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  • 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...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • Gov. Jerry Brown attends L.A.-area casino event for major donor

    Gov. Jerry Brown attends L.A.-area casino event for major donor

    Governor Jerry Brown made a rare visit to southeast Los Angeles County on Monday for an unveiling of plans for a new casino building in Hawaiian Gardens, a 1-square-mile city bordering Orange County. It was the second time in little more than a month that the governor has been on hand to celebrate...

  • One dead, one injured in Hawaiian Gardens shooting

    One dead, one injured in Hawaiian Gardens shooting

    One man was killed and one wounded Saturday afternoon in a shooting in Hawaiian Gardens. The shooting occurred at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of 215th Street and Norwalk Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The two men were hit by gunfire, the Sheriff's Department...

  • Crescenta Valley girls' basketball falls to St. Anthony in first round

    Crescenta Valley girls' basketball falls to St. Anthony in first round

    Basketball: Season removed from winning CIF title, Falcons begin life in new division with 64-38 defeat.

  • La Cañada wrestling gears up for postseason

    La Cañada wrestling gears up for postseason

    Wrestling: Spartans will face Paramount in first round of CIF Southern Section Western Division Dual Meet Championships.

  • Boys' basketball: Narbonne pulls out double overtime win over Taft

    Boys' basketball: Narbonne pulls out double overtime win over Taft

    It was a matchup of top City Section basketball teams in a game that had playoff implications and was played with playoff-like intensity. Narbonne fell behind by 14 points to Taft. Kihei Clark of Taft had 16 points in the first quarter alone. Then the Gauchos turned to football standout Dominic...

  • Football: City Section semifinal preview

    Football: City Section semifinal preview

    It's down to one more victory and you've made it to the championship game. The City Section semifinals are set for Friday night. The winners advance to the finals on Dec. 3 at El Camino College. Here's the sneak preview: Division I El Camino Real at Narbonne: Good luck to the Conquistadores, making...

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