Three alleged gang members have been charged in the case of a 19-year-old Marine who was killed in September while visiting family and friends in South Los Angeles.
Father of Rep. Ami Bera (D., Calif.), Babual Bera, has pled guilty to illegally donating to his son’s congressional campaign to the tune of $268,326.
A former Federal Communications Commission chairman last week reversed his position on controversial media ownership rules, noting his new position could impede efforts by public figures with whom he disagrees politically to purchase media properties.
Threats by members of the Los Angeles City Council to use the city’s pension funds to penalize investors if they sell the Los Angeles Times to Charles and David Koch could be illegal and unconstitutional, experts say.
A spokesman for Koch Industries declined to knock down rumors that the privately held petrochemical conglomerate is considering a play for the troubled Tribune Company, which owns 18 newspapers across the country including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Democratic mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is under fire from labor unions, who say the mayor’s proposed budget, which would slash jobs predominantly held by female employees, is yet another salvo in the war on women.