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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

September 3, 2014

Law Enforcement

2 women drive to LAPD station in Mid-City after being shot, police say
A woman drove herself and another woman to a Los Angeles Police Department station in Mid-City Tuesday night after being wounded in a nearby shooting, officials said. The unidentified women, both in their 20s, said they were shot about 9 p.m. by a gunman in the area of St. Elmo Drive and Rimpau Boulevard, said Lt. Steve Embrich of LAPD.

Drive-by shooting in Hyde Park injures 2
A man and a woman were wounded Monday morning in a drive-by shooting in the Hyde Park area, a police sergeant said. The shooting was reported at 3:13 a.m. at 6402 South Victoria St., said Sgt. S. Blackman of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station. The man was wounded in the torso and the woman was wounded in both legs, Blackman said. "They're both in stable condition. We believe it's gang-related," he said.
City News Service

More Labor Day drunks on the road in the San Fernando Valley, fewer across county, says CHP
The anti-drunken driving message sent out by officials appeared to have worked over the long Labor Day weekend, with officials reporting a decline in arrests in Los Angeles County and throughout California. The California Highway Patrol said there were 1,043 arrests compared with 1,092 in the same period last year. In L.A. County, Wendy Brewer, Community Service Officer of the Glendora Police Department and spokeswoman for the Avoid the 100 DUI Task Force, said the number of arrests were down relative to last year.
Los Angeles Daily News

Chief Charlie Beck talks about perfecting the LAPD
That TV-friendly phrase "top cop"? It doesn't begin to describe Charlie Beck's job as the chief of the LAPD. Just how much the job entails became clear during the application process for his second five-year term. He's a lawman, yes, but also a diplomat, civic preacher, technologist, budgeter, psychologist, disciplinarian, politician - you get the idea.
Los Angeles Times

Investigator says only 1 witness has come forward in Ezell Ford shooting
Inspector General Alexander Bustamante said Tuesday he has had only one witness come forward in the shooting death of Ezell Ford at the hands of police. Bustamante released a statement seeking more witnesses, saying without them, he is powerless to conduct a thorough investigation. "For whatever reason, although many individuals have indicated that multiple witnesses exist, only a single witness has come forward with information regarding this case," he said.
Los Angeles Register

Woman detained at end of slow-speed police chase
A female driver was detained at the end of a slow-speed police chase that began in West Los Angeles and ended in Beverly Hills Tuesday afternoon. The slow-speed chase began in the area of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards. The chase went eastbound on Wilshire before the driver stopped just east of La Cienega. At least four LAPD patrol cars and a police motorcycle were monitoring the situation as the female remained in the stopped vehicle.


California lawmakers pass new law regulating massage therapy
The state legislature approved a new law to regulate massage therapy this weekend in one of the final actions of the government body this session. The Massage Therapy Reform Act, authored by Assemblymen Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, and Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, replaces the original state massage law that was passed in 2008.
Los Angeles Daily News

Public Safety

L.A. City, County firefighters train to save their own lives
Firefighters representing more than 30 agencies from the greater Los Angeles area and beyond convened Tuesday for an intensive four-day experience to learn how to safeguard their own lives in the line of duty.The Fire Ground Survival Class, which was hosted by the Los Angeles Fire Department, teaches firefighters how to "get out of a bad situation" while fighting a structural fire and avoid getting into a "Mayday" scenario in the first place, said LAFD Capt. Andy Ruiz, lead instructor for the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Los Angeles Daily News

City Government

Minimum wage hike could affect 4 in 10 LA workers, boost economy
Nearly four in 10 of Los Angeles' workers would get a raise under a proposal by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to boost the minimum wage to $13.25 per hour by 2017. And that could be good for the local economy as well, said Ken Jacobs, chair of UC Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

Downtown L.A. streetcar line cost estimate is shaved by $55 million
Building a streetcar line in downtown Los Angeles may cost about $55 million less than officials had previously said - an estimate that has buoyed the spirits of the project's boosters, including City Councilman Jose Huizar. But the lower price tag of about $270 million could still complicate the city's bid for a $75-million construction grant, a crucial portion of the streetcar funding plan.
Los Angeles Times


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