Home  » News

Headlines & News Releases

Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid

Washington Post

President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.

Who should control California's prison budget?

LA Times

Judges have been intervening in prison management to mandate reforms, taking control from state corrections officials. Overcrowding is at the center of the case.

Vallejo bankruptcy tied up in binding arbitration


Police in Vallejo are scheduled to receive a 7 percent pay raise next month, part of a labor contract negotiated after the city declared bankruptcy two years ago.

The budget crisis won't rain on Lakers' parade

LA Times

If the team wins the NBA Championship, it will pay for a city parade, sparing the controversy that erupted last year over public funds being used for a celebration.

Budget cuts ordered by L.A. County sheriff hamper fingerprint operation

LA Times

The reduction in overtime expenses for fingerprint specialists has delayed the collection of evidence in crimes such as burglaries by as much as a week or more. Victims are frustrated by the time lag.

Chief Beck doesn't speak for most L.A. cops on AZ law

Pajamas Media

In criticizing Arizona's new immigration law, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks on behalf of the man who appointed him, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Renewing the lawn arm of the law

LA Times

L.A.'s new, showcase downtown community green, which turned brown and died within months, appears to be headed for a renewal.

U.S. attorney to create unit to prosecute public corruption, civil rights cases

LA Times

Andre Birotte Jr., an Obama appointee, says the unit's mission will be 'to bring to justice those public officials and public employees who violate the public's trust.'

Father of girl killed in pursuit doesn't blame police

LA Times

Kayla Woods, 6, was playing near her Lake View Terrace home when suspects fleeing police struck her, pinning her between their car and a wall. Three men are arrested, the driver charged with murder.

CHP officer killed during high-speed pursuit in Redlands

LA Times

Officer Tom Coleman died instantly when his motorcycle struck a big-rig. The vehicle he was pursuing left the scene and struck another car before the driver and three passengers were apprehended.

Controller finds DWP misled the public when it threatened to withhold funds from city

LA Times

Wendy Greuel launched a probe into the agency's accounts after officials refused the mayor's request for $73.5 million. 'The DWP's actions unnecessarily plunged the city into a fiscal crisis,' she said.

Green oasis in downtown's urban core proves fleeting

LA Times

What was once a lush acre of grass at the new LAPD headquarters withered away within months. Since then, insurers and the city have been arguing over who should fund the replanting.

Agency rejects new rules for California executions

Sacramento Bee

In an unexpected development, a state agency has rejected California's new methodology for putting condemned inmates to death by lethal injection, and has given corrections officials until Oct. 6 to resubmit their proposal.

Mayor Villaraigosa says 3,500 will have been cut from city payroll come July

LA Weekly

In a bizarre pronouncement, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this week told Fox News' Neil Cavuto that 3,500 workers will have been cut from city payrolls come July 1 as City Hall balanced a budget that at one time was recently $585 million in the red.

Fmr LAPD Diaz named new chief of Riverside police

Associated Press

A retired Los Angeles Police Department commander has been named the new chief of police in Riverside.

Cooley wins, Harris leads in attorney general's race

LA Times

L.A. Councilwoman Hahn concedes to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

City starts layoff process

LA Daily News

Los Angeles took steps Wednesday toward laying off 246 of the initial 761 workers to be cut under the $6.7 billion city budget taking effect July 1.

Judges rule for police on surveillance

NY Times

A panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday that New York City can keep secret about 1,800 pages of records detailing the Police Department’s surveillance and tactical strategy in advance of protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Cooley says online pot sales, deliveries illegal

Associated Press

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says delivery of medical marijuana and selling the drug online are illegal.

Currently reading page 84 of 166.

Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 Next Page