Posted Dec. 17, 2013, 1:56 pm
A man from Sonora, Mexico plead guilty last month to one count of attempted, second-degree murder for the stabbing 19-year-old teenager Jarred Hill near the Third Street Promenade on Aug. 13, 2012.
Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:02 am
Santa Monica dog walker Rebecca McGroerty pleaded not guilty to child endangerment on Tuesday at the LAX branch courthouse stemming from an alleged incident in October this year where a 10-year-old Staffordshire Terrier in her care bit a four-year-old girl on the leg.
Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 9:20 am
Gang member Jose Zapien was found guilty Monday of the 2006 Santa Monica murders of Eduardo Lopez and Miguel Martin as well as the attempted murders of 12 other people.
Posted Nov. 14, 2013, 10:51 am
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was captured in Santa Monica in 2011, was sentenced to two life sentences plus five years on Thursday morning.
Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 9:45 am
A Santa Monica dog walker has been charged with child endangerment after a 10-year-old Staffordshire Terrier in her care bit a four-year-old girl on the leg.
Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 9:13 am
The estate of Mark Benjamin is being sued by the family of a passenger killed in the Sept. 29 plane crash at Santa Monica Airport (SMO).
Posted Aug. 12, 2013, 11:14 am
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was captured in Santa Monica in 2011, has been found guilty on 31 of the 32 counts in connection to nearly two dozen murders, according to CNN.
Posted Jul. 20, 2013, 9:09 am
There’s always the overriding sense that one is only tossing a pebble into a wildly turbulent lake when you go to weigh-in on a national drama like the Zimmerman verdict. With that caveat let me see if there’s a view of this tragedy that, with the removal of race and then the disappointment in the verdict, gets us to something more useful in terms of our immediate and long-range future.
Posted Jun. 6, 2013, 11:06 am
Westchester resident Cara Cameron pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court to murder after allegedly striking and killing an Australian tourist in Santa Monica while she was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol last year.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 12:02 pm
Kelly Soo Park, the woman accused of strangling an aspiring model to death in Santa Monica in 2008, has been found not guilty of both first- and second-degree murder after a week of jury deliberations.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 9:29 am
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was captured in Santa Monica in June 2011, will take the stand as early as next week when his trial begins.
Posted May. 16, 2013, 8:26 am
Opening statements were heard Wednesday in a downtown LA court room in the trial of 47-year-old Kelly Soo Park who is accused in a murder-for-hire plot against aspiring model Juliana Redding in Santa Monica.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 2:16 pm
State Senator Ted W. Lieu, who represents Santa Monica and the South Bay, announced today victims of crime who want to attend court proceedings involving their alleged perpetrator would have greater protections from fear and discrimination under his measure approved today by the Senate.
Posted Apr. 27, 2013, 8:47 am
Normally, it's uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge -- let alone a panel of three such jurists -- thunder criticism atone from the bench.
Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 8:58 am
When Santa Monica resident Pamela Gross bought a policy from Conseco Life Insurance Company in 1994, she trusted the major cancer insurance company would protect her financially should she ever need cancer treatment.
Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:03 am
Dr. Jonathan Weaver, a member of the medical staff at Saint John’s Health Center, believes “communicating ones wishes for treatment at the end of life is one of the most important discussions you can have. This can be a conversation with your physician or with your spouse or any person you designate to be your advocate.
Posted Mar. 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Lindsay Lohan entered two pleas of no contest in regards to lying to Santa Monica police following her June 2012 crash on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 9:03 am
A 29-year-old Hacienda Heights woman was sentenced Friday to 19 years prison after striking and killing a Santa Monica boy on the 60 Freeway on June 3 last year, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 11:36 am
Actress Lindsay Lohan will head to trial March 18 to face three Santa Monica misdemeanor charges after her attorney Mark Jay Heller was unable to have two of the counts relating to her June 2012 PCH car crash dismissed at a hearing Friday morning at the LAX branch courthouse.
Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 9:34 am
A preliminary hearing is expected to continue today for two of the suspects charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of paintings, wine, jewelry, and a 2010 red Porsche Carrera from DoubleLine Capital founder Jeffrey Gundlach’s Santa Monica home in September last year.
Posted Feb. 10, 2013, 9:41 am
The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a jury award of $177,905 to Santa Monica bus driver Wynona Harris who was fired after revealing she was pregnant, meaning the City of Santa Monica won't have to pay the six-figure sum.
Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 7:24 pm
A former Santa Monica sushi restaurant could be fined up to $1.2 million if convicted of selling Sei whale -- an endangered species where the sale of is prohibited in the United States by the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Posted Feb. 1, 2013, 8:48 am
A judge at the LAX branch courthouse is expected to set a preliminary hearing date today for 53-year-old Patrick David Salmon, who Santa Monica detectives believe committed a homicide more than 30 years ago.
Posted Jan. 31, 2013, 8:57 am
Whittier man Anthony Tigran Arutunian, who is suspected of attacking a woman in a Santa Monica office elevator in July 2012, will face a preliminary hearing this morning at the LAX branch courthouse.
Posted Jan. 30, 2013, 9:15 am
Actress Lindsay Lohan and her new New York-based attorney Mark Heller appeared in the LAX branch courthouse Wednesday morning as her trial for lying to Santa Monica police approaches.