Posted Feb. 21, 2014, 9:22 am
A 38-year-old Inglewood man accused of killing a Santa Monica mother in a hit-and-run incident in October 2013 was sentenced Wednesday to one year in County jail moments after he pleaded no contest.
Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 2:34 pm
Just several days before their 29th birthdays, twin brothers from Los Angeles each pled to one count of assault in court on Monday relating to their attack of a group in the early morning hours of July 4, 2013 where a Santa Monica man was stabbed in the neck.
Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 8:55 am
A coalition of residents and groups known as Airport2Park.org -- who formed to turn Santa Monica Airport into a park -- has released a statement following U.S. District Judge John L. Walter's decision Thursday to dismiss the City of Santa Monica’s lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration to confirm the City’s right to close the Santa Monica Airport July 1, 2015.
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 8:06 am
U.S. District Judge John L. Walter on Thursday dismissed the City of Santa Monica’s lawsuit in a downtown Los Angeles court against the Federal Aviation Administration that hoped to take future ownership and control of Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 7:06 am
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joseph S. Biderman, who presided over a courtroom in Santa Monica, will be retiring in March.
Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 12:39 pm
Darren Agee Merager, the mastermind who stole 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 2012, was sentenced to four years prison on Tuesday.
Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 11:07 am
Known gang member Jose Zapien, 25, was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison without parole for the 2006 Santa Monica murders of Eduardo Lopez and Miguel Martin.
Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 8:58 am
Two chefs at a former Santa Monica Airport sushi restaurant could face a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison plus fines if found guilty of importing and selling meat from federally protected sei whales.
Posted Jan. 9, 2014, 8:42 am
Venice boardwalk rampage suspect Nathan Louis Campbell, a 38-year-old transient from Colorado, will have to stand trial on murder and other charges.
Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 9:08 am
A court ruling was postponed Thursday whether Venice boardwalk rampage suspect Nathan Louis Campbell, a 38-year-old transient from Colorado, will have to stand trial on murder and other charges.
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.