| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:30 PM
The distress call came Sunday around 1 p.m.: emergency in Beverly Hills. Someone was being held hostage at "Simon Cowell's." The victim, reported a female caller, was tied up with duct tape inside a bathroom at the brash British "X Factor" judge's...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Is "non-revocable parole" too dangerous a risk for California to take? That's the case state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) makes in Friday’s pages, in which he argues that the parole program is too poorly run to work properly. Here's an......
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
It can be tough to get any new law regarding pets through the California legislature. Animal welfare advocates have tried unsuccessfully for years to get a statewide mandatory spay and neuter bill passed. But here comes one that seems promising.......
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:34 AM
State Sen. Ted Lieu said Thursday he was shocked to learn that a treasurer he entrusted on his campaign for attorney general is now accused of fraud. The treasurer, Kinde Durkee, is accused of stealing perhaps millions of dollars from......
| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:38 PM
Several Los Angeles area Assembly district races continue to build steam, even though the candidate filing period hasn’t yet begun. Redistricting has produced new political maps — and new opportunities — and some contenders have been...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:39 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The former campaign treasurer of Democratic candidates in California pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud today.
An FBI investigation found that Kinde Durkee stole more than $7 million in political funds from at least...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:34 AM
At Penn State, those in the know explained away Sandusky, or looked away
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The warning signs were there for more than a decade, disturbing indicators that Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was breaching...
| May 9, 2012
| 10:58 AM
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight is speeding through the California statehouse.
Supporters say the legislation, which passed its final Senate...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting a form of therapy aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation from gay to straight, the first law of its kind in the nation, officials said Sunday.
Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) introduced the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and vetoed another that would have restricted sheriffs from helping federal authorities detain undocumented...