| Sep 15, 2009
| 6:26 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A former LAUSD assistant principal has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting four students, one of whom became pregnant.
Steve Thomas Rooney wept quietly in court during the sentencing.
The 40-year old pleaded no contest...
| Aug 22, 2009
Ronald Perkins and his neighbors were nearly outnumbered by the consultants and architects who showed up at the Jordan Downs community center.
For three hours, they listened as a procession of planners depicted their home as an "island of poverty," and...
| Aug 16, 2009
When Maya Rupert wrote an article frowning at several Southern states for officially celebrating Confederate History Month, Internet critics lined up to fire back.
But this time, they arrived with more than harsh words.
The 28-year-old Los Angeles...
| Aug 7, 2009
U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, a survivor of a World War II relocation camp for Japanese Americans who was known for his compassion for victims of injustice and his calm demeanor in the face of sometimes outrageous courtroom antics, has died....
| Aug 3, 2009
| 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a mother of a toddler killed during a shootout between the girl's father and a police SWAT team.
Just days before the case was set to go to the jury, Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled there was not enough...
| Aug 5, 2009
Inola Henry, an educator, teachers union leader and longtime Democratic Party activist on the local, state and national levels, died July 26 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 66.
The cause was a heart attack, according to her son, Carl.
Henry was well...
| Jul 12, 2009
It is no secret that nurses played a central role in the collapse of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center.
At the troubled hospital near Watts, registered nurses gave the wrong medications, ignored patients in distress, falsified records, slept...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark hereŚlived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The UC Board of Regents voted Thursday to partner with Los Angeles County to reopen the troubled King-Harbor Hospital in South Los Angeles.
Under the plan, the hospital will reopen as Martin Luther King Jr. hospital with emergency and...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 2:47 PM
WATTS -- A woman has been fatally struck by a northbound Metro Blue Line train.
It happened just after 1:18 p.m. near 11528 S. Wilmington Ave. in Watts, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The fatally injured woman, whose name...
| Nov 21, 2009
Tommy Jacquette, who channeled a simmering rage to become one of South L.A.'s most important social activists, died this week of complications from cancer, his daughter said. He was 65.
Jacquette died Monday at his home in Watts, not far from where the...