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Hollywood and Vine diagonal crosswalk christened with Conga

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| Results are promising after Hollywood's first diagonal crosswalk cut pedestrian injuries in half. The cast of “On Your Feet” helped with its debut.

Irvine says it's pulling out of regional fire service

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The city has long complained about paying more than its fair share for fire and emergency services. The OC Fire Authority says it hopes to convince them to stay.

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LAPD Use of Force, Homeless Policies Addressed by New Chief

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The new LAPD Chief Michel Moore Thursday laid out some of his priorities at his swearing-in ceremony at the police academy in Elysian Park. They included reducing the number of officer-involved shootings and other major uses of force and a more compassionate approach to the homeless.

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Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

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Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

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Seeking reelection, LA Sheriff says he's restored 'the shine to the badge'

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Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued department, Jim McDonnell says he's turning things around. Others say he's fallen short on jail reform, transparency and recruiting.

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Fire rips through strip mall in San Gabriel

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San Gabriel officials said Valley Boulevard remains closed between New and Prospect avenues as firefighters continue clean-up efforts.

Teen boy shot in arm at Palmdale high school; second teen detained

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A 14-year-old used a rifle to shoot a classmate in the arm Friday at Highland High School in Palmdale and dumped the gun in the desert before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said.

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To save the forest, Gov. Brown wants to burn more trees

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The order calls for accelerating forest management procedures such as cutting back dense stands of trees and setting controlled fires to burn out thick brush.

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