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May 21, 2014

Law Enforcement

Funeral services held For LAPD detective killed when cement truck overturned in Beverly Hills
Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a cement mixer in Beverly Hills. Services for Det. Ernest L. Allen began at 11 a.m. at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave. Allen was killed while he was driving his pickup truck off-duty around 2 p.m. May 9 in the 1000 block of Loma Vista Drive. The incident was the second time a cement truck overturned on Loma Vista in a week.

Angelenos to weigh in on LAPD Chief Beck's bid for 2nd term
Want to tell the Los Angeles Police Commission what you think of Chief Charlie Beck? Angelenos will get their chance to weigh in on Beck's bid for a second term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department at two community meetings this summer. The first meeting is scheduled for June 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Westchester Recreation Center at 7000 W. Manchester Avenue, according to Police Commission President Steve Soboroff.

Public invited to comment on proposed release of serial rapist
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey reminded residents that a judge in San Jose will allow public comment on Wednesday on the proposed release of convicted serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart to a residence at 20315 East Avenue R in Palmdale. Santa Clara County Judge Gilbert Brown will allow members of the public to address the court between two to three minutes per person starting at 10 a.m. The court will break for lunch and continue until 4 p.m. Judge Brown's court is in Department 32 at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, 190 W. Hedding St., in San Jose.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Press Release

Taxi crashes into multiple parked vehicles in Westlake; 1 in custody
One person was taken into custody after a taxi struck and damaged several parked vehicles in the Westlake District of Los Angeles on Monday, police said. The incident occurred along multiple streets, including the 200 block of Robinson Street, around 7 p.m. Police received multiple reports that a taxi had hit several parked cars in the area, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sarah Faden.

OnSceneTV videographer's fake police car impounded, large cache of guns & ammo seized during arrest at Coffee Bean
Patrons at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Glencoe witnessed LAPD seize what was described as a "never-ending amount of guns" from a black Crown Victoria on Friday. Officers detained the vehicle which was dressed to look like an undercover police car for having no front or rear license plate. Upon inspection of the car LAPD found a trunk full of weapons, a loaded rifle (crime) and enough gear for a small army.
Venice 311


Guess where TSA's invasive scanners are now?
The controversial airport screening machines that angered privacy advocates and members of Congress for its revealing images are finding new homes in state and local prisons across the country, according to the Transportation Security Administration. So far, 154 of the machines have been transferred to prisons in states including Iowa, Virginia and Louisiana. It's a good fit because privacy concerns raised by airport passengers do not apply in many cases to prisoners, according to TSA.
Federal Times

Sante Kimes, convicted in 1998 L.A. murder, dies in N.Y. prison at 79
Sante Kimes, half of a mother-son con-artist team who was convicted of murder in the 1998 death of Granada Hills businessman David Kazdin, was found dead Monday night in her New York prison cell. Kimes, 79, was found unresponsive in her cell at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, state prisons spokeswoman Linda Foglia told the Associated Press. The cause was not immediately known.
Los Angeles Times

Election 2014

LA District Attorney tapes radio ad in support of Jim McDonnell for sheriff
L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey's voice is coming to a radio near you in support of Jim McDonnell for sheriff. McDonnell is the Long Beach police chief who hopes to be the next sheriff, following the retirement of Lee Baca and the appointment of interim Sheriff John L. Scott. McDonnell, one of seven candidates on the June 3 ballot, has many prominent endorsements and the backing of the L.A. Times.
Southern California Public Radio


Metro urges three consecutive fare hikes; new plan would delay two
Citing the financial strain of fare increases on low-income transit riders, a group of Los Angeles County transportation officials have drafted a plan that would temporarily halt a Metro proposal to raise fares on the bus and rail system three times over the next eight years.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles subway to receive $2.1 billion in federal money
Los Angeles' growing public transit network is receiving another big dose of cash from the federal government. The office of Sen. Barbara Boxer says that on Wednesday, federal and local transportation officials will sign a $1.25 billion grant for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills. The project also will receive a $856 million federal loan.
Associated Press

City Government

DWP to waive late fees
Hoping to entice customers to pay their past-due bills, the Department of Water and Power plans to waive late fees that have accrued since the beginning of 2014. The move is part of the agency's effort to recover $255 million in delinquent charges that have mounted since a botched billing computer system upgrade. Typically, the department has about $14 million outstanding. Customers who pay their bills in full between Tuesday and the end June - including any late fees - will receive a credit on their next bill for the late penalties.
Los Angeles Daily News


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