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Bill to toughen sex-crime penalties moves ahead

San Francisco Chronicle

A bill aimed at protecting children from sexually violent predators cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, winning approval by an Assembly committee with bipartisan support.

Mayor Villaraigosa tells L.A. it will be 'a tough time for everyone'

LA Daily News

Acknowledging his own mistakes and painting a grim picture of the city's finances, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday outlined a series of deep cuts in city services and renewed calls for shared sacrifice among all city workers.

L.A. Police Union Concerned About 'Rampart Scandal' Movie

LA Weekly blog

​The union representing Los Angeles police on Wednesday expressed concern about a forthcoming made-for-TV movie about the 'Rampart Scandal' that involved the convictions of four L.A. cops.

Villaraigosa accused of unfairly slashing city attorney's budget

LA Times blog

A high-level aide to Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich lashed out Wednesday at Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa over his proposed budget...

Schwarzenegger, Villaraigosa back plans to rein in pension costs

LA Times

They say public employees’ retirement packages are more generous than taxpayers can afford.

Attacks on Hemet police put spotlight on region's white supremacist groups

LA Times blog

Residents in Hemet have long known that there is a skinhead element in their town.

Los Angeles police developing best practices for dealing with autism

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles Police Department prides itself on being the leader in best practices as it relates to working with those who have special needs.

LA Sheriff's team repeats

Pahrump Valley Times

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Main County Jail team, for the second straight year, won the 26th Challenge Cup Relay, in a grueling, 120-mile foot race from rural Baker, Calif., to downtown Las Vegas this past weekend.

LA police officers injured in fatal car crash

Associated Press

Authorities say one person was killed and two Los Angeles police officers received minor injuries in a traffic collision involving a patrol car.

Funeral next week for former LAPD Chief Gates

Associated Press

Services for Gates will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. A visitation is scheduled Monday from noon to 8 p.m. in Deaton Auditorium at police headquarters.

Funeral for former LAPD Chief Gates

Associated Press

Services for Gates will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. A visitation is scheduled Monday from noon to 8 p.m. in Deaton Auditorium at police headquarters.

L.A. Mayor Axes Firefighters, Clerks to Fill Yawning Budget Gap

Business Week

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for eliminating more than 3,500 city jobs including 61 firefighters and 443 typists to help curb a deficit estimated to reach $485 million in the coming fiscal year.

L.A. group launches recall drive against Mayor Villaraigosa

LA Daily News

A handful of former candidates and grass-roots activists launched a recall drive Tuesday against Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Bankruptcy bill finally clears committee

Sacramento Bee

Highly controversial, union-backed legislation that would make it more difficult for local governments to declare bankruptcy has made it out of the Senate Local Government Committee after a nearly yearlong stalemate.

California bill would ban open guns in public

Associated Press

Police say arms, even unloaded, pose a threat

Booby trap probe leads to widespread raids

Associated Press

Federal and local authorities have raided 35 homes in Riverside County as part of the probe into a series of booby trap attacks targeting Hemet police officers.

LAPD set to install video cameras in patrol cars

LA Times blog

After many missteps and technical glitches, the Los Angeles Police Department will soon launch a long-awaited plan to install video cameras in patrol cars, a department official said Tuesday.

Bankruptcy is not the way to solve L.A.'s problems

LA Daily News Opinion

BANKRUPTCY defines failure and an inability to address a problem through other means.

LAPD opens state-of-the-art incident training system

Police One

HYDRA simulation finally makes its way stateside.

Budget swings leave Los Angeles dizzy

LA Times

Credibility is strained as city job cut numbers go from 4,000 to 750.

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