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News, Venice, Beach, Courts

Woman Run Over By Lifeguard SUV On Venice Beach Files Negligence Lawsuit

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:43 am

A woman who was run over by an SUV driven by a lifeguard at Venice Beach filed a negligence lawsuit Monday against the County of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Courts, Police Department

Bryan Stow Attackers Negotiating Plea Deals In Federal Weapons Case

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:23 am

The two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking -- leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries -- are negotiating plea deals with prosecutors to resolve federal weapons charges that could add 10 years to their current prison sentences, attorneys said Monday.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Courts

Former Santa Monica Sushi Restaurant Pleads Guilty To Serving Whale Meat

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant have pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Pico and 4th in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Mother Of Man Killed On Scooter By SMPD Cruiser Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 12:38 pm

The mother of a man who died from injuries suffered when his motor scooter collided with a Santa Monica police cruiser is suing the city for wrongful death.

Tawni Angel has filed a lawsuit against pony-rights activists in Santa Monica.

News, Farmers Market, Main Street, Santa Monica, Courts

Tawnis Ponies Strike Back At Santa Monica Protestors With Lawsuit

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

Tawnis Ponies has struck back at protestors who spent five months campaigning to oust the business from Santa Monica Farmers Markets on Main Street, by hitting them with a defamation lawsuit.

News, Venice, Courts

Gang Member Convicted For 2011 Shooting Deaths Of Two Teens In A Venice Park

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:51 am

A jury found a 22-year-old gang member guilty Wednesday of murdering of two teens at a Venice park in 2011, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts

Arraignment Today For "Django Unchained'' Actress Accused Of Sex In Public

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:20 am

A "Django Unchained'' actress who made headlines when she was handcuffed and briefly detained along a Studio City street is scheduled to be arraigned today along with her boyfriend for allegedly having sex in public.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Justin Bieber On Track To Fulfill Probation Agreement In February 2015

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:01 am

Pop star Justin Bieber, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at a neighbor's Calabasas home, has been sticking to his two-year probation agreement, his attorney told a Van Nuys judge on Monday.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

Man Who Murdered Venice Woman, 80, In 1975 Sentenced To Potential Life Prison

Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 7:53 am

A Los Angeles man convicted of murdering an 80-year-old woman inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when he was a teenager, was sentenced today to a potential life prison term.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

California Supreme Court Upholds Gang Member's Death Sentence

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:04 am

The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a gang member's death sentence for fatally shooting three young men 20 years ago -- who was also convicted of attempted murder in Santa Monica.

News, Venice, Courts

Venice Residents Demand No-Camping Enforcement In Lawsuit

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 1:26 pm

A residents group today filed a lawsuit against the city and county of Los Angeles, alleging public officials have allowed dangerous conditions and nuisance problems to continue in Venice by failing to enforce no-camping rules on the beach and boardwalk.

News, Courts, Police Department

CHP Officers In L.A. Stole Nude Picutres Of Arrestees

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 12:23 pm

Some California Highway Patrol officers working in the Los Angeles office have been stealing nude pictures from cellphones taken from arrested women, according to a sworn search warrant that was reported on Saturday.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Chris Brown On Track To Complete Probation In January

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:25 am

Singer Chris Brown received a good report from a judge Thursday as he continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Thousands Of NBCUniversal Interns To Share $6.4 Million Class-Action Settlement

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:15 am

NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work, it was reported today.

News, Courts, Pacific Palisades

Couple Ordered To Stand Trial For Fatal Pacific Palisades Hit-And-Run

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:22 am

A Los Angeles couple was ordered Monday to stand trial in the alleged hit-and-run that killed a federal judge's son in Pacific Palisades two days after Christmas.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport Fatal Crash Lawsuit Claims Hangar To Close To Runway

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 1:16 pm

The three sons of a passenger killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport last year are suing the county, as well as the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, alleging a hangar into which the aircraft collided was built too close to the runway.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Soap Opera Actress Pleads No Contest To Assault Charge

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:40 am

An actress who has appeared on the soap operas "One Life to Live'' and "Guiding Light'' pleaded no contest today to a felony assault charge stemming from a December 2013 run-in with a woman at a West Hollywood bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Lawsuit Claims Venice High Teacher Sexually Abused Student

Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:18 am

A lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles Unified on Tuesday on behalf of a teenage girl who alleges she was sexually abused by a former Venice High history teacher and tennis coach, including once in the school's football stadium press box.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Woman Pleads Guilty To Phony Check Scheme That Defrauded Banks

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:12 am

A 53-year-old Los Angeles woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from a phony check scheme that defrauded financial institutions throughout the Southland.

News, Malibu, Courts

High Court Refuses To Review Case Against Man Who Killed Malibu Teen In Crash

Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 8:45 am

The California Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to review the case against a former Winnetka resident who penned a suicide note before driving recklessly along Pacific Coast Highway, crashing his car and killing a 13-year-old Malibu girl.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Supervisors Set Aside $20 Million To Treat, Rather Than Jail, Mentally Ill Offenders

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:27 am

The Board of Supervisors agreed on Tuesday to set aside $20 million for diversion programs designed to treat, rather than jail, mentally ill offenders.

News, Courts, Police Department, West Hollywood

Man Found Guilty Of Killing Three Men In West Hollywood Over Few Pounds Of Pot

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

A 35-year-old man was found guilty on Monday of killing three men in West Hollywood for a few pounds of pot.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Judge Denies Casey Kasem Daughter's Request For $160,000 In Attorneys' Fees

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:14 am

A judge on Monday denied a request by one of Casey Kasem's daughters for about $160,000 in attorneys' fees in connection with her initial bid to establish a conservatorship over the late radio icon.

The fatal crash that claimed four lives at Santa Monica Airport occurred about 6:20 p.m. Sept. 29, 2013.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Family Of Santa Monica Plane Crash Victim File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The parents of a young woman killed in the crash of a small plane at Santa Monica Airport a year ago today are suing the heirs of the pilot of the aircraft, the aircraft's manufacturer and three government entities.

News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Man Charged In Venice Burglary In Which Woman Fled To Roof

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:06 am

A Los Angeles man was charged on Friday with breaking into the home of a Venice woman, who escaped by climbing onto her roof.

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