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Safety of Citizens

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  • NHTSA investigates reports of sudden Honda Accord airbag deployment

    NHTSA investigates reports of sudden Honda Accord airbag deployment
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe looking whether airbags are deploying unexpectedly when a door is shut in the 2008 Honda Accord. Federal safety regulators say they have heard from 28 drivers reporting the problem....
  • Gang rivalries cited as trial opens in Halloween shooting at USC

    Gang rivalries cited as trial opens in Halloween shooting at USC
    A man accused of opening fire at a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, prosecutors said Wednesday on the first day of his trial. Brandon Spencer, 21, is charged with four...
  • Fewer L.A. County probation department employees arrested in 2013

    Fewer L.A. County probation department employees arrested in 2013
    Los Angeles County probation officials have made substantial strides in reducing criminal misconduct committed by department employees, according to a report released Tuesday. Officials said the improvement — with cases falling from 74 in 2011...
  • Trial begins for man accused of shooting four at USC party

    Trial begins for man accused of shooting four at USC party
    A man accused of opening fire outside a Halloween party at USC in 2012, wounding four people, was retaliating for his being shot by a rival gang member, a prosecutor said Wednesday on the first day of his trial. Brandon Spencer, 21, is charged with four...
  • Greyhound bus crashes after attack by hallucinating rider, police say

    Greyhound bus crashes after attack by hallucinating rider, police say
    A man authorities believe was hallucinating while under the influence of drugs allegedly attacked the driver of a Greyhound bus on its way from Los Angeles to Phoenix early Thursday, causing the driver to crash and  sending two dozen people to area...
  • NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans

    NHTSA opens probe into brake failures of Toyota Camry hybrid sedans
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into intermittent brake failure in the 2007 and 2008 Toyota Camry hybrid sedan. Dozens of consumers have complained to the agency about the problem, asking it to force Toyota Motor...
  • Why public employees should have the right to strike

    Why public employees should have the right to strike
    It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
  • Jerry Brown: Earthquakes 'just around the corner,' fault maps needed

    Jerry Brown: Earthquakes 'just around the corner,' fault maps needed
    Gov. Jerry Brown vowed to increase funding to map California earthquake faults, calling the effort an important public safety measure. “We’ll do whatever it takes. And the people of L.A. should be cautious because earthquakes are just around...
  • Keep the Internet free and open

    Keep the Internet free and open
    Should the Internet be considered a public utility? How you answer that question will define what role you think federal regulators should play in ensuring that all content, from Netflix programs to Rush Limbaugh podcasts, receives equal treatment by...
  • Weather Channel launches campaign against DirecTV

    Weather Channel launches campaign against DirecTV
    The Weather Channel is threatening to rain all over DirecTV if it can't come to terms on a new distribution agreement with the satellite broadcaster. The current contract between DirecTV, which has more than 20 million subscribers, and the Weather...
  • Letters: How long should they be in jail?

    Re “Growing up in prison,” Opinion, Jan. 13 Although I think that Edel Gonzalez should no longer be considered a threat to public safety, that sentiment is based on his not being the triggerman in the crime he was convicted of two decades...