A 70-year-old tennis line umpire accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles County court Wednesday morning.
Three people who voiced threats during and after showings of the "The Dark Knight Rises" in New England and the West have been arrested, authorities said.
Fourteen mothers, whose children prosecutors say were sexually abused by a Los Angeles teacher facing 23 felony charges, sued the school district on Tuesday seeking damages for "generalized shock and trauma."
Singer Bobby Brown pleaded no contest Wednesday to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher and was sentenced to 36 months of probation, his attorney said.
The will of Whitney Houston has now been released, and it names former husband Bobby Brown as a backup beneficiary.
A Los Angeles County judge rejected Wednesday a request to reduce the $23 million bail of a former elementary school teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd acts upon students.
Los Angeles public school officials are working with sheriff's detectives to determine whether other schoolchildren were victims of alleged teacher sexual misconduct at Miramonte Elementary School, a spokesman said Friday.
Los Angeles County investigators have found 200 more photos allegedly taken by a former public elementary school teacher now facing 23 felony counts of lewd acts with pupils, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.
At first, the pool builder thought his Bobcat bulldozer struck garbage as he dug a hole in a residential backyard. After all, in the older neighborhoods of San Marino, California, people used to bury their garbage.
Los Angeles County prosecutors will begin presenting evidence Wednesday in the preliminary hearing for a German-born man, known for impersonating a Rockefeller, accused of killing a man who went missing in the mid-1980s.
Fire and police officers in the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County were looking for suspects Friday in connection with 19 vehicle fires in the Hollywood area.
A fire at Universal Studios sent heavy smoke into the air on Thursday afternoon, according to officials in Los Angeles County.
Beneath a simple gray stone marker that reads "2008," on a gentle slope at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery, lie the unclaimed remains of the poor, the homeless, the addicted and the lonely.
Powerful winds continued to batter Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other southwestern U.S. locales Thursday -- downing trees, delaying flights and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
Lindsay Lohan must start serving a 30-day jail term next week after admitting that she violated her probation on a necklace theft conviction, a Los Angeles County judge ordered Wednesday.
Rapper Tone Loc pleaded no contest Monday to domestic violence and other charges, about three and a half months after a fight with the mother of his child, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced.
Los Angeles County authorities exhumed the remains Wednesday of a woman whose mysterious disappearance and death in Malibu Canyon have been the subject of a family crusade for justice, the coroner's office said.
Several people were injured after a bus carrying forest firefighters crashed Monday evening in southern California.
Most beaches look idyllic at first glance, but as you head to the shore this summer, what's really lurking in the water you're bathing in?
Los Angeles County authorities are trying to confirm if mummified remains discovered in a home are those of actress Yvette Vickers, who starred in the 1950s cult horror movies "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches," the coroner's office said Tuesday.
Match.com says it will begin cross-referencing members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a lawsuit filed last week in California, in which a woman claims she was raped by a convicted offender she met on the dating website.
Match.com will check members against the National Sex Offender Registry after a woman says a man she met raped her.
A U.S. soldier who escaped Army custody while facing a rape charge in California has been returned to Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday.
A 5-year-old California boy, missing for two years after his parents lost custody and then allegedly abducted him, was found undernourished and weighing 38 pounds, Los Angeles County authorities said Tuesday.
Investigators have found the first victim in the videotaped sexual assaults of severely disabled women, and the woman alleges a suspect already in custody had raped her in a Los Angeles care home, authorities said.
The anonymous tipster who launched a massive investigation into the videotaping of alleged sexual assaults of severely disabled women in care homes came forward and met with authorities Sunday, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Monday.
Rescue workers in San Diego pull a group of people from the perils of rushing floodwaters.
Monsoon-like conditions overwhelmed southern California on Wednesday, creating flash floods that kept workers at home and businesses and streets knee deep in mud and water.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a California couple "living every parent's nightmare" who tried to sue local county officials for damages after failing to get off a database listing known or suspected child abusers.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a major step Tuesday toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the county's unincorporated areas.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a preliminary ordinance that bans plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies and convenience stores in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
Eight current or former Bell, California, officials pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Thursday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
A 14-year-old was shot three times on the grounds of an elementary school in southern California, and authorities suspect a gang link to the shooting.
The Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday over whether a California couple "living every parent's nightmare" can sue city officials for damages after failing to get off a list of known or suspected child abusers.
The future of the beleaguered Bell, California, City Council is unclear.
The mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was released on bail early Tuesday after his arrest last week on corruption charges, sheriff's deputies said.
The acting California governor on Monday signed legislation that will return "illegal and excessive taxes" to the residents of a town that drew anger for high salaries paid to its leaders, the governor's office said.
The Bell City Council is expected to be asked Monday to approve a property tax rate that meets state law. The California city, which has drawn anger for the high salaries paid to its leaders, plans to repay $3 million in property tax overcharges.
