| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A Los Angeles jury convicted five of six former council members of stealing from the working-class city of Bell in a corruption scandal that became a national synonym for outrageous municipal salaries and rogue governance.
The verdict Wednesday came...
| Oct 12, 2012
Amid the presidential election, the ballot measures and the newfangled top-two runoff system for congressional and state legislative seats, Los Angeles County voters should not forget that they are also being asked this election season to pick a new...
| Jun 5, 2012
When James Lee Crummel hanged himself last month, very few mourned his passing. A child molester who kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1979, Crummel was on death row in San Quentin when he took his own life using an extension...
| Jun 15, 2012
Wilbur "Bill" Littlefield, a skillful trial lawyer who spent four decades with the Los Angeles County public defender's office, including 17 years as its chief, died Saturday in Van Nuys. He was 90.
He had heart and kidney ailments, said granddaughter...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Great newspaper stories — like the shocking L.A. County tax scandal involving Assessor John Noguez — usually don't come from attending government meetings or going to press conferences.
The tip that ignites a reporter's passion almost...
| Mar 23, 2012
Two former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executives and the head of a prominent rave company have been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions at one of the nation's most...
| Sep 27, 2011
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is dispatching a team of auditors to pore over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's books because of a financial scandal that is already the subject of a criminal investigation.
Greuel had been prepared to launch...
| 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.
| Jan 16, 2013
It's a tidy coincidence that Jackie Lacey, newly elected as Los Angeles County's first female and first African American district attorney, is a graduate of the city's Susan Miller Dorsey High School, named for L.A.'s first female schools superintendent....
| Jun 24, 2012
Just two years ago, a City Hall scandal in Bell touched off a round of community anger amid the working-class cities that hug the 710 Freeway in southeast Los Angeles County. Finally, local activists thought, their elected representatives would straighten...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Do we have a little spat going on now at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?
Archbishop Jose Gomez and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony seemed to be going at each other in recent days over the molestation scandal that just won't die, thanks to Mahony's years-long...