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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.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Brentwood

Brentwood Victim Confronts Rapist At Sentencing

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:41 am

A woman beaten and raped in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Brentwood supermarket 11 years ago confronted her attacker in court on Tuesday as he was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Brentwood

Brentwood Rape Victim Set To Question Her Attacker At Sentencing Today

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:18 am

A woman beaten and raped in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Brentwood supermarket 11 years ago said she plans to question her attacker in court at his sentencing today.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

L.A. Man Convicted For Murder Venice Woman Nearly Four Decades Ago

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:27 am

A Los Angeles man was convicted on Wednesday of murdering an 80-year-old woman who was strangled inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when the defendant was a teenager.

News, Marina Del Rey, Courts

Marina Del Rey Man Sentenced For Trying To Sell Military Secrets To China

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:12 am

A Marina del Rey man was sentenced on Monday to more than three years in prison for providing sensitive information about a network used to control and communicate with military satellites to someone he believed was a foreign intelligence officer working for the People's Republic of China.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Lax

LAX Meth Case: British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Pleads Guilty

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:05 am

A British gay porn star busted at Los Angeles International Airport after he was found attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in his body pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal drug possession charge.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

St. John’s Malpractice Trial Continues This Week

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:07 am

A civil trial against St. John’s Hospital and Health Center continues into its second week at the Santa Monica Courthouse.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Court Dismisses Anti-Santa Monica Airport Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

Reginald Ford, 39, of Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Santa Monica Armed Robber Sentenced To 60 Years In State Prison

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 12:29 pm

A Los Angeles man convicted of two 2012 armed robberies in Santa Monica was today sentenced at the LAX branch courthouse to serve 60 years in state prison.

Morry Waksberg and his mother Ida are taking St. John's hospital to court regarding a malpractice claim.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Trial Underway In St. John’s Malpractice Claim

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:07 am

Opening statements were officially given this week in a trial against St. John’s Health Center at the Santa Monica Courthouse. Plaintiff Morry Waksberg, who alleges the administrators at St. John’s committed elder abuse, medical malpractice, and negligence, filed the civil trial.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Courts, Pacific Palisades

Arraignment Today For Man Accused Of Pacific Palisades Crime Spree, Kidnapping

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:33 am

A transient accused of going on a Pacific Palisades crime spree that included a kidnapping, assaults and multiple carjackings is scheduled to be arraigned today on more than a dozen felony charges.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

House of Ink Tattoo Parlor In Venice Being Sued Following Alleged Assault

Posted Aug. 14, 2014, 8:26 am

The tattoo parlor from the Oxygen channel's "Tattoos After Dark" television series and one of its artists are being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted outside the Venice establishment last year.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Lax

Southwest Airlines Stowaway Woman Ordered To Stay Away From LAX

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 9:15 am

A woman who stowed away on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles and was ordered to stay away from LAX, only to be arrested one day later at the airport, had her probation revoked today.

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