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  • Lack of Radio Link Raises Deadly Peril

    By Phil Shuman

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's 6 p.m. on a busy Friday night at Fire Station No. 9 in downtown Los Angeles. When the alarm rings, a truck races out the doors to a hotel fire. Before the engine pulls up to the burning building, city Fire Capt. Carlos Calvio keys the mike on a two-way radio and quickly checks...

  • Bratton Reaches Out to Jewish Community

    By Phil Shuman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    William Bratton, newly appointed Los Angeles police chief, is off to Israel.

    He will depart Dec. 7 on a six-day trip that had been scheduled before Mayor James Hahn tapped the former New York City police commissioner to take the top law enforcement job here.

    Originally, Bratton was...

  • Security—Israeli Style

    By Phil Shuman

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For a nice Jewish boy who grew up on Beverly Hills' Whittier Drive, Aaron Cohen has an unusual skill: He can kill people.

    He'd prefer not to, but if he must, he will. And it's not a joking matter. It's part of the training that he picked up in three years in the counterterrorism...