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Video: Deputies, bystander pull driver from burning car wreck in Palmdale

Three deputies and a bystander rescued an unconscious man who was trapped in a burning luxury car Thursday after crashing into a block wall in Palmdale, authorities said. Video shows the deputies dragging the Palmdale man from his wrecked Mercedes Benz CLK-500 as flames and smoke sweep toward them....

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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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  • Man found in vehicle buried in mud died from drowning, coroner says

    Man found in vehicle buried in mud died from drowning, coroner says

    A man whose body was found Tuesday inside a car buried by last week’s mudslide in Palmdale drowned, coroner’s officials said. Robert Michael Rasmussen’s death was ruled an accident, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the L.A. County coroner’s office. Rasmussen, 49, of Palmdale, was found only after...

  • Officials identify body found buried in mud in Palmdale after heavy downpour

    Officials identify body found buried in mud in Palmdale after heavy downpour

    Authorities have identified the driver found dead in a vehicle that was buried in mud and water in Palmdale during a heavy rainstorm and dug up this week. The body of Robert Michael Rasmussen, 49, of Palmdale, was found Tuesday after residents continually prodded authorities to look in the culvert...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point. SUN VALLEY: Built in the 1940s, this renovated...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point. A red door marks the entrance to this updated and...

  • 3 human adult-sized skulls found at Palmdale home

    3 human adult-sized skulls found at Palmdale home

    Three adult-sized human skulls were found at a home in Palmdale, authorities said Wednesday. Huntington Beach police made the grim discovery Tuesday as officers executed a search warrant at the home in the 2500 block of East Avenue Q-4, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. ...

  • Palmdale man arrested on suspicion of abusing his family's dogs

    Palmdale man arrested on suspicion of abusing his family's dogs

    A 22-year-old Palmdale man was arrested Monday on suspicion of abusing his family's dogs, including breaking one dog's legs and injuring the neck of another, authorities said. Shortly before 1 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 5800 block of Saint Laurent Drive,...

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