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Man wanted to help ISIS and spread terror in Bay Area, indictment alleges

He spoke of giving backpacks full of explosives to homeless people, federal authorities said. He talked about lacing cocaine with rat poison to distribute at nightclubs and setting fires to hills near Berkeley. For months, undercover federal agents interacted with Amer Sinan Alhaggagi — swapping...

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca asks 9th Circuit to let him remain free during appeal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer as his attorneys have asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed. Baca's attorneys filed the request with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, a day before...

Religious leaders protest L.A. pastor's detention during a routine ICE appointment

The arrest of a pastor during a routine appointment with an immigration officer Monday has sparked protest and sent worry through Los Angeles’ Latino religious community. Noe Carias, who now leads an evangelical church near Echo Park, was first deported in 1993 after crossing illegally into the...

Bill Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge at San Diego County jail

A model who has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 was arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a San Diego County jail Sunday night, a sheriff’s official confirmed. Chloe Goins, 27, was parked in a lot at the George F. Bailey Detention Center in...

Not guilty pleas in Mexican Mafia prison gang case

Eleven people charged in a conspiracy case related to the Mexican Mafia, a notoriously violent prison gang whose influence reaches beyond prison walls, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges. The defendants — four men and seven women — are among 20 people accused in the case, the result of...

Protesters demand permanent closure of Aliso Canyon gas facility

Some days, Nicole Cottrell said, her driveway smells like a busy gas station. Other days, it reeks as if someone has poured lighter fluid onto a bonfire. To this day, the stench triggers an instant headache, leaving her dizzy and nauseous. Often, Cottrell said, her skin breaks out in rashes. The...

Advocacy groups want L.A. sheriff to tell prosecutors about problem deputies

One court after another has ruled that a secret list of about 300 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have lied, stolen, tampered with evidence, and committed other misconduct must remain confidential. But some groups across the state are still pushing for the names to be handed over to prosecutors....

San Diego teacher detained after refusing to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint

San Diego County middle school teacher Shane Parmely was detained for more than an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to say whether she was a U.S. citizen. Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook...

ICYMI: Alice Cooper Finds Forgotten Andy Warhol Masterpiece In Locker With Other '70s Crap

Plus, Al Gore's MTV special, the restaurants with the longest lines, the greatest YouTube video of all time, and more end-of-day links! [ more › ]

Senate confirms David Bernhardt, controversial Trump pick, for No. 2 post at Interior

The Senate on Monday confirmed David Bernhardt, who has a history of lobbying for oil, mining and western water interests, as deputy secretary of the Interior Department. Both of California’s Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, voted against his appointment — which was approved,...

20 Of The Coolest Events In Los Angeles This Week

Here's what's happening in L.A. this week...check out our picks. [ more › ]

L.A. Pastor With Two Citizen Children Detained By ICE

Pastor Noe Carias has been in the U.S for more than 20 years. [ more › ]

Actress Hilary Duff is the latest target in a series of celebrity burglaries in L.A.

Detectives were investigating yet another home burglary targeting a celebrity. This time, police say, actress Hilary Duff was the victim. Someone broke into the “Younger” starlet’s North Hills home on Thursday, said Officer Drake Madison, spokesman for Los Angeles Police Department. Duff was not...

'I Would Have Preferred Overrated': Congressman 'Sleazy Adam Schiff' Responds To Trump's New Moniker For Him

"I would have preferred 'overrated' like Hamilton or Jon Stewart, but I suppose it's a badge of honor," Schiff told LAist of the moniker. [ more › ]

Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder Of World Tour, Source Says He's 'Just Over It'

He's dropping shows at the Rose Bowl and at MetLife Stadium, among other places. [ more › ]

Arts District Staple Church & State Files For Bankruptcy

The restaurant is reportedly facing legal fees from a lawsuit with a former employee. It will remain open for the time being. [ more › ]

A Massive Vans Shoes Flagship Is Coming To Downtown L.A.

The 8,000 square foot behemoth will be one of the brand's largest footprints in the world. [ more › ]

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