| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:29 PM
A more than quarter million dollar study by a Washington, D.C., consulting firm with connections to Public Safety Director Frank Straub found IMPD patrols aren't reaching their full potential when it comes to fighting crime in the streets.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Anthony W. Batts has made his first personnel move as Baltimore police commissioner, hiring a communications consultant who has worked for police departments in the United States and Canada to serve as his chief of staff.
Judy Pal, a native of Canada...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 11:42 AM
David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday.
Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Mayor Greg Ballard accepted Public Safety Director Frank Straub’s resignation Friday.
Straub will resign from his position effective Aug. 1. In a letter to the mayor, Straub wrote it has been an honor and privilege to serve as the public safety...
| Apr 10, 2010
Frontman Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has listed his longtime Venice home, and it's a real lollapalooza.
Priced at $1.6 million, it was designed for the musician by local architect Steven Ehrlich, who replaced most of the original...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 12:56 PM
Update: Former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, have sold their Los Feliz house for $1.4 million.
They put the L-shaped house on the market in July at $1,875,000, about a month before Bratton, 62, announced...
| Sep 9, 2009
More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable...
| Jun 14, 2007
"Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!"
It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland.
Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...
| Feb 6, 2008
| 2:15 PM
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Voters upheld his Indian gambling deals. Presidential candidate John McCain, whom he endorsed, took the state's Republican primary.
Casino deals will yield hundreds of millions of...
| Feb 25, 2009
1) Since Mayor Villaraigosa called for expanding the police department by at least 1,000 officers, 694 have joined the force. Considering that crime continues to be down in Los Angeles, should the hiring go forward even in the face of dramatic budget...
| Nov 20, 2007
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is at his cocky best, grinning from a stage toward a Saturday crowd of maybe 4,000, declaring into a microphone that he's been challenged by an unnamed member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to race this...