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LAPD fights car thieves with low prices

The Eastsider

Earlier this year the LAPD Northeast police station in Glassell Park began selling The CLUB steering wheel locks for only $11 – compared to about $30 at most retailers – under its 11 for 11 program.

San Bernardino police furloughs OK'd

San Bernardino Sun

Council move puts pressure on contract talks.

Calif. parolee opens fire on CHP during I-580 traffic

Contra Costa Times

All I-580 lanes in Oakland reopened following shootout, items detonated.

Guard troops to head to border states starting Aug. 1

USA Today

National Guard troops assigned to the Southwest border will begin to arrive Aug. 1.

Los Angeles' plan to outsource Fire Department billing draws heat

LA Times

Organized labor and some City Council members oppose the proposal, which is touted as a revenue generator by proponents.

Cities rent police, janitors to save cash

Wall Street Journal

Faced with a $118 million budget deficit, the city of San Jose, Calif., recently decided it could no longer afford its own janitors.

Giving victims a voice

NBC Nightly News

Click link to view the interview.

Cash-strapped Calif. eyes inmate release

NBC Nightly News

In an effort to close its budget deficit, the Golden State is planning to release thousands of inmates before their time is served, leaving many wondering: Will the plan sacrifice public safety?

L.A. County sheriff says budget cuts have slowed agency's analysis of drug evidence

LA Times

The average backlog in 2009, before the cuts, was 256 cases. That number has more than tripled, swelling to 920 unanalyzed cases, according to department records.

'Scary' arsenal found at scene of Philadelphia police officer's shooting

Philadelphia Inquirer

Police recovered a "scary" arsenal of semiautomatic weapons at the scene where an officer was shot Thursday night in Kensington

Arizona's immigration law isn't the only one

LA Times

Many states have their own regulations governing illegal immigrants. And five states have introduced bills similar to Arizona's SB 1070, which is the target of a federal lawsuit.

Police collect hundreds of pieces of evidence from Grim Sleeper suspect's home

LA Times

Investigators hope firearms, ammunition and other materials confiscated from Lonnie David Franklin Jr.'s South L.A. home will help them build their case in the deaths of 10 women.

Officer sues over Arizona immigrant law

Wall Street Journal

Lawyer for Phoenix Policeman Says His Client Can Face Litigation for Enforcing Contentious Statute and Failing to Enforce It.

CalPERS portfolio rises 11.4%

Sacramento Bee

The California Public Employees' Retirement System bounced back from the global economic meltdown this year as the value of its investments grew by about $21 billion.

Ex-LAPD officer Franco laid to rest at Rose Hills in Whittier

Whittier Daily News

His relatives remembered how, as a child, Martin Franco would devour police shows like "Adam-12" and run around the house creating makeshift gun holsters, much in the same way his older son, Andrew, does now.

New San Jose police union agreement avoids layoffs but leaves retirees' posts vacant

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose's city budget for the next 12 months is on the books, but changes to the police department are just starting to take shape.

LAPD officers in Arizona despite Los Angeles boycott over immigration law

LA Weekly blog

Despite the Los Angeles City Council's economic and travel boycott of Arizona over its controversial illegal immigration law (SB1070), four Los Angeles police air-unit officers went to Tucson anyway for law enforcement training.

Los Angeles and California lawmakers seek review of security at LAX

LA Times

Call for analysis comes after local police and worker groups claim that the airport is less safe now than at any time since 9/11.

Tough budget arithmetic puts Vallejo in bind

Wall Street Journal

As Vallejo slogs through its third year of bankruptcy, city officials are giving local police a blunt choice: Forgo a raise or the city will lay off officers to pay for others' raises.

Parolee suspect in shooting of LAPD officer not monitored despite alleged gang membership

LA Times blog

State corrections officials said Thursday that an inmate's street gang affiliation is not considered when determining how to classify and monitor parolees like the one who allegedly shot an LAPD officer during a traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley.

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