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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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from LA Police Protective League

October 7, 2014

Law Enforcement

2 LAPD officers, 1 civilian injured in Studio City collision
Two officers and a civilian were injured after a collision between a Los Angeles police patrol car and two other vehicles in Studio City Monday. The crash was reported about 8 a.m. at Moorpark Street and Colfax Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said. The officers were transported for hospital treatment, and the other person was treated at the scene, Eisenman said.

Reward offered in drive-up killing of 33-year-old security officer
Officials on Monday announced a $30,000 reward in the shooting death of an off-duty security officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who was killed in July after dropping off his son at a relative's home. Los Angeles police officers responded to the 1000 block of West 76th Street in Vermont Knolls about 8:30 p.m. on July 29 and found Calvin Eugene Gray, 33, in the driver's seat of his dark-colored SUV with multiple gunshot wounds.
Los Angeles Times

Firefighters put out fire, discover body near Northridge middle school
Firefighters discovered a dead body Monday morning after extinguishing a rubbish fire near a middle school in Northridge, authorities said. Few details were released about the body, including a possible cause of death or an identity. It was discovered about 6:47 a.m. in the 19300 block of West Lassen Street adjacent to Nobel Middle School.
Los Angeles Times

Man attacked in Angel Stadium parking-lot beating is a former LAPD officer
A search was continuing Monday for three people who beat a fan in the parking lot of Angel Stadium, while the victim - a former Los Angeles police officer - was upgraded from critical to serious condition. The 43-year-old Huntington Beach man, a former LAPD officer who left the agency in 2012, was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Friday after the Angels' loss to the Kansas City Royals, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said.
City News Service

New L.A.-based team to fight methamphetamine trade in California
With most methamphetamine supplies entering the United States through California, authorities plan to create a task force aimed at combating the spread of the drug. Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced plans Monday to form a Los Angeles-based anti-methamphetamine team to investigate illegal activities stemming from the manufacture and distribution of the drug.
Los Angeles Times

LAPD seeks assailant who fatally punched man on motorized scooter in Hollywood
Los Angeles police were asking for help Monday finding an assailant who punched an older man on a scooter in a busy area of Hollywood, resulting in fatal injuries. The confrontation occurred at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 21 while 54-year-old victim Louie Rodriguez was riding his motorized scooter home from a music festival.

Request for firewood triggered brawl, stabbing at San Pedro beach, LAPD says
A weekend brawl at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro that put two men in the hospital with stab wounds and two men in jail occurred during a dispute over firewood, a police detective said Monday. The stabbings early Saturday triggered a nearly three-hour search that rattled nerves as helicopters hovered above the nearby residential area and officers combed through backyards with dogs for the assailants.
Torrance Daily Breeze

Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run crash on Imperial Highway
A woman was thrown 30 feet and suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a dark sedan while crossing Imperial Highway early Monday, a police sergeant said. The hit-and-run incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. on Imperial Highway at Menlo Avenue, said Sgt. Suzi Padilla of the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division. The woman was crossing Imperial Highway southbound when she was struck and thrown 30 feet by the impact, Padilla said.
City News Service


Supreme Court upholds distress damages for fatal police shootings
When police fatally shoot someone without justification, California law allows the victims' estates to recover damages for economic losses, but not for the pain the victim suffered before death. That limitation will no longer apply in federal courts in the state, as the result of an order Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
San Francisco Chronicle

Heathcare Cost

L.A.-area restaurants adding healthcare surcharge to cover workers
Diners are discovering an unfamiliar new item when the bill comes for the truffled lobster Bolognese at Melisse and for the crunchy Spanish fried chicken and waffles at AOC - a 3% surcharge for employees' medical insurance. The charge first appeared at one Los Angeles-area restaurant late last year; by early September, more than a dozen mainly high-end eateries followed suit. The added cost has given some diners heartburn and thrust the restaurants' owners unwillingly into the debate over the Affordable Care Act.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

L.A. business groups fear another defeat over minimum wage hike
It's been a dispiriting drumbeat for the Chamber of Commerce this year at Los Angeles City Hall. The latest defeat came last week, when the council voted to hike the minimum wage to $15.37 for thousands of workers at L.A.'s large hotels - increasing pay for some employees as much as 71%.
Los Angeles Times


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