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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2001
Hermosa Beach officials announced Wednesday that Michael Lavin, a veteran of the city's Police Department, will be its new chief. Lavin, 45, started his career in the Hermosa Beach Police Department at age 22. He attained the rank of captain and has been acting chief for two months since the retirement of Chief Val Straser. His goals for the department, Lavin said, include making more inroads with the community and helping raise standards for officers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2001
Hermosa Beach officials announced Wednesday that Michael Lavin, a veteran of the city's Police Department, will be its new chief. Lavin, 45, started his career in the Hermosa Beach Police Department at age 22. He attained the rank of captain and has been acting chief for two months since the retirement of Chief Val Straser. His goals for the department, Lavin said, include making more inroads with the community and helping raise standards for officers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988
A Hermosa Beach woman was stabbed and killed on the doorstep of her beachfront home Wednesday afternoon when a woman climbed over a three-foot wall surrounding the yard and attacked her, authorities said. Police arrested a woman two blocks away and confiscated an eight-inch knife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
A veteran Hermosa Beach police officer has been taken off the investigation into the slaying of model Linda Sobek amid a departmental inquiry into whether the detective leaked sensitive details of the case to a local newspaper, it was learned Wednesday. The detective, who was not identified, was relieved of his assignment Nov. 28, one day after the Daily Breeze, citing an unnamed source, reported various leads in the case.
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January 22, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Hermosa Beach woman who was awakened in the middle of the night by sounds she believed were made by an intruder shot off the tip of her own finger with a revolver she keeps under her pillow, authorities said. The sounds, it turned out, came from the woman's 20-year-old daughter, who had gotten up to go to the bathroom, police said.
NEWS
March 27, 1986
The Police Department, declaring a conflict of interest, has asked the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to investigate allegations that Mayor Jack Wood provided false information on a city health insurance form last year in order to qualify his girlfriend for coverage. Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert Lapin said he received a letter Tuesday from Police Chief Frank Beeson asking that the investigation be turned over to the district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1988 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Expressions of anxiety replaced the breezy atmosphere of Hermosa Beach Wednesday, a day after the wife of a prominent doctor was stabbed to death on her patio, allegedly by a woman who told police she sleeps on the beach. Sharon K. Hendrix, 29, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing of Gillian M. Cooper, 40, wife of Irwin Cooper, an anesthesiologist whose large beachfront house is a community landmark. Hendrix will be arraigned today in Superior Court in Torrance.
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March 24, 2003 | Joy L. Woodson, Times Staff Writer
The shooting death last week of a 25-year-old Hermosa Beach man driving a BMW on Pacific Coast Highway has generated a sense of unease in the usually laid-back town, which hadn't seen a homicide in at least a decade. "It irritates me that this happened, because this is an attack on our city," said Mayor Sam Edgerton. "This is the kind of place where you can leave your bike unlocked, where you can walk your dog at 3 a.m. and not hear anything."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2005 | Matt Lait and Scott Glover, Times Staff Writers
The FBI has launched an investigation into allegations that Hermosa Beach police officers roughed up and falsely arrested three area residents last spring and then lied in police reports and in court to justify their actions. At least two of the three said they have been interviewed by agents in recent weeks.
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March 31, 1988 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Anxiety replaced the breezy atmosphere of Hermosa Beach on Wednesday, the day after the wife of a prominent doctor was stabbed to death on her patio, allegedly by a woman who told police she sleeps on the beach. Sharon K. Hendrix, 29, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of Gillian M. Cooper, 40, the wife of Irwin Cooper, an anesthesiologist whose large beachfront house is a community landmark. Hendrix will be arraigned today in Torrance Superior Court.
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