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  • 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...
  • Dallas neighborhood watch volunteer is arrested in serial rapes

    Dallas neighborhood watch volunteer is arrested in serial rapes
    Who watches the neighborhood watchman? A neighborhood watch volunteer, who vanished after police linked him to a string of rapes that have terrorized Dallas since June, was arrested Tuesday in Lousiana after apparently going on the run. DNA evidence has...
  • 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....
  • Foot-dragging on criminal justice reform

    Foot-dragging on criminal justice reform
    Two years ago, California overhauled its criminal justice system by shifting responsibility for many felons from the state government to the counties. There is no denying that the change was abrupt. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety...
  • Union calls for L.A. county workers to picket over negotiations

    A union representing about 55,000 Los Angeles County employees called on its members to rally outside of county facilities on their lunch hour Thursday. Service Employees International Union local 721 encouraged its members to hold a "lunchtime picket"...
  • Oakland, reeling from gun violence, aims for unprecedented solution

    Oakland, reeling from gun violence, aims for unprecedented solution
    OAKLAND — As a City Council member here, Libby Schaaf is notified each time someone is shot. That, it turns out, occurs several times each day. It is a relentless reminder of Oakland's sweeping public safety crisis: So far this year there have...