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  • Occidental College responds to 9/11 memorial vandalism

    Occidental College responds to 9/11 memorial vandalism

    Vandals destroyed student-led 9/11 memorial on Occidental campus earlier this year.

  • Outrage, questions after 9/11 memorial vandalized at Occidental College

    Outrage, questions after 9/11 memorial vandalized at Occidental College

    Nearly 3,000 flags planted around Occidental College to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks were vandalized over the weekend, provoking outrage and questions on the Eagle Rock campus and beyond. The incident prompted a flurry of statements by student groups, as well as a pledge by...

  • Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion

    Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to seal portions of a lawsuit against Occidental College on Wednesday, denying such a request from attorneys for the liberal arts school. Lawyers for Occidental had asked Judge Luis A. Lavin to make confidential an investigative report included...

  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The unprecedented naming of...

  • 55 colleges under federal investigation over sexual assault cases

    55 colleges under federal investigation over sexual assault cases

    The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The unprecedented naming of campuses -- which included public and private institutions...

  • Judge rejects lawsuit against L.A. police union media consultant

    Judge rejects lawsuit against L.A. police union media consultant

    For a second time, Hollywood executive turned banking executive Brian C. Mulligan has failed to persuade a judge that he was unfairly attacked by the Los Angeles police union. A federal judge this week threw out a lawsuit Mulligan brought against Eric Rose, a media consultant for the L.A. Police...

  • Former Hollywood exec loses second bid to go after police union
    Former Hollywood exec loses second bid to go after police union

    For a second time, Hollywood executive turned banking executive Brian Mulligan has failed to persuade a judge that he was unfairly attacked by the Los Angeles police union.

    A federal judge this week threw out a lawsuit Mulligan brought against Eric Rose, a media consultant for the L.A. Police Protective...

  • Suspected drunk driver going wrong way held in fatal 134 Freeway crash

    A suspected drunk driver drove the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Sunday and collided head-on with another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash that left one man dead and a second badly hurt, authorities said.

    The two male victims from San Fernando, ages 53 and 20, were hit...

  • L.A. tightens qualifications for voting in neighborhood council races

    The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to tighten the rules for who can vote in neighborhood council elections after complaints that an overly broad definition of community stakeholder had allowed outsiders to manipulate results.

    Previously, anyone could vote in a neighborhood council race...

  • College received more sex assault allegations than it reported
    College received more sex assault allegations than it reported

    Occidental College said it had failed to disclose two dozen sex-crime allegations, but a review finds at least 27 others that weren't reported.

  • USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults
    USC, Occidental underreported sexual assaults

    Occidental failed to include 24 reports and USC failed to include 13 reports in figures submitted to the U.S. and could be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Occidental College settles with students in sexual assault case
    Occidental College settles with students in sexual assault case

    Occidental College has reached a monetary settlement with at least 10 current and former students who were part of a federal complaint that accused officials at the Eagle Rock campus of repeatedly mishandling  allegations of sexual assault, according to three sources familiar with the agreement.

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  • Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar
    Panel starts review of sexual harassment complaint against Huizar

    The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.

    The Special Committee on Investigative Oversight gathered behind closed...

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