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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 6:51 pm
A Huntington Beach financial consultant was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison for murdering elementary school teacher Alexander Merman in his apartment in the 500 block of Montana Avenue in 2008 after Merman had uncovered a complex fraud scheme.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:36 am
A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former Winnetka resident who left a suicide note, drove recklessly along Pacific Coast Highway, crashed his car and killed a 13-year-old Malibu girl.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:31 am
A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries when she was struck by a tree branch while standing on the upper deck of a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the bus company.
Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:20 am
A professional surfer is being sued by a woman who alleges she contracted herpes from him during their relationship.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Whole Foods will pay nearly $800,000 to settle allegations of overcharging customers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and Santa Monica announced today.
Posted Jun. 12, 2014, 8:32 am
A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fatally stabbing his estranged wife at a Santa Monica supermarket.
Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:37 am
A convicted burglar who was captured in Santa Monica three weeks after walking out of jail was sentenced Wednesday to eight more months behind bars.
Posted May. 4, 2014, 7:28 am
An 83-year-old international jewel thief who was arrested in 2011 for reportedly stealing jewelry from a store in Santa Monica pleaded guilty and was immediately sentenced on Monday, April 28 for nabbing a 3.5-carat diamond ring from store in Palm Desert, it was reported.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 8:00 am
An actress who had a small role in the 1994 film “Dumb and Dumber” is suing the City of Santa Monica over injuries sustained at the city-owned seasonal ICE at Santa Monica skating rink on Jan. 18, 2014.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:33 am
An inmate who escaped a downtown Los Angeles jail last month on March 12 and was arrested several weeks later in Santa Monica pleaded no contest Thursday.
Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 9:13 am
Eighteen-year-old Santa Monica High School student Blair Rodrick Moore pleaded not guilty Tuesday at the LAX branch courthouse to a handful of misdemeanor charges relating to his suspected involvement in a physical altercation with a teacher inside a classroom on Friday.
Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:03 am
Talk to corporate executives and they’ll often say California is a difficult place to do business, in part because consumers can file class action lawsuits willy-nilly, even when their companies haven’t screwed up.
Posted Mar. 31, 2014, 9:11 am
The owner of several units in the Ocean Towers residential complex near Palisades Park was given the green light to continue with his lawsuit against a real estate investment firm, a California appeals court ruled earlier this month.
Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am
If it seemed like déjà vu all over again the other day when the state’s parole board issued a decision that could free a leading disciple of perhaps the most vicious killer California has ever seen, that’s because it was.
Posted Mar. 15, 2014, 9:15 am
Severe pain is difficult to endure, but a Santa Monica physician and two of his associates are potentially facing trial after being charged with orchestrating an elaborate scheme to fill fraudulent prescriptions for patients to squelch their grave aches.
Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 9:11 am
They have been accused in some corners as being the most vocal but not necessarily the loudest group, but a collection of Santa Monica activists, residents, and stakeholders who oppose the Bergamot Transit Village development proposed by Hines 26th Street LLC (Hines) have used every tool in the book to either prevent or reverse the project from ever seeing light of day.
Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:49 am
Former Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Barbara C. Greenstein has been named one of this year’s California Lawyer of the Year award recipients (“CLAY Award”) for her work in successfully arguing Harris v. City of Santa Monica before the California Supreme Court in 2013.