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  • Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking

    Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and her staff last year started monitoring the number of sheriff's patrol cars in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated areas in her district. They found that often there were not as many on the streets as...
  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

    October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions
    As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture. California begins a new...
  • LAPD officer in actress' detention defends TMZ leak to police panel

    A Los Angeles police sergeant involved in the controversial detention of a "Django Unchained" actress told the LAPD's civilian overseers Tuesday that the department's disciplinary system is deeply flawed and defended his response to the incident. In a...
  • Brown vetoes effort to give unions greater say on labor-dispute boards

    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have given public employee unions a greater say over who serves on the influential panels that issue decisions on labor-management disputes in L.A. city and county government. Brown said the measure, which...
  • Murder charges dropped after prosecutor reveals affair with criminalist

    Santa Clara County prosecutors said Tuesday they were dropping murder charges against the husband and brother-in-law of a slain woman because the deputy district attorney in the case had an undisclosed affair with the criminalist who processed the...
  • Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt

    Witness' dubious history puts a 16-year-old murder conviction in doubt
    June Patti had a hunger to be heard. A large woman with scarlet-dyed hair and a loud, raspy voice, Patti was a known drug addict who presented herself as a paralegal. Raised in the Redondo Beach area, she moved to northwest Washington state in the 1990s...
  • Business, civic leaders call on L.A. school board to retain John Deasy

    Local business and civic leaders are calling on the Los Angeles Board of Education to retain Supt. John Deasy, hoping to head off potential action by a board majority that is unhappy with him. The school board is scheduled to meet behind closed doors...
  • Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans

    Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans
    Anthony Smith slept near the baseball diamond at a West Los Angeles park Sunday night, huddled with the olive drab duffel pack he has carried since his four-year stint as an Army medic during the Gulf War. "I saw a lot of blood and despair," said Smith,...
  • Brown sets deadline for Exide plant on hazardous waste

    In a wide range of bill signings Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown approved measures to expand privacy rights for students online and crack down on ill-behaved professional sports team owners. He also signed a bill setting a deadline for Exide Technologies'...
  • Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off

    Without mandatory helipads, L.A. skyline can take off
    For four decades, the Los Angeles skyline has been shaped by one rule: Every tall building must have an emergency helicopter landing pad on its roof. As a result, downtown became a thicket of flat-topped skyscrapers, to the chagrin of architects who...