So last week, I saw LAPD pulling over a cyclist near Santa Monica in the opposite lane. I figured the bike ran the red light that I was coming up to or something.
Today, in Hollywood, I was waiting at a red and this fixie guy pulls up next to me, says hi, then runs the light. Light turns green, I hear a car peel out behind me. I think "wtf?" look back and it's LAPD racing around me. He turns on his siren and pulls the cyclist over.
That's two within a week. So it seems to me that the cops are cracking down on bikes running lights, so if you're in LA, be careful and/or follow the laws.