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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing 3 young sons in South L.A.; gets 78 years to life

LOS ANGELES — A 38-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his three young sons inside an SUV in South Los Angeles five years ago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench immediately sentenced Luiz Fuentes to 78 years to life in state prison following his plea to three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his sons, who were 8, 9 and 11 years old, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The Los Angeles man also admitted allegations that he us...
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Jackie Lacey, husband sued by BLM members over gun incident

District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her husband were sued Tuesday, Oct. 20, by Black Lives Matter members over an incident in which he pointed a gun at them while they were outside the front door of the Laceys’ Granada Hills home in March. Melina Abdullah, Dahlia Ferlito and Justin Marks brought the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging civil rights violations, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. The suit seeks unspecified damages. Attorney J...
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Whittier to pay $28 million to family of San Pedro grandmother killed by falling tree

Family members of a 61-year-old San Pedro grandmother who was killed by a falling 80-foot tree at her daughter’s 2016 wedding party in Whittier have reached a tentative $28 million settlement with the city, according to court papers filed by the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The lawsuit stemming from Margarita Mojarro’s death was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in April 2017, alleging wrongful death and that a dangerous condition of public property existed. The case was later transferred to Norwalk...
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Airbnb sues Glendora mansion party organizer

LOS ANGELES — Airbnb Inc. on Monday sued the organizer of a party at a Glendora mansion this summer that attracted about 700 people, despite concerns by health officials that such events could be spreading grounds for COVID-19. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Davante Dajon Bell and unspecified “Does” who may be identified later. The allegations include inducing breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, fraudulent misrepresentation and vio...
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Judge denies motion to dismiss Danny Masterson rape charges

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge refused Monday to dismiss charges against actor Danny Masterson, who is accused of raping three women at his Hollywood Hills home between 2001 and 2003. Judge Eleanor J. Hunter denied the defense’s motion to dismiss based on the statute of limitations, leaving Masterson facing three counts of forcible rape that could result in a sentence of up to 45 years to life in state prison if he’s convicted as charged. The 44-year-old actor — known for appea...
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LA County’s new coronavirus cases top 1,200 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported more than 1,200 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, in an unexpected spike officials last week vowed to keep close watch on as more business sectors reopened amid the enduring pandemic. County health officials on Saturday, Oct. 10, posted 28 new deaths and 1,285 new cases. Health officials said last week they would be closely monitoring the case numbers, but said the elevated numbers should be a re...
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Torrance, Long Beach tattoo shop owners sue state to reopen

Owners of closed tattoo shops in Torrance, Long Beach and Thousand Oaks are seeking a temporary restraining order that would prohibit the state from keeping them closed, arguing they are more tightly regulated than barber shops, nail salons and beauty parlors, which have resumed operating. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office did not return a request for comment. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed last week, also argues that the work of tattoo artists are protected by the First Amendment, unlik...
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Palmdale brewery sues LA County over one-day reservation rule

A Palmdale brewery is challenging Los Angeles County’s recently enacted health order that requires customers to make reservations one day in advance before visiting a brewery or winery without an in-house kitchen. Attorneys for Transplants Brewing contend the one-day advance reservation requirement isn’t imposed on breweries that have in-house kitchens. The requirement “places breweries and wineries which lack onsite kitchens in a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis restaurants, breweries and win...
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City must pay $2.5 million for ‘serious abuse’ of discovery process in DWP billing lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles was ordered by a judge Tuesday to pay $2.5 million in sanctions stemming from protracted litigation over the botched rollout of a Department of Water and Power billing system in 2013. The new system, which led to some customers being wildly overbilled while others weren’t charged at all, sparked years of litigation, a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement and an FBI probe that included searches of the DWP and the City Attorney’s Office. Following the s...
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Conservative Legal Group Sues To Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — A conservative legal group sued to block California’s first-in-the-nation law that requires hundreds of corporations based in the state to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards. Judicial Watch claimed in the suit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that the law is unconstitutional. “The legislation’s requirement that certain corporations appoint a specific number of directors based upon race, ethnicity, sexual preference, and transgend...
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Accused Gangster Charged With Ambush Shooting of L.A. Deputies

