Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 8:39 am
A British man who vanished with his 2-year-old daughter during a supervised visit on Christmas Eve and was found with the toddler in Palm Springs a week ago pleaded not guilty on Monday to kidnapping and related charges.
Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 8:00 am
A lawsuit filed against the late Wayne Rogers by a onetime actress who says the former "M*A*S*H" star fathered her son and shirked his support obligations will continue despite the actor's death, an attorney for the woman said.
Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 11:20 am
A Los Angeles attorney representing 29 women who allege Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them said today that many of them would be willing to testify against the comedian in a felony case filed against him in Pennsylvania.
Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 10:46 am
The former director of the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" show is suing the program's executive producer, alleging he was fired because of his age.
Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 11:21 am
Two Venice Beach activists sued the city of Los Angeles today, alleging 11 miles of coastline from south of Malibu to San Pedro are closed to the public nightly under an overnight beach curfew law that was never properly enacted.
Posted Dec. 4, 2015, 2:31 pm
The co-founder of a Santa Monica-based school for children with learning difficulties was sued by a former employee who alleges he sexually assaulted.
Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 9:21 am
The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a $2 million court judgment against precious metals dealer Seacoast Coin, Inc., formerly doing business as Merit Financial and Merit Gold and Silver. Merit was based in Santa Monica but did business throughout the U.S.
Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:41 am
Former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has been forced to resign from his new job at Management Partners as part of a settlement agreement after it was alleged he violated Santa Monica’s anti-corruption law by accepting employment with the consulting firm whose contracts he signed while City Manager.
Posted Nov. 13, 2015, 12:28 pm
Santa Monica man Joseph Thomas Koetters, a former English teacher, turned himself in today to begin serving a jail sentence for having sexual relationships with two female students, one of whom became pregnant, while working at the private Hancock Park all-girls Marlborough School.
Posted Nov. 7, 2015, 8:04 am
The ex-owner of a Los Angeles medical supply company was convicted Friday for his role in a $4 million Medicare fraud scheme.
Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 12:42 pm
A Santa Monica man who was a former English teacher at the prestigious Marlborough School in Hancock Park pleaded guilty today to having sexual relationships with two students, one of whom got pregnant, and was sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation.
Posted Oct. 20, 2015, 9:08 am
An LAX worker is suing Halle Berry and her actor husband, Olivier Martinez, who alleges Martinez struck him with a child's car seat in January.
Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:41 am
A lawsuit brought by the parents of a motorcyclist killed in a Nov. 20, 2012 accident with a Big Blue Bus is scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 8 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:27 am
A lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old, will move forward, a judge ruled in Santa Monica Wednesday, with the comedian scheduled to be deposed later this week.
Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 9:51 am
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has decided not to prosecute anyone in connection with a huge fireworks display in the Marina del Rey area in August, it was reported today.
Posted Sep. 29, 2015, 2:03 pm
An 81-year-old pedophile who previously served time for molesting a Southern California child was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for having sexual contact with two 12-year-old boys in Southeast Asia.
Posted Sep. 26, 2015, 6:00 am
The former Bruce Jenner is now officially Caitlyn Marie Jenner after a Santa Monica Superior Court judge Friday approved the reality show star's request for a gender and name change.
Posted Sep. 26, 2015, 6:00 am
A Colorado man who drove his car along the crowded Venice boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and hitting 17 others just over two years ago, was sentenced Friday to 42 years to life in prison.
Posted Sep. 17, 2015, 10:19 am
The former Bruce Jenner filed the petition Tuesday in Santa Monica Superior Court, asking to legally use the name Caitlyn Marie Jenner instead of William Bruce Jenner.
Posted Sep. 16, 2015, 8:44 am
A woman who was acquitted just over two years ago of strangling an aspiring model in Santa Monica was named in a grand jury indictment unsealed today that charges her and 14 others in connection with what prosecutors say was one of the largest insurance fraud scams in California history.
Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:47 am
The Elizabeth Riel saga just won’t seem to go away. Last year Riel was offered the job of Communications Director for the City of Santa Monica, but the position was later rescinded by former city manager Rod Gould. Riel filed a lawsuit and received a $710,000 settlement in July.
Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 9:42 am
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials on Tuesday submitted their investigation of a fatal Malibu traffic crash involving Caitlyn Jenner to the District Attorney's Office, which will determine if a criminal case is warranted.
Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 11:00 am
A judge denied a request for a new trial today for a Colorado man who drove his car along the crowded Venice boardwalk, killing a honeymooning Italian woman and hitting more than a dozen other people.
Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:16 am
A probate court judge approved a $1.25 million settlement of a lawsuit filed against the estate of the late director Tony Scott by Creative Artists Agency, court papers obtained Tuesday show.
Posted Jul. 14, 2015, 9:48 am
A state appeals court panel on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Los Angeles police detective sentenced to 27 years in prison for gunning down her ex-boyfriend's wife in a jealous rage in 1986.