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3rd LA Building Official Fired In Bribery Scandal; Memo Calls For GPS Tracking

In addition to a special investigator at a cost of $200,000, the department will also start tracking the location of inspectors via their cellphones.

06/23/2011

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LA County Earmarks ‘Extraordinary’ $3.2M For Creaky Elevators

An aide to one county supervisor said the county cannot afford such a high price tag for elevator repairs at the downtown headquarters.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/22/2011

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FBI To Expand Probe Of Los Angeles Building Department

The FBI is expanding an investigation into the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to include supervisors.

05/31/2011

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Judge Backs War Vet’s Upside-Down Flag Protest Outside VA Property

The ruling vindicates a 68-year-old Vietnam vet who has protested the VA’s land-use policies every Sunday since 2008, along with other veterans.

05/27/2011

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Firefighter Injured While Battling Commercial Blaze In Chatsworth

A firefighter was injured early Tuesday morning while battling a blaze at a commercial structure in Chatsworth.

05/24/2011

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Tenants Evacuated After Police Find Homemade Bombs In Westside Apartment

Police say they found a 17-year-old in the residence with a 3-inch PVC pipe bomb along with some firecrackers and M-80s.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/19/2011

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Basement Flooding Shuts Down LA Criminal Courts

Arraignment courts were shut down and cases were reassigned to alternate locations after water was shut off to the entire 18-floor building.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/09/2011

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Fire Causes At Least $1M In Damages To Commercial Building

Authorities are investigating a fire at commercial building in Garden Grove that caused at least $1 million in damages early Monday morning, officials said.

04/27/2011

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Suspected Shooter Barricades Himself Inside South LA Building

A man who allegedly shot someone Friday afternoon in South Los Angeles barricaded himself inside a nearby building, police said.

04/08/2011

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Construction Workers Rescue LA Priests From Burning House

Two Southland construction workers may have been doing a heavenly errand when they rescued a pair of priests from a burning house.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/16/2011

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Groundbreaking Ceremony To Be Held For USC’s New $70M Athletic Building

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday for a $70 million, 110,000-square foot building that will house meeting rooms, coaches offices and a locker room for USC’s football team.

01/12/2011

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Alleged Copper Thief May Be Holed Up In LA Building

A man suspected of repeatedly stealing copper wiring valued at $1 million may be hiding inside the downtown Los Angeles building allegedly stole from, police said Thursday.

12/23/2010

The Cow Palace is seen through a chain link fence in Daly City, California. In an effort to raise cash to help California's financial woes, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to sell some well known State properties. (Getty Images)

Judge Denies LA Group’s Motion To Halt Calif. Building Sell-Off

Superior Court Judge Charlotte Woolard on Friday afternoon denied a request brought by two former Los Angeles building authority members to stop the sale.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/10/2010

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Board OKs Sale Of California State Buildings

The approval came despite a report last week by the state’s nonpartisan legislative analyst, which said the sale will end up costing California taxpayers $1.4 billion over 35 years

11/15/2010

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California Sell-Off May Cost Taxpayers Billions

A state analyst says a sale-leaseback for over 11 properties may end up costing taxpayers up to $1.4 billion.

11/10/2010

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