| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:36 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Embattled L.A. County Assessor John Noguez will remain behind bars, for now, after a judge rejected defense requests to lower the bail to $100,000.
She instead set bail at $1.16 million, which corresponds to the amount the district...
| Oct 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO — One guy stole a loaf of bread. Another was caught with a speck of meth. Somebody grabbed $1 in change from a parked car.
These men all had one thing in common besides being losers. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
LOS ANGELES District Attorney Steve Cooley asked the Los Angeles Superior Court today to order the execution of two long-time Death Row inmates with a court-approved single-drug protocol currently used in other parts of the country.
In motions filed by...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Los Angeles County District Atty. Steve Cooley is calling on court officials to order the execution of a death row inmate who strangled and drowned a Domino’s Pizza delivery man in a Glendale hotel room more than 26 years ago.
Cooley requested that...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:40 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife should face trial on voter fraud and perjury charges.
Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria found that there is "more than substantial" evidence...
| May 13, 2012
Los Angeles County voters will soon select a new district attorney, and it likely will be their most consequential vote in years. It is hard to overstate the role that the top prosecutor of the nation's most populous county will have as California...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles Countys first female and first African American district attorney.
Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson.