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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

May 20, 2014

Law Enforcement

Woman shot and killed in South L.A., police say
Detectives were in South Los Angeles Monday night investigating a shooting that left a woman dead. The incident was reported in the 5400 block of Brynhurst Avenue in Hyde Park, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Detectives from the 77th Street Division were trying to determine whether the slaying was a homicide or an accidental shooting, Officer Sara Faden said. "It looks to have started as a domestic-related incident," Faden said. The victim was in her 30s. One person was detained and being questioned by detectives.
Los Angeles Times

Pizza with a purpose- second fundraiser for LAPD officers
KTLA Reporter Gayle Anderson was live in Torrance where California Pizza Kitchen invites guests to participate in its latest fundraiser to support the families of recently deceased LAPD officers, Roberto Sanchez, George Nagata and Ernest L. Allen. CPK will donate 20% of the total food and beverage purchase to all guests who present the "PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE" flyer to their server through Wednesday. A copy of the flyer can be accessed by clicking here .

Chief Beck addresses new officers at LAPD Academy graduation
KCAL9's Dave Lopez spoke to Chief Beck after the graduation ceremony and spoke about recent department heartbreak and his desire for another five-year term.
CBS LA/YouTube

LAPD officer injured while trying to stop domestic dispute near Mid-City
An officer suffered a minor injury in the Mid-City area Monday morning when a domestic violence suspect became combative during an effort to stop a fight, police said. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. on Fairfax Avenue under the Santa Monica (10) Freeway, said Lt. Lonnie Tiano of the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Station. Officers on patrol saw the man and a woman fighting, Tiano said.
City News Service

LAPD badge, two guns, one reported stolen, pulled out of Rancho Cucamonga's Red Hill Park lake
A Los Angeles Police Department badge and two guns, one of which was reported stolen, are among the dozens of items found in the lake at Red Hill Park since crews began the draining process last week. On Saturday, crews recovered a gun that was reported stolen in 1997 from Rancho Cucamonga, said Detective Chris Mulligan with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department substation in Rancho Cucamonga. "The note will go out to the owner to claim the gun," he said.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

LAPD investigates attempted burglary at V. Stiviano's home
Los Angeles police Monday evening were investigating an apparent attempted burglary at the home of V. Stiviano, whose recordings of Donald Sterling unleashed a controversy that enveloped the Clippers owner. The incident was reported about 2:50 p.m. in the 8400 block of West 4th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. "They found broken glass at the entryway," Officer Sara Faden told The Times. Police said it was not immediately clear if Stiviano was home at the time.
Los Angeles Times

Public Safety

Firefighters, police hold evacuation exercise in Mandeville Canyon
The Los Angeles fire and police departments Sunday held an evacuation exercise in Mandeville Canyon, amid concerns that this year's drought conditions are similar to what caused the disastrous wildfire there in 1978. Officials hoped the drill would raise awareness among residents that they need to be ready to evacuate when ordered.

Cyber Security

Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say
Hackers who paid $40 for a sinister software program called Blackshades stole sexually explicit photographs from personal computers, trained victims' webcams on them using a remote access tool, and even sent threats to victims who tried to block the online intrusions, prosecutors said Monday as they announced charges against users of Blackshades.
Los Angeles Times


Chipotle asks customers not to bring guns into restaurants
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is asking customers not to bring guns into stores after gun-rights activists carried rifles in one of its restaurants, making it the latest big consumer name to be drawn into the debate over firearms. The announcement by the burrito chain on Monday came after a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national petition calling on Chipotle Chief Executive Steve Ells to prohibit firearms in its restaurants.
Wall Street Journal

City Government

L.A. city panel delivers victory to municipal labor unions
A Los Angeles City Hall panel on Monday delivered a significant victory to municipal labor unions, breathing new life into a legal challenge to pension benefit reductions being counted on to save billions of dollars over the next 30 years. On a 3-2 vote, the Employee Relations Board sided with the Coalition of L.A. City Unions on a key procedural question: whether the group met a deadline to challenge a hike in the retirement age and a reduction in benefits approved in 2012 for new employees.
Los Angeles Times

Councilman Bob Blumenfield tour West San Fernando Valley
Growth, fresh opportunity and a sense of a future lined with jobs greeted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Bob Blumenfield Monday on a tour of the West San Fernando Valley. On the first stop, the future site of the $350 million Village at Westfield Topanga that was bustling with construction activity, they learned that a high-end Costco will open next May and that the entire project will be finished in August of 2015.
Los Angeles Daily News


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