Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 3:32 pm
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors today approved a $1.2 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging Los Angeles County personnel at a youth detention camp in Malibu ignored signs of racial unrest before an outbreak of fighting that left a detainee with brain injuries.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:06 am
A Santa Monica-based group of anti-airport activists have been left to personally foot the legal bill of failed lawsuits against the filers of Measure D on the November 2014 election ballot and the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 2:47 pm
Local social media website MyLife.com has agreed to a court judgment under which it will pay $800,000 in penalties, plus $250,000 in refunds to customers, according to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 3:32 pm
A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls pleaded not guilty today to felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:21 am
Lindsay Lohan was ordered today to perform 125 additional hours of community service as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, after the prosecution objected to some of the work for which the actress had been credited.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:31 am
A jury determined on Friday that a man who stabbed three homeless people as they slept in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood wasn't sane at the time of the crimes.
Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:11 am
With the prosecutor absent, a progress report hearing was delayed today for Lindsay Lohan, who is on probation for her role in a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during production of the film "Liz & Dick."
Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 8:48 am
A 40-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of stabbing three homeless people as they slept in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood.
Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:26 am
Attorneys for the 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport raised the specter of a mental health defense for the first time today in court, indicating that such an argument may be used in their attempt to save their client from the death penalty.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 11:50 am
Long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant Paul Aron won a David vs. Goliath case on Wednesday against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:43 am
A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.
Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 2:58 pm
Malibu has filed a motion to dismiss all claims in a federal lawsuit challenging a local measure that put limits on chain stores in the seaside city, according to court papers obtained today.
Posted Feb. 4, 2015, 2:53 pm
A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls was freed today on $140,000 bail and is facing arraignment tomorrow on felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:47 am
Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight remained in the Men’s Central Jail today on suspicion of murder, awaiting a scheduled Tuesday court appearance.
Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:53 am
A prosecutor on Wednesday questioned the type of community service that actress Lindsay Lohan has done in London as part of her probation in connection with misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2012 wreck on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during the production of "Liz & Dick."
Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:23 am
Attorney arguments set today in litigation between Marvin Gaye III and Robin Thicke could amount to one of the final hearings before the closely watched copyright infringement lawsuit over the megahit "Blurred Lines" goes before a jury.
Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:30 am
Former "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins and his ex-wife, Faye Grant, finalized their divorce on Friday.
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Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am
A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:49 am
One of two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot -- leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries -- pleaded guilty today to a federal weapons charge that could put him behind bars for up to 10 years.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:54 am
A longtime development fight came to an end when a developer dropped the last of several lawsuits filed over the city of Malibu's rejection of the proposed Trancas Town project in the western part of the beach community.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:46 am
A Torrance man was sentenced on Thursday to three months in federal prison for participating in a smuggling scheme in which backpacks of drugs were carried through an employee entrance at Los Angeles International Airport and onto eastbound flights.
Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:53 am
A Los Angeles federal judge on Monday granted Iggy Azalea a temporary injunction blocking an ex-boyfriend from selling previously unreleased music from the Aussie pop star's earliest days without her consent.
Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:25 am
A hearing is scheduled to begin today to determine if two 19-year-old men and two teenagers will be ordered to stand trial in the beating death of a USC graduate student from China, who was attacked while walking back to his apartment near the campus last summer.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:58 am
Chefs at French restaurants in the Southland and around the state today celebrated a federal court ruling that overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras, but animal rights activists were livid.
Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 8:59 am
The Los Angeles Police Department says it has recovered O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy, which was stolen from a display case at USC more than 20 years ago.