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  • Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    The stretch of Southern California that straddles the 110 Freeway from the 405 south to San Pedro might as well be Kansas as far as most people are concerned. It’s the highway equivalent of fly-over country — we whip past it on the way to the ocean or downtown without giving it much of a second...

  • Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    There are still many long months before HBO’s beloved "Game of Thrones" returns, and even longer until author George R. R. Martin finishes the next book in the series, but at least fans can drown their sorrows in another "GOT"-inspired beer from Brewery Ommegang while they wait. The fourth beer...

  • Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Six ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in Los Angeles

    Dust off the lederhosen and dirndls, it’s time for pretzels, oompah tunes and plenty of delicious beer as Oktoberfest parties kick off across Los Angeles. Never mind the triple-digit temperatures; raising a stein of frosty German-style beers and shouting “Prost!” is like a rain-dance for autumn...

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  • 15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    15-year-old gunned down on Carson street

    Detectives are searching for gunmen who killed a 15-year-old boy as he was walking on a street in Carson Saturday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Mike Barraza said the boy was with a female companion near Sepulveda and Avalon Boulevards around...

  • OC Blues not feeling at home

    OC Blues not feeling at home

    The team must travel after earning home-field advantage and falls to the LA Galaxy II, 2-0.

  • It's September, but Oktoberfest is already here: 5 in the L.A. area

    It's September, but Oktoberfest is already here: 5 in the L.A. area

    It might be pushing 100 degrees out, but Oktoberfest season won’t wait for something as inconsequential as the weather. The stein-hoisting celebrations of Bavarian culture (and beer) begin this weekend and continue around the Southland until the end of October. Here are five local Oktoberfest parties...

  • Carson mayor under investigation for not filing disclosure reports with the state

    Carson mayor under investigation for not filing disclosure reports with the state

    Carson Mayor Albert Robles, who is leading a high-profile effort to bring two NFL teams to the city, has failed to file disclosure statements for his personal economic interests and political campaign finances, reports that are required by California law, The Times has learned. Robles is under...

  • Does Carson's mayor, a leader in the city's NFL stadium push, live in Carson?

    Does Carson's mayor, a leader in the city's NFL stadium push, live in Carson?

    A practicing attorney who holds two part-time elected offices, Albert Robles has a daunting work schedule. He's been even busier since becoming a high-profile promoter of efforts to build an NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on an old landfill in Carson, where he is mayor....

  • Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats out of Carson and into history

    Goodyear's Spirit of America blimp floats out of Carson and into history

    On her final flight, the Spirit of America did not go down easily. The Goodyear blimp had sailed gracefully down the Pacific coast from Carson flashing the message "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, CALIFORNIA." But when the pilot tried to land her in front of a towering World War II-era hangar in Tustin,...

  • How going to an L.A. Galaxy game can get you half-off airfare to Mexico
    How going to an L.A. Galaxy game can get you half-off airfare to Mexico

     Some Los Angeles Galaxy fans will have more to cheer about when the soccer team takes on the New York City Football Club on Aug. 23 in Carson.

    The first 12,000 who turn out to watch the match at the StubHub Center will receive Alaska Airlines vouchers for up to two people that take half off selected...

  • Giovani dos Santos scores in his MLS debut, a 3-1 win for Galaxy
    Giovani dos Santos scores in his MLS debut, a 3-1 win for Galaxy

    Giovani dos Santos held his hands aloft and clapped as he walked off the field midway through the second half. It was his turn to soak in the revelry on a day the Galaxy spent celebrating the newest star of its high-powered attack.

    An introductory video featuring Dos Santos played on the video...

  • NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months
    NFL in L.A.? Here are some predictions for the next few months

    The next few months are crucial for the NFL.

    With St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke proposing a stadium in Inglewood, and the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders backing a competing project in Carson, the stars are aligned for something to happen. The league could be on the verge...

  • Florists are increasingly in lei-away mode during graduation season
    Florists are increasingly in lei-away mode during graduation season

    After countless years at her craft, Nellie Lua's fingers have found a rhythm.

    The 68-year-old jabs a needle through the bottom of each carnation blossom and tugs the frilly flower along the thread. In 20 minutes, she's strung 100 blossoms to finish a pink double carnation lei, a popular graduation...

  • Lakeshore chief learns on the job
    Lakeshore chief learns on the job

    The gig: Bo Kaplan, 40, is chief executive of Lakeshore Learning Materials, which has more stores than any other retailer of educational products. The Carson company expanded from a single store in San Leandro to 60 stores in 29 states, as well as an international network of distributors. The firm...

  • Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment
    Carson mayor accused by daughter of Mervyn Dymally of sexual harassment

    The daughter of late politician Mervyn M. Dymally has accused the mayor of Carson of sexually assaulting her in a Washington, D.C., hotel room and subjecting her to sexual harassment while both served on the board of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, according to a lawsuit...

  • 405 Freeway lanes reopened in Carson after crash
    405 Freeway lanes reopened in Carson after crash

    All lanes of the 405 Freeway in Carson were reopened Tuesday after being closed for several hours during the morning commute because of a two-car crash.

    The crash occurred just after 4 a.m. in the southbound lanes north of Alameda Street and sent one person to the hospital, said California Highway...

  • 3.4 earthquake strikes near Carson
    3.4 earthquake strikes near Carson

    A small earthquake that shook Southern California residents early Thursday has been downgraded from 3.6 to 3.4 magnitude. The temblor was centered in Carson but was felt from Long Beach to Playa Vista to downtown, where Metro officials said train service would be slightly delayed while crews inspected...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers
    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm.

    On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals
    Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals

    The decision to put NFL stadium proposals on the ballot, first in Inglewood and now in Carson, may seem noble. After all, at the center of our democracy is the right of the people to vote. But this maneuver is not about letting the public have a say; it's actually a shortcut to avoid public scrutiny...

  • Two killed in apparent murder-suicide in Carson
    Two killed in apparent murder-suicide in Carson

    Two people were killed Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in a Carson home, ending an hours-long standoff involving the Los Angeles County sheriff’s SWAT team, officials said.

    Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman told KABC-TV that an elderly man fatally shot his wife and then himself. The couple had been...

  • Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food
    Get off the 110 Freeway and discover a hidden world of terrific food

    The stretch of Southern California that straddles the 110 Freeway from the 405 south to San Pedro might as well be Kansas as far as most people are concerned. It’s the highway equivalent of fly-over country — we whip past it on the way to the ocean or downtown without giving it much of a second...

  • AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off
    AEG, falling behind in fight for NFL stadium, takes the gloves off

    Last month, Carson Mayor Jim Dear took a call from a top executive at sports and entertainment giant AEG.

    Ted Fikre, the company's vice chairman, wanted to talk about the stadium that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan to build in the South Bay city.

    Fikre told Dear the project wouldn't...

  • Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots
    Oil drilling, taxes, zoning will appear on Southland cities' ballots

    Voters in two Los Angeles County cities will step into the contentious debate over where and how the nation should drill for oil when they consider ballot measures on Tuesday that would alter local restrictions.

    In the coastal city of Hermosa Beach, voters will decide whether to loosen a ban on...

  • Nationwide refinery strike expands to 15 plants in fourth week
    Nationwide refinery strike expands to 15 plants in fourth week

    A nationwide strike at oil refineries organized by the United Steelworkers union expanded to 15 plants in its fourth week.

    The walkout, which started at the beginning of the month after the union’s three-year contract with oil companies expired, now includes more than 6,500 workers.

    At midnight...

  • Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?
    Are team owners with NFL stadium plans just flirting with L.A.?

    So now the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders want to share a new 68,000-seat football stadium in Carson. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke already is moving on plans to build an 80,000-seat stadium and multi-use complex at the former Hollywood Park site in Inglewood. AEG's proposal for...

  • Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far
    Prop. 47's effect on jail time, drug rehabilitation is mixed so far

    Jose Ibarra snapped on latex gloves, pushed aside an upturned sofa and rummaged through the belongings piled below an underpass in Silver Lake.

    Under a thin, grimy mattress and the torn pages of a pornography magazine, the Los Angeles police officer discovered two needles and a glass pipe with...

  • NFL stadium plan in Carson has hopeful fans and some skeptics
    NFL stadium plan in Carson has hopeful fans and some skeptics

    Steve Caruthers watched his football teams slip away long ago. He was a Los Angeles Rams fan and a Los Angeles Raiders fan — until the franchises left the city and their fans behind.

    "I gave up," the 45-year-old Long Beach resident said. "I just watch football for its entertainment value."

    Both...

  • Carson officials to NFL: 'We will welcome you with open arms!'
    Carson officials to NFL: 'We will welcome you with open arms!'

    Rep. Janice Hahn knows about getting a professional sports team to relocate from one city to another. Her late father, Kenneth Hahn, a longtime member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, helped talk Walter O'Malley into bringing the Dodgers from Brooklyn to L.A.

    Which is probably why...

  • Chargers, Raiders, Rams considering L.A.? L.A. says: Yeah, right
    Chargers, Raiders, Rams considering L.A.? L.A. says: Yeah, right

    One day after the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders proposed a plan for the two NFL rivals to build a $1.7-billion stadium in Carson, football fans in Los Angeles expressed skepticism that such a move would ever happen.

