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Oversight chair walks out when public speech turns ugly

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| As an open discussion on secret deputy societies swerved into profanity, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Civilian Oversight Commission chair storms out.

Silver Lake tries to recover after Trader Joe's shooting

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Flowers line a wall at Trader Joe's on Hyperion Avenue where an assistant store manager was killed by police Saturday in a crossfire between officers and a suspect.

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Hollywood and Vine diagonal crosswalk christened with Conga

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Results are promising after Hollywood's first diagonal crosswalk cut pedestrian injuries in half. The cast of “On Your Feet” helped with its debut.

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Irvine says it's pulling out of regional fire service

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The city has long complained about paying more than its fair share for fire and emergency services. The OC Fire Authority says it hopes to convince them to stay.

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LAPD Use of Force, Homeless Policies Addressed by New Chief

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The new LAPD Chief Michel Moore Thursday laid out some of his priorities at his swearing-in ceremony at the police academy in Elysian Park. They included reducing the number of officer-involved shootings and other major uses of force and a more compassionate approach to the homeless.

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Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

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Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

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Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

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Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

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Fire rips through strip mall in San Gabriel

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San Gabriel officials said Valley Boulevard remains closed between New and Prospect avenues as firefighters continue clean-up efforts.