The City of L.A. wants your imput on the next LAPD police chief to replace Chief Charlie Beck, who is retiring. Your answers to a new survey will be used to develop interview questions and evaluate the candidates’ knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics. One section asks you to list the top five priorities for the next chief from 11 possibilities, including crime prevention, traffic enforcement, better response times, etc. Each section also has a space to write in your own opinion, rather than using the multiple choice format. The survey is at: surveymonkey.com/r/LACOP-Survey.
Art created in 1976 and 1977 at the Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park by (from left) Carlos Almaraz, Guillermo Bejarano and Judithe Hernandez | Photos from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, image courtesy of Highland Park Heritage Trust
Jimmy Gomez, NELA’s Congressmember, is partially visible behind Rep. Jason Crow (center) and Rep. Susan Wild (foreground). Lawmakers who were in the House gallery when the mob reached the chamber had to take cover and await evacuation. | @andyharnik for AP Photo