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  • Suspect in five-day shooting rampage is a 'serial killer,' police say

    Suspect in five-day shooting rampage is a 'serial killer,' police say
    A Sylmar man described by police as a "serial killer" was charged Tuesday with murder and attempted murder and is believed to be responsible for a five-day shooting rampage on Los Angeles area roadways that killed four people and wounded several others,...
  • Can Supt. Deasy survive LAUSD's iPad fiasco?

    So, remember that $1-billion plan to get iPads for each and every Los Angeles Unified student the district has been working on and steadfastly defending for a couple of years now? Forget about it. The deal is off, creating a new round of L.A. Unified...
  • Older dogs bring special kind of joy to rescuers

    Older dogs bring special kind of joy to rescuers
    It began with a geriatric black-Lab mix who'd been picked up as a stray and locked in a cage at the South Los Angeles animal shelter. Hillary Rosen was trolling the shelter for dogs to save last summer when she spotted the woebegone mutt. "She was...
  • Volunteers flock to Napa to lend quake victims a helping hand

    Volunteers flock to Napa to lend quake victims a helping hand
    They came in a flurry of orange, descending on this quake-ravaged neighborhood with brooms, shovels and dozens of hands. Then they formed a human chain in Lori Lemieux' frontyard, passing the crumbled bricks of her home's fallen chimney into a waiting...
  • L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

     L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation's second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort. The suspension comes...
  • Report questions LAPD program to flag misconduct

    Report questions LAPD program to flag misconduct
    A highly touted computer system designed by the Los Angeles Police Department to identify inappropriate behavior routinely flags officers who appear to pose no problem while failing to catch many of those who do, a new report has found. The report by...
  • U.S. to allow some immigrant deportees to return under settlement

    U.S. to allow some immigrant deportees to return under settlement
    Homeland security officials will not use threats and intimidation against immigrants facing possible deportation, and will allow some — perhaps thousands — with ties to Southern California to return under an agreement announced Wednesday....
  • Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels

    Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels
    President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...
  • Appellate judges question opponents of LAPD impound policy

    Appellate judges question opponents of LAPD impound policy
    Appellate judges on Wednesday grilled attorneys opposing a controversial Los Angeles Police Department policy restricting the impounding of unlicensed drivers' cars, questioning whether the city's police union and a taxpayer had standing to challenge...
  • California community college plan aims to boost degree, transfer rates

    California community college officials are launching a new effort to ensure that about 250,000 additional students complete their two-year degrees or transfer by decreasing the amount of time they spend taking remedial courses. To reach that goal, the...