| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping them out of California to avoid prosecution, according to...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley and former Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson have joined a high-stakes Hollywood legal battle related to the failed movie business dealings of construction magnate Ron Tutor and a partner.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that she has issued new policies on when to disclose information about police officer misconduct and other evidence to defense attorneys.
The move drew praise from the American Civil...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 5:36 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Embattled L.A. County Assessor John Noguez will remain behind bars, for now, after a judge rejected defense requests to lower the bail to $100,000.
She instead set bail at $1.16 million, which corresponds to the amount the district...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead “without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles County’s first female and first African American district attorney.
Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 3:40 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife should face trial on voter fraud and perjury charges.
Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria found that there is "more than substantial" evidence...
| Jun 24, 2012
Just two years ago, a City Hall scandal in Bell touched off a round of community anger amid the working-class cities that hug the 710 Freeway in southeast Los Angeles County. Finally, local activists thought, their elected representatives would straighten...
| Jan 29, 2012
Gigi Gordon, a crusading criminal defense lawyer who battled corrupt police and overzealous prosecutors to free dozens of prisoners who had been wrongfully convicted, committed suicide after struggling with multiple sclerosis and depression. She was 54....