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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.

LAPD officers injured in hit-and-run in Mid-City area

LA Times blog

Two Los Angeles police officers were injured Tuesday night when a motorist slammed into their patrol car and fled, authorities said.

Deputies ran check on Clemmons hours before 4 officers slain, reports show

Seattle Times

Less than eight hours before Maurice Clemmons opened fire in a coffee shop, killing four Lakewood police officers, a pair of Pierce County sheriff's deputies crossed paths with him while on routine patrol.

Calif. police use Twitter as public info tool

Modesto Bee

It used to be you needed a police radio scanner to know where the sirens were heading or why there was a bunch of patrol cars parked down the street.

Search for burglary suspects leads to 'sizable' closure of area in North Hollywood

LA Times blog

Police searching for two burglary suspects in North Hollywood established a large perimeter Monday night, authorities said.

Crime alerts for Porter Ranch, Westlake and 13 other L.A. neighborhoods

LA Times blog

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 15 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

1 arrested, 3 others sought in robbery, skateboard beating of Eagle Rock jogger

LA Times blog

One person was in custody Friday and police were seeking three others who allegedly beat a jogger with skateboards and robbed him near Yosemite Recreation Center in Eagle Rock.

South L.A. gang leader gets life in prison for drug trafficking

LA Times blog

A federal judge Friday sentenced a South Los Angeles gang leader to life in prison without parole, capping a years-long investigation into a large drug-trafficking operation run out of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

2 missing women may be Grim Sleeper victims, detective says

LA Times blog

Los Angeles detectives have identified two more missing women they think alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin may have killed.

Ten Things About the Metropolitan Detention Center

Downtown News

The $80 Million Civic Center Facility Opens Two Years After Completion

LAPD's new jail finally opens downtown

LA Times

The $84-million facility sat empty for nearly two years due to staffing shortages. Chief Beck defends his move to transfer 90 patrol officers to detention duty because the old jail's closure was overdue.

Barbecue raises more than $25,000 for sheriff's deputy shot in face

LA Times blog

More than $25,000 was raised in a barbecue Thursday for the family of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face by an East L.A. gang member, an official said.

$50,000 reward renewed in 2006 murder of City Terrace girl

LA Times blog

A $50,000 reward for information in the 2006 murder of a 14-year-old girl from City Terrace was renewed Thursday by L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar.

LAPD gang officers quit assignments amid new rules

LA Daily News

Many of the city's most violent, gang-infested neighborhoods are no longer being policed by special gang officers, after members of entire units quit their assignments over rules requiring the disclosure of their personal financial information.

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