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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?

KPCC

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.

Learn how to install child's car seat properly

LA Daily News

Police will show the public how to properly install a car seat on Tuesday as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Prop. 32 an unbalanced 'reform' plan

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

Proposition 32 purports to be an even-handed attempt to reduce the influence of special interests in California. It is anything but balanced. The most telling way to assess the motive and the effect of this initiative is to follow the money.

Poll finds support slipping for Proposition 32

LA Times blog

Organized labor's advertising offensive against Proposition 32 appears to be paying off.

Multiple shots fired at end of police pursuit, authorities say

LA Times blog

Authorities released additional details Tuesday night following a car chase that ended when a suspect rammed into another vehicle near downtown Los Angeles, escaped from his car with a gun and had a shootout with police.

Memorial for slain CHP Officer Ken Youngstrom set for Thursday

NBC Bay Area

Community continues to raise money for officer's family.

Run-up to Carmageddon II set for next two weekends

LA Daily News

Motorists bracing for Carmageddon II can get a little practice over the next two weekends, with briefer closures scheduled for a portion of the San Diego (405) Freeway.

CHP officer pronounced dead following shooting on I-680

Mercury News

A California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic stop along Interstate 680 in Alamo was pronounced dead Wednesday even as investigators continue to seek answers in the incident that led to his death.

Prop. 32: Bad for Calif. and democracy

SF Gate

Against: It silences the voices of working people

Editorial: Prop. 32 a sham, deserves to lose in Nov. 6 election

Ventura County Star

Proposition 32 on the Nov. 6 state ballot isn't what it appears to be.

Four years after SWAT officer Randal Simmons' slaying, widow tells her story

LA Daily News

People are always asking Lisa Simmons when there will be a movie about her husband.

Proposition 32: A fraud to end all frauds

LA Times

Proposition 32, on the November ballot, is nothing but an attack by Republicans and conservatives on unions and their members.

Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

LA Times

LAPD Officer Ian Campbell was slain in a Kern County onion field in 1963, a case that was immortalized in Joseph Wambaugh's book. Now his name will be memorialized in the neighborhood he patrolled.

LAPD Impound Lawsuits

KFI AM 640

A judge today consolidated for trial two lawsuits challenging the Los Angeles Police Department's recently modified policy for impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers.

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