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Headlines: LAPD Requests $119 Million Budget Increase; CHP Warns They Will Be out On Full Force on Thanksgiving

12:59 PM PST on November 22, 2022

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Los Angeles: As if $3.1 billion wasn’t enough, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is requesting a $119 million budget increase. The requested budget includes more than $15 million for new helicopters and more than $100 million for recruiting and overtime. [Kenneth Mejia/Twitter]

Vernon: A large fire damaged a home goods store near the corner of Miles Avenue and Slauson Avenue this morning. NBC reported that firefighters battled the blaze for nearly two hours. [Southeast Los Angeles/IG]

South Whittier: An attorney for the 22-year-old accused of intentionally driving their car into a group of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s recruits, injuring 25, told The Times that their client fell asleep at the wheel before the crash. [LAT]

Los Angeles: L.A. Conservancy is offering a $5,000 grant to a local small business that has been operating and contributing to their community for at least 20 years. The deadline to apply is December 7. [L.A. Conservancy]

Sun Valley: A 32-year-old Sun Valley “gun enthusiast” is accused of stalking Natalia Bryant, the 19-year-old daughter of the late Kobe Bryant. [Patch LA]

Los Angeles: Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers will be out in full force looking for drunk drivers as well as traffic violations. [CBS News]

Historic South-Central: Los Angeles Police found 60 bullet casings and a dead woman inside of an apartment in Green Meadows. [KTLA 5]

Los Angeles: How much money do you have to make to afford a house in L.A.? At least $200,000. [KTLA 5]

Orange County: A floating torpedo was found off the coast of Dana Point. A Navy commander confirmed with The Register that the torpedo is used for training purposes and was dropped either by an aircraft or ship. [CBS News]

West Hills: Jay Leno was released from a West Hills burn center yesterday after suffering serious injuries and undergoing surgery. The comedian is expected to make a full recovery. [LAT]

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