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Two L.A. sheriff's deputies convicted of beating mentally ill inmate

A Los Angeles federal jury on Monday found two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies guilty of beating an inmate and falsifying reports to cover up the attack, the latest in a series of convictions connected to the county's jail abuse scandal. Bryan Brunsting, 31, and Jason Branum, 35, were each...

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  • At Empress Pavilion in Chinatown, it's not 1991, but not bad either

    At Empress Pavilion in Chinatown, it's not 1991, but not bad either

    Empress Pavilion is the biggest restaurant in Chinatown, a glittery, hangar-size seafood palace built at the height of the late 1980s boom. In its early years, you would typically wait an hour or more for a table on dim sum Sunday mornings, and in the evenings, the vast hall would be subdivided...

  • Winerave heads to Chinatown with #chinatownmixtape1

    Winerave heads to Chinatown with #chinatownmixtape1

    Maxwell Leer and Adam Vourvoulis are at it again. The two former sommeliers (Bestia and Trois Mec, respectively), together known as winerave, are planning what Leer calls a “standout TGIF” at Ling’s Wine & Beer Market in Chinatown on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Never heard of Ling’s Wine & Beer Market...

  • Hot sauce taste test: A walk-off for Sriracha?

    Hot sauce taste test: A walk-off for Sriracha?

    Like many of you, we in the Food section read David Pierson’s report on the San Gabriel Valley’s beloved Sriracha sauce with pleasure a couple of weeks ago. When you write for newspapers, you become used to gently worded letters from lawyers for Xerox and Styrofoam asking that you stop using the...

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