Monday Morning Memo for October 23, 2017

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Here’s why this convicted con man from Merced has to stay in prison for now
A Merced man convicted of defrauding people out of more than $100,000 had a shot at getting out of prison several months into his multi-year sentence, thanks to Proposition 57 passed by California voters last November. But a parole board denied him that opportunity last month, according to a Merced County District Attorney’s Office news release.
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Governor Brown’s “get out of jail free” approach
As Governor Brown enters his final years in office, legislation he has proposed, signed and vetoed in the past year make it crystal clear he wants convicted criminals to serve as little time as possible. Three changes in the criminal justice system illustrate his beliefs. First is Prop 57 which the Governor wrote and campaigned for via extensive expenditure of time and money, yet does nothing to address recidivism.
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Calling it another three-strikes law, Gov. Brown vetoes bill proposed in wake of Whittier police officer’s death
Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend vetoed a bill written in response to the killing of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer, saying it was too reminiscent of the state’s abandoned three-strikes law. The bill, penned by Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, would have required jailing probationers who violate the terms of their supervision at least three times.
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California moves to go easier on criminals for using guns but if you use a phone … whoa
California lawmakers have moved to go easier on criminals using guns, but harder on people using cell phones in the commission of crimes. The state is already well known for having some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Recently, it’s also become known for releasing prisoners early from their sentences under two voter-passed state propositions, as well as state law AB 109, and declaring itself a sanctuary for people in the country illegally.
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Governor vetoes bill that would have assured internet access in juvenile detention facilities
Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. yesterday vetoed a bill that would have assured Internet access to juveniles in detention facilities. He said, in rejecting AB 811, which applied to foster care facilities and detention facilities of the state Department of Juvenile Justice and local entities: “While I agree with this bill’s intent, the inclusion of state facilities alone will cost upwards of $ 15 million for infrastructure upgrades.
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Revealing rejections: Jerry Brown’s vetoes are a window into his mind
Gov. Jerry Brown is famously enigmatic, a difficult-to-predict politician who said decades ago that he likes to “paddle a little bit on the left side, then… a little bit on the right.” But every year he drops clues to his governing approach in a raft of letters he writes to the Legislature detailing why he’s vetoed certain bills. Veto messages are required by state law; most of Brown’s are simple notes of five or six sentences, straight and to the point.
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What you need to know to catch up with the Backpage.com case
It’s a case – and a legislative battle – that could rewrite the future of free speech online. The people of the state of California vs. executives of classified advertising website Backpage.com has all the elements of a John Grisham legal thriller. Maverick online publishers turned criminal defendants. Charges of multimillion dollar money laundering schemes related to the illicit sex trade.
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Suspected gang members charged with a baby girl’s murder in Compton
Two of the three reputed gang members charged with the shooting death of a year-old girl, who was struck by gunfire while sleeping in her crib in Compton last year, entered not guilty pleas Friday. Davion Ramal Douglas, 27, and Denzell Davon Hull, 25, are charged with murder in the Feb. 9, 2016, slaying of Autumn Johnson, along with one count each of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.
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LA Sheriff wants forensic specialists to analyze body cam video
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has proposed hiring 32 forensic video specialists to analyze deputy-involved shooting and other critical incidents. The request is part of a $55 million body cam proposal Sheriff Jim McDonnell sent to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Friday. The analysts would look for any glitches caused by such things as video compression, which could fail to capture or misrepresent critical fractions of a second, according to Sheriff’s Captain Chris Marks.
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Civilian oversight commission loses some credibility with vote on drone program
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell recently reaffirmed that it is his “responsibility to ensure the safety of more than ten million residents, which includes using whatever tools necessary and available that can save the life of a human being.” McDonnell added that “I will not face the loved ones of a victim whose life could have been saved by our ability to deploy” and “I cannot imagine meeting with the spouse or parent of a fallen deputy and say, yes, we could have done more.”
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LA sheriff and his deputies remain at war over so-called ‘Brady list’

While the department has attempted to portray itself as the “white knight” seeking to fulfill a constitutional disclosure obligation, it hides the fact that what it really wants to disclose is a product of a fundamentally flawed discipline process. Were the public to know the truth behind the sheriff’s disciplinary process, they would realize any trust in the disciplinary decisions or predetermination of a deputy’s credibility made by the department is misplaced.
