Obama Rails Against 'Corporate Deserters' at L.A. Trade Tech
After a series of high-dollar fundraisers for the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections, President Obama wrapped up a three-day trip to California on Thursday. He delivered a populist speech in Los Angeles denouncing corporations that move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying taxes.
Despite More Training, Police Struggle to Coordinate Response to Mental Illness
Tragedies like the Isla Vista killings at UC Santa Barbara in May, the 2011 beating death of a homeless man by police in Orange County and the recent video of a CHP officer punching a woman who'd run onto a freeway all raise the issue of how well police are trained to deal with people with mental illness. A number of departments in the state have beefed up their training -- but that doesn't guarantee success.