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Posted Jun. 6, 2013, 11:06 am
Westchester resident Cara Cameron pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court to murder after allegedly striking and killing an Australian tourist in Santa Monica while she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol last year.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 12:02 pm
Kelly Soo Park, the woman accused of strangling an aspiring model to death in Santa Monica in 2008, has been found not guilty of both first- and second-degree murder after a week of jury deliberations.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 9:29 am
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was captured in Santa Monica in June 2011, will take the stand as early as next week when his trial begins.
Posted May. 16, 2013, 8:26 am
Opening statements were heard Wednesday in a downtown LA court room in the trial of 47-year-old Kelly Soo Park who is accused in a murder-for-hire plot against aspiring model Juliana Redding in Santa Monica.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 2:16 pm
State Senator Ted W. Lieu, who represents Santa Monica and the South Bay, announced today victims of crime who want to attend court proceedings involving their alleged perpetrator would have greater protections from fear and discrimination under his measure approved today by the Senate.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:47 am
Normally, it's uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge -- let alone a panel of three such jurists -- thunder criticism atone from the bench.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 8:58 am
When Santa Monica resident Pamela Gross bought a policy from Conseco Life Insurance Company in 1994, she trusted the major cancer insurance company would protect her financially should she ever need cancer treatment.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:03 am
Dr. Jonathan Weaver, a member of the medical staff at Saint John’s Health Center, believes “communicating ones wishes for treatment at the end of life is one of the most important discussions you can have. This can be a conversation with your physician or with your spouse or any person you designate to be your advocate.
Posted Mar. 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Lindsay Lohan entered two pleas of no contest in regards to lying to Santa Monica police following her June 2012 crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 9:03 am
A 29-year-old Hacienda Heights woman was sentenced Friday to 19 years prison after striking and killing a Santa Monica boy on the 60 Freeway on June 3 last year, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 11:36 am
Actress Lindsay Lohan will head to trial March 18 to face three Santa Monica misdemeanor charges after her attorney Mark Jay Heller was unable to have two of the counts relating to her June 2012 PCH car crash dismissed at a hearing Friday morning at the LAX branch courthouse.
Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 9:34 am
A preliminary hearing is expected to continue today for two of the suspects charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of paintings, wine, jewelry, and a 2010 red Porsche Carrera from DoubleLine Capital founder Jeffrey Gundlach’s Santa Monica home in September last year.
Posted Feb. 10, 2013, 9:41 am
The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a jury award of $177,905 to Santa Monica bus driver Wynona Harris who was fired after revealing she was pregnant, meaning the City of Santa Monica won't have to pay the six-figure sum.
Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 7:24 pm
A former Santa Monica sushi restaurant could be fined up to $1.2 million if convicted of selling Sei whale -- an endangered species where the sale of is prohibited in the United States by the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 8:48 am
A judge at the LAX branch courthouse is expected to set a preliminary hearing date today for 53-year-old Patrick David Salmon, who Santa Monica detectives believe committed a homicide more than 30 years ago.
Posted Jan. 31, 2013, 8:57 am
Whittier man Anthony Tigran Arutunian, who is suspected of attacking a woman in a Santa Monica office elevator in July 2012, will face a preliminary hearing this morning at the LAX branch courthouse.
Posted Jan. 30, 2013, 9:15 am
Actress Lindsay Lohan and her new New York-based attorney Mark Heller appeared in the LAX branch courthouse Wednesday morning as her trial for lying to Santa Monica police approaches.
Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 9:18 am
Huntington Beach resident Daniel Becerril, who is suspected of murdering Santa Monica resident Alexander Merman in 2008, will face a pretrial hearing today in the downtown LA Courthouse.
Posted Jan. 15, 2013, 12:02 pm
Attorney Shawn Holley entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning at the LAX branch courthouse on behalf of Lindsay Lohan to the three misdemeanor counts of lying to Santa Monica police regarding her June 2012 traffic accident on the Pacific Coast Highway. The next court hearing is set for Feb. 10.
Posted Jan. 9, 2013, 9:11 am
Three men arrested in November during an undercover police sting on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade were convicted yesterday on criminal charges for their roles in a charitable solicitation scam.
Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 8:40 am
The mother and two brothers of the mastermind behind the $10 million Santa Monica home heist in September 2012 have been have charged as co-conspirators, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Friday.
Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 3:38 pm
Paul Edmond Carpenter, who was convicted in October 2011 of first-degree murder for the 1998 shooting death of a German tourist during a botched robbery near a beachfront hotel in Santa Monica, was today sentenced to 32 years to life in state prison.
Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 9:54 am
Six weeks after a federal judge denied a preliminary injunction request by a coalition of churches to prevent Santa Monica from enforcing its ban against Nativity scenes along a stretch of Ocean Avenue, the attorney representing that coalition filed an appeal challenging the decision.
Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 8:52 am
The owner of an 18-unit Santa Monica apartment building on Hollister Avenue and its manager have been ordered to pay $12,000 and attend fair housing training after a longtime tenant complained of harassment throughout 2012.
Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 8:54 am
Dr. Norman Carter and his wife Kathleen are not alone, and a lawsuit they are fighting now in San Bernardino County Superior Court might help hundreds of other Californians who also believe they’ve been scammed by companies selling what lawyers often call “junk health insurance.”