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Nearly 1,200 DUI arrests made in 10-day July 4th crackdown

City News Service

Nearly 1,200 DUI arrests were made throughout Los Angeles County during 10 days of beefed-up law enforcement efforts designed to combat drunken driving in connection with the Fourth of July holiday period, authorities reported Monday.

Calif. underestimated number of prisoners sent to county jails under realignment

Associated Press

Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state's original projections.

LAPD embracing 'predictive policing'

Associated Press

Los Angeles police are aiming to beat suspects to the scene of a crime by using computers to predict where trouble might occur.

Calif. shuffles crimes under inmate-crowding law

Associated Press

A new law changing where some criminals serve their time is prompting anger from certain lawmakers who believe the state again is reneging on its promise to keep those convicted of violent and other serious crimes in state prisons rather than county jails.

Pacific Division Crime Report: Violent Crimes Increase 37 Percent

Venice-Mar Vista Patch

The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division reports a 37 percent increase in violent crimes in the 27-day reporting period ending June 23, compared to the previous reporting period.

Two Wilshire-405 ramps to close, and commuter misery is feared

LA Times

Starting Friday night, one on-ramp and one off-ramp will shut down for three months. One county official has dubbed the project "Ramp Jam."

Old L.A. police bulletins show city's history from a different angle

LA Times

The daily documents from 1907 forward were meant to be tossed. Instead, they offer an unusual glimpse into their times.

LAPD promises 'zero tolerance' to anyone committing a crime at Kings' victory parade

blogdowntown

Thousands of people are expected to attend the sold out L.A. Kings celebratory parade Thursday in Downtown.

FBI: Violent crime down for fifth straight year

Associated Press

The number of crimes reported to police dropped again last year compared with 2010, but a closer look at the numbers suggests the long annual line of declines in crime levels may have hit bottom.

Kings parade and rally to be held Thursday in downtown L.A.

LA Daily News

Everyone loves a parade - especially when it celebrates the long suffering L.A. Kings who won their first Stanley Cup victory Monday over the New Jersey Devils.

LAPD Warns Against Buying Fake NHL Stanley Cup Tickets

KTLA

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning the public against buying tickets to the LA Kings' Stanley Cup Final game, or any events like concerts and sporting events, from people on sidewalks near the events.

New law reduces oversight of parolees

LA Times

A change intended to trim California's budget shortfall has meant a more than sixfold increase in ex-convicts who are off supervision.

Stanley Cup: Police boost security as L.A. Kings go for sweep

LA Times blog

Los Angeles Kings fans hoping to watch their team win its first Stanley Cup on Wednesday at Staples Center will be sure to see one thing: More security.

Paroled felon gets death penalty in Riverside officer killing

LA Times blog

Riverside jurors recommended the death penalty Tuesday for Earl Elllis Green, the man convicted of shooting Riverside police Officer Ryan Bonaminio at point-blank range as the officer pleaded for his life.

LAPD Sgt. Larry Martinez honored by Phoenix House

Phoenix House

During the 9th Annual Triumph for Teens Awards Gala, on June 6, 2012, at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Phoenix House will honor its long-time supporter and volunteer, LAPD Sergeant Larry Martinez.

LAPD Detective Sets New Ferris Wheel World Record

KTLA5

A veteran Los Angeles Police Department detective has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest ride on a Ferris wheel.

S.F. mayor budgets for more cops, fire personnel

San Francisco Chronicle

More San Francisco police officers would be walking the beat and fewer firefighters would be forced to work mandatory overtime under Mayor Ed Lee's plan to bolster the city's depleting public safety ranks.

Police: Robbers target distracted smartphone users

NBC4

Authorities say there has been a 30 percent rise in phones grabbed out of distracted texters' hands.

Ex-LAPD deputy chief to replace retiring head of security for Los Angeles Dodgers

Associated Press

The head of security at Dodgers Stadium is retiring and will be replaced by a former Los Angeles Police deputy chief.

Zine's annual Z Awards held Thursday

Encino-Tarzana Patch

Those devoted to public service with the LAPD, LAFD and other organizations were recognized for their dedication.

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