Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:19 PM PDT

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 29, and Isauro Aguirre, 32, each face one count of capital murder with the special circumstance of torture, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:35 PM PDT

Death Inspires Rethink of Child Abuse Cases

Death Inspires Rethink of Child Abuse Cases

An 8-year-old Palmdale boy's torture death has child abuse investigators searching for ways to save other children from a similar fate.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT

Boy's Death "Keeps Me Up at Night"

Boy's Death "Keeps Me Up at Night"

The head of Los Angeles’ child welfare services admitted Thursday that his social workers made a mistake in the handling of a Palmdale case in which an 8-year-old boy was killed.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:17 PM PDT

Panel to Probe Child Protection Failures

Panel to Probe Child Protection Failures

A county panel will investigate the failure of social workers to remove an 8-year-old Palmdale boy from his home before his domestic violence death.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM PDT

Boy's Beating Death Detailed in New Documents

Boy's Beating Death Detailed in New Documents

The Department of Child and Family Services released documents Wednesday that reveal how a Palmdale boy's beating death could have been avoided.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:14 PM PDT

Abuse "Substantiated" by DCFS Before Toddler's Death

Abuse "Substantiated" by DCFS Before Toddler's Death

The apparent abuse death of a Baldwin Park toddler, whose father has been charged with his murder, has renewed questions about LA County Department of Children and Family

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Los Angeles E-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect

Los Angeles E-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect

E-cigarette smokers took their final legal puffs as the ordinance that bans the device from bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public places took effect at midnight Saturday.

Disgruntled Employee Arrested at LA Times Building

Disgruntled Employee Arrested at LA Times Building

Police arrested a man on Friday who they said was depressed and threatening workers inside the downtown LA building used by The Los Angeles Times.

Ex-Youth Coach Gets Life in Prison For Child Abuse

Ex-Youth Coach Gets Life in Prison For Child Abuse

A former youth soccer coach was sentenced to 130 years to life in prison Friday for molesting more than a dozen children.

Farmers Market Vendor in Hot Water Over Stolen Fish

Farmers Market Vendor in Hot Water Over Stolen Fish

Two Southern California fisherman are in hot water over allegations they swiped fish caught by other fishermen and sold it as their own -- some of it at the popular Hollywood Farmers Market.

SoCal Boys Foster Friendships With "Buddy Bench"

SoCal Boys Foster Friendships With "Buddy Bench"

Two Southern California boys are hoping to reverse the bullying and loneliness that plagues school campuses by adding a bench to their playground -- but it's no ordinary bench.

Coach Bullied Softball Players: Students

Coach Bullied Softball Players: Students

Members of a Southern California high school girl’s softball team complained on Friday to administrators about a coach who they say verbally humiliated and embarrassed them.