Updated 4:04 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Alberto Ochoa, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Christopher C. Chaney, as one of four defendants being charged in connection to the 2014 beating death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, from China, during an attempted robbery. Ochoa, now 21, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, making him the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File) less FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, Alberto Ochoa, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Christopher C. Chaney, as one of four defendants being charged in connection to the 2014 ... more Photo: Al Seib, AP Photo: Al Seib, AP Image 1 of … [Read more...] about 4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post Published 3:59 pm PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday said it is declining to pursue felony domestic abuse charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rose to fame after he sued President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, and referred the case to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges. Avenatti was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence, stemming from an incident involving a onetime girlfriend, Mareli Miniutti. Miniutti alleged she was physically and verbally abused by Avenatti, according to her attorney. She filed a request for a temporary restraining order against him, which a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted Monday. Avenatti has called the allegations "completely bogus." The district attorney's office declined to comment on its decision not to prosecute and refer the case to the city attorney. Frank Mateljan, … [Read more...] about Los Angeles County prosecutors decline to ﬁle felony charges against Avenatti
LOS ANGELES -- California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the stigma that it could pose a toxic risk followed a review of more than 1,000 studies published this week by the World Health Organization that found inadequate evidence that coffee causes cancer. The state agency implements a law passed by voters in 1986 that requires warnings of chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, which is found in many things and is a byproduct of coffee roasting and brewing present in every cup of joe. Coffee cancer warning: What science says about the actual risk If the regulation is adopted, it would be a huge win for the coffee industry which faces potentially massive civil penalties after recently … [Read more...] about California officials move to reject court ruling on coffee and cancer risk
I got an email from Patricia "Patti" Hunter, asking for my vote in the June 5th election. She's running for Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Seat 16. I know her, I like her, I like her kids. Sure, I thought, why not? Then I thought, I have no idea how qualified she is to be a judge, especially in comparison to her opponents, Sydne Michel (The Times endorsed her) or Hubert S. Yun. … [Read more...] about One voter, 28 candidates for Superior Court judge — how will she decide?
Superior Court judges preside over criminal matters, including not just trials and sentencing, but also the many preliminary stages as well, including arraignments, bail hearings and the like. They likewise preside over civil matters, including injury and commercial lawsuits, landlord-tenant disputes, and divorce, child custody, adoption and other family law matters. … [Read more...] about For Los Angeles Superior Court: 11 choices