Essential California: Understanding the Regional Stay-at-Home Order

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Op-Ed: How to Reverse Trump’s Migration Disasters

Of all the promises Donald Trump made during the 2016 campaign, his promise to crack down on immigration is the one he came closest to keeping. From the start, the Trump administration has taken a heavy toll on immigration policy. The right to asylum violently attacked. Human rights violations flourish in the migrant detention system. […]

California boat captain charged with manslaughter in fire that killed 34

The captain of a dive boat that caught fire off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury with 34 counts of marine manslaughter. Investigators said the captain, Jerry Boylan, 67, neglected key safety precautions and this contributed to the rapidity of the blaze. According to […]

Election 2020: LAPD on tactical alert before election night

The Los Angeles Police Department said it was going on tactical alert Tuesday afternoon, a move expected as law enforcement is on guard for any trouble or other issue related to the election. Police said they had no information suggesting problems but wanted to be prepared. The alert allows more officers to be available. LAPD […]

Teens arrested after altercation at pro-Trump rally, police say

Police arrested two teenagers after authorities said they assaulted at least two people during a pro-Trump rally this weekend in Palm Springs. A youth car clashed with a small group of President Trump supporters on Sunday arguing for the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and “an altercation ensued” with at least two of the […]

Almost 25 years after boyle Heights teen’s murder, DNA leads to arrest

Almost 25 years after a boyle Heights teenager was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted, authorities say they identified the man who killed her and dumped her body in a ravine. Gladys Arellano’s partially clad body was discovered on January 30, 1996 in the Topanga Canyon. An autopsy concluded that the 17-year-old had been sexually assaulted, […]

Los Angeles protest camp cleaned up following MPs shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies closed a month-old protest camp in downtown Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday in a move that activists criticized as retaliation for the recent protests against a shooting involving an MP. The encampment first appeared in Grand Park across from City Hall in June amid protests over the […]

California fires: dramatic nighttime airlift saves hundreds

The call arrived at the California National Guard at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. A rapid bushfire had smothered the only road to a popular recreation area in the Sierra National Forest. Hundreds of campers have been trapped. The stream fire, which started about six miles west on Friday night, had skipped the San Joaquin River and […]

ICE arrests more than 300 people in Los Angeles area in month-long operation

Over the summer, even as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department withdrew from cooperation with immigration and customs officials, federal immigration officials arrested more than 300 people in the area. as part of a one-month national operation. The operation, which ran from July 13 to August 20, focused on those who were arrested or have […]

Illegal campfires sparking fear of California wildfires

Big Bear Lake, CA – As darkness recently fell over a campsite in a well-hidden valley in the San Bernardino Mountains, the soft click of a laptop keyboard on a portable picnic table was joined by the sound of footsteps stomping on the undergrowth as two US Rangers walked forward and said, in turn, “Hi.” […]

Law enforcement agencies, including in Los Angeles, see new push to train officers to stop abuse in their own ranks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. Despite policies in place for years that require officers across the United States to prevent their colleagues from using excessive force, little or no effort has […]

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