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November 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A political aide from the Antelope Valley has pleaded not guilty to sex crimes allegedly committed against a 12-year-old boy who was in his care, authorities said Tuesday. Howard L. Brooks, 61, a field representative for Republican Assemblyman Phil Wyman, was arraigned Monday after turning himself in Friday to sheriff's deputies. He is scheduled to return to court as early as Nov.
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November 23, 2012 | By David Zahniser and Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's top appointee on the Board of Public Works will take a leave of absence following a Times report that she is the subject of a child endangerment investigation, a mayoral aide said Thursday. The mayor said he did not think that Andrea Alarcon, 33, should resign from her post, which pays $130,000 per year. He would not discuss the police case, which was opened after Alarcon's 11-year-old daughter was found unattended Friday night at City Hall.
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March 5, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 17-year-old student suspected of taking a gun to Blair International Baccalaureate High School last week. The male student, whose name has not been released, was charged in juvenile court with making criminal threats and possessing a handgun, both felonies, along with a misdemeanor count of possessing live ammunition as a minor, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office....
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May 5, 2012 | By Matt Stevens and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
The 14-year-old son of an ICE agent was charged Friday with killing his father, and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office says prosecutors will now push to have the boy tried as an adult. The teenager, who has not been identified by authorities, is due in Compton Juvenile Court on Monday for arraignment, Deputy Dist. Atty. Todd Hicks said in a statement. The youth also faces an allegation that he used a firearm to kill his father, the district attorney's office said.
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March 22, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A student at Pasadena's Blair International High School who was arrested last month for bringing a handgun to campus was sentenced Friday to an indefinite period of probation. The case was handled by a Juvenile Court judge because the man, now 18, was a minor at the time of the arrest. His name has not been released. During Friday's hearing, the man admitted to one count of making a criminal threat and to being in a gang, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta
A 23-year-old man accused of tagging his graffiti moniker on dozens of Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses was charged Friday with 49 counts of felony vandalism and three misdemeanor counts of possession of tools to commit vandalism. Gustavo Romero, a South Los Angeles resident whom authorities say uses the moniker "Guser," pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains in custody in lieu of $980,000 bail, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2008 | Richard Winton
A county probation officer was charged by the district attorney's office Friday with molesting a 15-year-old girl in his car after he picked her up on a street. Nkosi Emmett Littleton, 36, who works with youths at the county's Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu, faces felony charges of lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Littleton was arrested about 11 p.m. Wednesday by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2008 | Jason Song
A former private school teacher has been arrested and charged with molesting two 9-year-old girls two decades ago. Mark Walter Sonnenburg, 53, allegedly molested the first victim, a student at the Eagle Rock Montessori school, between January and August of 1998, according to Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He allegedly abused the second victim Aug. 14 of the same year. The crime was not reported until last year. Sonnenburg recently worked at the Walden School in Pasadena but left his job in March, according to a statement from the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998
Two men videotaping young swimmers have been charged with annoying or molesting minors in unrelated incidents at Raging Waters, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday. Gordon Ecker, 58, of Burbank and Dion Castaneda, 30, of Santa Paula face misdemeanor charges that could land them in jail for a year, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the district attorney. Ecker was arrested June 13 and Castaneda June 22 after being apprehended by park security, Sheriff's Sgt.
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June 3, 1989
An illegal alien was charged Friday in the hit-and-run death of a retired policeman who died trying to shield a movie crew in Koreatown from the accused's oncoming car, authorities said. Antonio Harold Rosas, 24, faces felony counts of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run driving that resulted in a death and driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than .20, which is twice the legal limit for intoxication, said Sandi Gibbons of the district attorney's office. Rosas, a Colombian living in Los Angeles, was also charged with a fourth count of driving under the influence of alcohol while causing injury.
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June 25, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
Investigators fanned out amid multiple campuses of Ivy Academia, a high-performing charter school in the San Fernando Valley, and executed search warrants as part of an investigation by the district attorney's Public Integrity Division, authorities said Wednesday. It was not clear what the target was or what crimes are being investigated. Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, would say only that a series of warrants were executed Tuesday morning "as part of an ongoing investigation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2008 | Richard Winton
A county probation officer was charged by the district attorney's office Friday with molesting a 15-year-old girl in his car after he picked her up on a street. Nkosi Emmett Littleton, 36, who works with youths at the county's Camp Kilpatrick in Malibu, faces felony charges of lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Littleton was arrested about 11 p.m. Wednesday by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2008 | Jason Song
A former private school teacher has been arrested and charged with molesting two 9-year-old girls two decades ago. Mark Walter Sonnenburg, 53, allegedly molested the first victim, a student at the Eagle Rock Montessori school, between January and August of 1998, according to Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He allegedly abused the second victim Aug. 14 of the same year. The crime was not reported until last year. Sonnenburg recently worked at the Walden School in Pasadena but left his job in March, according to a statement from the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A student at Pasadena's Blair International High School who was arrested last month for bringing a handgun to campus was sentenced Friday to an indefinite period of probation. The case was handled by a Juvenile Court judge because the man, now 18, was a minor at the time of the arrest. His name has not been released. During Friday's hearing, the man admitted to one count of making a criminal threat and to being in a gang, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 17-year-old student suspected of taking a gun to Blair International Baccalaureate High School last week. The male student, whose name has not been released, was charged in juvenile court with making criminal threats and possessing a handgun, both felonies, along with a misdemeanor count of possessing live ammunition as a minor, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta
A 23-year-old man accused of tagging his graffiti moniker on dozens of Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses was charged Friday with 49 counts of felony vandalism and three misdemeanor counts of possession of tools to commit vandalism. Gustavo Romero, a South Los Angeles resident whom authorities say uses the moniker "Guser," pleaded not guilty to the charges. He remains in custody in lieu of $980,000 bail, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989
A former Los Angeles city building inspector has been charged with bribery and grand theft for accepting at least $22,500 in kickbacks from a contractor to whom he funneled work on buildings that did not pass city seismic safety inspections. Joel A. Dellon, 49, of Sun Valley, resigned from the city Building and Safety Department Feb. 15 after he was threatened with discharge, city records show. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed charges against Dellon on June 19 and he surrendered Wednesday in Los Angeles Municipal Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1998
A Long Beach man accused in a string of rapes and burglaries in the Belmont Shore and Naples area pleaded not guilty Friday to numerous felony charges. Jeffery Allen Grant, 32, has been charged with 18 felony counts and could receive at least two 25-year-to-life prison terms if convicted, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. Long Beach Municipal Judge Richard Lyman granted a request to increase Grant's bail to $2.
OPINION
August 5, 2003
Your July 31 editorial, "A Goal for Police," is wrong. There were several African Americans in the pool of prospective jurors. Unfortunately, most of them said they could not be fair if selected as jurors. The jurors who said they could not be fair were excused by the court for cause. When defense attorneys began excusing by peremptory challenge the few African American jurors left, prosecutors orally made a "Wheeler motion." That is a motion in which one side or the other complains to the court that jurors are being excused because of race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A political aide from the Antelope Valley has pleaded not guilty to sex crimes allegedly committed against a 12-year-old boy who was in his care, authorities said Tuesday. Howard L. Brooks, 61, a field representative for Republican Assemblyman Phil Wyman, was arraigned Monday after turning himself in Friday to sheriff's deputies. He is scheduled to return to court as early as Nov.
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