| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
After a trial spanning nearly a month, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife headed to the jury on Thursday.
The panel of seven women and five men will now determine whether Alarcon...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:41 PM
In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
In the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, former colleague Wendy Greuel testified Tuesday that Alarcon once asked to move his Sun Valley home from her district into his.
Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:37 PM
At the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, a former city employee testified Tuesday that Alarcon told her he wasn't living in the district he represented when he was elected.
Carolyn Jackson, who worked with city...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Nearly four years after they were initially charged, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon are to stand trial Thursday, accused of lying about where they lived so Alarcon could run for office....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:29 PM
I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me.
It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008,...
| Apr 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said...
| Feb 12, 2013
The influential Service Employees International Union announced Tuesday it is backing Proposition A, the sales-tax hike ballot measure that would generate more than $200 million for the L.A. city budget after years of financial crisis. The group opted,...
| Feb 15, 2013
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Gil Cedillo for a seat on the City Council, citing a longtime relationship with the former state Assemblyman and praising what he said was a dedication to social justice....
| Mar 6, 2013
Three current and former state lawmakers won their races for Los Angeles City Council outright while two others were heading into runoffs, raising the possibility that nearly seven of the council's 15 seats could be held by ex-Sacramento veterans....