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LAPD camera system deemed inadequate

Responding to an independent watchdog’s audit that found the Los Angeles Police Department’s camera system “inadequate,” Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday broken cameras at police stations will get fixed and staff will be better trained.

LAUSD makes shift to counseling rather than punishment

Los Angeles Unified School District officials have announced that school police will no longer issue citations for most campus fights, petty theft and other minor offenses but instead refer students to counseling and other services.

Byron Scott becomes Centennial High mentor

Lakers head coach Byron Scott announced Tuesday that he will serve as a mentor for ninth- and 10th-grade students involved in the Male Academy intervention program at Centennial High School in Compton.

Alex Johnson nominated for county post

A little more than a week after suffering a defeat at the polls to win a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, Alex Johnson is headed for a slot on a board that actually oversees the actions of ...

Angelenos Demand Drone-Free LAPD

On Thursday, August 21, communities from across Los Angeles will be gathering at the Los Angeles City Hall to demand a prohibition on the use of drone technology by the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD Chief Beck accepts second term

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck was re-appointed Tuesday by the city Police Commission and will serve another five years as head of the department.

Mentally ill man shot, killed by police

A 25-year-old Los Angeles man was mortally wounded Monday evening by LAPD officers whom witnesses said ordered him to the ground and, after complying, fired upon him allegedly striking him in the back. Evell Ford Jr., who reportedly suffered from ...

National Night Out unites communities against crime

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) celebrated its 31st National Night Out (NNO), which has gained worldwide support since its inception in 1984. In 2013 NNO involved 16,242 communities including over 37.8 million people from all 50 U.S. states, ...

Residents can seek redress

California taxpayers who disagree with local assessors’ valuation of their property can contact the local assessor’s office to discuss the assessment or appeal their property tax bills.

Challenge supports girls and women

The Jenesse Center is one of the organizations that will benefit from a campaign created by singer John Legend and the Burkle Global Impact Initiative in response to the Nigerian crisis. The Los Angeles-area has until Aug. 18 to meet ...

Traffic delays expected during pipeline project

Starting on July 28 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will be replacing a section of one of its natural gas pipelines along Victoria Street from south Central Avenue to south Broadway Street in Carson. Construction is expected to take approximately ...

More bike paths planned for Carson

The city of Carson is making considerable strides in becoming one of the southland’s most “green” and pedestrian-friendly towns. Officials secured recently $1.25 million in funding to develop a bicycle/pedestrian path along the Dominguez Channel between Main Street and Avalon ...

Summit explores using technology to grow faith-based businesses

The United States Small Business Administration’s Los Angeles District Office (SBA), AmPac TriState Community Development Corporation and the Councilman Curren Price–New 9th Business Resource Center will host the second annual SBA Faith-Based Small Business Summit on July 24 form 8 ...

Steeper fines now ordered for state ‘water-wasters’

Water regulators in California this week issued stringent new conservation measures to limit outdoor water use, including authorizing local agencies to levy fines of up to $500 for using a hose without a shutoff valve. That means no more washing ...

AFT to give away 15,000 books, groceries to disadvantaged children

The American Federation of Teachers will distribute 15,000 new, free books and groceries to Los Angeles children and families in need today from 4-6 p.m. at the All Peoples Community Center, 822 E. 20th St., L.A.

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