| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:21 PM
One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks.
George Mirabal is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has been selected to help shape the county's new effort to improve child welfare services.
Cooley joins a team of eight others chosen by the Board of Supervisors to define the duties and powers for a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Twenty years ago today, Los Angeles came to a halt.
On June 17, 1994, television networks and cable news channels aired two hours of nonstop coverage of perhaps the most famous car chase to have ever taken place on Los Angeles freeways: O.J. Simpson...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:14 PM
The messages in Chinese kept flashing across Haowang Wang's phone: Another USC Chinese student had been killed.
Shui? Shui? the messages repeated. Who is it?
Wang froze briefly, then began making calls he thought he'd never have to make again —...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and former Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson have joined a high-stakes Hollywood legal battle related to the failed movie business dealings of construction magnate Ron Tutor and a partner.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:57 PM
The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury also convicted Juvenal...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Robert Rizzo, the central figure in the scandal that made the working-class city of Bell a national symbol for government graft, effectively admitted for the first time Thursday his role in the corruption scheme.
On the eve of his trial, Rizzo made a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:33 PM
As the corruption trial for former Bell city official Angela Spaccia opened Wednesday, her attorney told jurors it was a "political case" leveraged by an ambitious district attorney who was running for state attorney general and realized the story of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The final chapter in the long-running Bell corruption scandal opened Wednesday with former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia taking center stage in a downtown L.A. courtroom where jurors must weigh whether she helped orchestrate the widespread graft...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....