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With the Oakridge Park mobile home development in the San Fernando Valley looking as if it had been "hit by a nuclear bomb," and 600 of its 700 closely packed houses burned down to soft piles of ash, the Los Angeles Police Department declared the Sayre Fire a...

Lock Up Your Home Before You Evacuate, Police Urge
Some residents are leaving doors and windows unlocked or open because they mistakenly believe that will help firefighters. Such action, however, helps looters to gain access and fire to easily...


Central Division Capt. Jodi Wakefield was involved in a 2005...

The rise in assaults on officers is viewed with skepticism from opponents of the Safer Cities Initiative. Homeless advocacy group the Los Angeles Community Action Network, or LA CAN, which has criticized the department for what they argue is an unnecessarily...

Assaults on Skid Row Police Officers Triple In Two Years
Rise Comes Even as Violent Crime in Area Falls

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Assaults on Central Division police officers have more than tripled in the past...

LOS ANGELES -- Police have arrested a man accused of going on a drive-by shooting with a baby in the back seat.

The suspect opened fire on three people around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Pinafore Street in South Los Angeles, said Capt. James Craig of the Los...

San Diego, Ca: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Parade Magazine announced today the LAPD's Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau and Detective Lillie Franklin are among 10 recipients to receive honorable mention awards...

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - A celebrity premier screening will be held tonight for a Hallmark Channel movie based on the relationship between a homeless woman living on Skid Row and a Los Angeles police officer.

The film, 'Accidental Friendship,'' will be...

Driver with toddler in car is arrested in Baldwin Village drive-by
The man opened fire on three people about 3 p.m., police say. No one was hurt.

A gunman, driving with a toddler in the back seat of his car, opened fire on three...

Police investigate three separate Westside home robberies
The incidents are unrelated, police say, but all involved confrontations with people in the homes.

Police are investigating three separate home invasion robberies on the...

Teen guilty of first-degree murder of police officer
Penifoti Taeotui, 18, was convicted Monday in the shooting death of Oceanside Police Officer Dan Bessant, which prosecutors argued was gang-related.

A teenager was found guilty...

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Investigators and family members are calling for help in the search of a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian. The deadly incident happened in the 10600 block of Hoover Drive near 107th Street in South Los Angeles.

The victim...

WATTS -- Los Angeles police have surrounded a home in Watts in search of a gunman who shot an officer in the arm during a welfare check.

It happened near Lou Dillon Avenue and 107th Street just before 2:30 a.m. Friday. Officers went to the house to...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Violent crime in Los Angeles is down 5.2 percent compared to this time last year, police Chief William Bratton said today. Overall crime is down 3.9 percent compared to this time last year, the chief told the five-member Police Commission at...

Hello everyone I was hoping I could get some help with promoting our stem cell drive for one of my friends and coworker, Officer Steve Kroesen. Steve was diagnosed with an advanced stage of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is in need of a stem cell transplant. There is...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A fight over the city controller's ability to determine the effectiveness of programs overseen by elected officials could end up in a courtroom if a proposed charter amendment doesn't clarify the issue, City Controller Laura Chick said today...

Five California governors came together Thursday in rare bipartisan opposition to a ballot initiative they fear would harm public safety by easing punishment for drug offenders.

Proposition 5 would divert tens of thousands of drug offenders annually from...

Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks against Proposition 5 outside the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles. He was...

The LAPPL participated in a news conference with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who today formally opposed Proposition 5 on this November...

Developer Rick Caruso has said according to ...

The Manner and the Message of Villaraigosa's $2.3 Million War Chest

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It is impossible these days to escape talk of the financial crisis. With downward-angling graphs the new national art obsession and Treasury...

The Los Angeles Police Protective League is all over this November's ballot, taking on a third issue before voters.

It already has come out against Proposition 5, the measure expanding drug diversion programs, and on behalf of state Sen Mark Ridley-...

I caught up with Rick Caruso tonight at The Grove - not by accident - and asked if he intends to go for it and challenge Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's reelection...

Chief Bratton's Terror Alert
Beware of possible Al Qaeda attack just before the
election

Police Chief William Bratton added fuel to speculation he's aiming for head of Homeland Security or the FBI if Barack Obama...

Local of 20 years has worked with various city groups, which earned him an award last week.

GLENDALE - Longtime resident Kenneth Esteves' duties extend beyond the city limits. He volunteers as the president of the William H. Parker Los Angeles Police...

ICA flexes muscles on uncollected bills: L.A. council motion urges 'sheriff' for unpaid bills.

BY MARK R. MADLER, Staff Reporter When members of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association met with Los Angeles officials on how they...

WOODLAND HILLS - Pledging to continue his efforts to help business even in the perilous economic times, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday warned business leaders the city is in for continued hard times.

Villaraigosa, speaking to about 500 members of...

The California Judges Association, which almost never takes a position on state propositions, has put out the media release below:

The California Judges Association has taken the extraordinarily rare action of stating a formal position on a statewide...

30 arrested in sweep targeting South L.A. gang members LAPD, federal agents crack down on alleged drug dealing and illegal weapons possession that they say fuel gang crime.

A sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department and federal agents...

Defending significant changes in how it punishes officers, LAPD officials told the civilian Police Commission on Tuesday that a disciplinary system that gives supervisors greater discretion will better hold cops accountable for misconduct.

The system,...

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