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Man arrested after hammer attack in East L.A.

A woman was hospitalized in grave condition early Wednesday reportedly after being struck by a man with a hammer in East Los Angeles. A man has been arrested in connection with the attack, and detectives were still at the scene Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. ...

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  • Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

    Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

    2014 — I remember 2014. In Los Angeles, it was the year of peak steakhouse. It was a year of artisanal soda pop, $16 cheeseburgers and chef-ly barbecue. Tacos entered their Mannerist period. Cocktails largely supplanted wine, even in fine-dining restaurants. Kale, sea urchin, offal and poached...

  • Taco Tuesday: Beef lip tacos

    Taco Tuesday: Beef lip tacos

    Tacos al vapor may not be the most immediately lovable members of the taco family. The tortillas are steamed instead of griddled, which means that the delicious smack of toasted corn has been replaced by a kind of puddingy softness, and it is often difficult to keep them from falling apart in your...

  • Taco Tuesday: Chicken neck tacos in East L.A.

    Taco Tuesday: Chicken neck tacos in East L.A.

    Los Angeles is the greatest city in the world, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. It is the center of the global entertainment industry. Its scientists pilot spacecraft to Mars. And it is home to a restaurant specializing in chicken neck tacos. It is hard to imagine anything more cosmopolitan...

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  • L.A. County supervisors agree to boost minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020
    L.A. County supervisors agree to boost minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

    Organized labor won an important victory Tuesday when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the minimum wage to $15, but it now faces a more daunting political challenge: convincing other local governments to join the movement.The widely anticipated move by the nation’s...

  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies seize 1,500 pounds of illegal fireworks
    L.A. County sheriff's deputies seize 1,500 pounds of illegal fireworks

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators seized about 1,500 pounds of illegal fireworks in East Los Angeles and arrested two men on suspicion of illegal possession of explosives, a felony.

    Joseph Valencia, 46, and Daniel Guerrero, 44, also were cited for possession of dangerous fireworks...

  • Ending senior year with a bang isn't cheap at many L.A.-area high schools
    Ending senior year with a bang isn't cheap at many L.A.-area high schools

    Maria Escobar is a single mother of three with an annual income of $45,000 after taxes. Like most parents, she wanted to give her daughter a senior year to remember.

    She just didn't expect the price tag.

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    FOR THE RECORD: In the June 8 California section, an article about the costs associated...

  • Tamale-shaped building at center of preservation dispute
    Tamale-shaped building at center of preservation dispute

    Fernando Alarcon doesn't dwell too much on what it means to be the filling of a tamale.

    For four years, Alarcon has worked in a dental laboratory in East Los Angeles on Whittier Boulevard inside a giant green tamale squished between two buildings. Every so often tourists step off a bus holding...

  • $1,000 reward offered for Mickey the macaw, stolen from East L.A. home
    $1,000 reward offered for Mickey the macaw, stolen from East L.A. home

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for an East L.A. woman's beloved exotic bird named Mickey.

    Mickey, a 28-year-old miligold macaw with green and blue feathers with yellow accents, was snatched from his cage Thursday morning despite owner Maria Chavez’s desperate efforts to save him.

    Chavez, 55,...

  • Femininity in Kevlar: Nao Bustamante's women of the Mexican Revolution
    Femininity in Kevlar: Nao Bustamante's women of the Mexican Revolution

    On the surface, the lemon-colored outfit that resides on a mannequin in artist Nao Bustamante's studio is the very picture of femininity: a late-Edwardian ensemble, it consists of a floor-length skirt and a fitted jacket with dainty puff sleeves. It is the sort of fine frock you might expect to...

  • Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final
    Four Garfield High students are in national Academic Decathlon final

    Four Garfield High students will participate this month in the final round of the national Academic Decathlon, the first ever to compete as individuals — rather than as a school team — from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    They are among 14 students in California invited to participate,...

  • L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage
    L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage

    The movement to substantially increase the local minimum wage won a significant boost Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted to follow the city of Los Angeles in studying the idea.Until now, the campaign to raise the wage to as much $15.25 an hour has largely focused within the city...

