Sheriff Lee Baca has a reputation as a compassionate intellectual, which makes it hard to understand how he could run a brutal jail system. This week's L.A. Weekly cover story attempts to make sense of that disconnect by getting inside his unusual mind.To do that, the Weekly tracked down Baca's doct ... More >>
For as long as he's been L.A. city attorney, Carmen Trutanich has been trying to throw Barry Rush in jail. Rush, owner of the firm World Wide Rush, was once one of the major installers of unpermitted supergraphics -- the giant vinyl signs that blanket the sides of buildings.Trutanich came into offic ... More >>
Hey young dads, want to learn how to change your baby's diaper or dress her up properly?
Let RZA, the legendary hip-hop producer and member of the Wu-Tang Clan, teach you how. Seriously. Because you want the guy who produced "Protect Ya Neck" to demonstrate the proper way to protect ya baby from ra ... More >>
‚ÄčSen. Dianne Feinstein has sued her former treasurer, Kinde Durkee, alleging that Durkee embezzled millions from her campaign accounts. But as the FBI continues to build its criminal case against Durkee, Feinstein's lawsuit has been put on hold.This morning, Judge Richard Neidorf granted Durkee's ... More >>
Dispensary.Updated at the bottom with reaction from a criminal justice professor. First reported at 12:17 p.m. Monday.
First a withdrawal, now a retraction?
RAND has pulled its controversial September study of L.A. marijuana dispensary crime off the shelf for good after concluding that it " ... More >>
tributes.comLaura Evvonne Luna.A Southern California man who sold ecstasy to a former high school classmate who later died of an overdose got 20 years behind bars.
The harsh sentence was the "mandatory minimum" under a federal law that states drugs you sell to someone who then dies after usi ... More >>
Federal charges were filed Wednesday against a Santa Monica restaurant and its sushi chef for allegedly serving sei whale, an endangered species projected under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.
The criminal complaint charges the The Hump's parent c ... More >>
The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department officers, is on a tear against the U.S. 9th Circuit court of appeals, which this week overturned one state's ban on voting rights for felons.
The 2-1 decision Tuesday was made in the ... More >>
Talk about back to the future. A 16-year-old boy allegedly rapes and murders an 80-year-old Venice woman -- in 1975. He gets away with it, alleges the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, until 34 years later, when DNA testing puts him at the scene of the crime. Today the 50-year-old man w ... More >>
Last October UCLA's former director of its Willed Body Program, Henry Reid, pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise in which he and a collaborator sold body parts to research outfits as though they were hubcaps. In January he was sentenced to nearly four and a half years in state priso ... More >>
He survived a police campaign of 25 traffic tickets, four bogus arrests and a beating. All that came after he sued the LAPD for harrasment. Now, Carlos Oliva Menjivar sits in jail, awaiting trial in a case that isnít so black and white