A woman who was punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer beside a Los Angeles freeway spoke out for the first time over the weekend, telling reporters she thought the officer was trying to kill her.
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A.
The California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has been stripped of his duties and could face "potentially serious charges," the agency announced Wednesday.
Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say. The free blood screening is intended to address concerns that lead and arsenic emissions from the Exide Technologies plant have posed a health risk to residents in southeast Los Angeles County. Testing on a large scale has the dual purpose of providing a public service to individuals worried about their exposure and giving health officials important data to examine trends across the community. But participation so far has been...