12/11/2012 7:32:48 PM
Saying it might have preempted the recent quadruple murders in Northridge, the Board of Supervisors demanded changes Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown's public safety realignment law so violent criminals released from state prison are monitored by armed parole officers, instead of merely being placed on probation.


12/11/2012 11:42:12 AM

The battle of the Long Beach (710) Freeway goes back decades to when the freeway was first built but never completed. A Monday night meeting brought out opponents of the latest



12/10/2012 11:27:05 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday confirmed the death of L.A.-based Banda singer Jenni Rivera, and said it would investigate the crash that took her life near Monterrey, Mexico.

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12/10/2012 11:01:54 PM
They're edgy, humorous and supportive, not expressions of sympathy.


By Robert J. Lopez, Ben Welsh and Kate Linthicum
12/10/2012 8:51:00 PM
The mayor, council and fire chief say the city could save $3.2 million in overtime by going to a eight-hour workdays instead of 24-hour shifts.

Los Angeles officials are pressing for a major cost-cutting change at the Fire Department's troubled 911 call handling center despite a top commander's warning that making the move is too risky and would jeopardize public safety.



Bruce Carton
12/10/2012 1:09:11 PM
Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere. 1. Question: I paid for a prostitute and she shorted me by 10 minutes. Unacceptable! Can I get her charged with theft if I go to the police about this? Answer: No, but you can get yourself arrested. (The Associated Press, Police: Man tells cops prostitute shorted him) 2. Question: I forgot my belt this morning and I need to attend a court hearing today with a friend who is facing a traffic violation. My pants are definitely going to slide down. Do you think the judge will be upset about it? Answer: Yes, so don't be surprised if you receive three days in jail for contempt of court when your underwear shows. (Newsnet5, Judge gives Lorain man 3 days in jail for wearing saggy pants in court) 3. Question: A handyman did some very shoddy work for my mother and then had the nerve to argue with me over getting paid. This is a long shot, but would I be justified in taking him hostage and forcing him to fix my dishwasher and a broken door? Answer: No. That is called false imprisonment, kidnapping,...


12/10/2012 10:34:58 AM
A Santa Rosa, Calif., attorney who is known for his legal expertise concerning medical marijuana dispensaries is facing felony charges after prosecutors say he got too involved with a jailed client caught up in a drug-trafficking and money-laundering case. But Michael Kenneth Beyries is not charged with any drug or…


12/7/2012 4:15:51 AM
New advances in the field of pediatric head injuries are being cited in a new trial grant for a Texas baby sitter who came close to execution for the 1994 death of a child in her care. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

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