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Decomposed body found near Mt. Wilson may be person missing since 2014

Skid marks on a wilderness roadway led authorities to a more gruesome find: the skeletal remains of a person who may have been missing for years. A crew from the California Department of Transportation working along Angeles Crest Highway near Mt. Wilson spotted the skid marks Tuesday and alerted...

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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • Danny DeVito paces L.A.'s top home sales with off-market deal
    Danny DeVito paces L.A.'s top home sales with off-market deal

    A reimagined Midcentury home in Trousdale Estates, a Vaughan Trammell-designed contemporary in La Cañada Flintridge and the longtime home of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    1000 block of Ridgedale Dr., Beverly...

  • Vaughan Trammell-designed contemporary sells for $5.7 million
    Vaughan Trammell-designed contemporary sells for $5.7 million

    The Vaughan Trammell-designed home in La Cañada Flintridge sold for $5.7 million, making it one of the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

  • Hiker, dogs lost in mountains just as another pair of hikers is found
    Hiker, dogs lost in mountains just as another pair of hikers is found

    An experienced hiker was communicating with search teams overnight after getting lost along with his dogs in the San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

    The 32-year-old hiker had been hiking near Islip Saddle, which is just west of Mt. Islip, when he became lost, said Lt. Andy Berg of the Los...

  • Search crews in communication with hiker lost in San Gabriel Mountains
    Search crews in communication with hiker lost in San Gabriel Mountains

    An experienced hiker was communicating with search teams overnight after getting lost along with his dogs in the San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

    The 32-year-old hiker had been hiking near Islip Saddle, which is just west of Mt. Islip, when he became lost, said Lt. Andy Berg of the Los...

  • UCLA hikers rescued after becoming lost in San Gabriel Mountains
    UCLA hikers rescued after becoming lost in San Gabriel Mountains

    After becoming lost amid snow drifts in the San Gabriel Mountains, members of UCLA’s hiking club had to be rescued Saturday night and Sunday morning by a Sheriff’s Department search-and-rescue crew, authorities said.

    Thirteen students were on a daylong hike around Mt. Hawkins, but eight members...

  • Home of the Day: Gilded villa in La Canada Flintridge
    Home of the Day: Gilded villa in La Canada Flintridge

    This ornate house takes its inspiration from a French Chateau. Arched double doors of wrought iron and glass open to an impressive columned foyer with statuary, a high ceiling and chandelier that hint at the opulence within. The elaborate features continue outdoors with a waterfall koi pond and...

  • Snow may not be enough for skiers
    Snow may not be enough for skiers

    Resort owners don't expect to open up this weekend despite recent weather.

  • Southern California hikers rescued from frigid mountain area
    Southern California hikers rescued from frigid mountain area

    Four hikers who were reported missing overnight near Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge have been found, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Tuesday.

    The hikers were found before 8 a.m. unharmed and were airlifted out by a Sheriff’s Department helicopter and will be...

  • SoCal ski resorts: Mountain High opens today, Snow Summit up next
    SoCal ski resorts: Mountain High opens today, Snow Summit up next

    Mountain High ski resort opens Tuesday for Southern California skiers and snowboarders who want to get a jump on Thanksgiving.

    The ski resort near Wrightwood reports its snow-making machines have created a foot of new snow over the past few days. Still, the opening means one lower-mountain lift...

  • La Canada Flintridge home captures Mark Liddell's focus
    La Canada Flintridge home captures Mark Liddell's focus

    Celebrity photographer and home designer Mark Liddell is ready to put a buyer in this picture. He’s redone a La Canada Flintridge house and listed it at $3.2 million

    The serial home remodeler and designer reworked a 1961 Midcentury Modern-style house creating a light-filled kitchen with a center...

  • Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely
    Solar eclipse on Thursday: Seven ways to see it safely

    A solar eclipse will sweep across most of the United States on Thursday, and you definitely want to check it out -- safely.

    A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is between Earth and the sun and blocks all or part of the solar disk. Thursday's eclipse is a partial eclipse, which means the moon will...

  • L.A. sheriff's deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-minor charge
    L.A. sheriff's deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-minor charge

    A 22-year veteran deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department pleaded no contest Tuesday to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.

    John Augustus Rose II, 44, faces three years in prison on the charge of lewd act on a child as well as possessing matter...

  • Three best hikes in soon-to-be San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
    Three best hikes in soon-to-be San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    The San Gabriel Mountains have been L.A.'s overlooked great outdoors -- until now. President Obama on Friday is to designate a big chunk of the city's mountain backdrop a national monument.

    While photo books abound on the Sierra and Yosemite, the San Gabes in the Angeles National Forest have received...

  • Mountain High brings rail jam (with snow!) to streets of Wrightwood
    Mountain High brings rail jam (with snow!) to streets of Wrightwood

    The forecast for Wrightwood calls for snow — about 40 tons of it. The mountain town will go directly from fall to winter on Oct. 4 when Mountain High ski resort covers the streets in white for a pre-season snowboard competition.

    Technically it's not snow but ice that's chipped and sculpted into...

  • Search underway for inmate who walked away from conservation camp
    Search underway for inmate who walked away from conservation camp

    Authorities were searching Monday for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a conservation camp in the Angeles National Forest.

    Kevin M. Shann, 40, was last seen about 10:25 p.m. Sunday during a security check of his dorm at the Julius Klein Conservation Camp in Azusa, according to the...