After a three-week manhunt, a Los Angeles man was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies who were ambushed as they sat in their car.Deonte Lee Murray, 36, is facing two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm for allegedly walking up to the squad car parked outside a Metro station on Sept. 12 and opening fire, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.“They became victims of a violent crime for one ...
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Kelly Clarkson Sued by Management Firm for Unpaid Commissions

Kelly Clarkson’s longtime management company filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming it’s owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court. Clarkson married Blackstock’s son, Brandon Blackstock, in 2013, and filed for divorce earlier this year. The couple has two children together. According […]
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Judge rules in favor of LA County and against sheriff in deputy rehiring

A judge on Monday, Sept. 28, declared Los Angeles County the winner in a spat with Sheriff Alex Villanueva in his attempt to reinstate a deputy fired over domestic-violence allegations. Villanueva’s efforts on behalf of former Deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan outraged Los Angeles County Supervisors, who filed a petition in March 2018 seeking to have Mandoyan’s rehiring declared void. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled in favor of the county with a 17-page decision. Mandoyan, who ...
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Our endorsements for Los Angeles County Superior Court

Obscure though the candidates may be to most Los Angeles County citizens, voting for our local California Superior Court judicial seats is one of the most important choices the electorate makes. Unless there is a scandal associated with, or a terribly poor judicial decision made by, a sitting judge, most who want to stay on the bench run unopposed; their names therefore don’t appear on the ballot. That’s the case for dozens of current Superior Court judges in this fall’s election. It’s when judg...
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Judge could hit Sun Valley church and pastor with $6,000 COVID fine

LOS ANGELES — A judge said Thursday that he will decide later on the scope of a hearing on whether Grace Community Church and its pastor should be held in contempt for continuing to hold indoor services. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff could fine both the Sun Valley house of worship and Pastor John MacArthur $3,000 each if he agrees with Los Angeles County health officials that they had no legal excuse for not abiding by his orders by holding an indoor service and for stagi...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues OC helicopter company, LA County sheriff

Vanessa Bryant is suing a second helicopter company stemming from the crash in Calabasas in January that killed her husband, Laker legend Kobe Bryant, a daughter of theirs and seven others, alleging the Santa Ana firm’s owner suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. The amended Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Friday now additionally names OC Helicopters, which allegedly provided the flight operations for the chopper owned by Island Express Helicopters and pi...
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Kobe Bryant’s widow sues OC helicopter company, LA sheriff

LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant is suing a second helicopter company stemming from the crash in Calabasas in January that killed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, alleging the Santa Ana-based firm’s owner and founder suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. The amended Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Friday additionally names OC Helicopters LLC, which allegedly provided the flight operations for the chopper owned by Island Express Helicopters Inc. and...
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Gary Oldman Sued by Writer Who Claims ‘Darkest Hour’ Lifted From Script

A screenwriter has filed a lawsuit against actor Gary Oldman and NBCUniversal, claiming that the film “Darkest Hour” lifted certain historical inventions from his unproduced Winston Churchill script. Ben Kaplan, a teacher and writer who has worked on several History Channel series, filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. He alleges that […]
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Vons owner wants to ban signature solicitation at stores

LOS ANGELES – The parent company of Vons stores is seeking a court order banning people who have been soliciting signatures in front of the Inglewood location from continuing to do so there or at any other of their markets statewide. The defendants are identified only as John Does 1-60 in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Thursday, which alleges that the signature gatherers are trespassing and creating a nuisance. Attached to the suit is a photo of two of the solicitors sitting at a t...
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Actor Danny Masterson’s lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

By ANDREW DALTON | AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.” Masterson, 44, who has been free on bail since his June arrest, stood in court in a blue suit and face mask next to attorneys Tom Mesereau and Sharon Appelbaum, as the three women sat in the gallery. Masterson d...
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Jewish man says Playa Vista company fired him after he balked at writing Black Lives Matter news release