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What does the FBI crime report mean for criminal justice reform?
Contrary to Attorney General Sessions and others who suggest it shows the need for a 1980s-style crackdown on crime, the FBI’s just-released report for 2016 – showing that violent crime has increased for the second consecutive year – does not actually demonstrate that we are experiencing a violent crime wave. Moreover, the administration’s policy preferences threaten to undo reforms that are succeeding at the state and local levels.
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Police who make arrests could now end up having short careers
The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the Justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped. It started with a late night bash. District of Columbia police officers were called by neighbors at 1 a.m. to investigate a rowdy party at an unoccupied row house.
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ACLU: Detective’s right to free speech was violated
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is suing the Johnston Police Department on behalf of Detective James Brady, an 18-year veteran of the force who is now retired. Brady was working as president of the local International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) union representing officers with the Johnston Police Dept. when the alleged violation of his 1st Amendment rights occurred.
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LAPD program prevents acts of terrorism
The Los Angeles Police Department is working on a program that aims to identify a person with a tendency or intention to commit an act of terrorism and works to stop them before it happens. PATHE, or Providing Alternatives to Hinder Extremism, is designed to create a path for a person who raises concern but hasn’t necessarily committed a crime. It is used to confront any type of extremism — ISIS, Al-Qaeda, neo-Nazis and more.
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FBI: Felonious deaths of officers spiked 61% in 2016
The FBI’s annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report says 118 American law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016, a 35% increase over 2015 when the FBI reported 86 line-of-duty deaths. Even more alarming, felonious deaths of officers spiked 61% from the 41 slain in 2015 to 66 in 2016. The 66 felonious deaths occurred in 29 states and in Puerto Rico.
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NFL to formally endorse criminal justice legislation, finance activism boot camp
Protests around professional sports have been nothing if not polarizing, especially considering President Donald Trump’s persistent war of words with athletes who use the national anthem as a platform for activism, but player demonstrations may have fueled NFL support for legislative change at the federal level.
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Staffing crisis prompts raises of 25 to 30 percent for San Diego police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25 and 30 percent to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing and ballooned overtime budgets. The steep pay hikes, which also aim to help attract recruits to the police academy, come as the number of city officers has dropped to 1,801 – 13 percent less than the city’s goal of 2,040.
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Victims of Harvey Weinstein should come forward, LAPD urges
The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein should report what happened to authorities. “We absolutely encourage anyone who may be a victim of sexual assault to come forward and report the crime,” Josh Rubenstein, the LAPD director of communications, said Monday.
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For Weinstein, a brush with the police, then no charges
For decades the film producer Harvey Weinstein succeeded in hiding from public view complaint after complaint of sexual misconduct against him. But on the evening of March 28, 2015, at a rendezvous at the TriBeCa Grand, his longtime pattern of cover-ups was coming to a dramatic end. Meeting with him at the hotel was Ambra Battilana, a 22-year-old model from Italy, who had reported to the police the night before that Mr. Weinstein had groped her during a business meeting.
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Embattled DA defends not prosecuting Weinstein, Trumps over the years
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday defended his office’s decision not to prosecute disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein or members of the Trump family. He denied specifically that any donations to his campaign had or would ever influence his decisions. Weinstein was accused of sexual assault in 2015, and Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were investigated earlier this decade for allegedly misleading real estate buyers.
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Prosecutors may have few options for pursuing Weinstein charges
Police in multiple jurisdictions are reviewing their files as sexual accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein continue to pile up, but legal experts say opportunities to pursue criminal charges against him for claims that in some cases date back decades could be limited. “There’s definitely the possibility of criminal charges,” said attorney and former ESPN legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence.
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Female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists speak out on ‘pervasive’ harassment in California’s Capitol
A state legislator who was groped by a male lobbyist weeks after she was sworn into office. A legislative staffer-turned-lobbyist who for years would only wear pantsuits in order to project a “business-only” air. A government affairs director who faced inappropriate advances from an associate in full view of male colleagues who seemed oblivious as it happened.
