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  • Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail

    Bell corruption case ends, last defendant gets a year in jail
    The final defendant in the Bell corruption case was sentenced Friday to a year in Los Angeles County jail, bringing to an end a criminal case that became a national symbol of municipal greed. Victor Bello, a onetime phone jack installer who earned...
  • A 'Gutsy' Feminist Art Project show at Gallery CA

     A 'Gutsy' Feminist Art Project show at Gallery CA
    One artist began to paint after her mother was murdered by her brother when she was 14 years old. As an adult, she's obsessed with drawing circles, a infinite shape that begins but never ends. Another woman, also a painter, depicts barrier after...
  • Texas' ludicrous legal procreation argument against gay marriage

    Texas' ludicrous legal procreation argument against gay marriage
    Does the attorney general of Texas have so little of worth to say against same-sex marriage that he's reduced to the nonsensical argument that the state can ban it because there's a legitimate public interest in encouraging procreation? Well, yes,...
  • Customs officer charged in sham marriage arrangement

    Customs officer charged in sham marriage arrangement
    A federal customs officer assigned to O’Hare International Airport has been charged with attempting to thwart an investigation of a sham marriage she arranged between a friend of hers and a Mongolian citizen more than a decade ago, authorities...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told. We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
  • Litter crackdown in Nazareth smacks of selective prosecution

    There went Thomas Trachta's hopes for a successful appeal of what had to be the most mortifying court setback since Capt. Queeg was rolling his ball bearings in "The Caine Mutiny." Not only did a judge take a verbal rubber hose to the Nazareth police...
  • Combing through a hair treatment that went bad

     Combing through a hair treatment that went bad
    Shlomo Brooks might want to consider himself lucky that his biggest problem with a West Los Angeles hair-replacement clinic is that his hair isn't any thicker. At least that's my feeling after looking into Brooks' dealings with a man who now faces...
  • James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later

    James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later
    The government would have to overcome major legal hurdles to charge John Hinckley Jr. in the murder of James Brady some 30 years after the fact. But if that were the morally right thing to do, it would be worth trying, despite the improbability of...
  • Are abortion rights equal to gun rights? Yes, says a federal judge

    Last week, a federal court judge in Alabama produced a ruling that should bring joy to anyone alarmed by how Republican legislatures have been trying to regulate abortion clinics out of existence. They know they can't make abortion illegal, so they have...
  • Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000

    Kevin Hunt: Debt Collectors Call His Cell (Repeatedly); He Sues, Gets $30,000
    It wasn't such a good idea when Diversified Consultants Inc., a debt collection agency, started calling Jamie Davis of Cambridge, Mass., two years ago asking about an account belonging to someone named Rosalee Pagan. Davis, obviously, was not Pagan....