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Charter school groups complain to LAUSD, then score some new schools

After formally complaining that the Los Angeles Unified School District is treating them with increasing unfairness, charter school operators caught a few breaks at Tuesday's school board meeting. The Board of Education did reject one proposal for a new charter, but members approved two others....

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  • Forget mimosas, drink craft beer with your brunch

    Forget mimosas, drink craft beer with your brunch

    In Los Angeles, brunch is a dearly held weekend tradition, and for good reason. A languid pace and cheat-worthy foods that straddle the divide between eggs-and-bacon and soup-and-salad, all alongside boozy beverages served long before the sun gets above the proverbial yardarm, make the meal into...

  • 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...

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  • Activist L.A. priest follows religion of acceptance

    Activist L.A. priest follows religion of acceptance

    Armed with a bottle of water and a baseball cap, Father Richard Estrada made his way slowly to the border in the scorching heat. After a half-hour of hiking up a steep dirt trail, he reached the massive steel fence and bowed his head to pray for the immigrants who dreamed of passing it. Estrada,...

  • Talaro's big effort propels Holy Family basketball to league win

    Talaro's big effort propels Holy Family basketball to league win

    Basketball: Senior pours in game-high 23 points, including 17 in third quarter on eight-of-eight shooting, to lift Gaels past Sacred Heart of Jesus, 56-27.

  • LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child

    LAPD seeks help identifying hit-and-run driver who injured child

    Los Angeles police Wednesday asked the community for help in identifying the driver of a car that hit and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy, then fled the scene. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of North Main and Sichel streets, police said. The victim and a friend...

  • 10-year-old boy in critical condition after East L.A. hit-and-run

    10-year-old boy in critical condition after East L.A. hit-and-run

    Police are looking for a driver who ran into a 10-year-old boy in an East L.A. intersection and then drove on. The boy was walking with an 11-year-old friend about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in a marked crosswalk at North Main and Sichel streets in Lincoln Heights. A dark-colored car southbound on Main...

  • Forget mimosas, drink craft beer with your brunch

    Forget mimosas, drink craft beer with your brunch

    In Los Angeles, brunch is a dearly held weekend tradition, and for good reason. A languid pace and cheat-worthy foods that straddle the divide between eggs-and-bacon and soup-and-salad, all alongside boozy beverages served long before the sun gets above the proverbial yardarm, make the meal into...

  • Richard Duardo dies at 62; printmaker was key in Chicano art community

    Richard Duardo dies at 62; printmaker was key in Chicano art community

    Master art printer Richard Duardo, who was a pivotal figure in the Chicano art community in Los Angeles, died Tuesday at home in Los Angeles. He was 62. The cause of death has not been determined, said his sister, Lisa Duardo, but he had struggled for several years with diabetes. A gregarious,...

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