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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 The tortillas are steamed instead of griddled, which means that the delicious smack of toasted corn has been replaced by a kind of puddingy softness, and it is often difficult to keep them from falling apart in your...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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  • Detectives say dead youth in East L.A. may have accidentally shot himself

    Detectives say dead youth in East L.A. may have accidentally shot himself

    Detectives investigating the death of a teenage boy in East Los Angeles said Sunday that the teen may have accidentally shot himself. Police found the boy lying in the 3500 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim, a 14-year-old whose...

  • Teenage boy stabbed to death in East L.A.

    Teenage boy stabbed to death in East L.A.

    A teenage boy was stabbed to death Friday night in East Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday. The boy, 17, was found about 11:10 p.m. Friday in the 5000 block of Whittier Boulevard, in unincorporated Los Angeles County, suffering from a stab wound to the upper torso, Los Angeles County sheriff's...

  • Gunman in restaurant standoff was under investigation in murder case

    Gunman in restaurant standoff was under investigation in murder case

    A gunman killed by sheriff's deputies last week as he held hostages inside a Downey BBQ restaurant had been named a person of interest in a murder case, authorities said. Eddie Tapia, 41, was shot by deputies Sept. 10 after an hours-long chase that started when an L.A. County Sheriff’s helicopter...

  • Glendale Community College football survives opener against East Los Angeles

    Glendale Community College football survives opener against East Los Angeles

    Football: Vaqueros score with less than one minute left to pull out 35-31 victory.

  • Sheriff's Department reviewing video of deputies beating man with flashlight

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provided new details Thursday about what prompted deputies to strike a man face-down on the ground last weekend, an incident that was partly captured in a 15-second video. First aired by KABC-TV, the video shows a deputy tackling a man to the ground in...

  • Cortines calls for unity in annual L.A. school district address

    Cortines calls for unity in annual L.A. school district address

    In an upbeat back-to-school speech, Los Angeles Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines told administrators Tuesday that the key to boosting student achievement is collaboration and unity among district employees working with parents and students.The annual address was probably Cortines' last as superintendent,...

  • 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...

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