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  • Criminal justice: These guys are in serious need of marriage counseling

     
    Just how far apart are Los Angeles County leaders on how to deal with "realignment," which puts counties, instead of the state, in charge of parole and a large chunk of the prisoner population? How far apart are county officials......
  • L.A. County supervisor redistricting debate draws packed house

     
    A record crowd of more than 800 people packed the L.A. County Hall of Administration Tuesday to weigh in on a controversial redrawing of voting districts for the Board of Supervisors. The five board members are split 3-2 over whether to create a new...
  • Prosecutions demanded in deadly Long Beach police shootings

     
    Supporters of two men fatally shot by Long Beach police demanded Wednesday that the Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley prosecute the officers....
  • Supervisors decide not to create second Latino-majority district

     
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a redistricting map late Tuesday largely preserving the status quo, protecting incumbents and rejecting demands from Supervisor Gloria Molina and Latino activists that the board draw a second Latino...
  • D.A.: Conrad Murray unlikely to serve 'appropriate' sentence

     
    It is unlikely that Dr. Conrad Murray will serve a lengthy stint behind bars, L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Monday after the physician’s conviction in the death of Michael Jackson. Cooley said legislation that calls for some state......
  • D.A. Cooley's office won't file misdemeanors against Kinde Durkee

     
    Los Angeles County prosecutors said Thursday they will not pursue misdemeanor charges against campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee for allegedly claiming to be an accountant when she did not have a license. Durkee already has been charged in federal court...
  • L.A.-area arson suspect 'motivated by rage against Americans'

     
    Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart was "motivated by rage against Americans" and sought to terrorize as many people as possible when he torched dozens of Los Angeles-area cars, homes and garages over New Year's weekend, the Los Angeles County...
  • L.A.-area arson suspect waged a 'campaign of terror,' D.A. says

     
    Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart appeared Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court looking agitated and unkempt to face 37 felony charges of torching cars and property across a broad swath of Los Angeles over the New Year's weekend. Judge........
  • Judge won't put former Bell police chief on the stand

     
    He sat in the back of the courtroom, dressed in a dark blue suit with a dour expression. But that was the closest former Bell police Chief Randy Adams came to the witness stand Tuesday....
  • First wide-open race for D.A. since -- when? [Coffeebreak Quiz]

     
    At least six candidates, perhaps as many as eight, are running for Los Angeles County district attorney in the June 5 primary. Incumbent Steve Cooley is retiring and leaving an open seat. When was the last time that happened?...
  • First open seat for D.A. since 1964 [Coffeebreak Quiz answer]

     
    It has been 48 years since the last open-seat election for district attorney. That's when Evelle J. Younger defeated Manley Bowler to succeed William B. McKesson in the 1964 race....
  • Verdict on a veteran judge, Joan Dempsey Klein -- 'smart, funny, fearless'

     
    Just about everyone knows at least something about the Supreme Court justices, even though they may not be as famous to most Americans as those judges on TV. But there are state benches and state judges as well as federal......