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    • No 'credible' threats against L.A. Valley College, but classes still canceled

      No 'credible' threats against L.A. Valley College, but classes still canceled

      The campus of Los Angeles Valley College was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after the school received "several threats," officials said. But by late afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department concluded that the threats were "not credible," according to a statement issued by the college....

    • LAPD investigating homicide in Valley Glen

      LAPD investigating homicide in Valley Glen

      Los Angeles police Wednesday were investigating a fatal shooting in the southeast San Fernando Valley. A man in his 20s was shot and killed about 8:10 p.m. in the 6400 block of Fulton Avenue in Valley Glen, police said. The suspect remained at large, and officers were setting up a perimeter, police...

    • LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start

      LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start

      They seem as common as squawking gulls, and true Angelenos may not even bother to look up when one of the LAPD's 17 helicopters rattles their windows, its spotlight searching for a car-jacked Camry or an assault suspect hiding under a jacaranda. In a city of 469 sprawling square miles, few doubt...

    • L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases

      L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases

      Frustrated by tagging in his San Fernando Valley district, a Los Angeles city councilman called this week for new measures to crack down on graffiti vandals, especially when murals are defaced. Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a motion Friday seeking to double the reward to $2,000 from $1,000...

    • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

      Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

      The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an ordinance that would scale back the city's...

    • L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

      L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

      In the mornings, when Dakeya Brown-Kane takes her 3-year-old daughter to preschool, she tries to distract her with paper to draw on so she overlooks the scantily clad women outside. But it's hard to ignore the sultry billboard for the La Perla gentlemen's club near their apartment window on Sepulveda...

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