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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Lindsay Lohan was jailed briefly Wednesday after a judge admonished — and occasionally mocked — the actress for "blowing off" her court-ordered community service, but there are doubts she will spend additional time behind bars despite her numerous probation violations. L.A.'s jails are increasingly being filled with felons because of a controversial new law under which convicts who normally would be housed in state prisons are locked up locally instead. "The jails are going to be filled with felons," said Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, noting that because of jailhouse crowding that might not be a good option.
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SPORTS
April 30, 1999 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton, which hasn't had a winning men's basketball season since 1993, suffered another setback in its bid to rebuild its program Thursday. The NCAA put Fullerton on probation for four years and restricted the school from giving scholarships to community college transfers for three years for alleged infractions by the program in 1993 and '94, when Brad Holland was head coach. The NCAA also reduced by two the number of scholarships Fullerton can offer each of the next two years.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
Martha Stewart met on Monday with federal probation officials who will recommend a sentence for her conviction on charges of lying about a stock sale, then emerged from the courthouse to thank her supporters. Stock in Stewart's namesake empire slid an additional 8%, and the board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia met to discuss life without her. The probation meeting is the first step toward sentencing.
SPORTS
July 13, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NCAA on Tuesday put Washington's football program on probation for two years and limited the Huskies to four televised regular-season games in one of the next two seasons. The school will choose to have that limit imposed in 1995, said Jim Daves, Washington's sports information director. The penalties from the NCAA Committee on Infractions are in addition to those imposed last year by the Pacific 10 Conference, which imposed a two-year bowl ban.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County probation officials say they have made substantial strides in reducing criminal misconduct committed by department employees. They said the improvement -- from 74 cases in 2011 to 32 last year -- was the result of an expanded internal investigations team and the imposition of more stringent professional standards for the department's roughly 5,000 employees. Officers supervise criminals upon their release from jail or prison, or those who are sentenced to probation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Brown's probation has been revoked again after the singer briefly appeared in court Monday for a progress hearing related to his 2009 conviction in an assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. The move stems from the R&B singer's October arrest in Washington and subsequent misdemeanor assault charge following an altercation in which Brown was accused of hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside the W Hotel. (Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. court in connection with the case on Jan. 8.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard Winton
At least 11 Los Angeles County juvenile probation officers have been convicted of crimes or disciplined in recent years for inappropriate conduct involving current or former probationers, including several cases of molesting or beating youths in their care, a Times investigation has found. Additionally, two other officers are the focus of internal affairs investigations for allegedly having sex with probationers. The Times identified the cases through court documents, law enforcement records and department sources.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
David Cassidy has been sentenced to 90 days' live-in rehab and 60 months' probation after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in January near Los Angeles International Airport. Cassidy's attorney entered a no-contest plea Monday, TMZ first reported. In addition to the rehab and probation, the 63-year-old will have to attend a nine-month alcohol education course and pay various fines. When arrested in January after making what police said was an illegal right turn, he reportedly blew 0.19 on a blood-alcohol breath test, more than twice California's legal limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Richard Winton
L.A. County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of singer Chris Brown in the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and possibly send him to jail. Brown is facing new charges of driving without a driver's license and a hit-and-run involving a collision on Barham Boulevard in May. Brown was ordered in August 2009 to serve 1,400 hours of community service, attend domestic violence classes and serve five years probation. DOCUMENT: Chris Brown accident report He was convicted of felony domestic violence for striking Rihanna as they drove in a rented Lamborghini through Los Angeles after a Grammys party.
OPINION
June 18, 2010
Each month seems to bring another report, audit or investigation of corruption or outright criminality at the Los Angeles County Probation Department. New probation chief Donald H. Blevins has been on the job only two months and already another scandal has surfaced: A county audit found that from 2007 to 2009, staff members obtained credit cards at Home Depot, Best Buy and Sears in the county's name and apparently used them to purchase televisions and PlayStations and other fun stuff for personal use. What will it take to change this department's toxic culture?
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