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Oakland police, city reach pension agreement

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland's police union said Monday that its members agreed to pay more into their pensions and accepted a later retirement for new hires, concessions that depend on voters passing a four-year, $360-a-year parcel tax in November.

Memorial honors victims of LA's 'Grim Sleeper'

Associated Press

Victims of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer are being honored with a photo memorial in South Los Angeles.

Court upholds death penalty for killing of police officer

Metropolitan News-Enterprise

The California Supreme Court yesterday unanimously upheld the death sentence in the murder of a Manhattan Beach police officer.

Police vary unmarked cars to catch speeders

USA Today

Speeders, beware: That innocent-looking Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Fusion or SUV you're about to blow past just might be the law.

LA County deputies to get live video from planes

Associated Press

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is getting a new eye in the sky to help fight crime and wildfires.

Police ask for public's help in finding suspected NoHo gunman

LA Daily News

An alleged gang member who tried to gun down a 9-year-old girl playing in a North Hollywood backyard continues to elude police and detectives on Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying the suspect.

Clerk retires after 60 years with the LAPD

Torrance Daily Breeze

A luncheon is scheduled for a veteran clerk who is retiring after working for the Los Angeles Police Department for more than six decades.

Chicago Police go high-tech to pinpoint crime hot spots

Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Police Department is working with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Rand Corp. on an innovative project that will help pinpoint hot spots of criminal activity.

Attorney to represent alleged serial killer without cost

City News Service

A new attorney took over the defense today for a South Los Angeles car mechanic accused of being the "Grim Sleeper' serial killer.

L.A., Long Beach to share $55M Homeland Security grant

Torrance Daily Breeze

L.A., Long Beach to Share $55 Million Federal Homeland Security Grant

NYPD officer shot by another in gunfight with man

Associated Press

An argument at a block party escalated into gunfire, killing one man and wounding several others, including a police officer shot by a colleague in the hail of bullets, authorities said.

Minn. Deputy Dies 18 Months After Being Shot


A Mahnomen County deputy died this morning, more than a year after being shot while on duty, according to The Star Tribune.

Rookie Miss. Officer Killed With Own Gun


Police said a Jackson officer has died after an altercation with an escaped inmate Friday night.

Police: Chase suspect released from jail


A man who may have been emotionally disturbed when he allegedly threatened police at the Southwest Station and led them on a vehicle chase that ended in a crash and rough arrest was released from jail, but remained in custody, according to the sheriff's department.

A swap meet-free Echo Park Lake

The Eastsider LA

The LAPD returned to Echo Park Lake today for the second consecutive Sunday to keep swap meet vendors out of the park.

L.A. mayor bulks up the office

LA Daily News

In the five years since he became mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa has expanded his office's staff to 206 people - including deputy mayors and managers, assistants and analysts - in moves his aides say are needed to deal with the city's complex problems.

Sacramento, union reach deal to save 80 city jobs

Sacramento Bee

Roughly 80 Sacramento city workers who thought Friday would be their last day on the job will report to work Monday after their union reached a tentative agreement with the city on salary concessions.

Controller Wendy Greuel posts salaries of all LA city workers

LA Daily News

As promised earlier this week, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel on Friday posted the salaries of nearly all city workers by job category on the Internet.

Sacramento County deputies union to vote on deal to prevent layoffs

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County officials and law enforcement union leaders have agreed on a package of contract changes they say could save as many as 85 deputies from getting laid off, including 17 scheduled to go out the door Aug. 14.

Mayor Villaraigosa schedules summit about bike safety

LA Daily News

Having suffered a broken elbow in a cycling mishap, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss ways to improve safety for bicyclists in Los Angeles.

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