Great news! The Red Light Cameras ceased being in operation in Los Angeles as of July 31, 2011. However, heed the following announcement from the Los Angeles Superior Court Website:
The City of Los Angeles has decided to end its red light camera program on July 31, 2011. The City's action does not stop the processing of outstanding red-light citations. It does not eliminate penalties associated with red-light citations. It does not constitute grounds for a refund of any money paid on such a citation. Anyone issued a red-light citation must resolve it within the specified time limits or face certain penalties as prescribed by law.
In other words, if you received a red light ticket on or before July 31, 2011 you still need to pay it or fight it!!