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  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    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...
  • Bell corruption trial of Angela Spaccia is 'political,' defense says

    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...
  • Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal

    Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal
    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...
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition

    Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition
    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....
  • D.A. revises policies after complaints of withholding evidence

    D.A. revises policies after complaints of withholding evidence
    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 theĀ American Civil...
  • Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises

    Sheriff Lee Baca was consumed by crises
    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...
  • Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris banks $3.1 million for reelection bid

    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris banks $3.1 million for reelection bid
    SACRAMENTO--Democratic state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who thus far faces no major opposition in her 2014 reelection campaign, raised just over $2.5 million in political contributions in 2013, state election records show. Her biggest supporters included...
  • Two sentenced to prison for collecting benefits for inmates

     
    Two people convicted of collecting unemployment benefits for incarcerated gang members -- including a man who ended up behind bars after a detective recognized the tattoo of an unsolved murder scene emblazoned on his chest -- will now serve prison......
  • L.A. Votes: Special interests spend millions, Greuel and James on the attack

     
    Nearly $4 million in independent spending has poured into Los Angeles election campaigns in recent weeks. A Times analysis finds that more than three-quarters is from groups tied to unions, and that, in addition to efforts on behalf of mayoral candidate...
  • Bell defense: 'We are here for Mr. Rizzo's sins'

     
    Defense attorneys in the Bell corruption case turned on the prosecutor Thursday, calling him a "Monday morning quarterback" whose arguments were “hogwash” and relied on theatrics and emotion to hide that he hadn't proved his case. “Mr....
  • L.A. mayoral candidate Garcetti releases Spanish-language TV ad

     
    Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti released a Spanish-language advertisement and is sending out brochures highlighting his Latino heritage and Southern California upbringing as he seeks the Latino vote in the upcoming mayoral election....