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$5,000 reward in fatal pot dispensary stabbing

Torrance Daily Breeze

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established a $5,000 reward today for information leading to whoever fatally stabbed a 39-year-old man working in a Hollywood marijuana dispensary.

Local law enforcement officials and firefighters across the country join forces in the fight against terrorism

Emergency Management

In the heart of New York City on a lively Saturday night, an abandoned SUV, its engine running and hazard lights flashing, started to smoke.

L.A. has rare weekend with no killings

LA Times blog

Los Angeles enjoyed a rare weekend without a homicide last week, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.

State defers schools, welfare program payments

San Francisco Chronicle

State leaders on Monday used a recently passed law to delay payment of nearly $3 billion in funds to K-12 public education and a welfare program, a decision that officials acknowledged will exacerbate difficulties for school districts and counties that already have had to lay off workers.

California's budget woes thwart improvements to prison medicine

KPCC

Today, California spends $1 billion more on medical care for inmates than it did in 2005 when a federal judge found that care so flawed that he seized control of the system and appointed a receiver to improve it.

CalPERS loan sought by Schwarzenegger likely 'very expensive,' analysts say

Sacramento Bee

For the past year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned that CalPERS was heading over a cliff and pawning off its financial problems on future generations.

Business burglars sought in West LA

Fox-11

Police released surveillance video on Monday in hopes of tracking down two suspects who broke into a West Los Angeles business earlier this month by prying open the front door and removing electronic equipment.

Facing budget gaps, cities sell parking, airports, zoo

Wall Street Journal

Cities and states across the nation are selling and leasing everything from airports to zoos—a fire sale that could help plug budget holes now but worsen their financial woes over the long run.

'Grim Sleeper' suspect pleads not guilty

Associated Press

The backyard mechanic accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering 10 women and trying to kill one more person over the course of two decades.

Parolee captured after chase into Long Beach

Long Beach Press-Telegram

A parolee led police on a pursuit from Wilmington to Long Beach Sunday evening, then bailed out of the stolen car and eluded capture until this morning.

LA coroner: Baby skeletons show no obvious trauma

Associated Press

The coroner's office says two babies found wrapped in 1930s newspapers and stuffed in a steamer trunk show no obvious signs of trauma.

Suspect captured in S.L.A. sexual assault

ABC-7

A suspect believed to have sexually assaulted a woman as she entered her home in South Los Angeles Friday has been arrested.

Seminar will discuss 17 rights of crime victims

Pasadena Star-News

Justice for Homicide Victims/Justice For Murdered Children presents a clinic for crime victims, featuring presentations by the county District Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Department and the Superior Court system, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at the Sheriff's Department's headquarters, 4700 Ramona Blvd.

Lawmakers approve bill on handling of DNA evidence

LA Times

The legislation would require law enforcement agencies to keep detailed records of all genetic material gathered in rape and sexual assault cases. The bill now goes to the governor.

Rave at L.A. Sports Arena results in 80 arrests and numerous medical calls

LA Times blog

A rave held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena has resulted in the arrests of 80 people and numerous medical calls, according to city police and fire officials.

Cuts hover over police

San Bernardino Sun

Rialto police Sgt. Richard Royce says an uncomfortable subject has been popping up a lot lately during police union conferences: Outsourcing.

Survey of area chiefs' salaries shows that top cops are garnering big pay

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A survey of local police chiefs' salaries shows they earn a rough average of $170,000 annually.

Police seize 20,000 pairs of fake designer jeans

KTLA

The merchandise has a street value of $1.5 million.

Stopping crime before it starts

LA Times

The future of crime fighting begins with a story about strawberry Pop-Tarts, bad weather and Wal-Mart.

Police: Robbery suspect who posed as cop arrested

Associated Press

Police in Los Angeles say they have arrested a man suspected of robbing five people after flashing a badge and claiming to be a plainclothes cop.

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