The LA Times did its own statistical analysis of more than 1 million LAFD dispatches and found the department "falls far short of the standard that rescue units be alerted within one minute on 90% of 911 calls. And average call processing time has increased, most notably for medical calls, which account for the overwhelming majority of responses." LAT
City Controller Wendy Greuel releases her audit of LAFD incident response times this morning.
California judges must post their disclosure forms on the Internet despite objections abut privacy and security, the state Fair Political Practices Commission voted on Thursday. Mercury
City Councilman José Huizar dropped his motion to impose a 7 p.m. closing time on the newly rehabbed City Hall park when it opens. Downtown News
Will the bail bonds lobby try to stop reform of pre-trial release to ease jail crowding? Witness LA
Harbor commissioners approved the final lease agreement to bring the U.S.S. Iowa battleship to the San Pedro waterfront this summer as a permanent, interactive naval memorial. Daily Breeze
At Thursday's MTA board meeting, Mayor Villaraigosa broke his pattern and arrive on early. "Wow. Mayor Villaraigosa is actually on time for something (Metro meeting) and now he's the one who has to wait," tweeted KNX radio reporter Claudia Peschiutta.
Children born to Latino, Asian, African American and mixed-race parents now constitute a majority of all US births, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. That milestone was reached in California three decades ago. LAT
A woman was attacked and raped early Wednesday morning while walking home from The Darkroom bar at Melrose Avenue and Poinsettia Place. CBS LA
Three men tried to rob a UCLA student of his cellphone at gunpoint late Wednesday night on Strathmore Avenue near campus. Seven robberies and attempted robberies have been reported on North Village streets since early April. Daily Bruin
The Chinese parents of two USC graduate students murdered near the campus last month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, saying the university misled them when it claimed that it ranks among the safest campuses in the nation. LAT
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2012) to twelve on May 31 and June 1, 2 and 4, 2012, in Pasadena. Previous singing experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required. Website