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Safety of Citizens

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  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student

    Four arrested in connection with fatal beating of USC student
    Four teenagers were arrested in connection with Thursday's deadly attack on a USC graduate student, which Los Angeles police said was one of at least two alleged robberies the group attempted that day. Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old engineering student from...
  • George Zimmerman spotted in truck outside DeLand gun store

    George Zimmerman spotted in truck outside DeLand gun store
    A DeLand police officer saw a dark truck parked behind a gun store that had recently been burglarized. Inside the vehicle was former Neighborhood Watch Volunteer George Zimmerman and his dog. Zimmerman is a friend of the owner, he told the officer,...
  • Gun safety, joyful noise, and Fair Districts: Letters

    Gun safety or control? Mary Sanchez on Sunday demonstrated the meaning of elasticity ("Put politics aside, treat gun safety as public-health issue"). You have to hand it to the liberal columnist: No fact will remain unstretched in her zest to enact gun-...
  • Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

     Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner
    Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning. The La Cañada resident was walking the...
  • 'Let's be Cops' and the accidental timeliness problem

    “Let’s Be Cops,” the straight-from-television buddy comedy directed by Luke Greenfield, didn’t crater this weekend, grossing $17.7 million in the three-day period to earn the title of top new weekend opener. Then again, those...
  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a...
  • Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]

    Conscious leadership in public safety [Commentary]
    The response to crises such as the 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombings or the landslide that collapsed a Baltimore street this spring inevitably elevate the public consciousness of the professionalism and courage of police, firefighters and other...
  • A victory for public safety [Editorial]

    A victory for public safety  [Editorial]
    U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake's decision Tuesday upholding Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines almost certainly won't be the last word on the subject. The gun advocates who sued to overturn the ban won't be...
  • City's crime-prevention message to go on air, online

    The city of La Cañada Flintridge and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have teamed up to produce a public service announcement to educate residents about how to protect themselves from burglary. In the production, commissioned by the...
  • USC launches major security upgrades after grad student killed

    USC launches major security upgrades after grad student killed
    USC on Friday announced a series of significant new security measures after a graduate student from China was fatally beaten near the campus last month. The university said in a statement Friday it was increasing security staffing in and around the...