  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains
    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl F. Gates to control "the rotten little...

  • Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions
    Report: Closing the 710 Freeway gap would take years and cost billions

    Any major modifications to the unfinished 710 Freeway, one of Los Angeles County’s most persistent transportation controversies, would cost billions of dollars and take years to complete, according to environmental documents released Friday.

    In a 2,260-page draft environmental report, the California...

  • Second arrest made in connection with stabbing death at middle school
    Second arrest made in connection with stabbing death at middle school

    A second teenage suspect has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a boy at an East Los Angeles middle school last week, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the 14-year-old boy provided another boy with a knife, which was used to kill Steven Cruz, 14.

    ...

  • Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK
    Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

    For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible for legal protections under a measure that won initial approval Tuesday.

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to move ahead with preservation regulations that could be applied...

  • Teen arrested in East L.A. after allegedly pointing gun at deputies

    A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Saturday night after allegedly pointing a handgun at sheriff’s deputies, prompting the officers to shoot at the teen, grazing him, authorities said.

    Deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon about 9 p.m. near the intersection of South...

  • Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing at East Los Angeles middle school
    Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing at East Los Angeles middle school

    A 13-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in connection with the stabbing death of a another teenage boy at an East Los Angeles middle school Friday. 

    The stabbing occurred about 3:10 p.m. Friday at David Wark Griffith Middle School, officials said. The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced...

  • Teen stabbed to death at East L.A. middle school
    Teen stabbed to death at East L.A. middle school

    Homicide detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a teenage boy at an East L.A. middle school. 

    The stabbing occurred about 3:10 p.m. Friday, officials said. The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. 

    A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman told KTLA that the...

  • Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit
    Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit

    What do you get when you mix a burglary at a Wienerschnitzel and a carjacking at a steakhouse? Thursday morning's bizarre caper, which included, between restaurants, a high-speed pursuit with L.A. County sheriff's deputies in East Los Angeles.

    It all began about 1:40 a.m. when a deputy saw a man...

  • Westbound 10 Freeway reopens after big-rig fire
    Westbound 10 Freeway reopens after big-rig fire

    The westbound 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles reopened just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than five hours after flames engulfed a big-rig and snarled traffic on both sides of the busy roadway.

    Los Angeles County firefighters responded just after 11 a.m. to the burning truck, which ignited after...

  • Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014
    Jonathan Gold's top 10 restaurant dishes of 2014

    2014 — I remember 2014. In Los Angeles, it was the year of peak steakhouse. It was a year of artisanal soda pop, $16 cheeseburgers and chef-ly barbecue. Tacos entered their Mannerist period. Cocktails largely supplanted wine, even in fine-dining restaurants. Kale, sea urchin, offal and poached...

  • Object Lesson: Roberto Chavez's dusty shelf of famous men
    Object Lesson: Roberto Chavez's dusty shelf of famous men

    One of the best outcomes of Pacific Standard Time (PST), the series of Getty Foundation-funded exhibitions first staged in 2011, is that it got Southern California to study its own art history — bringing to light the work of artists who had been somewhat overlooked. Case in point: painter and muralist...

  • Man shot dead by deputies in East L.A. had replica handgun
    Man shot dead by deputies in East L.A. had replica handgun

    Deputies shot one man dead in East Los Angeles when he wielded a replica .45 handgun and another man as he stood in the line of fire, authorities said on Monday.

    The two men were in a vehicle shortly before the Sunday morning shooting. The second man had gotten out of his vehicle and was standing...

  • No other suspects sought in East L.A. shooting that left two dead
    No other suspects sought in East L.A. shooting that left two dead

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said that no other suspects remain at large in the officer-involved shooting early Sunday in East Los Angeles that left two people dead.

    Deputies shot and killed two people after one of the suspects pointed a gun in the direction of the officers, said sheriff’s...

