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Contra Costa Times
He joined Monday with the mayors of New York and Chicago to outline a nearly $180 billion public works program. In a plea to the Obama administration to funnel public works money through city government, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined Monday with the mayors of New York and Chicago to outline a nearly $180 billion public works program.
Los Angeles Times
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo's suit targets criminals' homes and assets. Defendants include Mexican Mafia leaders Ruben 'Nite Owl' Castro and Frank 'Puppet' Martinez.
In Los Angeles, we will soon learn the results of a petition drive aimed at placing Jamiel’s Law on ballots for the city’s May 2009 municipal election. The proposed law, written by upstart mayoral candidate Walter Moore, would give Los Angeles Police Department officers a more active role in identifying and apprehending illegal alien street gang members.
Teens visiting social networking sites or who are blogging should be educated about what not to say online. Giving out birth dates, home addresses, parents' names and school name is enough for someone to order your child's birth certificate and begin the ID theft process.
In July 2008, Tanya Allen, 44, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was informed that her teen son's identity could have been compromised due to the theft of a school district laptop.
How do you find out if your child's identity has compromised? It's not easy and, unfortunately, a minor's credit report can't be checked online.
A report by Debix Identity Protection Services, a credit monitoring service, also suggests child ID crimes are on the rise, with 5 percent of 500 children showing proof of tampered identity.
Infants responsible for $600,000 mortgages. Teens unknowingly carrying six credit cards in five states. College students unable to get loans because their credit histories were destroyed before they were born.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Luis Morales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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