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231 results for 'police'

Do You Work For The Public?

By newchickineastbay, published on Apr 4, 2007

Is your occupation a nurse, calworks caseworker, police officer, community activist, admissions clerk at the local cc? Are you providing a service to the public? If so, let me tell you something, do your job! Some people in positions that work closely with the low income citizens of not only the Pittsburg area but across the bay don't realize the affect of horrible service. For example are you a police officers that assumes every black or hispanic male is gang member? Are you a calworks caseworker and think that you are more educated or above your clients? Are you an admissions clerk a cc... (more)

Tags: police, education

Shooting in Pittsburg

By newchickineastbay, published on Mar 18, 2007

On Thursday morning around 8 am three shots were fired in front of El Dorado Apartments. A black man was injured. His condition at this time is unknown. Police were on the scene shortly. The fire department was on the scene about 15 minutes later. The problem was the most vital first responder took between 20 and 30 minutes to arrive onlookers stated. "Even when they got hear, the guy was on the ground for another 15 minutes before they put him into the ambulance," they also said. "This community needs first responders to be on time, this is about safety and I pay my taxes," and... (more)

Tags: police, shooting

Comedy as Tragedy : This Time It's Richard Jeni

By Cecelia Hendryx, published on Mar 11, 2007

Overnight, I read with astonishment and sadness that the popular comic, Richard Jeni, had died in a Los Angeles hospital, apparently from a suicide, by gunshot. According to reports, Jeni was found mortally wounded by police who had been summoned Saturday morning to a West Hollywood home. It is in the same vicinity of the untimely self-inflicted demises of two giants of comedy: Lenny Bruce and John Belushi. A coincidence? I think not. It is not so much that they died in places of close proximity, but what they all died of: comedy itself. Comedy entertains millions and makes millions of dollars... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, police, hollywood, traffic

The Great Chocolate Experiment

By Dr. Traci Vujicich, published on Mar 6, 2007 table, and called them all into the room. "Kids, come here!" I called nicely. Uh oh, what's she doing now? I could see them eyeing me suspiciously. "Honey, what's all this," my husband asked as he walked in the dining room? "Kids, guess what. Mommy is tired of being the `food police' all of the time, and so I have decided to stop doing it. From now on we have no more food rules. If you want to eat candy for breakfast, fine. Doughnuts for lunch, great! Now, I, personally enjoy eating healthy things, and will continue to make them. I find that I feel better when I eat... (more)

Tags: police, spiderman

Zodiac: The Movie and the Myth

By Crowbar, published on Mar 5, 2007

...driven crime procedural that still manages to hold your attention through the whole length of the film. For those not familiar with the case, the Zodiac Killer terrorized the Bay Area at the end of the 60’s and through the 70’s. Through brutal slayings and the taunting of the police and media, Zodiac remains one of the most feared and enigmatic killers since Jack the Ripper. Flincher’s film does not focus on Zodiac, but rather on the real-life individuals who became obsessed with the case. From the lead investigator in San Francisco Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), who... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, police, hollywood

North Hollywood HEAT: Ten Years Later

By Crowbar, published on Feb 28, 2007 the shootout. Outgunned, officers rushed into a nearby gun store and requested heavier guns and ammo that could break through armor and break bones. Armed with heavier firepower, those officers entered back into the gun battle that would rage on for almost an hour. Soon, more than 200 police were on hand for the siege. Dozens of police cars, armored personnel carriers, fire engines, and ambulances arrived to help subdue the attackers and attend to the injured. The deadly shootout was covered by police helicopters who hovered over the scene despite drawing fire from Phillips and... (more)

Tags: los angeles, disney, california, police, hollywood, shooting, traffic

The Last of the Great San Francisco Street Perfomers

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 27, 2007

... He said. “Kids nowadays with any musical talent just want to sit around in front of their computers and make CD’s. The art of street performing is dying, man!” Tyler grew up in Hawaii as an orphan who was raised by an island family who adopted him. I asked Tyler if the local police ever hassled him for playing on the street. “No, the cops are cool,” he said. “This area here at Fisherman’s Wharf is federal, state and city property, so the cops really don’t want anything to do with us.” Tyler wouldn’t tell me how much money he... (more)

Tags: san francisco, police, music

Skid Row: The Rundown

By Crowbar, published on Feb 23, 2007

...breeding and ability of the birds to hunt for thier own food. Well, this system needs to be applied to the Row. If they would stop feeding the homeless, we could move on our migratory path and leave downtown Los Angeles in peace. Over the years, Skid Row has become a safer place to be, as the police have focused on the crime and vagrancy. But these streets are now a social hangout where the homeless get all thier needs catered to, and they never have to seek anything more in life. Skid Row represents a homeless paradise with libraries, movies, showers, laundry, free food and clothing,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, police


By rickotine, published on Feb 19, 2007

...tarmac. Contrary to what many may believe, Jetblue was not the only airline that had planes trapped on the tarmac due to ice. American Airlines also had planes on the tarmac with passengers aboard but had the passengers returned to the terminals after three hours. Retrieving their luggage was another story. Police had to be called in to restore calm after boisterous passengers demanded their luggage when they saw an empty carousel. But Jetblue took the cake - an eleven hour ordeal that reverberated througout the country. In true Jetblue style they offered complimentary return trip tickets. (more)

Tags: police

Interview with Glenn Koenig, Photographer for the LA Times

By Ariel, published on Feb 11, 2007

...are told to be on the look out during their workday. Breaking news stories are entirely different. I might get a phone call or receive a Blackberry message, while still at home before the start of my shift, to roll on breaking news nearby. This could be anything from a large fire to a police involved shooting or even a business story about the selling of the Ontario Mills Mall. We may also get a call (usually a Blackberry message) to roll on some spot news either while working at the L.A. office or out shooting another assignment. Responding to a breaking news event in Los... (more)

Tags: los angeles, journalism, citizen journalism, photography, california, police, shooting, real estate, traffic, broowaha

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