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Villaraigosa: 2,500 guns recovered from buyback program

KPCC

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the city’s weekend gun buyback program has removed 2,500 firearms from the streets.

Thousands take part in LA gun buyback

LA Daily News

Lines of cars with guns stashed in backseats or trunks stretched for miles at various points around the city on Saturday as thousands clamored for cash in exchange for anonymously offering their unwanted firearms to police.

L.A. city councilman calls for new advertising tax

LA Times

In a letter to the head of the budget and finance committee, Herb Wesson argues that a citywide levy on billboards, digital signs and supergraphics could generate as much as $50 million annually.

Official agrees with former LA mayor on pensions

LA Daily News

Los Angeles officials agreed Friday with former Mayor Richard Riordan that the city needs to reform its pension system, but disputed his contention that bankruptcy should be part of the process.

Unpaid parking tickets linked to police officers

CBS-2

Officer William Grundy with the Los Angeles County Police is sworn to uphold the law, but we found that he has hundreds of unpaid parking tickets for personal vehicles registered in his name.

Officers honored at 'ExZellence' ceremony

LA Daily News

Seven local law-enforcement officers were honored Thursday by Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, who presented them with "Z Awards For ExZellence" in recognition of outstanding public service.

CalPERS may see more lawsuits

LA Times

The case targeting two top former officials of the California Public Employees' Retirement System could be only the first of a series, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown says.

An eye for counterterrorism

Downtown News

LAPD Pushes Community to Watch for Dubious Activity, Not Suspicious People

Budget cuts prompted LAPD to eliminate a counter-terrorism task force

LA Times

Duties of the Protective Security Task Force — officers who went undercover at high-risk events and tested the security of key buildings — will be done by others in counter-terrorism bureau, officials say.

Immigration protesters jam downtown L.A. streets; LAPD makes arrests

LA Times blog

Traffic in parts of downtown L.A. were jammed because of a demonstration by critics of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants.

Lawmakers OK study of predators' parole

San Diego Union-Tribune

Assemblyman questions screening’s effectiveness

LAPD Gun Buyback Program This Saturday

Metblog

This Saturday, May 8, is the 2nd annual city-wide gun buyback program.

IPhone raid puts high-tech enforcement squad in spotlight

LA Times

Little is known outside the tech world about REACT, the task force that searched the home of a Bay Area blogger who had acquired a missing iPhone prototype.

L.A. orders 439 medical marijuana dispensaries to close

LA Times

The shops must close before a long-debated city ordinance takes effect June 7, or face criminal and civil penalties. About 130 dispensaries that registered with the city could be allowed to stay open.

Police Commission Elects Alan Skobin as Vice President

On May 4, 2010, the members of the Police Commission unanimously elected Police Commissioner Alan J. Skobin as Vice President of the five member panel.

Opinion: Los Angeles on the brink of bankruptcy

Wall Street Journal opinion

What Mayor Villaraigosa must do to save the city.

ACLU report alleges abuse at downtown L.A. men's jail

LA Times blog

Scores of inmates at Men's Central Jail have alleged serious physical abuse by deputies...

Memorial service honors memory of fallen LAPD Officers

Blog Downtown

Uniformed officers, city officials and family members joined together today to pay tribute to the 203 officers who have died while serving the Los Angeles Police Department since 1907.

NYC mayor spares police jobs after failed bomb attack

Reuters

The New York City Police Department will be spared the planned loss of 892 officers through attrition, an administration official said, following Saturday's failed car bomb attack on Times Square.

San Diego sues pension system

San Diego Union-Tribune

Workers may help pay for investment losses

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