  • Deputies fatally shoot two suspects in East L.A.
    Deputies fatally shoot two suspects in East L.A.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed two men during an early morning confrontation in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The incident began about 2:30 a.m. when a 911 caller reported that a man in a vehicle occupied by three people had pointed a handgun at him, sheriff’s Lt. John...

  • Taco Tuesday: Beef lip tacos
    Taco Tuesday: Beef lip tacos

    Tacos al vapor may not be the most immediately lovable members of the taco family. The tortillas are steamed instead of griddled, which means that the delicious smack of toasted corn has been replaced by a kind of puddingy softness, and it is often difficult to keep them from falling apart in your...

  • Taco Tuesday: Chicken neck tacos in East L.A.
    Taco Tuesday: Chicken neck tacos in East L.A.

    Los Angeles is the greatest city in the world, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. It is the center of the global entertainment industry. Its scientists pilot spacecraft to Mars. And it is home to a restaurant specializing in chicken neck tacos. It is hard to imagine anything more cosmopolitan...

  • Man arrested in stabbing death of his grandmother in East L.A.
    Man arrested in stabbing death of his grandmother in East L.A.

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of his grandmother, whose body was found Monday in her East Los Angeles home, authorities said.

    Investigators were called to the home in the 100 block of North Gage Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. to perform a welfare check, according...

  • Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina
    Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina

    In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year. 

    The terminus of the Red Line subway will become the North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky...

  • Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking
    Sheriff's patrol levels in unincorporated areas found lacking

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and her staff last year started monitoring the number of sheriff's patrol cars in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated areas in her district. They found that often there were not as many on the streets as the sheriff had agreed to provide, especially...

  • Metro breaks ground on key downtown L.A. subway link
    Metro breaks ground on key downtown L.A. subway link

    Transportation officials Tuesday cheered the start of construction for a subway project designed to close a frustrating gap in Los Angeles County's growing rail network.

    During a symbolic groundbreaking in Little Tokyo, local and federal representatives touted the 1.9-mile, $1.4-billion Downtown...

  • Teacher's protest of tasteless T-shirt creates a teachable moment

    Garfield High teacher Lynn McGonigle doesn't tend to get worked up about what her students wear to class.

    But she couldn't ignore two boys in separate classes on different days wearing bright red T-shirts with a giant photo of a buxom, bare-chested young woman in heels, fishnets and thong. The...

  • Football: Franklin is 2-0 under first-year Coach Narciso Diaz

    Narciso Diaz has Los Angeles Franklin at 2-0 in his rookie season as a head coach.

    In a 27-0 win over Belmont on Friday, senior running back Juan Ramos scored three touchdowns and tight end-defensive end Cesar Jimenez made major contributions on offense and defense. Royal Israel had 125 all-purpose...

  • Two motorcyclists shot and wounded on 60 Freeway, authorities say

    Los Angeles police and county sheriff's officials are investigating shootings that wounded two motorcyclists riding on the 60 Freeway.

    One victim, a 39-year-old man, was shot six times in the back while riding on the freeway at Lorena Street at 11:40 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Michael Morisseau of...

  • Football: Garfield is making progress

    A year ago, in a scrimmage against Crenshaw, Garfield players acted a little intimidated, especially after a Crenshaw player launched a Garfield player out of bounds and said, "This is a grown man's game."

    On Thursday, Coach Lorenzo Hernandez was pleased with how his players competed play after...

  • Banker who used fake bomb to rob branch charged with faking PTSD claim
    Banker who used fake bomb to rob branch charged with faking PTSD claim

    A former Bank of America employee who, in an elaborate scheme, helped to rob her own branch by showing up to work with a fake bomb strapped to her body has been charged with filing a fraudulent workers' compensation claim stemming from the incident.

    Two days after the September 2012 robbery, Aurora...

  • David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism
    David Weidman dies at 93; artist associated with Midcentury Modernism

    Artist David Weidman worked on "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing" and other animated cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was mostly a flop as a commercial artist. The thousands of silk-screen prints he made, by hand, hardly sold, even though some were priced at $10 and lower.

    But then when...

  • Manager who wore fake bomb to pull off bank heist gets 9 years
    Manager who wore fake bomb to pull off bank heist gets 9 years

    A woman who conspired with her boyfriend in 2012 to steal $565,500 from the East L.A. bank where she worked by strapping a fake bomb to herself to simulate a kidnapping was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in federal prison, federal prosecutors said.

    Aurora Barrera, 33, and the ex-boyfriend, 36-year-old Reyes...

  • Deasy challenges administrators to prevent every dropout
    Deasy challenges administrators to prevent every dropout

    Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a troubled student to look after.

    Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield High School in East L.A. celebrated progress...

  • Football: Garfield, Roosevelt coaches talk about their teams

    Saturday's City Section coaches' meeting provided an opportunity to talk to lots of coaches about their football teams as they prepare to start official practices on Monday.

    First up is a conversation with Eastern League rivals Garfield and Roosevelt.

    Garfield has become a lot stronger athleticially,...

  • Drivers stuck on closed L.A. freeway turn road into poker casino
    Drivers stuck on closed L.A. freeway turn road into poker casino

    Hundreds of motorists were trapped for hours on a portion of the 5 Freeway near downtown Friday when it was shut down during rush hour as authorities tried to rescue a man standing on a ledge of an overpass. The man was later detained. But a few came up with creative ways to pass the time, including...

  • 5 Freeway reopens after possibly suicidal man is taken into custody
    5 Freeway reopens after possibly suicidal man is taken into custody

    The 5 Freeway was reopening Friday night after being shut down in East Los Angeles for more than three hours after a possibly suicidal man refused to leave the ledge of an overpass. 

    "He's in custody. We're opening up traffic lanes again," said California Highway Patrol dispatcher Heather McCrary. 

    ...

  • Mastermind behind East L.A. bank heist using a fake bomb gets 14 years
    Mastermind behind East L.A. bank heist using a fake bomb gets 14 years

    A man who conspired with an assistant manager to steal $565,500 from an East L.A. bank by having her -- his then-girlfriend -- wear a fake bomb to simulate a kidnapping was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison.

    Reyes "Ray" Vega, 36, orchestrated an elaborate plan where Aurora Barrera, an assistant...

  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live.

    As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus token and a referral to a homeless shelter....

  • East Los Angeles set to get its first Olympic-sized swimming pool
    East Los Angeles set to get its first Olympic-sized swimming pool

    Kids from East Los Angeles who dream of becoming the next Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin will now be able to train in their own community.

    Los Angeles County officials are set to celebrate the grand opening Saturday of a new aquatic center at East L.A.'s Belvedere Park with diving and synchronized...

  • Man found shot to death in East Los Angeles
    Man found shot to death in East Los Angeles

    A man was found shot to death in East Los Angeles early Saturday morning, authorities said.

    Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1400 block of South Woods Place  around 6:18 a.m., said spokeswoman Sgt. Diane Hecht.

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene....

  • Football: Garfield's Marquis Williams is defensive back to watch

    When it comes to speed and potential, Garfield cornerback Marquis Williams has penty of both.

    He'll only be a junior this fall, and Coach Lorenzo Hernandez is convinced Williams has star quality.

    He recently got to cover Bishop Amat's standout receiver, Tyler Vaughns, and more than held his own.

    ...

  • 17-year-old shot to death in East L.A.

    A 17-year-old teenager was shot to death Friday afternoon in East Los Angeles, authorities said.Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the shooting, which occurred about 4:20 p.m. at Ditman Avenue and East 6th Street, according to the department. 

    The sheriff’s office...

  • Man shot dead during argument in East L.A. restaurant
    Man shot dead during argument in East L.A. restaurant

    Authorities continue to investigate a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday night in an East Los Angeles Mexican seafood restaurant.

    The shooting ocurred about 8:15 p.m. at the restaurant in the 6000 block of Whittier Boulevard after two men got into a verbal argument, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Namaste: Yoga comes to East L.A.
    Namaste: Yoga comes to East L.A.

    Somewhere between the downward dog and the chaturanga, Reyna Flores left the funny talk behind and simply began mimicking her neighbor.

    "My only goal was to keep up," she said in Spanish. "Who knows what that chatu-this and cobra-that stuff meant."

    The 50-year-old joined dozens of Angelenos, most...

  • Man allegedly records teen boy changing in East L.A. park
    Man allegedly records teen boy changing in East L.A. park

    Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they say used an electronic device to photograph a teenage boy as he undressed at City Terrace Park.

    The teen was changing his clothing in the park bathroom in the 1100 block of North Hazard Avenue at 12:15 p.m. June 4 when he...

  • Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde
    Why you need to know the photography of Ricardo Valverde

    Art history is a funny thing. It will focus on some stories (relentlessly), while often completely ignoring others. The '70s in L.A. art will often conjure images of Chris Burden having himself shot in the arm or Lewis Baltz photographing the blocky industrial parks rising on the outskirts of Irvine....

  • Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department
    Opponents take aim at Paul Tanaka's work with the Sheriff's Department

    Paul Tanaka wasn't surprised to find himself in a room with a group of FBI agents.

    "I knew this day would come," said Tanaka, then the second-in-command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "I hoped it wouldn't."

    An FBI agent told him his "name has come up throughout the investigation.......

  • At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with
    At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with

    Kim Martin's small neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County is entirely surrounded by Claremont. But in governance, politics and aesthetics, it's miles apart from the verdant, pristinely regulated college town known as "the city of trees and PhDs."

    The high standards of Claremont's...

  • Man killed by falling tree in East Los Angeles
    Man killed by falling tree in East Los Angeles

    A man was killed Saturday morning in East Los Angeles when a tree fell on him, authorities said. 

    The incident occured at 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Dozier Street and North Gage Avenue, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervising Dispatcher Melanie Flores. 

    The man was declared...

  • New program aims to promote a college-bound culture in East L.A.
    New program aims to promote a college-bound culture in East L.A.

    An initiative intended to foster a college-going culture in East Los Angeles will grant guaranteed admission to Cal State L.A. to certain students at Garfield High School and East Los Angeles College, officials announced Thursday.

    The collaborative program, named "GO East LA: A Pathway for College...

  • Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside
    Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside

    When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.

    The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010 included Charles Dickens, "Madame Bovary" and "Don...

  • Edison tip leads to $12-million marijuana bust, authorities say
    Edison tip leads to $12-million marijuana bust, authorities say

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have seized more than $12 million in marijuana from an alleged drug manufacturing ring thanks to a tip from Southern California Edison.

    On Thursday morning, detectives served search warrants to buildings in El Sereno, Lincoln Heights and East L.A. after an...

  • Doctor charged with writing illegal prescriptions, money laundering
    Doctor charged with writing illegal prescriptions, money laundering

    Dr. Andrew Sun faces charges of trafficking dangerous narcotics and money laundering at his East L.A. and San Gabriel clinics.

  • Ex-bank employee, boyfriend found guilty in East L.A. heist
    Ex-bank employee, boyfriend found guilty in East L.A. heist

    A couple who allegedly used a fake pipe bomb to commit a bank robbery in East Los Angeles in 2012 have been found guilty, the U.S. attorney’s office said Monday.

    [For the record, 8:02 p.m. PDT, Monday, March 17, 2014: A previous version of this post incorrectly cited the Los Angeles County district...

  • Authorities identify 4 children abducted in Boyle Heights
    Authorities identify 4 children abducted in Boyle Heights

    Four children who were abducted from their grandmother's Boyle Heights house on Friday have been identified.

    Enrique Felix, 7, his brother Justin, 5, and 1-year-old twin sisters Veronica and Janet, were taken from their grandmother's home in the 1400 block of North Indiana Street on Friday by their...

  • Ex-volleyball coach convicted of molesting 2 girls; faces prison term
    Ex-volleyball coach convicted of molesting 2 girls; faces prison term

    A former junior-varsity volleyball coach at an East L.A. high school pleaded no contest Tuesday to molesting two 15-year-old girls and agreed to serve three years in prison and register as a sex offender for life.

    Jonathan Adam Roldan, 23, pleaded no contest to one felony count of unlawful sexual...

  • East-sigh story: Just where is the Eastside of Los Angeles?
    East-sigh story: Just where is the Eastside of Los Angeles?

    For more than a decade, the debate about what constitutes the Eastside has embroiled two clusters of L.A.'s oldest neighborhoods.

  • Volleyball coach accused of sex with teen student due in court
    Volleyball coach accused of sex with teen student due in court

    An East L.A. high school volleyball coach accused of having sex with one 15-year-old student and "inappropriately" touching another was charged Tuesday with multiple sex-related counts, prosecutors said.

    Jonathan Roldan, 23, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on nine felony counts...

  • High school volleyball coach accused of having sex with student, 15

    An East L.A. high school volleyball coach has been arrested on allegations of having sex with one 15-year-old student and "inappropriately" touching another, officials said Monday.

    Jonathan Adam Roldan, 23, of East Los Angeles was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor,...

  • L.A. County extends time for child welfare oversight commission
    L.A. County extends time for child welfare oversight commission

    Los Angeles County supervisors gave a six-month extension to a citizens' commission that was asked to recommend reforms to the county's frequently troubled Department of Children and Family Services and other agencies responsible for child welfare.

    The Board of Supervisors voted in June to create...

  • CVCHE by Walther Adrianzen: You can taste the chef's love of Peru
    CVCHE by Walther Adrianzen: You can taste the chef's love of Peru

    Name of restaurant: CVCHE by Walther Adrianzen

    Concept: A 26-year-old Peruvian American chef (originally from El Huarique in Venice) presents his grounded interpretation of a traditional Peruvian restaurant, bravely located on the culturally rich stretch of Whittier Boulevard between East Los Angeles...

  • East L.A.'s Anthony Quinn library holds trove of film history
    East L.A.'s Anthony Quinn library holds trove of film history

    The Oscar-winning Latino actor's papers and personal items, housed in a library on the site of his childhood home, are being preserved and cataloged to reach a new audience.

  • Two injured in bus stop crash; driver allegedly flees scene
    Two injured in bus stop crash; driver allegedly flees scene

    Two people were injured when a driver smashed into a bus bench in East Los Angeles and allegedly fled on foot, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday evening.

    The two victims were described as a man and a woman and were taken to a hospital, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. There...

  • Evacuation orders lifted for residents in East L.A. gas leak
    Evacuation orders lifted for residents in East L.A. gas leak

    Evacuation orders were lifted Monday night in East Los Angeles after a punctured gas line was repaired, fire officials said.

    Between 80 to 100 people in about 60 homes in the 300 block of South Gerhard Avenue were forced to leave their neighborhood after work crews punctured the line around 2:45...

  • Residents evacuated from East L.A. block after gas leak
    Residents evacuated from East L.A. block after gas leak

    Residents are being evacuated from an East Los Angeles block after work crews punctured a gas line, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

    The gas line was punctured about 2:45 p.m. in the 300 block of South Gerhart Avenue. Residents along the street between West Pomona Boulevard and East Beverly...

  • Motorcycle rider leads officers on wild pursuit across L.A.
    Motorcycle rider leads officers on wild pursuit across L.A.

    A brazen motorcycle rider led law enforcement authorities on a pursuit on the 101 Freeway on Wednesday afternoon in the San Fernando Valley and then on surface streets across downtown Los Angeles and into the Eastside.

    A man was detained at an Auto Zone store about 5:30 p.m on Whittier Boulevard...

  • Carnitas El Veneno: Tijuana-style juicy carne asada tacos
    Carnitas El Veneno: Tijuana-style juicy carne asada tacos

    Name of restaurant: Carnitas El Veneno. A weekend-only, nighttime food truck.  

    Concept: An old school taco truck from the neighborhood’s carnitas restaurant. It is only open on weekend nights in East Los Angeles, and specializes in Tijuana-style juicy carne asada tacos grilled with mesquite wood.

    ...

  • Man shot by deputies after freeway chase, gun battle, officials say
    Man shot by deputies after freeway chase, gun battle, officials say

    A man was shot by sheriff's deputies Tuesday after he and another person led them on a car chase in East Los Angeles and engaged them in a gun battle, authorities said.

    Deputies with the Los Angeles County sheriff's gang unit responded to a call Tuesday afternoon in the 4200 block of Michigan Avenue,...

  • Man shot and killed in confrontation with deputies in East L.A.
    Man shot and killed in confrontation with deputies in East L.A.

    Homicide detectives Tuesday were investigating a deputy-involved shooting that left a man dead in East Los Angeles.

    Deputies responded early Tuesday to a report of a woman screaming in the City Terrace neighborhood. They were flagged down by a witness who reported seeing a man with a gun, according...

  • Man fatally shot by deputies in East L.A. was armed, official says
    Man fatally shot by deputies in East L.A. was armed, official says

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly shooting involving its deputies in East Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    The shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. near Miller Avenue and East Almanza Lane and left one male suspect dead, authorities said. The deputies involved were uninjured...

  • Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats
    Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats

    When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned car and head for icy, icy bliss.

    Taiwanese slush....

  • Jonathan Gold's favorite Los Angeles burgers (not made in a lab)
    Jonathan Gold's favorite Los Angeles burgers (not made in a lab)

    The eyes of the world this week have been focused on what surely must be the most repulsive hamburger in the history of mankind: 10,000 bits of cloned cow stem-cell tissue formed into a patty, seared in foaming butter and served to three food scientists in front of a crowd of decidedly unhungry...

  • Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in East L.A.
    Man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in East L.A.

    Authorities arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of indecent exposure in East Los Angeles and said Wednesday night that they were seeking additional possible victims.

    Oscar Manuel Iturralde allegedly exposed himself to an underage girl on Monday near Hubbard Street and South Atlantic Boulevard,...

  • East L.A. gun buyback yields 152 weapons, Sheriff's Dept. says
    East L.A. gun buyback yields 152 weapons, Sheriff's Dept. says

    A gun buyback event held over the weekend in East Los Angeles yielded 152 weapons, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said this week.

    The cache of weapons exchanged for gift cards to Target or Ralphs included several assault rifles as well as handguns, shotguns and standard riles, the...

  • L.A. County sheriff to hold gun buyback Saturday in East L.A.
    L.A. County sheriff to hold gun buyback Saturday in East L.A.

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's East Los Angeles station will host a gun buyback program this weekend, officials announced Wednesday.

    The "gifts for guns" event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Belvedere Park, 4801 E. 1st St., East Los Angeles.

    Residents...

  • 'Night Stalker' dead: Lawman recounts arrest of Richard Ramirez

    For sheriff's Capt. Andres Ramirez, Aug. 31, 1985, was "one of those dates you can never forget.

    Then 25 and a young deputy assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department East L.A. station, Ramirez was heading that afternoon to what he thought was a routine call -- a 415 disturbance, a...

  • Huntington displays artwork from East Los Angeles high school
    Huntington displays artwork from East Los Angeles high school

    The Huntington Library this week debuted an unusual collection: The work was created on the streets of East Los Angeles and the artists have yet to graduate from high school.

    More than 100 photographic portraits of students from Esteban E. Torres High School will be featured on a 1,000-foot fence...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown pitches education budget at East L.A. school
    Gov. Jerry Brown pitches education budget at East L.A. school

    This post has been corrected. Please see note below.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown visited an East L.A. campus Friday to tout his proposed state budget, which would shift more money to students with greater needs.

    Brown said Humphreys Avenue Elementary was precisely the place that would get more...

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