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L.A. County declares local emergency for flash flood, mudslide areas

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to proclaim a local emergency for northern county areas damaged by last week's severe storms. Such a declaration is a first step for getting state and federal aid, and lets local governments more quickly issue contracts for cleanup activities. The Antelope...

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

    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....

  • L.A.-area homes with closet appeal for about $450,000

    L.A.-area homes with closet appeal for about $450,000

    We've seen some interesting home-building trends pop up in recent years, from pet-washing stations to pizza ovens to outdoor kitchens. But the feature most likely to show up in a typical new home in 2016 is rather elemental: a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, according to a survey by the National...

  • Former Palmdale public school administrator, 2 others plead to animal abuse charges

    A former administrator at Palmdale School District and her live-in boyfriend pleaded no contest Tuesday to animal abuse charges, after authorities had to euthanize 19 pit bulls kept at the woman's property. In an Antelope Valley courtroom, Pauline Ruth Winbush, 53, and her boyfriend, Kevin Williams,...

  • Baby boy dies after being assaulted at home in Lancaster, authorities say

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a baby boy who died Saturday from injuries he suffered in a suspected assault at a home in Lancaster earlier this week, authorities said. The infant is believed to have been assaulted Tuesday evening at the home in the 43400 block of Gadsden Avenue,...

  • Mortuary worker steals car, gun 48 hours after picking up dead man's body, deputies say

    Mortuary worker steals car, gun 48 hours after picking up dead man's body, deputies say

    A mortuary worker has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and a firearm from a dead man's home in Lancaster, according to authorities. No fewer than 48 hours after mortuary worker Fernando Moguel picked up the body of an elderly man who had died March 5, the man’s vehicle and firearm...

  • Lockheed Martin joins race to make long-haul airships

    Lockheed Martin joins race to make long-haul airships

    The secretive Skunk Works in Palmdale has over the years spawned such sleek aircraft as the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane and the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.Today, one of the facility's hangars houses a 120-foot-long, 21-foot-tall dirigible that resembles a cloud with three puffs — the prototype...

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