By BILL HETHERMAN | City News Service LOS ANGELES — A Jewish man is suing an electronics manufacturing company, alleging he was fired in July in retaliation for complaining about alleged discrimination and for expressing concerns about writing a company statement soliciting funds for Black Lives Matter due to his disagreement about BLM’s views on Israel. Dani Kollin’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against Belkin International Inc. in Playa Vista alleges wrongful termination, retaliation and...
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Sun Valley church appeals judge’s order banning indoor services

Grace Community Church is appealing a judge’s order banning the Sun Valley house of worship from holding indoor church services during the coronavirus. The appeal was filed Monday, Sept. 14, in Los Angeles Superior Court, four days after Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff issued a preliminary injunction, finding that allowing worshipping inside the church created an “immediate threat to public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Beckloff heard arguments on Los Angeles County’s motion for a ...
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Defying county, judge’s order, Grace Community Church in Sun Valley hosts packed Sunday service

SUN VALLEY >> Grace Community Church in Sun Valley held a packed morning service on Sunday, Sept. 13, defying a court order directing them to refrain from holding indoor services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor John MacArthur prefaced the service by complaining about the many health measures required by local and state authorities to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. “The question has come up a number of times about why Grace Church does not just comply with the orders that have be...
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Judge grants injunction prohibiting Sun Valley church from holding indoor services

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday, Sept. 10, granted the county’s request for an injunction prohibiting Grace Community Church in Sun Valley from holding indoor services in a ruling that emphasized the importance of following health orders to prevent the community spread of the coronavirus. After hearing arguments Friday from attorneys for the county and the church, Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that Grace Community Church and its pastor, John MacArthur, are prohibited from conducti...
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San Fernando Valley church, L.A. County square off in court over indoor ban

Grace Community Church Pastor John MacArthur preaches on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. An appeals court has ordered Grace Community Church in Sun Valley not to hold indoor services. (Video screengrab via Facebook) A San Fernando Valley church clashed with Los Angeles County’s Public Health Department in court on Friday, Sept. 4, over whether the county’s “Safer at Home” health order trumps the church’s right to hold worship services indoors during the resurgent coronavirus pandemic. Related link...
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Britney Spears Asks for Conservatorship Case to Be Open to the Public

In a Wednesday filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Britney Spears’ attorney filed a motion opposing a request by her father, Jamie Spears — who is also her conservator — to to keep her conservatorship case sealed. “Far from being a conspiracy theory or a ‘joke’ as James reportedly told the media, in large part […]
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Mother of slain Long Beach boy sues L.A. Unified, where suspect worked in after-school program

LOS ANGELES — The mother of a 6-year-old Long Beach boy who was fatally beaten the day after Christmas in 2019 is suing Los Angeles Unified, alleging the school district negligently hired, retained and supervised her son’s accused killer in an after-school program. Kenya Taylor, the 38-year-old mother of Dayvon Taylor, filed the lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages. An LAUSD representative issued a statement saying the district “is not at liberty to comment o...
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Solar developer linked to DA probe overbilled by at least $1 million using altered invoices, records show

The developer of a failed solar project bankrolled by the City of Industry overcharged by at least $1 million by allegedly altering invoices from subcontractors, according to court filings. Industry paid the developer, San Gabriel Valley Water and Power, $20 million in reimbursements over a roughly two-year period for work on a proposed 450-megawatt solar farm on 2,500 acres of ranch land straddling Diamond Bar and Chino Hills, commonly referred to as . Billings from two different subcontractor...
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L.A. County supervisors seek coroner’s inquest into deputy’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old near Gardena

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the coroner to conduct an inquest into the June 18 death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was shot by a deputy in the Gardena area, and indicated its plan to file suit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The board voted in favor of a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas that alleged the Sheriff’s Department had violated state law by failing to allow oversight of law enforcement inves...
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Crime dropped to historic lows as police spending swelled to historic highs. Now what?

Wafts of stinging tear gas still hung in the air. Officers hoisted rifles, tracking unarmed protesters in the cross-hairs. “Less lethal! Less lethal!” officers shouted as they gave chase. “Clear the area!” C.J. Montano, a music student at the Los Angeles Recording School, had already been tear-gassed and hit in the hip and stomach by sponge grenades and rubber bullets that chaotic afternoon of May 30, according to . People had flooded the streets in the Fairfax District to demand changes to pol...
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