While I applaud the intentions of Los Angeles lawmakers in attempting to prevent underage tobacco use, a ban on flavored cigarettes that includes menthol cigarettes will be counterproductive to this goal and detrimental to the society at large. The City Council should reconsider this ban. ... read more »
Two 12-year-old boys and a 16-year old girl were hospitalized this morning in unknown condition with gunshot wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, and the shooter was at-large. ... read more »
A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty today to a grand theft charge for allegedly receiving more than $8,000 in wages for work she did not perform last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
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The suspected shooter was identified as Kody Lewis Cox, 27, who is believed to have fatally wounded his father Arthur William Cox, 55, before killing himself, according to the LAPD and Los Angeles County coroner's office. ... read more »
Los Angeles police today warned people who use now-legal recreational marijuana to designate others to drive in light of figures showing an increase in DUI-drug arrests following the drug's legalization. ... read more »
The comments came before the council approved a set of actions aimed at cracking down on illegal shops, including the formation of a working group comprised of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Fire Department and other city departments to manage and direct enforcement efforts. ... read more »