The prototype earthquake-warning system we told you about almost a year ago really works.
It wasn't its first time in action, but Monday's SoCal Anza earthquake put the Caltech-USGS "Shake Alert" system to a high-profile test.
The system's alarm bells rang and as many as 30 seconds warning came to ... More >>
What if we were to tell you that L.A. has an earthquake warning system that pretty much works, but that only a few folks will get the precious alerts?
The U.S. Geological Survey's prototype "Shake Alert" system has been running since January. It can theoretically warn you as much as 90 ... More >>
Alex StoufferUpdate: So far no sign of a Fullerton police website take-down, but the group was busy shutting down a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) website up north today. First posted at 11:27 p.m. Saturday.
The hacker group Anonymous has announced that it would take down the Fullerton Police ... More >>
Before there were cell phonesToday's the 20th anniversary of L.A.'s infamous brush with rock bottom: The 1991 brutal police beating of Rodney King, an act of unabashed racism by a group of four white LAPD officers whose 1992 "not guilty" verdicts gave way to the devastating L.A. riots.
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San Francisco ChronicleFormer transit cop Johannes Mehserle received the lighter sentence
Supporters of slain Oakland resident Oscar Grant expressed anger over the sentencing of former transit police officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting the una ... More >>
[Updated at 5:46 p.m.]: Oakland police in riot gear faced off against protesters in the Bay Area city early Thursday evening following an involuntary manslaughter guilty verdict for former Bay Area Transit Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was tried in Los Angeles. Supporters and member's of the ... More >>
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday denied a request to reduce the bail of a Bay Area transit cop accused of murder in a high-profile case that was moved to L.A.
Johannes Mehserle can remain free on bail but he's not getting a discount, the judge ruled. The 28-year-old white man is acc ... More >>
The white Bay Area Rapid Transit officer charged in the shooting of an unarmed African-American man will get his first hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday morning.
Johannes Mehserle is expected to appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court downtown for a pretrial hearing that will for ... More >>
The murder trial of white Bay Area Rapid Transit cop Johannes Mehserle was moved to Los Angeles because of concerns about the high-level of emotion and strong opinions surrounding his New Year's Day 2009 shooting of an unarmed black man on an Oakland subway platform, but the change of venue d ... More >>
The trial of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officer accused of murdering an arrestee could come to Los Angeles after a state's Administrative Office of the Courts suggested the move following a judge's ruling that the suspect probably can't get a fair jury in Alameda County.BART
Johannes Me ... More >>