Child protection

(AP Photo)

LA County children’s social workers go on strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 4,000 children’s social workers are going on strike after contract talks with Los Angeles County officials broke down. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 announced the walkout Wednesday night. […]


Bob Filner, San Diego Mayor. (AP Photo)

3rd woman says San Diego mayor made sexual advance

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A third woman has publicly identified herself as a target of unwanted sexual advances by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. The new accuser came forward as the leader of the nation’s […]


Violence and children

Commission to investigate LA child welfare agency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have voted to create a citizen’s blue ribbon commission to investigate and improve the county’s troubled child welfare agency. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday’s vote was prompted by […]


Google adds Amber Alerts to search and maps

Google has launched AMBER Alerts to it’s Google Public Alerts platform, which is designed to provide relevant-to-the-user emergency alerts. The AMBER Alerts are coordinated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The AMBER […]



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