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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.

Innocent man killed in Van Nuys gang shooting


An innocent man was killed in Van Nuys when he was caught in gang crossfire on Wednesday, and police are asking for the public's help finding the gunman.

Councilwoman calls for audit of LAX security

LA Times

Responding to the airport police union's warning that the nation's third-busiest airport remains vulnerable to terrorist attack, Janice Hahn requests information about conducting a security review.

Schwarzenegger orders public alerts when sex offenders try to flee supervision

LA Times blog

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to alert the public whenever paroled sex offenders remove their personal electronic tracking devices and try to flee supervision.

Taxi driver crashes into L.A. home over fare dispute


A taxi driver has been arrested after he allegedly rammed his cab into a home in the Cahuenga Pass over a fare dispute.

Police name suspect in LA pot dispensary slaying

Associated Press

Los Angeles police have announced a $50,000 reward for a man suspecting of killing a worker at a medical marijuana dispensary.

From the NYPD to JetBlue

Wall Street Journal

Some airlines try to hire flight attendants who are young and attractive. JetBlue Airways has a type, too: cops and fire fighters.

Man allegedly goes into LAPD station, threatens officers and leads police in chase

LA Times blog

Police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly threatened officers inside a South Los Angeles police station before leading them on a nearly half-hour televised chase.

Donation account for Sgt. Frank Mika III


Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union extends its support and condolences to the family of Sergeant, Frank Mika III, who recently passed away.

L.A. City Council allows Google e-mail project to go forward despite glitches

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday agreed to allow Google Inc. to continue moving the city's 30,000 employees to its online e-mail system, despite a number of performance and security problems facing the implementation.

CalPERS launching review of high salaried officials


The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) said on Wednesday it was launching a comprehensive review of high pay for public officials, after a public outcry over an official's salary in Los Angeles County.

San Jose rejects firefighters union contract proposal

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose city officials on Wednesday formally rejected the latest contract proposal from San Jose Fire Fighters Local 230, which claims its offer would save the city at least $5.3 million.

Should videotaping the police really be a crime?


Anthony Graber, a Maryland Air National Guard staff sergeant, faces up to 16 years in prison. His crime? He videotaped his March encounter with a state trooper who pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle.

Police officers not buckling up, fatal crashes rising

Fox News

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago.

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