16, Dec 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Sony Hackers Invoke Sept. 11 as Studio Battles Crisis
Movie posters for the premiere of the film "The Interview" are seen at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 11, 2014. In letters to the media, Sony’s lawyers have linked the cyber attack to “The Interview,” a comedy which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
16, Dec 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Former CA professor and child predator sentenced to prison
LOS ANGELES–After striking a plea deal earlier this year, Walter Lee Williams, the former University of Southern California professor, accused of traveling to the Philippines to have sex with children was sentenced in a federal court room. Williams appeared in federal court on Monday dressed in his green prison jacket, sitting in his wheel chair. The 65-year-old […]
15, Dec 2014 - High court settles dispute over California's undersea border
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the Pacific Ocean to settle a long-running dispute Monday over where California ends and federal offshore lands begin.
14, Dec 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Owner of closed California sushi spot pleads guilty to selling whale meat
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The owner of a shuttered Los Angeles-area sushi restaurant has pleaded guilty to allowing meat from the endangered sei whale to be served at the upscale establishment, in a case that outraged animal rights activists, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Brian Vidor pleaded guilty in federal court in California on Monday to one count of illegally ...
11, Oct 2014 - Riverside, CA Two convicted in California of conspiring to join al Qaeda
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two men accused of seeking to join al Qaeda and training to carry out attacks on U.S. military bases and personnel in the Middle East were convicted on federal charges in California Thursday after a trial of more than six weeks, prosecutors said. A U.S. District Court jury in Riverside, California, found Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, guilty of conspiring to ...
11, Oct 2014 - Riverside, CA Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has appointed a career public defender to the post of federal public defender for the Central District of California, which is based in Los Angeles.
09, Oct 2014 - Sirius, VirnetX, Hershey, Sauce: Intellectual Property
In a ruling against Sirius XM Holdings Inc., a federal judge in Los Angeles said that a California law covering ownership of the copyrights to pre-1972 sound recordings didn’t limit the owners’ rights to control public performances of the works.
05, Apr 2014 - Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed
A panel of a California appellate court finds that an environmental impact report adequately analyzed the project's potential effect on flora and fauna. A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
04, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge
President Obama nominates U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte, who oversaw investigation of L.A. County jails, to federal bench. Andre Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday.
03, Apr 2014 - Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench
André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday.
03, Apr 2014 - US Attorney In Los Angeles Nominated For Judgeship
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a U.S. attorney from Southern California to become a federal District Court judge.
02, Apr 2014 - Riverside, CA San Bernardino, Calpers, cite progress in bankruptcy talks
RIVERSIDE, CA, March 13 (Reuters) - Bankrupt San Bernardino and its biggest creditor, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers), said on Thursday they had made substantial progress in recent negotiations over how much the city will pay the pension fund as part of any bankruptcy package. The California city, 75 miles east of Los Angeles, has been in court-ordered mediation ...