    The announcement came after St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced...

  • Cal State's African American enrollment down despite years of outreach
    Cal State's African American enrollment down despite years of outreach

    For a decade, California State University leaders have set aside several Sundays each February to visit churches in the African American community and preach the benefits of preparing young people for college.

    During that time, undergraduate enrollment of African Americans at Cal State's 23 campuses...

  • Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict
    Critics of Carson's sex offender laws say they are too strict

    For Frank Lindsay, the city of Carson feels like an obstacle course whenever he visits his relatives.

    He makes sure to stay clear of all city parks. If he's hungry, he avoids the local McDonald's, which includes a playground for toddlers. The library, where children have reading time, is off-limits....

  • Refinery strike expected to have little effect on gas prices
    Refinery strike expected to have little effect on gas prices

    About 3,800 workers struck for the second day Monday at nine U.S. refineries, including one in Carson, following the breakdown of contract negotiations between the United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil Co.

    The job action, which began Sunday, is the largest strike of refinery workers since 1980,...

  • Carson lawmakers delay vote over boycotting local newspaper
    Carson lawmakers delay vote over boycotting local newspaper

    Lawmakers from Carson on Tuesday night delayed indefinitely a vote over whether the city should cancel its subscriptions to the Daily Breeze and urge residents to boycott the newspaper.

    The resolutions -- formally known as 15-010 and 15-011 -- would prohibit the South Bay city's government from...

  • Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team
    Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team

    Coach Juergen Klinsmann has called up a primarily young and domestically based roster for the U.S. national soccer team's first training camp of the new year, which is set to begin Monday at StubHub Center.

    Nineteen of the 28 players summoned are less than 25 years old, and 21 of them are on Major...

  • Youth Scene: Pateadores under-11 girls' soccer team captures title at LA Cup

    The Pateadores Huntington Beach girls' Under-11 soccer team won its division championship at the LA Cup on Dec. 14 at the StubHub Center in Carson.

    The Pateadores played solid soccer throughout group play and earned a spot in the semifinal round of the tournament. In the semifinals, the girls secured...

  • Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife
    Detectives say man fatally shot by deputy was wielding a steak knife

    A mentally ill man who was shot during an early morning confrontation Sunday with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in Carson has died, authorities said.

    The unidentified man was wielding a steak knife when he confronted one of the deputies and was shot about 12:50 a.m. in the 23900 block of...

  • Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson
    Sheriff's deputy shoots person in Carson

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded an unidentified person during a confrontation in Carson, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred in the 23900 block of S. Marbella Avenue about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. Few details were available about what prompted the shooting...

  • Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson
    Deputies arrest 11 in street racing crackdown in Carson

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested 11 people in a crackdown on street racing in Carson on Friday night, authorities said.

    The operation was conducted in response to what sheriff's officials called a "growing movement of illegal street racing and cruising."

    "Social media is used to promote...

  • Football: Carson stuns Narbonne, 39-35, to take over first place in Marine League

    Hold off on those predictions that Narbonne was going to play defending champion Crenshaw for the City Section Division I championship on Dec. 6 at the Coliseum.

    It still might happen, but Carson (7-2, 4-0) inserted itself into the debate with a 39-35 victory over Narbonne on Friday night, taking...

  • Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson
    Stabbing attack leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded in Carson

    A stabbing attack Wednesday in Carson left one man dead and two other males wounded, authorities said.

    The stabbings occurred about 2:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 218th street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses reported seeing multiple people involved in the stabbings.

    ...

  • Galaxy to host second game of MLS conference semifinals Nov. 9
    Galaxy to host second game of MLS conference semifinals Nov. 9

    The Galaxy said Thursday it will host the second game of the two-game Western Conference semifinals in Major League Soccer's playoffs on Nov. 9.

    The Galaxy, which has clinched a playoff berth, said its opponent is yet to be determined because there are still three weeks left in the regular season.

    ...

  • Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier
    Still waiting for 'Game of Thrones'? Here's a beer to make it easier

    There are still many long months before HBO’s beloved "Game of Thrones" returns, and even longer until author George R. R. Martin finishes the next book in the series, but at least fans can drown their sorrows in another "GOT"-inspired beer from Brewery Ommegang while they wait.

    The fourth beer...

  • Cal State Dominguez Hills approves first large-scale test of Google Glass
    Cal State Dominguez Hills approves first large-scale test of Google Glass

    Dozens of Cal State Dominguez Hills students and professors could be sporting head-mounted computers this spring after the university agreed to become the first in the nation to test Google Glass in a large-scale pilot program.

    The campus has already purchased 20 pairs of the device, which will...

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