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May 27, 2010

Vallejo must wait for CHP help

Vallejo Times-Herald

Deployment of trooper task force on hold at least until July 1.

May 27, 2010

Document says number of attempted attacks on U.S. is at all-time high

CNN

Just weeks after the failed car bombing of New York's Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says "the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period."

May 26, 2010

S.F. police, fire agree to forgo pay raises

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco police and firefighter union officials reached tentative deals Tuesday to forgo pay raises as Mayor Gavin Newsom seeks concessions from all city workers to help bridge a historic budget deficit, officials said.

May 26, 2010

Cooley, Harris lead in Attorney General primary races-poll

Metropolitan News Enterprise

A new poll shows Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and San Francisco top prosecutor Kamala Harris leading their respective parties’ primaries for California attorney general.

May 26, 2010

LAPD's Beck joins other chiefs to say Arizona immigration law could cripple law enforcement

LA Times blog

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined other law enforcement leaders in Washington on Wednesday to slam Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, saying it could cripple police work and drive a wedge between officers and the communities they are trying to protect.

May 26, 2010

Pew report details Los Angeles' budget woes

Sacramento Bee

Los Angeles is one of the nation's most fiscally troubled big cities, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

May 26, 2010

Revision to budget includes more layoffs

LA Daily News

A divided Los Angeles City Council sent Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a revised version of his $6.7 billion budget, calling for the layoffs of up to 1,761 workers, furloughs for municipal employees and reductions in popular programs.

May 26, 2010

Phoenix police officer shot, killed; suspect in custody

Arizona Republic

A Phoenix police officer was shot and killed while searching for a man near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue early Wednesday morning.

May 25, 2010

Two-tiered pension plan for most Santa Rosa city workers

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Citing the city's dire financial condition, the Santa Rosa city council on Tuesday voted 6-0 to establish a two-tiered pension system for all of its workforce except police and firefighters.

May 25, 2010

Amber Dubois' parents unveil four bills aimed at finding missing children more quickly

LA Times

The parents of 14-year-old Amber Dubois, who was abducted and murdered last year in northern San Diego County, have announced legislation designed to find missing children more quickly and keep a closer watch on sex offenders.

May 25, 2010

LA council supports state law banning unloaded weapons in public

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday came out in support of state legislation banning the carrying of unloaded weapons in public.

May 25, 2010

Police coalition challenges Arizona law

LA Times

About a dozen major city police chiefs will meet today with Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose the controversial Arizona immigration law that they fear could drive a wedge between the community and local law enforcement.

May 25, 2010

Homicides in L.A. continue to outpace 2009 rate

LA Weekly

Homicides in Los Angeles continued to outpace the numbers for the same time in 2009, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's latest CompStat figures.

May 25, 2010

Sheriff says proposed mental health cuts would burden L.A. jails

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Tuesday blasted cuts to mental health services in the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget, saying they would burden the county’s already overcrowded jails.

May 25, 2010

More LAPD patrol cars to get video cameras

KPCC

The Los Angeles Police Department is ready to equip more of its patrol cars with video cameras, according to the official in charge of the program, who said today the high-tech devices performed well in recent field tests.

May 24, 2010

L.A. council panel backs 37% hike in ambulance fees

LA Times

Lawmakers say increase will raise $6 million for Fire Department and help defray higher costs.

May 24, 2010

Proposed laws from Amber's father to be unveiled

San Diego Union-Tribune

Moe Dubois wants sex offender driver's licenses to be branded.

May 24, 2010

Despite recession, violent crimes and property offenses both down -- for third straight year

Associated Press

Crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009, bucking a historical trend that links rising crime rates to economic woes.

May 24, 2010

Man gets 40 to life for shooting LAPD officer

Associated Press

A man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for shooting and wounding a Los Angeles police officer in 2008.

May 23, 2010

Ballot Watch - Attorney General

Sacramento Bee

The race for California's chief law enforcement officer is among the state's most hotly contested in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.

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