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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon

L.A. County Prosecutors Sue D.A. Gascón Over Criminal Justice Reforms
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020

A Los Angeles County judge on Wednesday ordered new District Attorney George Gascón to show why criminal justice reforms he enacted — which county prosecutors say conflict with state law — should not be blocked. The order by L.A. County Superior Court Judge David J. Cowan stems from a lawsuit filed...

Supes Expected to Review Motion Urging LASD, Police Departments to Update Use-of-Force Policies
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to review a motion Tuesday that urges the Sheriff’s Department, and the 46 different police departments within the county, to update their use-of-force policies and where appropriate new ones, such as requiring officers to intervene and halt officers...

Newsom Working Toward New Statewide Policing Standard, Criminal Justice Reforms

SACRAMENTO – After a week of engagement with civic leaders and law enforcement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and demonstrations nationwide, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday his support for new policing and criminal justice reforms. Newsom will work toward a statewide standard for policing...

Brown Signs End of Money Bail System in California
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

By Maria Dinzeo Flanked by lawmakers and the state’s chief justice, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday doing away with California’s money bail system – enacting criminal justice reforms that have been lauded in the Legislature but sharply criticized by civil rights advocates for not going far...

Brown Signs Bills for Criminal Justice Reforms
Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills on Sunday calling for criminal justice reforms, including reduction of penalties for some gun and drug crimes and changes to the Megan’s Law sex offender registry. Brown loosened the penalty enhancements eligible for judges to use during sentencing for...

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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker