| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that she has issued new policies on when to disclose information about police officer misconduct and other evidence to defense attorneys.
The move drew praise from the American Civil...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has endorsed first-time candidate Elan S. Carr, who is running in a crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Carr, a deputy district attorney and Iraq war veteran, is...
| 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,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:19 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Kamala Harris will formally announce her plans to seek a second term as state attorney general on Wednesday morning in San Francisco.
Her announcement will come at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. at City Hall, where she'll be...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For Sheriff Lee Baca, it was a legacy moment. He was on Capitol Hill, testifying before a congressional hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Conservative lawmakers were grilling him, pressing him to acknowledge that the Muslim groups he...