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After jury deadlocks, L.A. County sheriff's deputies to be retried on jail beating charge

Federal prosecutors will retry two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after jurors deadlocked earlier this week on whether the pair used excessive force against a handcuffed jail inmate. The eight-day trial of Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez concluded Tuesday with a mixed verdict. Jurors acquitted...

Third Santa Clara University student tests positive for a meningococcal infection

A third student from Santa Clara University has fallen ill with a meningococcal infection and has been hospitalized in fair condition, according to the Santa Clara Public Health Department. Two other undergraduate students tested positive earlier this week for infection by the bacteria Neisseria...

Parole board gives ex-Mexican Mafia killer another chance at freedom

A convicted killer and former shot-caller for the Mexican Mafia who developed an unusually close relationship with law enforcement was again granted parole Friday, a year after the governor rejected his previous bid for freedom.  During a hearing before a state parole board, Rene “Boxer” Enriquez...

New Initiative From Governor Jerry Brown Could Reform Sentencing In California, Cut Prison Terms

By Hadar Aviram, University of California, Hastings San Quentin State Prison in California, December 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam On January 27, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a voter initiative to reform sentencing in the state. Show More Summary

This Bloody Good Map Extensively Charts The Locations Of 60 British TV Shows

Check out the locations of your favorite British TV shows on this charming and informative map. [ more › ]

Why the VA's New Tune About Services for Homeless Vets Is Music to My Ears

VA Secretary Bob McDonald was in Los Angeles last week to unveil the much-anticipated master plan for the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus and sat for an interview with KPCC, one of our local public radio stations. As you would expect, he's enthusiastic about the master plan. Show More Summary

Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies lead Hemet police to pursuit suspect

Some criminal suspects are undone by DNA evidence, some by wire taps and others by a friend who turned police informant. Then there’s motorcyclist Joseph Kopff. As Hemet police describe it, the fleeing biker was fingered by a box of Girl Scout cookies and a thank you note. “People have called him...

Food Writers Fooled By Gourmet Meal Made With McDonald's Ingredients

Celebrated L.A. chef Neal Fraser tricked a group of food writers by serving an elaborate five-course meal that was secretly made with ingredients from McDonald's. [ more › ]

OC Weekly sold to publisher Duncan McIntosh

For the first time, the weekly will have Orange County ownership. LA Weekly remains part of Voice Media Group.

Washington murder suspect who fled on skateboard is in L.A., officials say

He's accused of unleashing a fusillade of deadly gunfire at a Tacoma, Wash., convenience store and then fleeing the scene on a skateboard. Now, federal authorities say Robert Deshawn Grott, 29, has escaped to Los Angeles and residents should watch out. “Robert Grott should be considered armed and...

Photos: Casual Dance Club Genesis Relaunches On Hollywood Boulevard

    Dance club Genesis relaunches this weekend in the old Cinespace spot. Now it offers late-night bites, too. [ more › ]

The Long Beach Aquarium's Otter Bowl Will Be Cuter Than The Puppy Bowl

Instead of Peyton Manning, Cam Newton or Von Miller, Charlie, Betty and Brooke will be the participants in Otter Bowl II. [ more › ]

Murder Of Teenage Girls Found In Debs Park 'Gang Motivated,' Says LAPD Chief

"These victims were brutally murdered. They were known to the suspects who committed the murder. They were also specifically targeted by those suspects." [ more › ]

Mistakenly released murder suspect remains at large

Nearly a week after Los Angeles County sheriff’s employees mistakenly released a suspected killer from jail, law enforcement officers have yet to find him, officials said Friday. Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, was released at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. However, sheriff’s officials didn't realize he was...

Lunar New Year becomes American holiday for younger Asian generations

Tin Vuong’s Lunar New Year celebrations have evolved since his older relatives passed away. The kids play with iPads instead of Nintendo 64, and the TV remote and the couches are no longer covered in plastic wrap. And Vuong, a celebrated chef with several restaurants across the city, is stuck with...

Video: Eric Garcetti Explains 101 'SlowJam' Closure With Silky Smooth Sax

The Mayor has created a smooth tune in honor of this momentous and frustrating occasion. [ more › ]

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