| Nov 6, 2013
When new Police Chief Cecil Smith arrived in Sanford, Fla., in April, he suspended the city's neighborhood watch program — the one under whose auspices George Zimmerman had patrolled the streets until he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fleeing airline passengers spilled onto restricted aircraft ramps at Los Angeles International Airport. Travelers were stuck in terminals for hours with little information.
Outside, people — many towing their luggage — streamed onto...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:22 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Voters in the Santa Clara County city of Sunnyvale were overwhelmingly backing a host of gun safety measures Tuesday that would put the relatively safe city at the forefront of a nationwide conversation on firearms regulation....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Q: My children and their friends are already planning their trick or treat schedule. They want to go out several nights and go to different neighborhoods. I am concerned about their safety in going to unfamiliar places and also worried that this is...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Citing an imminent public safety threat, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to immediately begin posting no-trespassing signs in the Tujunga Wash to help clear out the area of homeless encampments.
During a recent tour of the wash, Councilman...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Authorities investigating a complaint that two young women were sexually assaulted this month at Benedictine University have interviewed six "people of interest," all male students, officials said Monday.
Prosecutors said they are reviewing the case,...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria — At age 70, Ahmad Saidi took up arms after the slaying of his son, a father of five who was killed when a remote-controlled bomb blew up his car.
A neighbor suspected in the attack was later overheard bragging about his "gift" for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Halloween is a dangerous holiday, and I don't mean dangerous in a witchy-ghosty way. Halloween equals candy and that, in turn, means grown-up temptation, the siren song of Milky Ways and Tootsie Rolls, the crunchy call of Kit Kats and Krackel candy bars....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Despite a $1.6-billion investment in new security measures at LAX since 9/11, Friday's shooting by a gunman who made his way deep into a passenger terminal demonstrates that the airport remains vulnerable to attacks that appear costly and difficult to...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers, terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
In an executive directive creating the Cyber...