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Homicides spike in downtown
Just before 3 a.m. on Sept. 22, a homeless man was beaten to death in the Historic Core. The body of 61-year-old Donald Sandstrom was discovered later that morning in a parking lot at 710 S. Spring St. The Los Angeles Police Department ruled it a homicide and said Sandstrom was killed by blunt-force trauma to the head. An investigation into the killing continues. It marked the 16th homicide of what is proving to be an exceptionally deadly year in Downtown Los Angeles.
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Sex offender law repealed in Simi Valley
Don’t take candy from strangers. But what about sexual offenders?
The Simi Valley City Council decided on Monday night to overturn a law aimed at protecting children from sexual predators. City leaders say the law wouldn’t stand up in a legal appeal so they killed it. There will now be nothing to stop registered sex offenders in Simi Valley from interacting with trick-or-treaters. So when Halloween rolls around in a couple of weeks, parents say they’ll be a lot more vigilant.
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Do rewards work? Police run out of leads in 85-year-old veteran beating
When a family is suffering after a tragic murder and detectives have run out of leads and need help from the public….They often turn to rewards. You’ve seen the announcements countless times on the news. One of the latest for a Korean War Vet beaten and left for dead in Carson.
Do rewards work? It depends. $25,000 …That’s the amount the Hernandez family hopes will help buy them some justice and closure.
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Job training in prison has gone way beyond stamping license plates
Within the razor wire fences of Folsom State Prison, Andreawanna Clemmons stared at a computer, filling her screen and mind with architectural designs. “I’m working on a homeless shelter,” said Clemmons, 25, who is serving time for her role in a deadly shooting in Sacramento in 2012. Beside her, inmate Terese Sheridan, 36, also incarcerated for a gun crime, was designing a hotel.
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Inmate walks away from post while assigned to Canyon Fire 2 in Orange
An inmate who was assigned to work on the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County walked away from his post Sunday, corrections department officials said. Armando Castillo, 31, was working near Peters Canyon Regional Park in Orange when he was last seen at 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Officials did a routine count of the inmates and realized Castillo was not accounted for, CDCR spokesman Bill Sessa told KTLA.
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California inmates paid $1 an hour to battle wildfires
Thousands of California inmates are fighting the wildfires ravaging the state, each earning $1 an hour as they work to contain the fires. As many as 1,900 inmates at a time are directly fighting fires alongside professional firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, CNN reports.
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Killer sentenced to death for 1980 robbery at L.A. Bob’s Big Boy loses appeal
A federal court on Friday rejected an appeal by a man sentenced to death for killing four people and seriously injuring several others during a 1980 robbery at a Los Angeles Bob’s Big Boy. Ricardo Rene Sanders, convicted of four first-degree murders, challenged his conviction and sentence on various grounds. His key contention was that eyewitnesses lied during his 1982 trial.
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South Gate corruption figure Alfred Robles loses bid for new trial on bribery charges
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a new-trial bid by former South Gate Treasurer Albert T. Robles-a figure in the corruption scandal that engulfed five small cities in southeast Los Angeles County in the early 2000s-holding that intervening case law does not call into question the constitutionality of his 2006 conviction on five counts of bribery, entailing solicitations of $1.8 million from bidders on contracts.
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Qualified immunity bars action by man arrested through deputies’ error
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reversed the denial of summary judgment sought by three San Bernardino deputy sheriffs, one of whom shoved a man against a wall, handcuffed him and arrested him in front of his home after he disclaimed any knowledge of the person being sought. The deputies were seeking to execute an arrest warrant for Erik Ford, described as having blond hair and green eyes and weighing 180 lbs.
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Microsoft email-access fight with U.S. gets top court review
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal appeals ruling that the Trump administration says has become a major obstacle in criminal probes.
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California fires: Thousands of prison inmates called upon to battle flames in exchange for reduced sentences
Thousands of prison inmates are helping to battle the infernos raging across California. Around 3,900 prisoners are enrolled in the program, including 200 women. They get extra time off their sentences and earn $2 a day and $1 for each hour of active duty. They join 8,000 firefighters, hundreds of fire engines and dozens of aircraft deployed to combat the numerous blazes that have already incinerated more than 200,000 acres and killed at least 31 people so far, as well as leaving hundreds missing.
