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Freeze on benefits advanced

LA Daily News

In a move designed to prod negotiations with Los Angeles police and firefighters, the City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to an ordinance that would freeze health benefits of retiring workers.

South Pasadena police officer dies after collapsing at shooting range

LA Times blog

A South Pasadena police officer died Tuesday after suffering a head injury during a training exercise at a firing range in Azusa, authorities said.

Warnings of 'car-mageddon' posted on freeways, as Internet ads aim to alert motorists

LA Daily News

The countdown to car-maggedon has officially begun.

California prisons: 'Non-revocable parole' is too dangerous

LA Times Op-Ed

The parole program, designed to save money and resources, is poorly run and frees too many dangerous offenders.

LAPD chief issues warning on police staffing

LA Times

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck says that if an agreement isn't reached with the union on overtime, the department would be forced to send thousands of officers home. Union leaders say the warning is a negotiating ploy.

New York deputy dies after shootout at standoff


A 24-year-old sheriff's deputy, whose wife is pregnant with their second child, was fatally shot during a gun battle at the end of a six-hour standoff at a house in central New York, authorities said Tuesday.

L.A. traffic cameras may get the red light

LA Times

Citing costs and safety issues, the Police Commission votes to shut the cameras down. Unless the City Council intervenes, their use at 32 intersections could end within weeks.

Fake cop harasses San Fernando Valley girls


Police say a man is posing as an officer to harass young girls in the San Fernando Valley. The suspect threatened to arrest one girl and told another he needed to put a tracking device in her bra.

California may ask for more time to reduce prison overcrowding

Bay Citizen

Gov. Brown's plan to shift thousands of inmates to county jails depends on the Legislature passing tax extensions

Motorists warned about 'nightmare' of 405 closure

LA Times

Northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway will be closed for 53 hours in mid-July, mainly for demolition work on the Mulholland Drive Bridge. Officials are asking people to plan ahead and consider alternate routes.

LA police want BB, replica guns painted brightly

Associated Press

The Los Angeles Police Department wants BB guns and imitation firearms to look a lot less like the real thing.

'California stops' are getting costly

Torrance Daily Breeze

Nick Olson was jamming to Bob Marley on a rainy Sunday morning in Redondo Beach, driving to a friend's house, when he saw the red-and-blue flashing lights in his rear-view mirror.

Ask the Chief – update with LAPD’s top cop, Charlie Beck (audio)


An arrest has been made in the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodgers parking lot a few weeks ago; do they have the right guy?

Bryan Stow beating suspect wanted in Nevada gang shooting

LA Times blog

Giovanni Ramirez, the man accused by Los Angeles police in the brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, also is a suspect in a gang shooting in Nevada, LAPD officials said Wednesday.

LAPD official gives talk on terrorism

Visalia Times-Delta

The good news is the influence of al-Qaida has diminished, and its powerful leader, Osama bin Laden is dead, Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Michael Downing told a crowd Wednesday at the Visalia Convention Center.

Officials hope to avert traffic nightmare during 405 Freeway closure

LA Times

With a widening project closing the busy stretch of freeway for an entire weekend in July, officials are warning locals and visitors to avoid any car trips around the Westside and San Fernando Valley.

Veteran Texas deputy shot and killed while waiting at traffic light

Associated Press

Authorities in south-central Texas say a veteran sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed while waiting at a traffic light in his patrol vehicle.

LAPD chief 'absolutely' confident police arrested correct suspect in Bryan Stow beating

LA Times

Police Chief Charlie Beck reaffirms his belief that Giovanni Ramirez is the principal assailant in the near-fatal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium.

LAPD bestows Medal of Valor on 10 officers

LA Times

A group of Los Angeles police officers received the department's highest honor for bravery in the line of duty Thursday.

Hawthorne mourns loss of 'excellent' police officer

LA Times blog

Hawthorne police officers, civic leaders and residents were struggling Friday with the first loss of a police officer while on duty in the department's 89-year history.

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