The alleged bribes and kickbacks that prosecutors said flowed like honey between government officials at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and people who did
The two women who collapsed and died from suspected drug overdoses at the Hard Summer music festival last weekend were among nearly 30 people taken from the Los
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to study a ban on raves at county facilities after two women collapsed from suspected
The suspected overdose deaths of two young women who collapsed at the Hard Summer music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds sparked new debate about
A 24-year-old San Francisco man who died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas had ingested a fatal dose of the drug Ecstasy,
A 24-year-old man from San Francisco died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas, the coroner said Wednesday.
A Los Angeles County judge on Monday rejected defense requests to dismiss charges in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum corruption scandal but criticized the district
Responding to defense allegations of "outrageous prosecutorial misconduct," the Los Angeles County district attorney's office has removed the prosecutor who had
A California appellate court has reinstated key parts of a government lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars in damages from two rave concert promoters and
The Coliseum Commission is ordered to pay $415,000 to The Times and a 1st Amendment group for legal costs from winning the release of emails regarding the deal with USC.
SingerLewak will pay $800,000 to the Coliseum commission in exchange for both parties dropping suits over charges that the company failed to detect alleged fraud.
A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to release documents it has withheld from the Los Angeles Times for as long as 20 months.
A revised lease that allows USC to run the Coliseum would give the university control of museum parking for major Coliseum events, they say.
In the 98-year lease, USC promises to pay for renovations and give the government a portion of its net gain. But the profit is not guaranteed.
Government overseers entered into a secrecy agreement requested by USC on negotiations to surrender control of the venue to the university, stadium general manager testifies.
A California Science Center trustee says his organization is considering legal action to block a deal that would give control of the museum's parking to USC.
The last day of the Electric Zoo, a large rave in New York City, was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses.
A judge rules that the L.A. Times could not be stopped from reporting on testimony from the top manager of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in a deposition for a lawsuit.
John Sandbrook objected to the presence of two Times reporters during a deposition in an open-government lawsuit filed by The Times and a 1st Amendment group.
Steve Soboroff says a deal that would give the university control of parking lots used by Exposition Park museums could be 'the end of the museums.'
Struggling local governments welcome large music events staged by L.A.-based promoters, but reports reveal a tragic pattern of drug overdoses.
The Coliseum is in deep financial difficulty, having lost $10.6 million in the last three years. Officials said that they may not have enough money to pay employees by the end of March.
All nine black caucus members favor having USC manage the Coliseum but object to including nearby parking lots they want to be turned into parks.
The L.A. County supervisor used his position on a Coliseum panel to score tickets to the game. Whether he paid for them and who provided them is in question.
Former Coliseum contractor Tony Estrada, who has been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy, says he told his superiors about wrongdoing for years.
The taxpayer-owned site is in financial ruins, but four commissioners took their perks, including taking over a catered area in the Sports Arena, offering them prime views of Bruce Springsteen singing about blue-collar struggles.
The city councilman also urges the D.A.s office to investigate the stadium general manager for possible conflict of interest in seeking a job with USC while negotiating lease.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission is trying to determine whether John Sandbrook illegally sought a job with USC while negotiating a turnover of control of the stadium to the university.
Officials seek more time to ensure that the proposal is the most beneficial to taxpayers. The action comes as the Coliseum Commission announces losses of more than $7 million since 2009.
The facility's former finance director, Ronald Lederkramer, answers questions only after a judge grants him limited immunity, according to transcripts of the proceedings.
The commission also continues to keep the lease plan under wraps. A Coliseum official declines to tell the stadium's landlord why the turnover is in the works.
The university would fund renovations and be responsible for staffing, day-to-day operations and event scheduling. Commissioners would have a limited oversight role and receive free tickets to USC games.
Tony Estrada, a former Coliseum janitorial contractor who portrays himself as a whistle-blower treated badly, says he will not return to face charges.
Patrick T. Lynch must repay $385,000 he allegedly received in a kickback scheme, but nine other counts are dropped. A legal observer questions the deal, but the prosecutor touts the restitution.
Tony Estrada, a longtime janitorial contractor at the stadium, is accused of making $385,000 in illegal payments to a former Coliseum general manager.
Former longtime General Manager Patrick Lynch and former Events Manager Todd DeStefano, along with Go Ventures chief executive Reza Gerami, are arrested in connection with a corruption scandal at one of the nation's most storied stadiums.
The panel convenes privately for 2 1/2 hours, devoting part of the time to ongoing efforts to surrender control of the stadium to USC, and spends only 12 minutes in open session.
California law allows closed meetings over finances, but much of the plan to turn the stadium over to USC involves other issues. That will leave any final deal open to legal challenges, an expert says.
Executives use sick-day stash accumulated over up to 35 years to boost their public pension benefits and to receive lump-sum payments worth thousands.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission came under fire from state officials Wednesday for a lack of transparency, then was forced to cancel its monthly meeting halfway into the session after officials acknowledged the venue had failed to publicly post the agenda as required by law.