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Sex offender who abused teenage girl gets 518-year sentence

A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said. José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual crimes relating to the abuse of a girl that...

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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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  • Bear that ran loose in Baldwin Park found dead 30 miles away

    Bear that ran loose in Baldwin Park found dead 30 miles away

    A 3-year-old bear found dead Tuesday in the Antelope Valley was positively identified as the same bear that was running loose in Baldwin Park early Friday morning, wildlife officials said. Officials were called to a residence Tuesday in Littlerock, where the 275-pound male California black bear...

  • Los Angeles County supervisors strengthen vicious dog rules

    Los Angeles County supervisors strengthen vicious dog rules

    Los Angeles County's supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to strengthen the county's regulations on vicious dogs in the wake of a dog attack that killed a woman in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock in May. The new rules expand the definition of a "potentially dangerous dog" to include those...

  • Authorities seek roommate of Littlerock couple shot in dispute

    A woman wounded in a double shooting in Littlerock early Thursday is expected to survive, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released, was shot along with her boyfriend during a dispute the couple was having with their roommate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Her...

  • Man killed, woman wounded during family argument in Littlerock

    An all-night argument among family in Littlerock ended with one man fatally shot and a woman wounded, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said they are looking for the gunman, a male relative of the two victims who were found in a home in the 37500 block of 82nd Street...

  • L.A. County beefs up response to vicious dogs in Antelope Valley

    L.A. County beefs up response to vicious dogs in Antelope Valley

    In response to recent incidents involving vicious dogs roaming the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County will increase staffing and equipment and add another call center to help curb the problem, officials said. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved nearly $775,000 for the project immediately...

  • Fatal dog attack latest in series of maulings in the Antelope Valley

    Fatal dog attack latest in series of maulings in the Antelope Valley

    The May 9 mauling of a woman on her morning walk in Littlerock has residents and officials vowing action on stray and vicious dogs.

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