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Metro Disputes Report Claiming 405 Project Increased Rush Hour Drive Times

Transportation officials Wednesday sought to downplay the findings of a report that calls into question just how effective a $1.1 billion project on the 405 Freeway has been in reducing traffic congestion.


Austin Beutner (right) served as Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive for Economic and Business Policy under former  mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2010. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Former Deputy Mayor Named As New LA Times Publisher

Former investment banker and Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner was named publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper announced Monday.


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Report: Slower LASD Emergency Response Times Due To Budget, Staffing Cuts

Budget cuts and staffing shortages in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have slowed emergency response times in unincorporated areas, according to reports.


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Report: Leadership Overhaul, EMS Changes Key To LAFD Reform

A new report says more job stability for LAFD chiefs and an overhaul of the agency’s paramedic operations will help reduce concerns over emergency response times.


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L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Launches Investigation Into Questionable Hires

Baca explained many of the hires were brought on board in the 90s, creating an extra challenge for the department.

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Tribune Co. To Spin Off LA Times, Other Newspaper Assets

The owner of the Los Angeles Times will spin off the newspaper and its other publishing assets into a separate unit, according to reports Wednesday.


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Union Leaders, Ex-Obama Adviser To Rally Against LA Times ‘Takeover’

Hundreds of protesters were expected to join a rally Tuesday to protest the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Times to businessmen David and Charles Koch.


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Activists Warn Rumored Sale To Turn LA Times Into ‘Another Fox News’

Members of MoveOn.org and other protesters are warning the owners of the Los Angeles Times not to sell the newspaper to “political propagandists”.


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Services Restored At DMV After Statewide Computer Outages

If you plan on doing business at your local DMV office on Tuesday, prepare to wait even more than usual.


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Police, Fire Chiefs: ‘Unknowns’ Won’t Stop San Bernardino Services

Authorities in San Bernardino pledged on Thursday to continue providing emergency services to residents just days after the city declared bankruptcy.


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Expert Quits After 3-Month Review Of LAFD Response Times

Jeff Godown told fire commissioners that department response time may actually be better than it appears before announcing his departure.

CBS Los Angeles–06/19/2012

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Tree-Trimming Budget Cuts May Slow Fire Trucks

Fire engines and other emergency vehicles may face delays due to cutbacks in the city’s tree-trimming schedule, officials said Tuesday.

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Report: Human, Computer Errors Plague Data On LAFD Response Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department is facing renewed scrutiny over its emergency response times after a report found errors in the computer software used to compile the data.

CBS Los Angeles–05/15/2012