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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.

Slain San Diego police officer praised as 'clearly one of our finest'

LA Times blog

San Diego Police Officer Christopher Wilson, killed a week ago in the line of duty, was remembered Thursday as a dedicated family man, a devoted friend and an exemplary officer.

Law restricting where sex offenders can live is unconstitutional, LA judge rules

LA Times blog

Saying sex offenders are being forced to choose between prison and homelessness, a Los Angeles judge issued an opinion this week blocking enforcement of provisions a state law restricting how close those offenders can live from parks or schools.

Funeral for slain SDPD officer to be held today

10News San Diego

Officer Christopher Wilson Was Killed In A Shootout.

CA. attorney general race still too close to call

Associated Press

Prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities, who both ran bruising campaigns, were locked in a dead heat Wednesday in their race for attorney general, neither ready to declare victory a day after the polls had closed.

LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan remembered

KTLA

28-year-old Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Cullins was killed by a roadside bomb.

Los Angeles Police Department switch to Google e-mail system hits federal roadblock

LA Times

Security requirements for storing law enforcement records could delay the LAPD's use of the system by at least a year.

Police release sketches of suspected burglars posing as workers

Torrance Daily Breeze

Police released sketches Monday of two men sought for posing as construction workers to get into South Bay residents' homes to commit burglaries.

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