22, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA COPY: 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A director of the popular "X-Men" films, Bryan Singer, has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday, just weeks before the release of Singer's upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past," alleges the 48-year-old used his influence as a ...
21, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former city administrator of Bell, California, who came to represent local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of nearly $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said. An apologetic Robert Rizzo, 60, who pleaded guilty last year to 69 state criminal counts - from perjury to misappropriation of ...
21, Apr 2014 - Los Angeles, CA Former Maker Studios Chief Seeks to Halt Vote on Disney Sale
Danny Zappin and three other co-founders of Maker yesterday asked California state court judge in Los Angeles to block the April 15 vote because, they said, the notice to shareholders is misleading. They had sought a hearing as early as today. No hearing was held today, according to court staff.
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 ...