Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:24 am
Ryan Taylor Bright, the man convicted of fatally stabbing his longtime friend at a Santa Monica apartment, was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in state prison.
Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 3:41 pm
Two Southland doctors, including one from Santa Monica, who were already awaiting trial for alleged prescription-drug fraud were behind bars today, with prosecutors accusing the pair of violating the terms of their bail by continuing to write prescriptions.
Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:18 am
Author Peter Gallagher is suing Joss Whedon and Lionsgate in Los Angeles, alleging the director stole the concept behind the film "The Cabin in the Woods" from his novel, according to court papers obtained today.
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 11:25 am
It was no surprise when Proposition 83, the so-called Jessica’s Law, passed in 2006 with better than a 2-1 majority. The issue, as stated in the ballot summary, was where convicted sex offenders should be allowed to live, no matter how long ago their offenses. The plain wish of the vast majority of voters is that these people become pariahs for life, unable to live anywhere near any potential victims.
Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 2:13 pm
The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant were sentenced today to fines and probation for serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:18 am
A Las Vegas man who crashed a pickup truck into singer Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce in Malibu last September pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 3:51 pm
Attorneys for the suspect charged in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport plan to argue the government should be prohibited from seeking a death sentence on the grounds that it is "unconstitutional," according to court documents obtained today.
Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
A citizen's lawsuit filed today accuses Malibu school officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the city's combined elementary, middle and high school campuses of allegedly illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals embedded in caulk and other building materials.
Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:02 am
After nearly six years, R&B singer Chris Brown was released Friday from probation stemming from his February 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in Hancock Park.
Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 9:54 am
Another patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients, killing two.
Posted Mar. 15, 2015, 9:44 am
Manhattan real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO documentary, awaits extradition to California today after being arrested at a New Orleans hotel on a Los Angeles warrant for suspected murder, authorities said.
Lyft $1K Bonus Promotion For New Drivers Backfires: Santa Monica Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit
Posted Mar. 14, 2015, 9:25 am
A Santa Monica law firm has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Lyft, a peer-to-peer ridesharing company, of promising $1,000 bonuses for new drivers that turned out was too good to be true. The lawsuit claims Lyft has paid very few of the new drivers the $1,000 bonus.
Posted Mar. 12, 2015, 8:28 am
A man who barricaded himself inside a Santa Monica apartment for nearly five hours before he was subdued by a sheriff's dog pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a murder charge stemming from a fatal stabbing less than two weeks earlier in the unincorporated Westmont area near South Los Angeles.
Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 9:24 am
A Los Angeles woman was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for a December 2013 hit-and-run crash that killed a federal judge's son who was walking in Pacific Palisades, while her husband received a year in jail and three years probation for claiming that he was driving the vehicle.
Posted Mar. 9, 2015, 9:59 am
A lawsuit was filed today against a Santa Monica apartment building landlord and the property managers at 918 7th Street for allegedly taking away the parking spaces of two tenants with disabilities.
Posted Mar. 7, 2015, 9:02 am
Consider the criminal history of Bobby Beausoleil, 67, the latest follower of Charles Manson to come up for an automatic parole hearing.
Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:40 am
The long-running legal battle between Santa Monica’s Nativity Scenes and the City continued with a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing oral arguments from both sides Feb. 6 in Pasadena.
Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:16 am
Television host Carson Daly is being sued by an oil company that alleges either he or members of a trust built a fence that encroaches on the firm's property in Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 3:32 pm
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors today approved a $1.2 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging Los Angeles County personnel at a youth detention camp in Malibu ignored signs of racial unrest before an outbreak of fighting that left a detainee with brain injuries.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:06 am
A Santa Monica-based group of anti-airport activists have been left to personally foot the legal bill of failed lawsuits against the filers of Measure D on the November 2014 election ballot and the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 2:47 pm
Local social media website MyLife.com has agreed to a court judgment under which it will pay $800,000 in penalties, plus $250,000 in refunds to customers, according to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 3:32 pm
A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls pleaded not guilty today to felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:21 am
Lindsay Lohan was ordered today to perform 125 additional hours of community service as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, after the prosecution objected to some of the work for which the actress had been credited.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:31 am
A jury determined on Friday that a man who stabbed three homeless people as they slept in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood wasn't sane at the time of the crimes.
Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:11 am
With the prosecutor absent, a progress report hearing was delayed today for Lindsay Lohan, who is on probation for her role in a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during production of the film "Liz & Dick."