Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:27 am
The Board of Supervisors agreed on Tuesday to set aside $20 million for diversion programs designed to treat, rather than jail, mentally ill offenders.
Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:26 am
A 35-year-old man was found guilty on Monday of killing three men in West Hollywood for a few pounds of pot.
Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:14 am
A judge on Monday denied a request by one of Casey Kasem's daughters for about $160,000 in attorneys' fees in connection with her initial bid to establish a conservatorship over the late radio icon.
Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:25 am
The parents of a young woman killed in the crash of a small plane at Santa Monica Airport a year ago today are suing the heirs of the pilot of the aircraft, the aircraft's manufacturer and three government entities.
Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:06 am
A Los Angeles man was charged on Friday with breaking into the home of a Venice woman, who escaped by climbing onto her roof.
Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:41 am
A woman beaten and raped in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Brentwood supermarket 11 years ago confronted her attacker in court on Tuesday as he was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:18 am
A woman beaten and raped in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Brentwood supermarket 11 years ago said she plans to question her attacker in court at his sentencing today.
Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:27 am
A Los Angeles man was convicted on Wednesday of murdering an 80-year-old woman who was strangled inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when the defendant was a teenager.
Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:12 am
A Marina del Rey man was sentenced on Monday to more than three years in prison for providing sensitive information about a network used to control and communicate with military satellites to someone he believed was a foreign intelligence officer working for the People's Republic of China.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:05 am
A British gay porn star busted at Los Angeles International Airport after he was found attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in his body pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal drug possession charge.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:07 am
A civil trial against St. John’s Hospital and Health Center continues into its second week at the Santa Monica Courthouse.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am
A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.
Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 12:29 pm
A Los Angeles man convicted of two 2012 armed robberies in Santa Monica was today sentenced at the LAX branch courthouse to serve 60 years in state prison.
Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:07 am
Opening statements were officially given this week in a trial against St. John’s Health Center at the Santa Monica Courthouse. Plaintiff Morry Waksberg, who alleges the administrators at St. John’s committed elder abuse, medical malpractice, and negligence, filed the civil trial.
Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:33 am
A transient accused of going on a Pacific Palisades crime spree that included a kidnapping, assaults and multiple carjackings is scheduled to be arraigned today on more than a dozen felony charges.
Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:26 am
The tattoo parlor from the Oxygen channel's "Tattoos After Dark" television series and one of its artists are being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted outside the Venice establishment last year.
Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 9:15 am
A woman who stowed away on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles and was ordered to stay away from LAX, only to be arrested one day later at the airport, had her probation revoked today.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 6:51 pm
A Huntington Beach financial consultant was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison for murdering elementary school teacher Alexander Merman in his apartment in the 500 block of Montana Avenue in 2008 after Merman had uncovered a complex fraud scheme.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:36 am
A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former Winnetka resident who left a suicide note, drove recklessly along Pacific Coast Highway, crashed his car and killed a 13-year-old Malibu girl.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:31 am
A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries when she was struck by a tree branch while standing on the upper deck of a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the bus company.
Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:20 am
A professional surfer is being sued by a woman who alleges she contracted herpes from him during their relationship.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Whole Foods will pay nearly $800,000 to settle allegations of overcharging customers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and Santa Monica announced today.
Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:32 am
A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fatally stabbing his estranged wife at a Santa Monica supermarket.
Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:37 am
A convicted burglar who was captured in Santa Monica three weeks after walking out of jail was sentenced Wednesday to eight more months behind bars.
Posted May. 4, 2014, 7:28 am
An 83-year-old international jewel thief who was arrested in 2011 for reportedly stealing jewelry from a store in Santa Monica pleaded guilty and was immediately sentenced on Monday, April 28 for nabbing a 3.5-carat diamond ring from store in Palm Desert, it was reported.