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L.A. County backs plan to ensure Internet access for seniors and the poor

Recognizing how essential the Internet is for people looking for jobs and social services, the Board of Supervisors voted this week to push for affordable high-speed Internet access for Los Angeles County seniors, low-income residents and people with disabilities. In a unanimous decision, the five-member...

Crackdown on pimps fuels a rise in human trafficking charges in L.A. County

For a long time, law enforcement drew little distinction between prostitutes and pimps. But that's rapidly changing. Over the last few years, Los Angeles County prosecutors have been targeting pimps with human trafficking charges that can carry significantly greater punishment than pandering. In...

Bicyclist in Carson hit by L.A. sheriff's patrol car, flies into windshield

A bicyclist was struck and injured by a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car Thursday along a multi-lane roadway in Carson, authorities said. Soon after 6:30 p.m., the bicyclist was pedaling from a strip mall in the 23500 block of Avalon Boulevard onto an open section of the road when a sheriff's...

L.A. County supervisors choose Mitch Katz to head health agency

Los Angeles County supervisors have officially announced that Dr. Mitch Katz, who heads the county hospital system, will run a new health super-agency that contains the hospital system and the departments of mental health and public health. Katz's selection was seen in county circles as a foregone...

Homeless man arrested in California encampment had machine guns: police

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a homeless man at an encampment after finding him with machine guns and other weapons and ammunition, the department said on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies investigating an encampment on what they believed to be private property in the...

Director Peter Sohn brought a natural touch to once-troubled 'Good Dinosaur'

On a sleepy afternoon at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in early November, Peter Sohn sprang from his seat and started acting out a scene from "Lawrence of Arabia." "It is my pleasure that you dine with me in Wadi Rum!" Sohn said, spreading his arms and raising his voice in the...

Armed suspect arrested, uninjured during deputy-involved shooting in Rosemead

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting Tuesday with an armed man in Rosemead, but the suspect was uninjured and later detained, authorities said. Deputies were trying to locate a man wanted in connection with a serious felony at a Motel 6 in the 1000 block of San Gabriel...

Pete Richard Cordero, 35

Pete Richard Cordero, a 35-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Nov.  22, after he was shot in the 5000 block of Raphael Street in Highland Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.  Los Angeles Police Department officers went to the area about 2 a.m. Show More Summary

Man convicted of murder in four slayings in Northridge

A man was convicted Nov. 19 in the shooting deaths of four people outside a Northridge boarding home in 2012, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding...Show More Summary

Woman convicted in toddler's beating death

A woman was convicted Nov. 18 of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a toddler whom she babysat in 2012, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  Niesiia Johnson, a 22-year-old black woman, babysat Atreyu Amaad Martinez, 2, for several weekends over three months. Show More Summary

Juan Aguilar, 28

Juan Aguilar, a 28-year-old Latino male, died Sunday, Nov. 22, in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. The cause of death is pending.

Kassandra Lizette Ochoa, 21

Kassandra Lizette Ochoa, a 21-year-old Latino female, died Saturday, Nov. 21, in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. The cause of death is pending.

Man who spent 16 years behind bars expected to be exonerated of rape charges

A Los Angeles County judge on Monday is expected to order the release of a man who has spent 16 years behind bars for three sexual assaults that his attorneys say were committed by a serial rapist still on the loose. DNA tests last year on evidence from one of the attacks excluded Luis Lorenzo...

California's Prop. 47 revolution: How to spend the savings

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Thousands of felony cases that would have been prosecuted by the office of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey became misdemeanors late last year because of Proposition 47. Lacey's caseload dropped precipitously — first, because police were making far fewer arrests for drug crimes and theft,...

Gang member convicted of 2013 Alhambra killing

A San Gabriel man was convicted on Oct. 22 in the fatal shooting a man in his Alhambra garage in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  The jury deliberated for a day before finding Xia Lin, a 28-year-old Asian man, guilty of first-degree murder for killing Qui Jin Fang, 43. Show More Summary

Jury says gunman in Hawaiian Gardens shooting rampage deserves death sentence

A Los Angeles County jury concluded Friday that a 31-year-old man who shot his ex-girlfriend and her brother and father at the family's home in Hawaiian Gardens five years ago should be sentenced to death. Joseph Mercado was convicted last week of three counts of first-degree murder as well as...

Largest L.A. County employee union votes to approve contract including 10% raise

Workers represented by Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to approve a tentative agreement with county management that will give them a 10% raise over three years.  Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 57,000 county employees, including nurses,...

Southland counties sued over 'excessive' phone fees in jail systems

Jail inmates and their families filed a lawsuit Thursday against Los Angeles County as well as nearby counties, alleging that the fees for inmate telephone calls are "grossly unfair and excessive" and amount to a moneymaking scheme for local governments. The federal class action lawsuit — alleging...

Orcas show off Los Angeles – just in time for the holidays!

Killer whales were spotted Thursday afternoon off Los Angeles County, marking yet another holiday season appearance. The orcas are the “friendly” CA51s, a mom, two sons, and a 5-year-old daughter, who are most frequently seen off Central and Northern California. Show More Summary

Gang member sentenced to 85 years to life in 2013 shooting

A gang member was sentenced Oct. 20 to 85 years to life in state prison for a fatal shooting in 2013, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  A jury found Andre Vincent Jackson, a 27 year-old black man, guilty on Dec. Show More Summary

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