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  • Around Town: Zimmerman case not at odds with justice's goals

    The most shameful part of the national debate over the acquittal of George Zimmerman is the disregard of the long-standing goal of the American criminal justice system.
  • Officials: Leave fireworks to the pros

    Officials: Leave fireworks to the pros
    Amid a days-long heat wave and tinder dry conditions, authorities are warning residents to be extra vigilant this Fourth of July holiday. Local authorities say no fireworks are safe and sparklers, which can reach temperatures of more than 2,000...

    La Cañada property crimes on the rise

    La Cañada Flintridge has seen a nearly 40% increase in burglaries compared to last year, and city officials believe statewide changes to the justice system are to blame. On Monday, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Dave Silversparre reported 17...

    Costa to go it alone

    Costa to go it alone
    The big rig driver facing murder charges for the 2009 Angeles Crest Highway truck accident that killed a Palmdale man and his 12-year-old daughter asked a judge on Thursday to act as his own attorney during his upcoming trial. Marcos Barbosa Costa, 45,...

    Budget would shift burden to local government

    Calls for billions in cuts to programs and services and for continuing temporary tax hikes aren't the only reasons Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget proposal was turning heads Monday. Brown's plan also calls for a reorganization of the state bureaucracy...