  • Authorities search for inmate who walked away from camp in Angeles National Forest
    Authorities search for inmate who walked away from camp in Angeles National Forest

    Authorities were searching Monday for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a conservation camp in the Angeles National Forest.

    Kevin M. Shann, 40, was last seen about 10:25 p.m. Sunday during a security check of his dorm at the Julius Klein Conservation Camp in Azusa, according to the...

  • Two men dead after car plunges 720 feet off road near Mt. Baldy
    Two men dead after car plunges 720 feet off road near Mt. Baldy

    Two men found dead Sunday morning in a car that plunged more than 700 feet off a mountain road in the Angeles National Forest have been identified, authorities said.

    The driver was identified as 22-year-old Sergio O. Partida, the passenger, 21-year-old Andrew S. Barrios, both of Ontario, the California...

  • Strong winds expected in Southern California starting Sunday evening
    Strong winds expected in Southern California starting Sunday evening

    Forecasters are warning of gusty winds across parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting Sunday night, urging drivers to be careful of sudden crosswinds.

    The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday Monday, with the strongest winds buffeting people in the mountains, especially...

  • Southland braces for more rain, wind; evacuations remain in effect
    Southland braces for more rain, wind; evacuations remain in effect

    Southern California braced for more rain -- and possible tornadoes and thunderstorms -- Saturday afternoon from a powerful Pacific storm that earlier prompted evacuations in several fire-ravaged hillside communities.

    Those areas so far have managed to escape any major damage, but mandatory evacuation...

  • San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system
    San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system

    Although there is no danger the dams will be breached, officials still warn of the possibility of mudslides in fire-ravaged areas.

  • Two motorcyclists who died in separate incidents are identified

    Two motorcyclists who died this week in separate incidents in Los Angeles and Orange counties have been identified.

    Coroner's officials say 47-year-old Kirk Lane of Palmdale is the motorcyclist who, according to the California Highway Patrol, died Tuesday after veering off Angeles Forest Highway...

  • Man who died in Mt. Baldy car crash identified
    Man who died in Mt. Baldy car crash identified

    A car driver who was killed when his vehicle plunged 150 feet down the side on Mt. Baldy on Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old Pico Rivera resident.

    Dennis Sandoval was found inside a car near Mt. Baldy and Shinn roads about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz...

  • Driver killed when car plunges 150 feet off road on Mt. Baldy
    Driver killed when car plunges 150 feet off road on Mt. Baldy

    One person was killed when a car plunged 150 feet down the mountainside on Mt. Baldy in Angeles National Forest on Tuesday.

    Rescue crews were called to scene near Mt. Baldy and Shinn roads about 11:30 p.m., said Robert Diaz, a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervising dispatcher. They arrived...

  • Missing Burbank man's Lexus found off Angeles Crest Highway cliff
    Missing Burbank man's Lexus found off Angeles Crest Highway cliff

    The car belonging to the 24-year-old Burbank man reported missing nearly two months ago was found Sunday off a cliff near the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said Monday.

    Gevork Boyadzhyan’s white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off mile marker 65 of the highway, Lt. Brian...

  • Gobblers fire in San Bernardino mountains is fully contained
    Gobblers fire in San Bernardino mountains is fully contained

    Firefighters have fully contained a small but persistent fire in the San Bernardino National Forest that was one of many blazes sparked by lightning more than two weeks ago.

    Sparked on Aug. 19, the Gobblers fire grew to 413 acres and was driven into the Stockton Flats area after being fueled by...

  • Hiker found dead near steep ravine in Angeles National Forest

    A 56-year-old Los Angeles man was found dead near Inspiration Point in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday afternoon after another hiker passing by spotted his body in a ravine, authorities said.

    Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 unit located the man, who was...

  • Woman survives Angeles Crest crash that killed one, sparked fire
    Woman survives Angeles Crest crash that killed one, sparked fire

    A car plunged several hundred feet down a steep embankment in the Angeles National Forest early Friday, killing one person, seriously injuring another and sparking a small brush fire, officials said.

    The crash was reported about 12:15 a.m. on Glendora Ridge Road west of Mt. Baldy Road in the Angeles...

  • Motorcyclist killed on Angeles Forest Highway

    A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Sunday on Angeles Forest Highway, authorities said.

    Officers responded to a 12:48 p.m. call of two motorcycle riders down at Mt. Emma Road south of Palmdale, said California Highway Patrol Officer Tatiana Sauquillo.

    A woman was pronounced dead at the scene,...

  • Reader photo: Hiking Angeles Crest Highway
    Reader photo: Hiking Angeles Crest Highway

    Joseph Voves went hiking with his dog, Abraham, along Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest on May 28. "The whole road is beautiful," Voves said, adding that there are many scenic stopping points along the drive. His dog loves it up there, too, he said. Voves used a Canon PowerShot...

  • Missing person report leads officials to fatal crash site

    Authorities say a man who was reported missing on Sunday was found dead a day later after his car was found over the side of the steep Angeles Forest Highway.

    [This post has been corrected, see below for details.]

    The man, who authorities did not identify, was found dead at the scene of the crash...

  • Crash off Angeles Forest Highway likely fatal, officials says

    The occupant of a car that went over the side of the Angeles Forest Highway at Mt. Gleason road around 8 a.m. today likely died in the crash, according an official at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, which responded to the crash this morning. 

    Lt. Angela Shepherd said that while she didn't...

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