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Los Angeles County prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence David Viens, the chef who told authorities that he accidentally killed his wife and cooked her body to dispose of it, to 15 years to life in prison. Viens, who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at L.A. NOW
After 13 years and appeals at nearly every level of the state and federal court system, District Judge Suzanne Segal ordered Daniel Larsen's release Tuesday, finding that he was "actually innocent" of carrying a concealed knife during a 1998 bar fight in Northridge. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Defending the majority of the City Council that voted to ban gun shows on city-owned property, Glendale Mayor Frank Quintero on Tuesday said it was well within the purview of local officials to set guidelines for use of public facilities. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Internal Catholic church records released Monday show that 15 years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor discussed ways to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement. Times reporters Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the records. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Jackie Bonilla, a teacher at Clover Avenue Elementary in Palms, has won a Milken Educator Award, an honor that includes a $25,000 prize. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Just before a decision was supposed to come from the U.S. Supreme Court that could have determined the fate of gay marriage in California, regulars at a West Hollywood Starbucks gathered in anticipation of a decision that never came. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailers have routinely hit inmates with unnecessary blows to the head, according to allegations in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at L.A. NOW
San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis will attend a parole hearing Wednesday to urge the board not to release an ex-CHP officer convicted of murdering a San Diego State student in 1986. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at L.A. NOW
Four people, including two small children, were killed Saturday in a pileup on Interstate 15 in Ontario. California Highway Patrol officer Jeff Briggs told the Associated Press the four dead were in a car that was sandwiched between two tractor-trailers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at L.A. NOW
Teachers and students from South Los Angeles and Baldwin Park this morning will announce the launch of a social network website to educate youths about junk food and obesity. The WereFedUp site was created by 40 students from high schools... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at L.A. NOW
Parking prices in downtown Santa Monica will be going up now that the City Council has agreed to raise parking rates in lots nearest to the Third Street Promenade for the first time in more than a decade. The council... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at L.A. NOW