Angela Spaccia, the former assistant city administrator in Bell, was found guilty today on 11 of 13 counts of felony corruption, including misappropriation of public funds. She was found not guilty on one charge; another ended in a hung jury.
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About an hour after this walk in the woods, Walter George "Huck Finn" Clooney chewed up a roll of super-absorbent...
Weisman and the team announced he is leaving Variety (where he is a senior editor covering television) to become the Dodgers director of digital and print content. Dodger Thoughts will suspend publication.
The FBI moved in this morning to start arresting current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and officials on criminal corruption and civil rights charges. U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. has scheduled a 1 p.m. news availability in the downtown federal building.
LAX rail line. City Council members get a raise. Garcetti chief of staff could be looking to run. Robert Sam Anson remembers his five months as editor of Los Angeles Magazine. Bicyclist killed in collision with sheriff's car. Paul Walker tribute in Valencia. Plus more.
The former manager of the Dodgers, now a baseball official, was chosen by a special veterans committee to enter the Hall of Fame next year. He was elected along with retired managers Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa.
It was last December 9 that the news came out of Mexico that the popular LA-based singer Jenni Rivera had died in a plane crash. The news led to a crushing outpouring of emotion by her fans and by music critics who knew and admired her, followed by the public struggles of the mainstream news media to figure out the meaning of this mega-star in the Latino world living among us in Encino.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association could not decide between "Gravity" and "Her" for best film of the year, but they gave the director award to Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity."
Like a repellent exhibit at Ripley's Believe It or Not that you can't take your eyes off, Shaul Schwarz's documentary "Narco Cultura" keeps you riveted.
It's the first time the Bruins have a won a national title in women's soccer, despite regularly placing women on Olympic teams. It's the 110th national athletic title overall for UCLA, an NCAA record.
I went up to the Griffith Observatory at the end of the day on Saturday. The moon and Venus were bright in the sky and lots of people were capturing the city lights on their phones and cameras.
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Fiberglass woman waves to drivers on U.S. 395 in Pearsonville, about 140 miles north of Los Angeles. Click the photo to see larger.
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