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September 22, 2014

Law Enforcement

Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning, authorities said. The man was sitting on a bus bench on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue when two men ran toward him and shot him at 1:06 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Los Angeles Times

Public's help sought by LAPD in CSUN student's disappearance
Los Angeles police and family members of a missing Cal State Northridge University student were asking for the public's help Friday in helping to locate him. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen Wednesday around noon at his residence in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Civil rights leaders denounce 'Django Unchained' actress, demand apology to LAPD
Civil rights leaders Friday called for a "Django Unchained" actress to apologize after claiming Los Angeles Police Department officers racially profiled her. Project Islamic Hope President Najee Ali, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and other civil rights leaders held a meeting at 9:30 a.m. denouncing Daniele Watts after a recent incident.

Four in custody in gang-related shooting near Mt. Washington park
Four people were in custody Saturday morning in what Los Angeles police were describing as a gang-related shooting near a Mt. Washington park. The victim was sitting with his girlfriend on the edge of Moon Canyon Park after 1 a.m. Saturday when a man accompanied by three women approached, according to police. Officer Liliana Preciado said the man asked the victim where he was from and then opened fire, striking the victim numerous times in the upper body.
Los Angeles Times

Tense standoff ends between LAPD and dozens of protestors in Florence
An unruly crowd of planned protestors Saturday dispersed from the area after a tense standoff concluded with police. According to officials, about 50 people marched in protest against officers in honor of Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego for several hours. The standoff began shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of 65th Street and Broadway, police said.

New Laws

Jerry Brown signs bill on car surcharge for bike lanes
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing local governments to impose a vehicle registration surcharge to pay for bike lanes and trails. The governor's office said in a statement that Brown signed the bill in Sacramento on Saturday. It lets cities, counties or regional park districts to impose an annual vehicle registration surcharge of up to $5 to pay for local bike lanes and trails. The surcharge can be imposed until Jan. 1, 2025.
Associated Press

Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that expired in January allowing a 10-years-to-life prison sentence for those convicted of aggravated arson, defined as causing a fire that costs more than $7 million in damages.
Los Angeles Times

Immigrant Licenses

Feds give green light to California immigrant licenses
Removing a stop sign for immigrants who live in California illegally but hope to become legal drivers, federal officials have signed off on the design of licenses for foreign-born residents. Immigrant advocates achieved a landmark goal in 2013 by winning Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of a measure allowing undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses.
Sacramento Bee

City Government

As domestic violence spikes in both Los Angeles and among NFL, city calls on league to focus on the issue
A sudden rise in domestic violence, spiking 30 percent in some areas of Los Angeles, prompted officials Friday to call on the National Football League to help raise the national debate on combatting the crimes. City Attorney Mike Feuer and Police Chief Charlie Beck, at a City Hall news conference called to highlight local programs dealing with domestic violence, said the NFL has "an obligation and an opportunity" to focus national attention on the issue.
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A. lawmakers could vote this week on wage boost for hotel workers
Los Angeles lawmakers could vote as soon as Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for workers at big hotels to $15.37 -- well above the minimum that Mayor Eric Garcetti is championing for workers citywide. Labor groups have rallied behind the plan to ramp up the minimum wage for hotel workers, saying it could pull families out of poverty and inject more spending into the local economy.
Los Angeles Times

L.A. city sanitation workers disciplined for on-duty protest
Months after dozens of city trash trucks circled Los Angeles' civic center as part of a union-backed protest, a city official said more than 100 sanitation workers have been disciplined for taking part in the demonstration while they were on duty. Enrique Zaldivar, who heads the Bureau of Sanitation, said the 102 workers received written reprimands for engaging in "workplace wrongdoing."
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of organized labor. But this spring, the 70-year-old former LAPD chief found himself struggling just to keep control of a signature project: a Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Los Angeles Times


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