| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping them out of California to avoid prosecution, according to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
| Apr 12, 2011
The city of Montebello, already facing the prospect that it may not be able to pay its bills by the end of this year, sank deeper into crisis Tuesday after the interim city manager abruptly resigned. Peter Cosentini sent council......
| Apr 15, 2011
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has formed an exploratory campaign committee to run for Los Angeles County district attorney after being actively recruited by law enforcement officials, including Sheriff Lee Baca, an advisor to Trutanich said...