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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.

City Pilots Program to Give Vandals Neighborhood Justice Instead of Jail

Starting in the Valley, a mediator and volunteer panel made up of people from the community will decide how the crimes should be addressed.
LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

LAPD Rank-and-File at an Impasse with Management over Salary

A union statement acknowledges the move is "highly unusual" but blames the city for a “lack of good faith bargaining.”
Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

Fingerprint Analysis in LAPD Backlogged, Delaying Cases

The backlog has more than doubled in the last two years. Victims of thousands of burglaries, thefts and other property crimes wait.
CSUN Experiencing Spate of Bicycle Thefts

CSUN Experiencing Spate of Bicycle Thefts

All of the stolen bikes were secured to open racks and were not inside a bicycle compound.
DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

DA Urges 180-Day Jail Term for Former Los Angeles City Councilman

Richard Alarcon is due back in court Wednesday.
Northridge Academy High School on Lockdown

Northridge Academy High School on Lockdown

The move was made after the discovery of an "unattended package."
Magic Mountain Fire Caused by Welders Working on Colossus

Magic Mountain Fire Caused by Welders Working on Colossus

The Valencia amusement park is closed today
Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors, Did You Get Yours?

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas wants to educate more Angelenos about fire safety.
Former Executive of Chatsworth Company Pleads Guilty in Arms Export Case

Former Executive of Chatsworth Company Pleads Guilty in Arms Export Case

John Nakkashian faces up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
Fire Burns Roller Coaster at Six Flags

Fire Burns Roller Coaster at Six Flags

No injuries were reported at the blaze, which burned part of the shut-down ride.
New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

New Law Will Change the Way You Drive Around Cyclists

Starting Sept. 16, a new law seeks to keep cyclists, young and old, safe on the road.
CSUN Rules Student's Death a Hazing; Fraternity to Disband

CSUN Rules Student's Death a Hazing; Fraternity to Disband

CSUN President Dianne Harrison said decisions about “individual student culpability and discipline” will be made following a different probe
Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Two Valley Retired LAPD Officers Awarded $1 Million in Retaliation Lawsuit

Loren Farell -- who surived the 1997 North Hollywood shootout -- and Juan Baello reported alleged misconduct, then forced into retirement.
Final DUI Score in L.A. County for Labor Day: 1,982 Arrests

Final DUI Score in L.A. County for Labor Day: 1,982 Arrests

Seventy-four of the arrests came as a result of car crashes during an 18-period ending Monday.
Firefighters Make Quick Work of Vegetation Fire at Apartment Complex

Firefighters Make Quick Work of Vegetation Fire at Apartment Complex

The small blaze was reported at 4:13 p.m. near the structure at 10339 Zelzah Ave.,
Motorcyclist Dies Crashing into Car

Motorcyclist Dies Crashing into Car

The fatal collision was reported at 6:22 p.m. at Sherman Way and Enfield Avenue.
Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against L.A.s First Marijuana 'Farmers Market'

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against L.A.s First Marijuana 'Farmers Market'

“The harm to defendants’ business does not outweigh the harm ... if defendants were permitted to flaunt the city’s police powers."
First West Nile Virus Death in L.A. This Year Is Valley Man

First West Nile Virus Death in L.A. This Year Is Valley Man

He was in his 60s and hospitalized when he died.
Smoke Alarms Weren't Working at Apartment Where 2 Died in Encino Fire

Smoke Alarms Weren't Working at Apartment Where 2 Died in Encino Fire

The 90-year-old mother and her 75-year-old son were the 19th and 20th civilian fatalities from structure fires in Los Angeles this year.
Two Die in Valley Apartment Fire

Two Die in Valley Apartment Fire

PHOTOS: Firefighters are still tending to the flames at a three-story building on Newcastle Avenue.