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Deaths lead police to question high-speed chase policies

USA Today

Innocent bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has found.

Police use truancy sweep in battle against San Pedro burglaries

Torrance Daily Breeze

Taking aim at possible culprits in San Pedro's recent rise in burglaries, police on Friday targeted teenagers wandering the community's streets instead of attending school.

Ariz. immigration bill may have broad implications

San Diego Union Tribune

Carrying proof of status would be a requirement.

Suspected gunman in Valley massacre captured

LA Times

The fugitive wanted in the slaying of four at a Valley Village restaurant is caught, along with his brother, near Seattle.

Bill to limit public disclosure of crime victims dies in Sacramento - for now

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

An Assembly bill that would have allowed local police agencies to withhold information about the victims of crimes was defeated in committee Thursday.

Court denies dismissal appeal by Polanski victim

Associated Press

An appeals court on Thursday denied a petition by Roman Polanski's victim to dismiss the three-decade-old sex case against the director.

California public employee unions won't face ballot fights

Sacramento Bee

Public employee unions have dodged a bullet this election year.

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.

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