The California Highway Patrol announced Wednesday it has forwarded its investigation into the beating of a 51-year-old homeless woman by an officer alongside the Santa Monica (10) Freeway to the District Attorney’s Office, and the probe outlines “potentially serious charges” against the officer.
McKenna embarks on next ‘educational’ experience
Retired Los Angeles Unified School District administrator George McKenna is pledging to “help every student reach their God-given potential and give every teacher the support they need to fulfill their calling to education” as the newest member of the district’s Board of Education.
Tenure will extend another five years
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck was re-appointed Tuesday by the city Police Commission and will serve another five years as head of the department.
Byron Scott was introduced this week as the Los Angeles Lakers new coach, returning to the team he played with for 11 seasons, including as the starting shooting guard on three NBA championship teams in the 1980s.
Main suspect still at large
The last of three men convicted of second-degree murder for their involvement in a street brawl that led to a man’s shooting death in Lancaster was sentenced Thursday to 17 years to life in prison.
Dozens of volunteers will descend upon the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. to take part in Palmdale’s Adopt-a-Plane program.
Plans in place to insure public safety
The so-called “Pillowcase Rapist,” who admitted raping 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was released Wednesday to a home in an unincorporated area near Palmdale.
The city of Santa Clarita prepares to kick off its 2014 Summer Bash block party on Friday, July 25 from 6-10 p.m. in a new Canyon Country location at Luther Driver between Soledad Canyon Road and Mandan Street.
International sports and entertainment company AEG announced Wednesday it is consolidating some of its Los Angeles-based operations by leasing a historic former warehouse near downtown’s L.A. Live complex.
Money needed to pay bills
The state drought has taken its toll the past three years on everything from fallowed fields, to dry lawns and increased water bills. Now a few landowners in the Central Valley are selling the rights to their water holdings—some claims dating back 100 years—in order to pay bills.
Decision may jeoparize access for millions of women
A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court that family owned corporations do not need to offer insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act will jeopardize access to birth control for millions of women, an executive with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles said.
Heaps of flowers were piled outside the mausoleum where Michael Jackson is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale Wednesday, as fans worldwide marked the fifth anniversary of the singer’s death due to an overdose of a powerful anesthetic he used to battle insomnia.
The head of Cedars-Sinai’s hypertension center will use an $8.5 million grant to help train Black barbers to check men for high blood pressure, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Wednesday.
An initiative that would have required voters to show government-issued photo identification to have their ballot counted has failed to qualify for the November ballot, the Secretary of State’s Office announced this week.
Drops lawsuit against NBA
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will sign off on the proposed $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will drop the lawsuit he filed against the NBA alleging he was forced being forced to unload the franchise, his attorney said Wednesday.
All 15 council district to recieve improvements
Mayor Eric Garcetti has officially announced the first 15 Los Angeles streets that will undergo a makeover under his Great Streets urban renewal program.
An appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision to throw out the results of Palmdale’s Nov. 5 City Council election, saying it disenfranchised Latino and African American voters.
A man was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl who was grabbed by her ponytail while walking to school in Lancaster about a year and a half ago.
Christopher Hubbart admitted to raping more than 40 women
A handful of residents on Wednesday decried the proposed release of the “Pillowcase Rapist”— who admitted raping about 40 women between 1971 and 1982—in the Palmdale area.
A mother killed her three children at a home in an unincorporated area near Carson Tuesday and was taken into custody, according to the sheriff's department.
nMore than 200 rallied for the uninsured and undocumented
More than 200 community activists this week urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to commit $150 million to healthcare for uninsured and undocumented residents.
Train route will expand from Downtown L.A. to Beverly Hills
On Wednesday The Obama administration announced $2.1 billion in federal grant and loan agreements to help build the 3.9-mile Westside Purple Line Extension from downtown Los Angeles to Beverly Hills.
New bio bricks offer flame, UV, and water resistance without adding any chemicals
Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error. A design student at the University of Edinburgh, he was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability, when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete.
A man who allegedly killed his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago was ordered Thursday to stand trial.
A Friday flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles diverted to Albuquerque
A cracked windshield was not part of traveler Jennifer Squires' flight plan when she boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Saturday, May 3.
Outside consulting firm lays out blurprint for change
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday set into motion an overhaul of the fire department, instructing city staffers to study dividing the city into bureaus and revamping its disciplinary process, among other things. City staffers were directed pick up where a $500,000 report by PA Consulting left off.
The state Supreme Court refused Thursday to review an appellate court's ruling, striking down a ban on registered sex offenders in parks in 15 Orange County cities and similar prohibitions in 30 cities statewide.
