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Those who give booze to youths now can be sued

San Francisco Chronicle

Party hosts now face the threat of a civil lawsuit if they provide alcoholic beverages to people under the age of 21.

Immigrants face obstacles when they are victims of crime

Oakland Tribune

Some immigrants wrestling with the city's serious crime problem face a question foreign to many residents born and raised here: Am I in greater danger from criminals, or from what could happen if I talk to the police?

Torrance will require some new hires to pay retirement contributions

Torrance Daily Breeze

Reversing an almost 20-year-old policy, the city of Torrance will require some new hires to pay their own retirement contributions.

California state workers face furlough schedules starting Friday

Sacramento Bee

State workers endured the latest tortuous turn in an off-again-on-again furlough saga that has left roughly 144,000 of them uncertain from week to week of their work schedules.

LAPD seeks leads in Pacific Palisades sex offender case

LA Times

Los Angeles police said they are looking for women who may have been victims of a convicted sex offender who lives in Pacific Palisades and is now facing additional charges.

Police: LA theft ring fenced shoplifted products

Associated Press

Los Angeles police say two people have been arrested in connection with a large commercial theft ring that stole more than $6 million in baby formula and personal care products from retailers in the last several months.

Police revisit LA building where fetuses found

Associated Press

Police have conducted a second search of an old Los Angeles apartment building basement where the remains of two human fetuses wrapped in 1930s newspapers were found in an abandoned steamer trunk, a property manager said Thursday.

Ted Lieu and Paul Weber: Computers can't replace human judgments here

LA Daily News

THE California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has quietly embarked on a new and dangerous paradigm shift that replaces human judgment with a computer program.

LA City Council OKs plan to lease garages

LA Daily News

PARKING: Money to keep Los Angeles from worker layoffs, more furloughs.

Killings of homeless rise to highest level in a decade

NY Times

Killings of homeless people have risen to their highest level in a decade, with 43 people killed last year and many more injured in often brutal attacks that are raising concerns among law enforcement officials, rights advocates and politicians, according to new data due to be released this week.

Pension fraud by New Jersey is cited by S.E.C.

NY Times

Federal regulators accused the State of New Jersey of securities fraud on Wednesday for claiming it had been properly funding public workers’ pensions when it was not.

California pension reform effort loses support

LA Times

The bill's sponsor, state Controller John Chiang, and others say it has become so watered down that it would do little to prevent public employees from spiking their end-of-career paycheck.

Cops honored during Canoga Park ceremony

LA Daily News

LAPD Officers Brian Harris, Hector Nunez and James Woods were among those honored with the 10851 VC award at the LAPD Topanga Community Police Station in Canoga Park on Wednesday.

U.S. Forest Service ranger attacked in Angeles National Forest above Azusa

LA Times blog

A U.S. Forest Service ranger assigned to the east fork of San Gabriel Canyon above Azusa was assaulted Wednesday afternoon in a what authorities called a "bizarre and seemingly unprovoked attack."

West Hills man suspected of helping grow $24M worth of pot in park

LA Daily News

A West Hills man suspected of helping grow an estimated $24 million worth of pot in O'Melveny Park was facing a possible felony today.

Infant skeletons found in Calif. basement trunk

Associated Press

Two infant skeletons wrapped in 1930s newspapers and placed in doctor's bags were found inside an unclaimed steamer trunk by a woman cleaning out the basement of a 1924 building that's being converted to condominiums, authorities said.

Missing 13-year-old found in good condition

LA Daily News

A missing 13-year-old San Fernando Valley girl was found tonight, about an hour after police held a news conference about her disappearance.

Lease out parking garages, or else ...

LA Daily News

BUDGET: Revenue from city structures needed to avert loss of 1,000 jobs.

Heavily armed man orchestrates attack on Texas police building


A heavily armed man opened fire on a public safety building in McKinney, Texas, on Tuesday and attempted to ignite explosive substances in his truck before he died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement, police said.

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