A California city that has drawn anger for the high salaries paid to its leaders plans to repay $3 million in property tax overcharges and return tax rates to the legal limit, the interim city manager said Friday.
California's attorney general on Monday ordered city of Bell officials past and present to turn over financial records and give depositions under oath in coming weeks on high salaries that prompted public protests and resignations.
There have been "credible sightings" of a California woman who vanished nearly a year ago.
A California woman missing for nearly a year and believed to be dead may still be alive and living in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area, detectives from Los Angeles said Thursday.
More favorable weather conditions over the weekend helped firefighters gain the upper hand in efforts to contain three fires that have been raging in Southern California.
More favorable weather conditions Saturday helped firefighters in their bid to contain the roaring Crown Fire, one of several in southern California.
Hundreds of firefighters and more than a dozen aircraft battle a wildfire in the L.A. area as two more rage nearby.
With fire season under way, hundreds of firefighters -- backed up by more than a dozen aircraft -- are battling three wildfires in southern California.
As jails go, the one in Pitkin County, Colorado, seems pretty comfortable.
Once a dapper Beverly Hills attorney known for his bow tie, Richard Fine has been held in solitary confinement at Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail for 14 months, even though he's never been charged with a crime.
A former lawyer says he "took on the corruption of the courts" and has been in solitary confinement for 14 months.
Mandatory evacuations are in place for parts of Southern California as heavy rains soak loose ground.
Redmond O'Neal, son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, is back in jail after violating his parole with a drug-related charge last week.
Residents of 44 homes evacuated because of potential mud and debris slides triggered by heavy rains north of Los Angeles were allowed to return home Sunday after the weather improved, authorities said.
Mourners gathered Saturday to remember two California firefighters who died last month battling the largest fire in the history of Los Angeles County.
Firefighters battling a massive blaze north of Los Angeles have stopped the fire from spreading while increasing the percentage of containment, officials said Monday.
Two firefighters died Sunday battling a wildfire in Los Angeles County, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Bryant.
Not even the dead can escape the recession's sting.
Tori's mom and Aaron's widow puts the family mansion up for sale
The recession is taking a toll on horses and their struggling owners. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
Firefighters will need at least until midweek to get control of wildfires that have destroyed more than 900 homes and other structures in Southern California, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman says.
One of three major wildfires burning in southern California appears to be "human caused," a spokesman for the state's fire agency said Sunday.
Wind-fueled Sylmar fire destroys more than 500 homes. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
A wildfire on Angel Island near San Francisco consumes several buildings on top of a hill.
Los Angeles fire officials say they're worried that nighttime winds could push two major wildfires, which already are blamed in two deaths, closer to pricey neighborhoods on the Pacific coast.
A large fire rages out of control on a lot at Universal Studios, California.
There are no injuries reported and the MTV Awards will go on as scheduled
Two or three people are killed each day by others in Los Angeles County. Most of them died anonymously until Jill Leovy and her blog, The Homicide Report, came along.
For a year, LA Times reporter Jill Leovy blogged about every homicide in Los Angeles. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
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Firefighters expected to fully contain on Monday a fire that tore through Malibu's canyons and hills over the weekend, destroying more than 50 homes, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports the Malibu wildfire may have been caused by a campfire at a late-night party.
Fire department Capt. Mike Brown gives CNN the latest on a wildfire that started Saturday morning.
A campfire set by people "partying" in the woods may have started a huge wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Malibu, California, on Saturday.
A boy playing with matches started a Southern California wildfire that scorched more than 38,000 acres, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a sheriff's deputy about who allegedly started one of the largest fires in California.
Most lanes of Interstate 5 reopened hours before the Monday morning commute, the California Highway Patrol said. A section of the freeway had been closed all weekend in the aftermath of a deadly blaze Friday night in a Los Angeles County truck tunnel.
Back in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan informed us that the times were a-changin'. He was right, at least ethnically; America was, back then, a very different place.
Demonstrators descended on city centers across the country Tuesday to press Congress to give the estimated 12 million people in the United States illegally a path to citizenship.
It has been 18 years since American racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were murdered in the driveway of their Bradbury, California, home by two hooded gunmen who escaped on bicycles.
The Supreme Court heard debate Tuesday on whether free-speech protections apply to government employees at their jobs.
Firefighters battling a wildfire that has charred more than 24,000 acres northwest of Los Angeles have contained about two-thirds of the blaze and expect to have it fully under control Monday, according to fire officials.
Firefighters expect to have a massive wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles under control by Monday evening.
Firefighters in Simi Valley made slow headway Friday as they began to gain control of a raging wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that has scorched nearly 24,000 acres. By late Friday, the blaze was 40 percent contained.
Slower winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity brightened Tuesday's outlook for firefighters battling a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes.
A gay couple has filed suit challenging the denial of a request for a marriage license in Los Angeles County.
A California judge will hear arguments Thursday over whether a man accused of killing his wife and their unborn child can get a fair trial in his hometown.
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