Rapper Tone Loc pleads not guilty in felony case
Injury to spouse
BURBANK, Calif.—Rapper Tone Loc—best known for the hit “Funky Cold Medina”—pleaded not guilty to felony charges stemming from his arrest last month after a suspected domestic violence call in Burbank.
The 45-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Anthony Smith, is charged with one felony count each of possession of an assault weapon and corporal injury to a spouse/cohabitant/child’s parent.
Smith was arrested June 18 by Burbank police and released later the same day.
During the investigation, authorities discovered that Smith was in possession of a Colt AR-15 Sporter that was not registered, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
He is due back in Burbank Superior Court on July 28. A date is scheduled to be set then for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.
BURBANK, Calif.—Rapper Tone Loc—best known for the hit “Funky Cold Medina”—pleaded no contest today to felony charges and was ordered to complete a yearlong anger management program as part of his sentence.
The 45-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Anthony Smith, pleaded no contest to one count each of possession of an assault weapon and corporal injury to a spouse/cohabitant/child’s parent.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The publisher of a southeast Los Angeles weekly newspaper filed two complaints today accusing City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel of misusing city resources for campaign purposes.
Brian Hews of Los Cerritos Community Newspaper submitted letters to the District Attorney’s Office and the city Ethics Commission, requesting investigations into Greuel’s city emails that he claims have been used to further her mayoral campaign.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—A single mother of four—who reportedly said she was only transporting drugs to pay the rent—pleaded no contest to two felony charges today.
Superior Court Judge Graciela Freixes immediately sentenced Beatriz Flores, 31, to three years in prison following her plea to one count each of child abuse and possession for sale of heroin, according to Shiara Davila-Morales of the District Attorney’s Office. Four other drug-related counts against Flores were dismissed as a result of her plea.
LANCASTER, Calif.—A Quartz Hill woman convicted of murder and other charges in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, whom she initially claimed was taken from her in a violent kidnapping, is facing a 25-year-to-life prison term.
Stacey Marie Barker, now 26, is set to be sentenced June 17 by Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky for the March 18, 2009, slaying of her daughter, Emma.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A judge today granted a preliminary injunction against rival San Gabriel Valley gangs suspected in shootings, robberies and vandalism.
The two gangs are the Puente 13, with about 1,000 members, and Bassett Grande, based in the Valinda corridor with about 300 members, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant granted the junction at the request of prosecutors.