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05, Mar 2015 - Orange, CA California foster dad gets 19 years to life for sex abuse of 6 girls
LOS ANGELES - A former Southern California foster parent was sentenced on Friday to serve nearly 19 years to life in prison for raping and sexually abusing a half dozen girls who were 9 to 15 years old while in his care, prosecutors said. Felipe Hernandez, 68, pleaded guilty earlier this month to multiple felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, lewd acts on a minor, child ...
04, Mar 2015 - West Covina, CA California teachers charged with giving students alcohol on beach trip
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two female Southern California high school teachers initially accused of inappropriate sexual contact with two male students during a beach camping trip will face misdemeanor charges over accusations they provided alcohol to minors, prosecutors said on Thursday. Melody Suzanne Lippert, 38, and Michelle Louise Ghirelli, 30, each face a maximum sentence ...
04, Mar 2015 - NFL formalizes panel to assess Los Angeles stadium plans
A onetime California school official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting two women when they were her students, including a woman who confronted her in a phone call that went...
04, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Friend of California teen slain 12 years ago charged with her murder
The onetime friend of a 15-year-old Los Angeles girl who was abducted, raped and beaten to death has been charged with her murder more than 12 years later in a case authorities describe as a gang-related retaliation killing. Rosemary Chavira, 27, was arrested on Friday near her home in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles, and has been held without bail since then in connection with the 2002 slaying ...
04, Mar 2015 - Family of California girl left brain dead after tonsillectomy sues hospital
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a Northern California girl who made national headlines when she was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy to correct sleep apnea sued the surgeon and hospital on Tuesday, alleging medical malpractice. Jahi McMath, who was 13 when she suffered cardiac arrest in December 2013 following the surgery, remains on a ventilator in New Jersey at ...
04, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA 'Hot Mugshot Guy' from California gets 27 months in prison
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jeremy Meeks, the California man whose mugshot became a sensation among Web users admiring his male-model good looks, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison on a gun charge, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Meeks, 30, was arrested last June in a gang crackdown in Stockton, California, and pleaded guilty in November to one count of being ...
04, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Inside the California Prison Where Inmates Train Rescue Dogs
Prison may seem like the worst possible place to train a dog, especially at a facility like the California State Prison in Los Angeles County, home to the kinds of criminals we often think of as society’s worst.
04, Mar 2015 - Ventura, CA Convict pleads not guilty to killing 20th Century Fox exec
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing a 20th Century Fox executive whose remains were found in the Southern California desert 2 1/2 years after he vanished.
04, Mar 2015 - Compton, CA Lawyers seek order to address scheduling issues at more California high schools
Public interest lawyers filed Thursday for a court order to compel five high schools — two in Oakland and three in Los Angeles County — to fix the class schedules of students who they say are falling behind in their education.
04, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA U.S. Supreme Court Action May Muddle California Employment Law, Warn Attorneys
Decision to decline Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC rulingsends conflicting messages, say LeClairRyan lawyers (PRWeb February 11, 2015) Read the full story at
03, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Three Klinedinst Shareholders
Three Klinedinst shareholders from Los Angeles and Santa Ana have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers®. This year's honorees include Greg Garbacz, Kevin Gramling, and Neil Gunny, representing the top 5% of licensed, practicing attorneys in California. (PRWeb February 02, 2015) Read the full story at ...
03, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Convicted drug dealer pleads innocent in murder of Hollywood executive
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer pleaded not guilty on Thursday to murdering a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert last year, and a defense lawyer said he would prove the case was "mutual combat," not homicide. John Lenzie Creech, who is already serving an eight-year prison term for sale of a controlled substance, was ...
03, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Woman arrested, charged in 2002 rape-murder case
A Southern California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school a dozen years ago. Rosemary Chavira, 27, was ordered jailed without bail, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Chavira was charged with murder during the commission of a kidnapping and ...
03, Mar 2015 - California cancer patient sues for right to doctor-assisted death
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 53-year-old California woman suffering from leukemia sued the state's attorney general and San Francisco's top prosecutor on Wednesday seeking the right for physicians to aid the terminally ill in taking their own lives. The lawsuit asks San Francisco Superior Court to "clarify" that a California law making it illegal to aid, advise or encourage someone ...
03, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Planet Beauty Inc. Sued In A Class Action Lawsuit By Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik That Alleges T
The class action filed by the Los Angeles employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik alleges the beauty supply retailer violated multiple California Labor Code provisions by failing to pay its employees the proper amount of overtime pay (PRWeb February 01, 2015) Read the full story at
03, Mar 2015 - Unconstitutional: California Supreme Court rules against sex offenders’ residency restrictions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court is causing a bit of controversy among voters. The California Supreme Court overturned a law that restricted where sex offenders may live. According to the Los Angeles Times, the court ruled that the limits had raised the risk of homelessness and hampered the ability […]
03, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA California governor rejects parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer
LOS ANGELES—California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences.
03, Mar 2015 - Orange, CA US lawyer proposes voting to execute gays
LOS ANGELES, United States – A California lawyer has submitted a referendum proposal to outlaw homosexuality in the famously liberal western US state, on pain of execution.   The proposal — unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed — was submitted by attorney Matthew McLaughlin to the California Attorney General’s office […]
02, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA California court rules San Diego sex offender law unconstitutional
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that San Diego County's "blanket" enforcement of the state's sex offender residency laws was unconstitutional, a decision that could open the door to wider challenges of the statute. California's top court issued the ruling in a legal challenge to "Jessica's Law" by four registered sex offenders from San Diego ...
02, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Celebrates Supreme Court Victory
In an historic decision, the California Supreme Court has ruled security guards are entitled to compensation for all on call hours spent at their assigned worksites under their employer’s control thanks to a small Los Angeles employment law firm , the Law Offices of Cathe L. Caraway-Howard (PRWeb February 05, 2015) Read the full story at
02, Mar 2015 - Court: McCourts' divorce agreement stands
A California appellate court has rejected a bid by the ex-wife of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to toss out a divorce agreement because the team sold for more than $2 billion.
02, Mar 2015 - Los Angeles, CA San Bernardino creditors cry foul at city's plan to hire PR firm
By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A move by bankrupt San Bernardino to spend up to $200,000 on a public relations firm has angered some of the cash-strapped California city's creditors, who face deep cuts under an imminent exit plan. Negotiations between San Bernardino and most of its creditors have stalled, three months before it must produce a court-ordered bankruptcy exit plan. City ...
02, Mar 2015 - Appeals court won't toss ex-Dodgers owner's divorce deal
A California appeals court has refused to overturn a financial settlement between former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife, who argued that McCourt misled her about the value of the team and television broadcast rights. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeals leaves intact an agreement that paid Jamie McCourt $131 million and ...
02, Mar 2015 - Compton, CA Suge Knight was rushed to hospital after suffering a panic attack in court.
The Death Row Records co-founder, who has been charged with murder after he allegedly ran over his friend Terry Carter, 55, in his red pickup truck and drove away in Compton, California, on Thursday, reportedly began suffering chest pains while waiting to appear before a judge at Los Angeles County Superior Court.
02, Mar 2015 - Appeals court won't overturn McCourts' divorce agreement
A California appellate court has rejected a bid by the ex-wife of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to toss out a divorce agreement because the team sold for more than $2 billion.
02, Mar 2015 - Lohan gets more community service for reckless driving
Actress Lindsay Lohan was given 125 hours of community service Wednesday after a Los Angeles judge questioned whether she fulfilled the terms of a previous sentence for reckless driving. The California judge told Lohan the court would not accept all her offered community service hours given prosecution allegations that she didn't do them, making for another turn in the star's public struggle ...
02, Mar 2015 - Court denies Jamie McCourt's challenge of financial settlement
A California appeals court has refused to overturn a financial settlement between former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife, who argued that McCourt misled her about the value of the team and television broadcast rights.
02, Mar 2015 - Palmdale, CA California man pleads guilty to killings of five people in 2008
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man charged with killing his ex-wife and four others in 2008, then torching her home, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murder and arson in a plea deal that could spare him the death sentence if he testifies against a co-defendant. As part of the plea agreement, Jae Shim, 45, of Palmdale, admitted to lying in wait to kill his victims, then using ...
01, Mar 2015 - California says will appeal ruling making foie gras legal
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's attorney general on Wednesday filed notice that her office will appeal a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's two-year ban on sales of foie gras, a delicacy made from fatty duck and geese liver. California outlawed foie gras sales and production in 2004, but the ban did not take effect until 2012. Animal rights activists ...
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