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  • Brock Turner is seen in a bio photo on Stanford University's athletic website gostanford.com. His profile has since been removed from the swim team's website.

    Stanford University Swimmer Accused of Raping Unconscious Woman on Campus in Public

    A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a  woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds. Brock Allen Turner, 19, is expected to be formally charged Wednesday with five felony counts, including rape of an unconscious woman, rape of an intoxicated woman and two counts of sexual assault with a foreign object, the Santa Clara County district attorney’s office told The Times. Turner voluntarily withdrew from the university Tuesday, Stanford spokeswoman Lisa […]

  • A state veterans home at the West Los Angeles campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

    US Settles Suit Over Misuse of West L.A. Veterans Campus

    The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar with the agreement said Tuesday. Under the settlement, the VA will develop a master land-use plan for the campus that identifies sites for housing homeless veterans. Further details were not available. Veterans Affairs officials did not respond to requests for comment. VA […]

  • A file photo shows a Los Angeles driver using the traffic app Waze. (Credit: KTLA)

    Waze Responds to LAPD Chief’s Concerns About App’s ‘Tracking’ of Police Officers

    Real-time traffic app Waze’s police spotting feature is a deterrent for dangerous driving, not a tool that can “track” police officers, company officials said in response to concerns from the Los Angeles police chief. In a Dec. 30 letter to Google, which acquired Waze in 2013, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck wrote that by pointing out police locations, the app compromises officer safety, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Times. Beck noted that in the days before […]

  • Margo Bronstein appears in court in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 27, 2015. (Credit: pool)

    Redondo Beach Woman Ordered to Stand Trial in Crash That Killed 4 Pedestrians

    A Redondo Beach woman had taken prescription painkillers and muscle relaxers the day she drove her car into a crowd of people leaving a Christmas concert, killing four, including a 6-year-old boy, prosecutors said. Margo Bronstein, 56, of Redondo Beach, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on four felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one felony count of being under the influence of a drug, causing injuries. Authorities said Bronstein was driving the car that plowed into […]

  • Lucero Carrera is seen in a booking photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department.

    Santa Ana Mother Convicted of Drowning 2-Month-Old Daughter in Bathtub

    A mother was convicted by a jury Monday of drowning her 2-month-old baby in a whirlpool bathtub in a trailer in Santa Ana. Lucero Carrera was found guilty of first-degree murder and causing such great harm that her daughter died, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. A sanity phase portion of the trial will begin Tuesday afternoon. Jurors must determine whether Carrera was legally sane when she drowned her daughter. Prosecutors said Carrera had ingested a large quantity […]

  • Oak View Elementary School in Huntington Beach was set to reopen on Jan. 27, 2015, after being closed for three months over asbestos scare. (Credit: KTLA)

    Huntington Beach School Closed by Asbestos Scare Reopens After Monthslong Closure

    Students displaced from a Huntington Beach grade school will begin returning to campus on Tuesday, more than three months after three schools were closed because of an asbestos scare. Many of the students who attended the three campuses have been bused to schools elsewhere in Orange County at a cost of $50,000 a week while school officials struggled to deal with the asbestos concerns. In all, the closures displaced more than 1,600 students. On Tuesday, students in grades 3 through […]

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    LAPD Chief Beck Concerned Traffic App Waze Puts Police in Harm’s Way

    The real-time traffic app Waze has earned the ire of the Los Angeles Police Department, which contends the app jeopardizes the lives of police officers. In a Dec. 30 letter to Google, which acquired Waze in 2013, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck wrote that by indicating the locations of police, the app compromises the safety and security of officers, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Times. Beck noted that in the days before slaying New York Police […]

  • A man and woman are seen crossing a street in the rain on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rain Moves Into Los Angeles Area; First of Two Storms

    The first of two small rainstorms moved into the Los Angeles area Monday afternoon. Light rain was reported in Santa Monica, Long Beach and other coastal cities. The first storm is targeting areas west of the mountains – from Los Angeles International Airport to Burbank – with a tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain, with most of it going to mountainous areas of the county such as the Antelope Valley. Thunder is possible, but no warnings of […]

  • The Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. (Credit: L.A. Times)

    L.A. Panel Rejects Choice of Live Nation to Run Greek Theatre

    A key committee of Los Angeles lawmakers bucked a city commission and its staff Monday, rejecting their recommendation to hand over control of the Greek Theatre to a new operator. The question of who will run the Griffith Park venue has become a battle royal between entertainment titans pushing their points in City Hall. Hundreds of people packed the Monday meeting, clad in red and green shirts to show which company they backed — Live Nation or existing operator Nederlander, […]