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Former LAPD Harbor Division commander Patrick Gannon to head LAX police

Torrance Daily Breeze

San Pedro native and Los Angeles Police Department veteran Patrick Gannon has been appointed chief of the Los Angeles World Airports' police force, responsible for law enforcement and security at LAX, Van Nuys and Ontario airports, it was announced Wednesday.

Sacramento Bee Editorial: Outside bucks seek to swing two ballot props

Sacramento Bee Editorial

Supporters of Proposition 32 claim that their campaign finance initiative 'cuts the money tie between special interests and politicians.' It's a lie.

Gang member gets life in prison for killing L.A. sheriff's deputy

LA Times blog

A gang member pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an L.A. County sheriff's deputy in 2008 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Prison reform one year later


The brutal beating of Brandy Marie Arreola — allegedly by a man released from jail just days before the attack — has become a key example for critics of a law shifting responsibility for thousands of convicted felons from the state to the counties in October of last year.

‘Paranoid’ bank exec told officer he used bath salts, police say

LA Times blog

After he was badly injured in May by two LAPD officers, top Deutsche Bank executive Brian C. Mulligan alleged that police manufactured a report that painted him as a snarling, thrashing man who told the officers that he'd recently ingested drugs known as "bath salts."

Bizarre twist in banker's suit against LAPD

CBS News

There is a new twist in an increasingly bizarre case involving an encounter between a prominent investment banker and the LAPD.

Endeavour's Road Trip

KFI AM 640

As it turns out, transporting a space shuttle through city streets is a "Big Endeavour."

Editorial: No on Prop. 32 -- It disrupts checks and balances

The Reporter

If The Reporter Editorial Board had its way, political candidates and causes would be allowed to accept only those donations that came from an individual -- and even then, there would be a limit on how much they could receive.

Mammoth Lakes proposes laying off nearly half of police force

LA Times blog

A proposal to lay off nearly half the police force in the High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes would jeopardize the safety of residents, tourists and officers, the president of the Mammoth Lakes Police Officers Assn. warned.

GPS Bracelet Leads Police to Sylmar Burglary Suspect

CBS Los Angeles

A Southland registered sex offender was in custody Monday on burglary charges after police traced his location using his GPS bracelet.

Manson follower Davis should stay in prison, prosecutor says

LA Times blog

A prosecutor on the Manson murders case said he's dismayed that a state prisons panel granted parole to a notorious killer described as a “right-hand man” to Charles Manson.

One year in to realignment, local law enforcement voice fears

LA Daily News

A year into the implementation of Gov. Jerry Brown's public safety realignment, dozens of law enforcement officials from across Southern California came together Tuesday to express concerns about its impact on crime and on their scarce resources.

No on Proposition 32

LA Times Endorsement

It purports to take aim at all special interests in politics but in reality targets unions.

L.A. drivers have high rate of fatal pedestrian, cyclist crashes

LA Times

Los Angeles isn’t known as a city for walking. Maybe there is a good reason — it’s too dangerous.

'Zero tolerance' for pranksters during Carmageddon II, CHP says

LA Times blog

For better or worse, Matt Corrigan believes the bar has been raised for any Carmageddon II shenanigans. He just won’t be the one jumping over it.

LA preps for freeway closure and Carmageddon II

CBS News

"Carmageddon II" — the sequel — is coming to one of the nation's most crowded freeways, and authorities are hoping its subtitle won't be "The Traffic Strikes Back."

Space shuttle Endeavour flyover: Police fear 'gawking and driving'

LA Times blog

The space shuttle Endeavour's Friday flyover has brought a new set of concerns for Los Angeles authorities: "gawking and driving."

Contra Costa Times editorial: Proposition 32 is deceptive and should be rejected

Contra Costa Times

If Proposition 32 did what supporters claim -- limit all special-interest money from corrupting the political system -- we would race to endorse it. It doesn't.

L.A.'s first toll lanes to open Nov. 10 on 110 Freeway

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County’s first toll lane will open Nov. 10 on the 110 Freeway, officials announced Tuesday.

Media coverage of car chases: entertaining, pointless or irresponsible?


A wave of car chases throughout Southern California has caused the police force to disparage the way media outlets handle coverage of chases, stating that live coverage from the scene of chases does little but exacerbate the problem.

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