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If the penal code had a section on landscaping crimes, the Los Angeles Police Department would need a full-time squad to go after everyone responsible for the ongoing fiasco on its own property. It's been 3 1/2 years since the new headquarters opened at...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Ceremonies, Culture
I got into a minor fender-bender once near downtown Los Angeles and suggested to the other driver that we pull off the highway and deal with the matter on a safer city street. She said OK, then disappeared. Was she uninsured, or maybe unlicensed? It...
Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has every reason to be proud of his public safety record. He worked well with Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton, who had been hired by the mayor's predecessor, James Hahn. When Bratton left, Villaraigosa oversaw a...
A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
The struggle to expand the Los Angeles Police Department to 10,000 officers has occupied three mayors over two decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought the department right to the verge of that benchmark — the force today numbers 9,824...
Marty Ingels, the actor and comedian whose wife is Oscar-winning actress and "Partridge Family" mom Shirley Jones, could not believe the injustice. He went into a photo shop on Ventura Boulevard, looked out the window and saw a ticket on his car...
I've seen him. Really. I'm not crazy. I'm not a liar. And I swear to you: I've seen Harry Bosch, the hero of Michael Connelly's brilliant, best-selling and melancholy-drenched mystery series. What's that you say? Bosch is a fictional character? -----...
Last week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided. Problem solved? Guess again, Goldilocks. K-12 schools and community colleges, in particular, won a temporary reprieve, but they're still wobbly...
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Occupy members held a town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the demonstration that pitted police against protesters last month. On July 12, members of the Occupy L.A. movement used chalk to protest at the Art Walk event, and some...
Back in the early 1990s, when the Los Angeles Police Department was the source of much fear and brutality, about 1% of its arrests involved the use of some force, from a firm grip to a gunshot. Over the last two years, during a period when the LAPD has...
Tags: Police Arrests
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks likes to describe Los Angeles' budget woes as the consequence of an untreated addiction — the city's habit of adding workers in good times and then being unwilling to let them go in bad times. The result is ever-...
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