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Nov 11, 2008

Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Near Home

By Leo Stallworth

The victim was killed just steps from his home. Authorities say 42-year-old Rigoberto Pivaral was left lying in the street for hours until his sister wandered out of their home and found his body.

Nov 7, 2008

Officer Shot During Watts Investigation

KTLA News

Los Angeles police have surrounded a home in Watts in search of a gunman who shot an officer in the arm during a welfare check.

Nov 7, 2008

Crime Stats

Violent crime in Los Angeles is down 5.2 percent compared to this time last year, police Chief William Bratton said today. Overall crime is down 3.9 percent compared to this time last year, the chief told the five-member Police Commission at its regular Tuesday meeting.

Nov 7, 2008

Torrance PD Officer Steve Kroesen in Need of Stem Cells

Hello everyone I was hoping I could get some help with promoting our stem cell drive for one of my friends and coworker, Officer Steve Kroesen. Steve was diagnosed with an advanced stage of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is in need of a stem cell transplant.

Nov 7, 2008

City Charter

City News Service

A fight over the city controller's ability to determine the effectiveness of programs overseen by elected officials could end up in a courtroom if a proposed charter amendment doesn't clarify the issue, City Controller Laura Chick said today.

Oct 31, 2008

5 California governors oppose drug initiative

By SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press Writer

Five California governors came together Thursday in rare bipartisan opposition to a ballot initiative they fear would harm public safety by easing punishment for drug offenders.

Oct 31, 2008

Schwarzenegger stands with bipartisan coalition opposing Proposition 5

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks against Proposition 5 outside the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles.

Oct 31, 2008

LAPPL Joins Governors In Opposing Prop. 5

The LAPPL participated in a news conference with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who today formally opposed Proposition 5 on this November's ballot. The Governor announced his strong opposition to the initiative at a press conference held with current Attorney General and former Governor Jerry Brown, former Governor George Deukmejian, former Governor Pete Wilson and former Governor Gray Davis.

Oct 29, 2008

Caruso to decide on LA mayoral run this week

Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert

The filing deadline for the race is Nov. 8. Caruso, a Republican, could self-finance his candidacy -- a major advantage with the primary election scheduled in March, less than five months away.

Oct 28, 2008

Show Him the Money

Downtown News

Why is this mayor smiling? Possibly because five months before his next election he has raised $2.15 million more than his closest competitor. Photo by Gary Leonard. Well, almost everyone.

Oct 28, 2008

Protective League backs Prop. 6

Daily News Blog

It already has come out against Proposition 5, the measure expanding drug diversion programs, and on behalf of state Sen Mark Ridley-Thomas, D-Los Angeles, for county supervisors.

Oct 24, 2008

Caruso: I can win

By Kevin Roderick

I caught up with Rick Caruso tonight at The Grove — not by accident — and asked if he intends to go for it and challenge Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's reelection next year.

Oct 24, 2008

Chief Bratton's Terror Alert

By RON KAYE

Police Chief William Bratton added fuel to speculation he's aiming for head of Homeland Security or the FBI if Barack Obama wins the presidency by authoring an opinion piece in the New York Daily ...

Oct 23, 2008

Police Honor Versatile Volunteer

By Veronica Rocha

Local of 20 years has worked with various city groups, which earned him an award last week.

Oct 10, 2008

ICA flexes muscles on uncollected bills

BY Mark R. Madler, Staff Reporter

When members of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association met with Los Angeles officials on how they could bring in money by collecting on unpaid bills they received no disagreement.

Oct 8, 2008

L.A. mayor warns businesses of tough times ahead

LA Daily News

Pledging to continue his efforts to help business even in the perilous economic times, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday warned business leaders the city is in for continued hard times.

Oct 8, 2008

California Judges Association Opposes Severe Threat of Prop. 5

The California Judges Association has taken the extraordinarily rare action of stating a formal position on a statewide ballot measure. The Judges Association announced today its formal opposition to Proposition 5 on this November's ballot.

Oct 8, 2008

30 arrested in sweep targeting South L.A. gang members

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

A sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents Tuesday netted at least 30 arrests in an operation targeting illegal weapons possession and drug dealing by South Los Angeles gang members.

Oct 8, 2008

LAPD: System will improve behavior

By Rachel Uranga

Defending significant changes in how it punishes officers, LAPD officials told the civilian Police Commission on Tuesday that a disciplinary system that gives supervisors greater discretion will better hold cops accountable for misconduct.

Oct 7, 2008

Judges believe Proposition 5's flaws are fatal

Sacramento Bee

Normally, judges take no positions on propositions. However, when ballot measures directly affect the administration of justice, judges can and do voice their opinions. That is the case with Proposition 5.

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