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Council reiterates support for police facility at park


Aiming to improve a police presence in Pacific Palisades and deter vandalism at the Recreation Center, the Community Council last Thursday reiterated its support for an LAPD facility inside the large gym at the park.

Not all public sector unions are made equal

Pajamas Media

I am a member of a public-sector employee union.

Details of LAPD fatal shooting in Westlake revealed

LA Times blog

A day after the Los Angeles Police Commission concluded that a police officer was justified when he fatally shot a drunk, knife-wielding man on a busy street corner, the oversight body released a detailed report that further elaborated on its decision.

Worker confidence on having enough money for retirement hits 20-year low


More than a quarter of U.S. workers said they’re “not at all confident” about their ability to afford a comfortable retirement, the highest percentage in two decades, according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute report.

Amid furor over state pensions, Congress gets much bigger ones

McClatchy Newspapers

Some members of Congress haven't been shy about criticizing underfunded state and local pension plans, even though they themselves enjoy much heftier retirement packages than most private-sector employees and state workers do.

2 West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensaries raided by federal agents

LA Times blog

Federal drug enforcement agents Tuesday raided two West Hollywood medical marijuana stores in the first such action in the city since the Obama administration decided two years ago to take a hands-off approach to dispensaries that abide by state laws.

Tough DUI law slow to show results

Sacramento Bee

Eight months after it was enacted, what was supposed to be a tough measure against drunken driving is having little effect in four test counties, including Sacramento.

Two N.Y. police officers killed on calls

Associated Press

Two New York police officers were killed less than 12 hours apart over the weekend, one after being pushed over a railing and the other after he was shot by another officer following a confrontation with a knife-wielding man, who was also killed.

2 Va. deputies fatally shot, suspect killed

Associated Press

A small southwestern Virginia community is again dealing with a deadly shooting rampage that this time killed two deputies and wounded two more before the suspect who may have been trying to rob a salvage yard was fatally shot by police.

Pressure grows for revising policies on towing unlicensed drivers' cars

LA Times

Los Angeles is just the latest city to alter policies on impounding cars in response to complaints from immigrant rights advocates, who are now pressing the state and L.A. County to do the same.

'Shavees' lose locks for cancer research

LA Daily News

William Doyle was just 4 years old when he was diagnosed with Pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare form of lung cancer.

Colorado officer, suspect killed during standoff

The Denver Channel

A Limon police officer was shot to death Wednesday evening and two officers in a mobile home were freed in a dramatic end to an hours-long standoff with a wanted fugitive.

Charlie Sheen: LAPD searches home for weapons that may violate restraining order

LA Times blog

Los Angeles police searched actor Charlie Sheen’s home Thursday night for guns that might be in violation of a temporary restraining order obtained last week by his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller.

L.A. school police officer Jeffrey Stenroos charged with four felonies in shooting hoax

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County prosecutors filed four felony charges Thursday against an L.A. Unified school police officer whose tale of being shot by an assailant led to a dragnet that closed seven square miles of the San Fernando Valley.

Suit challenges discretion in issuing gun permits

Associated Press

How much discretion California's law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits is the subject of a federal lawsuit with national overtones.

8-hour standoff with armed man locked in luxury hotel room ends with SWAT breaking down door

LA Times blog

An eight-hour standoff between LAPD officers and a man who said he was armed with a gun inside a room at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ended early Thursday when police broke down the door and arrested him.

Incumbents hold edge in L.A. council races

LA Times

Ballot returns show six officeholders fending off challengers. Nine of 10 ballot measures are winning.

Police in Los Angeles step up efforts to gain Muslims' trust

NY Times

Sgt. Mike Abdeen, on duty in the county Sheriff’s Department, got a call last year from a Muslim father who was worried about his son.

Reward to be offered in killing of husband and wife in South L.A.

LA Times blog

Sulema Wilborn was driving with her husband, Jerriell Wilborn, along Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles in August when police said an attacker fired a gun for no apparent reason and fatally wounded the couple.

FBI unveils faster fingerprint ID technology

Government Technology

The FBI’s new technology platform for storing and identifying fingerprints is now operational, the bureau announced Tuesday, March 8.

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