in Cypress Park, theories abounded on possible suspects and a motive.

Nov 26, 2008

Police bust San Fernando Valley auto theft, burglary ring

By Brandon Lowrey, Staff Writer

A brazen band of thieves made up of 11 young men have been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cars, jewelry and electronics from dozens of San Fernando Valley residents over the last two months, police said today.

Nov 25, 2008

Potential Flood & Mudslide Warning

Heavy rains have been forecast for the Los Angeles area starting tonight and lasting through Thanksgiving weekend, bringing the possibility of flooding and mudslides in the areas that recently experienced wildfires.

Nov 25, 2008

LA Ranked 158 in Crime, Report Says


New Orleans earned the unfortunate top city ranking in crime, according to a Congressional Quarterly book based off 2007 statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Nov 25, 2008

Reward Offered

A $50,000 reward was offered today for information that helps police solve the killing of a man who was gunned down in a drive-by attack in Highland Park about eight months ago.

Nov 25, 2008

L.A. City Council Looks at a Hiring Freeze for Police

By Phil Willon

The Los Angeles City Council on Monday took its first crack at addressing a $110-million shortfall in this year's budget and signaled that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pledge to hire more police officers may be at risk.

Nov 25, 2008

What I shared at LA Police Commission


At the behest of the LAPD, this morning at 5 A.M. we went out as a URM team and alerted folks sleeping on the street that the LAPD right was right behind us carrying out maximum enforcement of a code that prohibits sleeping on the streets after before 9:00 P.M and after 6:00 A.M. We also were able to invite them to our Thanksgiving Celebration tomorrow

Nov 25, 2008

Assaults on Police a Matter of Concern

Downtown News Editorial

The decrease in violent crime on Skid Row over the last two years as a result of the Safer Cities Initiative has been widely reported and applauded. But until recently, few realized that as crime has come down, the number of police officers attacked in the area has gone up dramatically.

Nov 18, 2008

LAPD Hollenbeck Division Appreciation Luncheon

On Wednesday November 5, 2008, in a show of appreciation, the Community Action Team from the Hollenbeck area hosted a luncheon for the Senior Lead Officers, Vice Officers and Narcotic Officers who serve that community.

Nov 18, 2008

California Sends Assistance to Fire Victims

Insurance Journal

California Commissioner Steve Poizner has deployed more than two dozen California Department of Insurance (CDI) fraud division investigators to assist local law enforcement at the Sayre Fire in Southern California.

Nov 18, 2008

Border Patrol agents arrest Mexican fugitive wanted in L.A. homicide


Border Patrol agents announced Monday that they apprehended a Mexican fugitive wanted in connection with a homicide in Los Angeles.

Nov 18, 2008

L.A., Glendale Seek Injunction Against Toonerville Gang

By Richard Winton

Lawyers for Los Angeles and Glendale have filed a civil lawsuit seeking a joint gang injunction to restrict the activities of Toonerville, a decades-old gang known for orchestrating killings and even a police ambush, officials said today.

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