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  • Pit bull advocates criticize new Riverside County sterilization law

    Pit bull advocates criticize new Riverside County sterilization law
    Pit bull advocates on Tuesday derided a new ordinance requiring that pit bulls be spayed or neutered in unincorporated parts of the Riverside County. Officials said the move was an attempt to reduce the number of pit bull-breed dogs euthanized by county...
  • Brown vetoes gun-control bills

    Brown vetoes gun-control bills
    SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles. The Democratic governor, a gun...
  • 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...
  • O.C. terminates GPS firm for failing to track probationers

    O.C. terminates GPS firm for failing to track probationers
    After an internal audit revealed negligence, officials at the Orange County Probation Department have terminated a contract with a GPS monitoring service. The audit showed that in a review of 143 cases, there were more than 15 instances of "gross...
  • Garcetti says he wants L.A. to shed its '800-pound gorilla' image

    Garcetti says he wants L.A. to shed its '800-pound gorilla' image
    Under a brilliant white canopy, mayors from dozens of Los Angeles County cities gathered on the back lawn at Getty House Monday to talk about public safety, traffic congestion, job creation and how they can better work together to tackle problems.   New...
  • California cites 'massive prisoner release' in Supreme Court appeal

    California cites 'massive prisoner release' in Supreme Court appeal
    California lawyers late Friday filed the state's full appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the high court to set aside orders to reduce prison crowding by the end of December. Despite the state's contention that it intends to meet the prison...
  • Many 911 cellphone calls lack location information, study finds

    Many 911 cellphone calls lack location information, study finds
    Cellular phone networks across California are failing to properly deliver the location of 911 callers to emergency rescuers in a growing majority of calls for help, according to a report released by advocates for the state's emergency dispatchers....
  • Supreme Court denies bid to stop rapist's release to L.A. County

    Supreme Court denies bid to stop rapist's release to L.A. County
    The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-ditch bid to stop the release of a serial rapist to Los Angeles County, clearing the way for Christopher Hubbart to be freed once suitable housing has been found. The justices rejected without...
  • Gang injunction debated as L.A. police commissioners are confirmed

    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday signed off on Mayor Eric Garcetti's nominees to the Board of Police Commissioners, including one who questioned the fairness of a gang injunction proposed for neighborhoods northwest of downtown. Council members...
  • Video shows people darting across train tracks against warning lights

    Video shows people darting across train tracks against warning lights
    In a drive to combat pedestrian fatalities, Los Angeles County transit officials unveiled a video Tuesday showing dozens of people walking, running, bicycling -- and in one case, rolling in a wheelchair -- across dangerous railroad tracks despite flashing...
  • California bill increasing Internet protections sent to governor

    California bill increasing Internet protections sent to governor
    SACRAMENTO — Internet users would get more protection for their confidential information under a bill that lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. The legislators also want Brown to extend carpool-lane access for owners of hybrid plug-in...