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Funeral Services - CHP Ofc. Thomas Adams

On Tuesday, February 15, at approximately 1420 hours, CHP Officer Thomas Adams (24) sustained fatal injuries following a head-on collision on US-101, just south of Piercy.

Announcement of the Passing of LAFD Firefighter Glenn L. Allen


It is with great sadness that the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department inform you of the death of on-duty Los Angeles Firefighter Glenn Allen.

6 firefighters hurt battling LA house fire


A longtime Los Angeles City firefighter, who was approaching retirement, is fighting to survive after suffering injuries while battling a house fire in the Hollywood Hills.

Firefighter gravely injured in ceiling collapse in Hollywood Hills

LA Daily News

A Los Angeles city firefighter close to retirement and awaiting the impending birth of his first grandchild was gravely injured when a ceiling collapsed on him and five colleagues battling a blaze at a Hollywood Hills home, authorities said today.

Op-ed piece by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

LAPD blog

Every day when Los Angeles Police officers pin on their badges and prepare to protect and to serve, they're reminded of what they learned as Academy recruits: a reverence for human life.

SEIU 721 Opposes LAPPL on major issues at expense of own membership


Somewhere in the budget process a line was drawn between sworn and civilian and it hurts employees on both sides.

Video shows suspect in string of West L.A. burglaries

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday released video of a suspect that detectives believe is responsible for a string of burglaries on the Westside along the L.A.-Santa Monica border.

Villaraigosa OKs deal to borrow money to get more LAPD officers on patrol

LA Daily News

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday approved a deal that will temporarily free up 27 LAPD officers for patrol duties using money borrowed from a improvement fund designated for neighborhoods around the Sunshine Canyon Landfill.

San Jose officials warn of massive police and fire layoffs

San Jose Mercury-News

Sketching out a worst-case scenario of San Jose's budget meltdown, city officials warned this week that they could lay off as many as 349 police officers and 145 firefighters, slashing close to a quarter of the city's public safety employees.

City Council unanimously opposes granting parole for Voltaire Williams

Council District 3 Press Release

Today, the City Council unanimously passed a Resolution calling upon the Parole Board to deny the release of Voltaire Williams, who was convicted of soliciting an individual to kill LAPD Detective Thomas C. Williams.

Sheriff Lee Baca warms to governor's plan to supervise parolees locally

LA Daily News

Sheriff Lee Baca today suggested that Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to shift some services from state to local governments could be "a crime fighting opportunity."

City Council approves plan to get more police officers to patrol the streets

LA Daily News

The city will free up 27 police officers to patrol the streets by borrowing funds intended to help the community near the Sunshine Canyon landfill, under a plan approved Tuesday by the City Council.

$50K reward offered in South LA fatal shot-in-the-back attack


A $50,000 reward was offered Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for fatally shooting a man in his back as he crossed a street in South Los Angeles.

Vote no on Measure L

LA Times Editorial

It seeks to ensure the library system's revenue stream. But it's a bad solution to a difficult problem.

Federal suit challenges curfews imposed by gang injunctions

LA Times

A defense attorney says terms of curfews in 21 injunctions by Los Angeles prosecutors are so broad and vague that they violate a person's constitutional rights.

First slain female LAPD officer was 'full of life'

LA Daily News

A memorial service Friday in North Hollywood marked the 20th anniversary of the day that the first female Los Angeles police officer was killed in the line of duty.

LAPD office proposed for rec center


To increase police presence in Pacific Palisades, resident Kurt Toppel has spent the past couple of years facilitating an effort to create an office for the Los Angeles Police Department at the Palisades Recreation Center.

LAPD vs. libraries: Cops oppose library funding measure, fearing cuts to police budget

LA Weekly

The union that represents LAPD officers came out strongly today against Measure L, an item on the March 8 ballot that would set aside funding for the Los Angeles Public Library system.

Cities can impound cars driven by unlicensed drivers, court says

North County Times

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's decision Tuesday saying that cities, including Escondido, have the authority under state law to impound cars for up to 30 days when people are caught driving without a license.

Porter Ranch predator may have more victims


Investigators launched a search Tuesday for other possible victims of a suspected sexual predator.

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