Kepler-186f is the same size as Earth and may be habitable
Astronomers using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-developed Kepler Space Telescope have discovered the first planet that is about the same size of Earth and orbits a star within the “habitable” zone, NASA officials announced this week.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif - A 40-year-old rapper known as “Christ Bearer” sliced off his penis and jumped from the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood apartment today, but survived what was believed to be a suicide attempt.
Two-day event is slated for Labor Day weekend
Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles leaders took turns quoting lyrics by rapper Jay-Z Wednesday as the music star joined them outside City Hall to announce a two-day music festival to be held at downtown’s Grand Park this Labor Day weekend
Proposal includes extending library hours, hiring law enforcement, and fixing city streets
Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an $8.1 billion budget proposal this week that includes money for expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement officers, and fixing deteriorated city streets and sidewalks.
Names of all deceased released
The probe into last Thursday’s fiery bus-big rig collision on Interstate 5 was focused in Los Angeles this week, where federal investigators planned to interview witnesses and meet with the owners of the bus that carried nine of the 10 people killed in the collision.
Northgate Gonzalez market is expected to provide nearly 200 jobs
A Latino market that opened in South Los Angeles Monday is providing fresh produce and nearly 200 jobs, including one for a young man hired as a bag boy who hopes to work his way up
Humboldt State University’s president and the California State University chancellor both offered condolences today to relatives and families of students who were killed or injured in a bus crash in Northern California, but both said they hope to continue the program of busing students to visit the college campus.
Renoir Valenti faces 150 years to life
Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives and a prosecutor were honored Wednesday for their work with victims of a soccer coach convicted of child molestation in a case involving 15 young boys and one girl.
Suspect reportedly unsuccessfully applied to the department
The 29-year-old man who shot a police officer in the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division and took aim at the officer’s partner intended to shoot other people at the police complex as well, it was reported this week.
A mighty quake rocks Chile. A convicted spy could go free. And Obama moves on to his next fight.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said good night, then drifted off over the darkened seas, somehow bypassing that vast spiderweb of modern technology that catches every move of worldwide aviation. Yet, high technology seems the only way of tracking down where on Earth the plane ended up.
wenty-two people still are missing, authorities said
Among the mounds of mud and ripped-down trees, you see an occasional appliance, a tire here and there, the twisted cables that used to be part of the telephone system. What you don't see are homes.
ANAHEIM, Calif., - Frank Kaminsky scored six of his 28 points in overtime and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds leading Wisconsin to a 64-63 victory over Arizona in the West Region final today at the Honda Center.
Suspect alledgely had innappropriate contact with student
A 35-year-old teacher at Legacy Academy School in Valencia was arrested Thursday for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student.
More than 2 million children have been separated from a parent during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
When Melissa Seligman's husband left on his second deployment to Iraq in 2005, their 2-year-old daughter began banging her head on the floor. The Army wife tried to rock the girl, sing to her. With a newborn to care for, too, sometimes all Melissa could do was quickly slide her hand between the toddler's head and the floor.
Olympic luger Kate Hansen of La Canada was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today for her participation in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Next hearing set for April 16 in Dept. 50, Criminal Courts Building
Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets in 2009, pleaded not guilty today to the latest count against her in a welfare fraud case.
Audit prescribes improvements to management style
Management of the Los Angeles Fire Department needs to be streamlined, with the agency divided into four geographic bureaus, the “cumbersome” disciplinary process overhauled and the fire chief given a five- year employment contract, according to a consultant report released this week.
Educational inequalities continue to be the result
About half of the 600 elementary and middle school libraries in the Los Angeles Unified School District are without librarians or aides, denying tens of thousands of students regular access to nearly $100 million worth of books, it was reported this week.
The president had not spoken to Karzai since a June 25, 2013, video conference, and the two had had no contact since a Nov. 21, 2013, letter from Washington to Kabul.
Orange County prosecutors this week filed a writ petitioning the state Supreme Court to review two appellate court rulings striking down a ban on registered sex offenders in the county’s parks and in more than a dozen of its cities.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 21-year-old man was convicted Monday of four counts of attempted murder for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the USC campus, prompting the defendant to flip over a chair in anger and beg deputies to shoot him.
Team will continue to play at the Staples Center
The Los Angeles Sparks have been purchased by an investment group led by Basketball Hall of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, the WNBA announced Wednesday.
Women wounded recieve $4.2 million
Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy governing the use of deadly force when they opened fire on a pair of women delivering newspapers in Torrance during the manhunt for fired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner, the city Police Commission decided Tuesday.