RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Safety of Citizens

A collection of news and information related to Safety of Citizens published by this site and its partners.

Top Safety of Citizens Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • Gov. Brown calls for more funding to map earthquake faults

    Gov. Brown calls for more funding to map earthquake faults
    Gov. Jerry Brown called for a sharp increase in funding for a program to map dangerous earthquake faults in California, reviving an effort hobbled by budget cuts over the last two decades. Brown's proposal caps months of debate on whether city and state...
  • How the bad apples got hired at the Sheriff's Dept.

     How the bad apples got hired at the Sheriff's Dept.
    Sheriff Lee Baca had his hands full last week responding to the arrests of 18 of his current and former deputies amid a continuing investigation into abuse of inmates at Los Angeles County's jails, so let's hope he hasn't forgotten that he is due to...
  • Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets

    Let's get illegal vendors of bunnies and turtles off L.A.'s streets
    One of the trickier problems in animal welfare is stopping the illegal sale of underage rabbits, kittens, turtles, birds and other exotic animals on street corners in Los Angeles. The area outside Santee Alley, the popular and densely filled open-air...
  • L.A. sets up command center to combat cyber attacks

    L.A. sets up command center to combat cyber attacks
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set up a new command center Wednesday to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt computer water, power, transportation and public safety systems. In an executive directive creating the...
  • Florida city seeks to disarm watch volunteers like George Zimmerman

    Florida city seeks to disarm watch volunteers like George Zimmerman
    The police chief in Sanford, Fla., the city made famous by the confrontation between George Zimmerman and an unarmed teenager, is moving to disarm neighborhood watch volunteers, ban them from pursuing suspects and conduct background checks as part of a...
  • Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects

    Trick or treat for science: Kids become test subjects
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Each year, Halloween is a massive operation at Dean Karlan's house, drawing in members of his family, particularly his 13-year-old daughter, Maya. Maya's enthusiasm for Halloween knows few bounds. She makes her own costumes: a...
  • Rulings on jail terms inconsistent after changes to three-strikes law

    Rulings on jail terms inconsistent after changes to three-strikes law
    After nearly two decades behind bars, Mark Anthony White saw a chance for freedom last year when California voters softened the state's tough three-strikes law. Within weeks of the election, White asked a judge to reduce his 25-years-to-life sentence...
  • Identifying apartments at risk in quakes could take more than a year

    Identifying apartments at risk in quakes could take more than a year
    Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. City...
  • L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies

    L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...
  • Former aide to Councilman Mitchell Englander files harassment suit

    Former aide to Councilman Mitchell Englander files harassment suit
    A former staffer to Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city, alleging that one of the lawmaker's top aides repeatedly made inappropriate sexual comments to her. The staffer, identified as...
  • Ex-aide to Councilman Mitchell Englander files harassment suit

    Ex-aide to Councilman Mitchell Englander files harassment suit
    Another political aide at Los Angeles City Hall has filed a harassment lawsuit, this time targeting the office of Councilman Mitchell Englander in the San Fernando Valley. A former Englander staffer, who identified herself as Jane Doe in her filing,...