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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

LAPD And Boston Police Leaders Bet On Lakers-Celtics Game

The top cops of the Los Angeles and Boston police departments are betting their pride against the best-of-seven NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis have created a friendly wager......

City Of Los Angeles Allegedly Writing Thousands Of Bogus Parking Tickets

The city of Los Angeles could be writing million of dollars in bogus parking tickets each year, according to a NBCLA investigation. More than 17,000 tickets were issued at parking meters that were reportedly broken, according to the site. City policy, however, forbids traffic officers from ticketing parked cars at......

Proposed Bill Would Raise Kindergarten Age to 5

In an effort to save California an estimated $700 million dollars in annual education spending, California legislators are considering changing the minimum kindergarten enrollment age from 4-years-old to 5. The state Senate approved the bill by Sen. Joe Simitian on Wednesday on a 28-4 vote. Under the legislation, children must......

California State Assembly Votes Yes On Banning Plastic Bags

California state legislators voted on Wednesday to ban the distribution of plastic bags at supermarkets. The bill, authored by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, was approved in a 41-27 vote. Under the legislation, retailers will no longer be allowed to issue plastic bags. Paper bags with at least 40 percent post-consumer content,......
Downey Motorcars.

Voodoo Car Dealer Sentenced To Twelve Years In Prison

Downey Motorcars owner Ruben Hernandez, who had allegedly tried to use voodoo against the prosecutor and investigators assigned to his case, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Wednesday for crimes related to real estate fraud. Authorities said they discovered a voodoo shrine with the names of the prosecutor,......

PETCO Settles $1.75 Million Lawsuit Alleging Animals Received Improper Care

PETCO on Wednesday settled a $1.75 million lawsuit, which stemmed from allegations that the company overcharged consumers and improperly cared for animals, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The investigation, filed by district attorneys in four California counties, alleged that PETCO had failed to......

Woman Sues Google For Bad Directions

Northridge resident Lauren Rosenberg is suing Google over bad directions she received from the site, according to various reports. Rosenberg was struck by a driver and injured in Park City, Utah on Jan. 19, 2009 as she walked on a highway route obtained by searching Google Maps on her Blackberry......

Mayor Asks Ethics Commission To Review Free Tickets

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has voluntarily asked for a review by the city Ethics Commission and the City Attorney's office that would determine whether or not he has violated any rules for accepting concert and sporting tickets given to him over the past five years. Under city ethics rules (PDF) elected......

Water Bills Will Increase Under Proposed DWP Budget

Water bills would increase starting Jan. 1 under a budget proposal submitted Tuesday by the Department of Water and Power. The proposal calls for an increase of about 4 to 6 percent for "tier 1" customers and a 6 to 8 percent raise for "tier 2" customers. Tier 1 customers......
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