L.A. City Council Declares Homelessness an Emergency, Earmarks $100 Million for Solutions


Mayor calls for investments in long-term initiatives, and rolls out short-term proposals to address emergency needs. Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the first steps of a comprehensive strategy to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, an effort that would invest at least $100 million annually in City funding to help house tens of thousands […]

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LAPD Devonshire Division’s Catalytic Converter Task Force Busts Dishonest Metal Recyclers

(l-r) Councilman Mitchell Englander, Assemblyman Scott Wills, Capt. Robert Marino and Lieutenant Jesse Kane. Marino held a news conference to discuss a six-month investigation into the thefts of catalytic converters in the San Fernando Valley. A number of search warrants were served overnight that netted hundreds of catalytic converters as well as weapons and pipe cutting tools used to steal the car parts. Northridge, CA 9/17/2015 (photo by John McCoy/Los Angeles News Group)

Yesterday, I was proud to join the Los Angeles Police Department to announce the arrest of five suspects and the confiscation of thousands of dollars in stolen property. This was the result of a 6 month investigation by the LAPD/Operations Valley Bureau’s (OVB) Catalytic Converter Task Force (CCTF). The CCTF was formed to combat catalytic […]

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Help Keep the Street Lights on in Your Neighborhood


There has been a significant increase of copper wire thefts targeting the city’s street lighting system in various neighborhoods, causing street lights to go dark for a period of time. If you observe a wire theft in process or see any suspicious activity around street lights, please call 9-1-1 immediately. How to determine what is […]

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Era of LAPD Body Cameras to Start Monday


The first LA police officers will begin wearing body cameras on Monday as city leaders look for funding to outfit all cops with them. Starting Monday, body cameras will be handed out to Los Angeles police officers at the Mission Station — the first of 860 cameras that will be distributed to officers in three […]

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