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L.A. violent crime on the rise; Councilman wants to ban lone adults on playgrounds; free rides on New Year’s Eve

Today’s Photo: Ascot Hills Park, El Sereno | Ascothills

MOrning Report

  • Violent crime in the City of Los Angeles rose in 2016 for the third straight year, with more than 290 people killed so far this year.  All violent crimes – including murder – are up 10% from 2015 and nearly 40% from 2014.  L.A. Times
  • Councilman Mitch O’Farrell wants to ban adults unaccompanied by children from park playgrounds to improve safety but not everyone agrees with the proposal. L.A. Times
  • Metro will be offering free bus and train rides on New Year’s Eve. KPCC
  • LoudLabs News has video of a Mercedes SUV that caught fire following a crash earlier this week on the northbound 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles. Eastside 911
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  1. Time for a new Councilman, and a new Police Chief

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