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GOP candidate maintains lead in Calif. AG contest

Associated Press

Republican Steve Cooley is keeping his lead over his Democratic opponent in the too-close-to-call attorney general's race.

Council members call for study of police deployment

LA Daily News

SAFETY: More officers are doing work of civilians as budgets are cut, report says.

Hunt on for suspect in slaying of officer

Riverside Press-Enterprise

A 27-year-old Riverside police officer who served two Army tours in Iraq was shot to death near the entrance of Fairmount Park on Sunday night while running after a man who had been fleeing a hit-and-run accident in a stolen truck.

Los Angeles has safest 'Big City Neighborhood' In America

Huffington Post

Living in Los Angeles, we seem to be bombarded daily with news of the latest tragic crime.

Improving port safety, business

Torrance Daily Breeze Op-Ed

As one of the world's busiest waterways, the bustling Port of Los Angeles and the areas surrounding it present a major crime-fighting challenge for both the independent harbor police force and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Cooley has lead, but state attorney general race still too close to call

Torrance Daily Breeze

Republican Steve Cooley maintained his lead in the tight race for California attorney general Monday, although the last unresolved contest for statewide office remained too close to call nearly a week after Election Day.

Riverside police release photo of man suspected of killing officer

LA Times blog

Riverside police have released a photo of the man suspected of fatally shooting an officer.

Riverside officer shot, killed Sunday night on patrol

Palm Springs Desert News

Riverside police today are mourning the death of an officer who was shot to death Sunday night while attempting to stop a hit-and run-driver, authorities said.

Budget cuts for Neighborhood Prosecutor Program

LA Daily News

They have prosecuted streetwalkers. Imprisoned drug dealers. Gone after graffiti. And busted landlords for blight.

Collaring a new breed of police dog

LA Times

Jindo dogs, from a South Korean island, are getting a tryout with the LAPD after K-9 officers traveled to Asia to choose four pups.

Cooley's lead in attorney general widens Sunday

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley widened his lead in the race for California attorney general, and now leads his Democratic rival, San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, by 26,455 votes, according to the latest statewide figures.

Oakland police force to shrink with failed measures

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland's police force will keep shrinking, with voters having rejected two out of three revenue-raising measures on the ballot this week, City Administrator Dan Lindheim said Thursday.

Prison a revolving door in California?

ABC-7

Some disturbing new information on just how many parolees in California are returning to a life of crime, and then back to prison: It's become a revolving door for many inmates.

Board ordered to release county pension data

San Diego Union-Tribune

Retirement officials have decided to appeal the ruling

2 Arrested in Death of Los Angeles Boy Shot in Halloween Costume

Fox News

Two reputed gang members were arrested in the Halloween killing of a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he showed off his Spider-Man costume in his backyard, police said Friday.

LAPD chief opposes judge's ruling on Jessica's Law

LA Times blog

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck issued a statement Friday saying he disagrees with a decision by a judge to block enforcement of a major provision of Jessica's Law, which restricts how closely sex offenders can live to schools or parks.

Attorney general race hangs in the balance as 2 million votes remain uncounted

LA Times

The laborious task of tallying the ballots begins in earnest. Democrat Kamala Harris is leading Republican Steve Cooley by just one-tenth of a percentage point, or 9,364 votes.

Schwarzenegger veto of killer's parole overturned

San Francisco Chronicle

The state parole board has approved Michael McDonald's release three times and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed it each time, saying the convicted murderer showed a "lack of insight" into his crime because he still insisted he was innocent.

Facebook leads authorities to Calif. parole jumper

Associated Press

A man who absconded from parole in California 12 years ago has been arrested in northern Montana after disclosing his location in an update on his Facebook page.

Most California parolees back in prison in 3 years

San Francisco Chronicle

More than two-thirds of paroled inmates in California are back in prison within three years, with the highest rates among younger inmates and those with shorter sentences, according to a new state report.

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