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How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Los Angeles Fire Department will not hire another firefighter until the RAND Corp. can look at reforming the recruitment process. ; Credit: Photo by ATOMIC Hot Links via Flickr Creative Commons The Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring practices have been under scrutiny due to calls of mismanagement and possible nepotism. [...]

Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization

Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization

Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar leads a press conference about the Operation Healthy Streets initiative at the Volunteers of America building near Skid Row.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC The race for the 14th District City Council seat got interesting last month, when outgoing LA County supervisor Gloria Molina decided to throw her hat in [...]

Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization

Jose Huizar on the contested race for council seat, and future of Downtown revitalization

Los Angeles City Council member Jose Huizar leads a press conference about the Operation Healthy Streets initiative at the Volunteers of America building near Skid Row.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC The race for the 14th District City Council seat got interesting last month, when outgoing LA County supervisor Gloria Molina decided to throw her hat in [...]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north [...]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north [...]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north [...]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north [...]

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

Outrage grows over lapses in Secret Service security

The wrought iron fence that surrounds the White House is shown, September 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The US Secret Service has launched an investigation to find out how man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping the fence on the north [...]

Fall is in the air, MLB playoffs are in the parks and MVP is up for debate

Fall is in the air, MLB playoffs are in the parks and MVP is up for debate

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 10, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images Crowds are flocking to Dodger Stadium for more than just the momentum behind the end of the regular season and the beginning of the [...]

Senate control at play in fast-approaching midterm election

Senate control at play in fast-approaching midterm election

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (2nd R) (R-KY) answers questions with Republican leaders following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. McConnell answered questions about the midterm elections and the remaining legislative agenda for the Senate. Also pictured (L-R) are Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune [...]