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  • Anonymous note threat at Pasadena High prompts extra security

    Police are beefing up security at Pasadena High School on Thursday and Friday in response to an anonymous note threatening violence on the campus, school and public safety officials said. The note did not specify who might commit violence and the writer...
  • L. A. City Council to consider tighter ammunition laws

    L. A. City Council to consider tighter ammunition laws
    Saying the public is beyond frustrated, members of the Los Angeles City Council's public safety committee agreed Friday to make it illegal to possess the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines that were used to kill 20 schoolchildren and six adults in...
  • San Francisco OKs quake retrofitting for at-risk buildings

    San Francisco OKs quake retrofitting for at-risk buildings
    Some of the most extensive damage and loss of life from recent earthquakes in California have occurred in apartment houses where dwellings sit on top of a ground-level parking garage or a storefront. The shaking undermines the bottom floor, causing the...
  • L.A. tax-hike vote patterns tell a tale of two realities

    L.A. tax-hike vote patterns tell a tale of two realities
    Nearly every week, 70-year-old Barb Johnson hears word of a nearby robbery or car break-in in Vermont Knolls, her neighborhood of modest bungalows just west of the Harbor Freeway in South Los Angeles. So it was alarming, she says, to learn this week...
  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side

     LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's side
    In the three-plus years since Charlie Beck put on the chief's badge at the LAPD, his goal has been to consolidate a modern, multiethnic, publicly responsible 10,000-officer department, as envisioned in the rattling reforms of 15 and 20 years ago. The...
  • Trayvon Martin rally to be held at South L.A. church

     
    A rally to mark the two-month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death is expected to be held at a South Los Angeles church Thursday evening....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown backs Carmen Trutanich for district attorney

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown has thrown his support behind Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich in the race for L.A. County district attorney, Trutanich's election campaign announced Thursday. The endorsement was announced a day after Trutanich released his vision...
  • Group submits initiative petitions to change three-strikes law

     
    A coalition of law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations and taxpayer groups says it has submitted enough signatures to local election officials to qualify a November ballot initiative to change California's three-strikes law....
  • After student slayings, a new security push around USC

     
    USC and the Los Angeles Police Department announced sweeping new security measures Thursday, including the addition of 30 police officers to the area surrounding the campus. The move comes three weeks after the university was stunned by the slayings of......
  • TV spot warns L.A. public safety at risk without tax increase

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. In a television ad unveiled Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck suggests public safety in Los Angeles will suffer unless voters support Proposition A, a half-cent......
  • Another month, another bear in Glendale

     
    Glendale may have another hungry bear on its hands after Chevy Chase Canyon residents reported seeing a 400-pound animal in the same area two nights in a row rifling through trash. "When I saw it, I was scared," said Caroline......