| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife.
But the 12-year lawmaker from Los...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:43 PM
With their convictions this year, two Los Angeles politicians face prison time for a crime once seen as nearly impossible to prosecute.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was found guilty this week of perjury and voter fraud for lying...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:14 PM
The messages in Chinese kept flashing across Haowang Wang's phone: Another USC Chinese student had been killed.
Shui? Shui? the messages repeated. Who is it?
Wang froze briefly, then began making calls he thought he'd never have to make again —...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Twenty years ago today, Los Angeles came to a halt.
On June 17, 1994, television networks and cable news channels aired two hours of nonstop coverage of perhaps the most famous car chase to have ever taken place on Los Angeles freeways: O.J. Simpson...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:21 PM
One of the former council members blamed for the corruption that left one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities headed toward bankruptcy was sentenced Friday to a year in the county jail, but he could be a free man in just weeks.
George Mirabal is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has been selected to help shape the county's new effort to improve child welfare services.
Cooley joins a team of eight others chosen by the Board of Supervisors to define the duties and powers for a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Four years after he became the face of municipal greed, Robert Rizzo broke his long silence Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and asked a judge for mercy.
The former Bell administrator was pale and baggy-eyed, and his thinning hair had turned gray....
| May 8, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Buoyed by concern from residents living near a proposed drilling site, Albert Robles staked his position as councilman against new oil drilling in Carson. Now the district attorney's office is investigating whether he should have even been on the council....
| May 17, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018.
"She's looking right past us,"...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The former second-in-command in the scandal-plagued city of Bell became the first person sentenced in the city's massive public corruption case Thursday, ordered to spend 11 years and eight months in prison for misappropriating public funds from one of...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Six challengers stand in the way — barely — of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as she seeks a second term. Several of them are, to be kind, colorful; one or two may have political futures. One will wind up on the Nov. 4 general election...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...