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No more cannabis edible consumption at EastSide Food Festival
Since 2014, The EastSide Food Festival has tried to distinguish itself from the very heavy pack of LA food events, with an appreciation for the culture and neighborhoods east of Western Ave. This year, the organizers took things a step further than traditional food and drinks, by offering aspecial cannabis section for the festival. Until organizers changed plans. Yesterday, the festival organizers met with the City of Los Angeles about the planned Cannabis Corner, which presented some compliance issues.
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99% of fake iPhone chargers sold online failed
With the holiday season nearly upon us again, a lot of consumer electronics gear will once again be popular and, once again as well, consumers will be looking for a way to save money when purchasing electronic gifts. One dangerous way to do that is to buy a counterfeit power adapter (charger) that does not meet minimum safety standards and, like all crooks, counterfeiters go where the money is to make their ill-gotten gains.
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City Attorney sues downtown sellers of counterfeit iPhone accessories
City Attorney Mike Feuer yesterday announced that his office has filed lawsuits against the owners of two Downtown electronics stores for selling counterfeit Apple and Samsung phone chargers, cables and other items. The legal maneuver came in the wake of an undercover investigation that resulted in more than 15,000 faux accessories being seized.
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California’s gun safety sham
California lawmakers love gun control. Gov. Jerry Brown signed no less than six different bills designed to restrict gun and ammunition sales in the Golden State last year alone, and a number of the leading candidates to replace him as governor are running on a platform of even more regulation. There’s not an aspect of legal gun ownership that isn’t in their crosshairs, so to speak.
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Just a few new gun laws this year, but one’s a puzzler
Last year, California’s Legislature and voters enacted a veritable blizzard of legislation making private gun ownership more difficult and expensive, including new restrictions on magazine capacity and ammunition sales. Gov. Jerry Brown rejected some of the anti-gun bills sent to his desk. Nevertheless, the political crusade against guns was so intense that surrogates for two of the state’s leading politicians, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, exchanged fusillades of harsh words as the two vied for political command of the anti-gun movement.
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Senator Tom Berryhill says less prison time for gun crime is a threat to public safety
One of the more dangerous bills the governor signed of the nearly 1,000 pieces of legislation sent to him this year was SB 620, which authorizes the court to impose reduced sentences when a felon uses a gun when committing a crime. As a member of the California state Senate, one of my top priorities is public safety. I voted against this very bad and dangerous bill because weaker gun crime sentences will make our communities less safe.
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When does openly carrying a gun at a protest become a criminal act?
When Dwayne Dixon heard that Ku Klux Klan demonstrators were preparing to march through downtown Durham, North Carolina, on August 18, he grabbed his semiautomatic rifle and set off to join a group of counter protesters. Not a week earlier, and less than 200 miles away, hundreds of white-nationalists and anti-racist protesters had clashed on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, in a march that involved a multitude of weapons, unregulated armed militias, and ultimately, a murdered bystander.
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Do tougher gun laws lead to ‘dramatically lower rates of gun violence’?
In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded, congressional leaders have reopened the debate over gun-control legislation. On one side of the debate, politicians argue that not only is the right to bear arms protected by the Second Amendment but also that many of the proposed gun policies aren’t effective.
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California gun laws and the Las Vegas shooting
With the toughest gun laws in the nation, California has a few regulations on the books that potentially could have lessened the carnage in the Las Vegas shooting if those laws had been enacted in Nevada. California outlaws bump stocks and large-capacity magazines, both of which shooter Stephen Paddock used to kill 58 people and wound more than 500 Oct. 1 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip.
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Editorial: Bail reform on track for California, with an early assist from Santa Clara County
Bail reform is the kind of revolutionary idea people often associated with the Left Coast, but not this time. States like New Jersey and Kentucky are way ahead of California on experiments to help ensure that people’s lives aren’t ruined by an arrest – not a conviction – for a non-violent crime, as routinely happens now. Santa Clara County is jump starting the reform movement in this state.
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Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free while challenging his conviction for trying to derail an FBI investigation into abuses at the jail system he ran, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. Baca, 75, raised a substantial legal question when he claimed he was wrongly prevented from presenting evidence of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis at trial, three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.
