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The Bell trial came to a dramatic -- and bizarre -- end Thursday. Times reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives will discuss the case in a video chat at 5:45 p.m. A judge declared a mistrial on all outstanding counts,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Barring a last-minute plea deal, Lindsay Lohan on Monday will go on trial on charges that she lied to police in the wake of a car crash. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Calling all lovers of good storytelling and good music (and not necessarily in that order). So you don’t have to do all the work, here’s a curated list of the week’s offerings of the signature Times feature called the Column... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Catholic experts said the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church shows a shift from Europe to the Southern Hemisphere. The Times will host a video chat at 2 p.m. with reporter Teresa Watanabe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, in Rome for the selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the new pope, praised the choice but also defended his record on handling priest abuse cases. Mahony spoke as many Los Angeles Catholics... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at L.A. NOW
This post has been updated. See below for details. A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Monday morning in the Riverside County desert, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It was the second earthquake in the Anza area Monday. [Updated at 10:59 a.m.,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The woman killed in a lion attack at a Fresno conservancy appears to have died after the big cat snapped her neck, coroner's officials said. Dianna Hanson was killed at the park Wednesday, when a 4-year-old male lion named Cous... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Times Data Editor Ben Welsh will break down the data on Proposition A in a Google+ Hangout at noon. Welsh will discuss a map that shows how the tax measure failed. The sales tax was seen as a last-ditch attempt... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Times Staff Writer James Rainey will discuss the results of the L.A. elections at 11 a.m. You can join the discussion and ask questions. ALSO: L.A. mayor's race: Map shows geographic splits Worker who refused to perform CPR on leave... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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All you need is a guitar, a few chords and a camera, and you can make it here. By here, I mean latimes.com. By make it, I mean there’s a good chance we’ll post your ode to Los Angeles if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Santa Cruz was in mourning after two police detectives were killed in a shootout Tuesday. The city's Police Department, which has less than 100 sworn officers, had operated for 150 years without losing a single one in the line of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The killings of Santa Cruz police officers in a shootout with a suspect Tuesday marked "the darkest day" in the Police Department's history, the police chief said. “This is a horrific day. We lost two exceptionally fine officers,” a visibly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at L.A. NOW
MC Hammer was argumentative with deputies before his arrest in the Bay Area, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Christopher Jordan Dorner, accused in the killings of four people, told two hostages he wanted to clear his name shortly before his presumed death The hostage quoted him as saying: “I don’t have a problem with you. I just want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at L.A. NOW
A single gunshot was heard as authorities moved into the cabin where Christopher Dorner was believed to be holed up. According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, pumped in tear gas and blasted a loud speaker... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Accused killer Christopher Dorner was surrounded by police inside a Big Bear area cabin after getting into a gun battle Tuesday that left two San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies injured, officials said. Days ago, Dorner broke into a cabin off... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner allegedly shot and wounded at least two San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies during a shootout with authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday afternoon, sources said. Dozens of law enforcement officers were racing to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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The six-day manhunt for accused killer Christopher Dorner took a dramatic turn Tuesday when the suspect got into a shootout with authorities, according to law enforcement sources. Details were sketchy. But the sources said that Dorner burglarized a home in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times. The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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A former police officer wanted in a deadly shooting rampage may have fled to Mexico, but authorities stressed the manhunt remains focused on the United States as well. In federal court records, authorities said there was "probable cause" Christopher Jordan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at L.A. NOW
A massive manhunt was underway for an ex-Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected of shooting three police officers early Thursday, one fatally. He is also a suspect in the shooting of a couple in Irvine over the weekend. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at L.A. NOW
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Three police officers were shot early Thursday -- one fatally -- and authorities believe the suspect is a former Los Angeles police officer who they believe wrote an online manifesto threatening to harm police officials and their families. The suspect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Times database editor Ben Welsh and city hall reporter David Zahniser will discuss a new interactive map showing results from the past three mayoral elections in Los Angeles during a Google + Hangout Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. You can find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Authorities believe a tour bus lost control going down a narrow mountain road Sunday night, killing at least eight people on board. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at L.A. NOW
As Cardinal Roger M. Mahony defended his handling of the priest abuse scandal on Friday, some activists said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's decision to relieve him of all public duties doesn't go far enough. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at L.A. NOW