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Supes consider entity for probation reform guidance, oversight, accountability
Determined to transform the deeply troubled Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to consider an independent entity that would consolidate the various reforms recommended over the years and propose a roadmap for finally implementing those changes, with oversight and accountability.
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Kevin de León is coming for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat
Kevin de León, president of the California Senate, says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in next year’s election. Both are Democrats. De León announced via email Sunday that he’s ready to run on his progressive record fighting climate change and pushing for immigration reform, women’s rights and quality education. His announcement did not mention Feinstein by name. She announced last week that that she’ll run for her fifth full term. Senators serve six-year terms.
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George Soros has pumped $18 billion into Open Society Foundations, making it a philanthropic giant
Billionaire George Soros has pumped nearly $18 billion into the Open Society Foundations the last several years, turning it into one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations. The money comes from the personal wealth of the 87-year-old Soros, Laura Silber, a spokeswoman for the foundation, said Tuesday. The shift of some of Soros’ wealth from his investment firm was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
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Conservative activists want to overturn California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law through a 2018 ballot measure
Marco Gutierrez, the founder of Latinos for Trump, gained overnight notoriety during the 2016 presidential campaign when he warned against the spread of his culture. “If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner,” he said on national television. On Tuesday, Gutierrez and a handful of conservative activists from Fresno filed a referendum to allow voters to block the implementation of California’s landmark “sanctuary state” law.
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County squanders funds in defense of lawyer who acts like a brat
It’s bad enough that the County of Los Angeles has been financing the defense, in State Bar proceedings, of Delia Metoyer, a self-indulgent deputy public defender who abandoned a client as trial was about to commence because a judge hurt her feelings by denying her belated time-off request for the following morning. The lawyer, with permission, went to the judge’s bathroom to cry, didn’t return, and later that morning, after her office replaced her in the case, snubbed a judicial order to come back to the courtroom.
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Supes consider entity for probation reform guidance, oversight, accountability
Determined to transform the deeply troubled Los Angeles County Probation Department, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to consider an independent entity that would consolidate the various reforms recommended over the years and propose a roadmap for finally implementing those changes, with oversight and accountability.
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Four O.C. sheriff’s deputies at Vegas shooting file workers’ compensation claims for physical, psychological injuries
Four Orange County sheriff’s deputies have filed workers compensation claims against the county for physical and psychological injuries they say they suffered when they attended a country music festival in Las Vegas where a gunman killed 58 people. Several Orange County deputies at the Route 91 Harvest festival quickly assumed life-saving roles – protecting the perimeter of the area with a shotgun in one case and administering medical care in other instances.
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California State Bar makes radical shift to right the ship
It’s finally happening. Every California lawyer, whether dead or alive, active or inactive, disciplined or disbarred, is getting divorced. The State Bar of California is “deunifying,” leaving to itself the tasks of admission, discipline, public protection, and access to justice while launching the sixteen substantive sections, plus the Young Lawyers section, into uncharted seas of their own, effective January 1, 2018. The sections and the Young Lawyers Section will be a non-profit 501(c)(6) and voluntary to boot.
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Porter Ranch residents exposed to Aliso Canyon gas leak have uranium, lithium and other chemicals in their bodies, health study shows
High levels of uranium, lithium and a synthetic chemical used to make plastics were present in the urine and hair samples of residents who live near the site of the massive 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, according to results released Saturday by a local physician. The long-awaited, independent health study by Dr. Jeffrey Nordella, who practiced in Porter Ranch, showed a pattern of symptoms from patients he followed and tested just after the leak was capped in February 2016 and then months later, up until this year.
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Bad traffic in L.A.’s toll lanes? Blame the 25% of drivers who don’t pay to use them, officials say
For nearly five years, the 110 Freeway’s carpool lanes have been open to solo drivers who want to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic. But that privilege comes at a price. Driving the 11-mile toll route from the 105 Freeway to downtown Los Angeles can cost $20 or more during the most congested periods of morning rush hour – for the drivers who actually pay, that is. On any given morning, more than 25% of drivers in the toll lanes have evaded the single-driver toll, a problem that has become the top issue for Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s traffic officials.
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