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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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  • Three lanes on southbound 605 Freeway reopen after fuel spill

    Three lanes on southbound 605 Freeway reopen after fuel spill

    Three lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood reopened Wednesday morning nearly 12 hours after a tanker truck overturned and spilled more than 2,000 gallons of fuel on the roadway. The carpool and No. 1 lane reopened shortly before 9 a.m., and the No. 2 lane reopened around 11:20 a.m.,...

  • Southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood closed after fuel tanker overturns

    Southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood closed after fuel tanker overturns

    All southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway in Lakewood were blocked Tuesday night after a fuel tanker truck crashed, the California Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred about 10 p.m. on the freeway near Carson Street, according to a SigAlert report from the CHP. Lanes are expected to be closed for...

  • Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall

    Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall

    An abandoned newborn baby girl was discovered by a passerby early Sunday not far from the Lakewood Center mall, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The baby appeared to be only a few hours old when the passerby found the infant about 6 a.m. The infant was making noises after being...

  • 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...

  • Man killed with wooden stool after choking homeowner's stepdaughter

    Man killed with wooden stool after choking homeowner's stepdaughter

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are considering whether to arrest a man who killed his friend with a wooden stool after he had an “inappropriate” relationship with the man’s stepdaughter and tried to kill her when confronted about it. The drama unfolded in the middle of the night...

  • Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

    Led by Nazarian, No. 1 St. Francis football steams past Mayfair

    Football: Junior has five touchdowns in Golden Knights' CIF first-round 49-14 victory.

  • Nooses, graffiti at rival high schools spark investigation, protest
    Nooses, graffiti at rival high schools spark investigation, protest

    Two nooses that were found hanging at rival high schools this week, one of which was accompanied by racist graffiti, have sparked a hate-crime investigation at one of the campuses.

    On Wednesday, students and faculty found a noose hanging from a tree at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, which beat...

  • Football: Lakewood responds to comments about Long Beach Poly

    Lakewood Athletic Director Chris Murphy has responded to disparaging remarks published about Long Beach Poly at Lakewoodfootball.com, a website that is not controlled by the school.

    "We at Lakewood High School do not support, nor condone the irresponsible comments made regarding our upcoming competition...

  • 'Badly decomposed' body found in 605 Freeway storm drain
    'Badly decomposed' body found in 605 Freeway storm drain

    A man's "badly decomposed" body was found early Thursday in a storm drain on the southbound 605 Freeway in Lakewood.

    A worker for the California Department of Transportation discovered the body about 1:30 a.m. in the storm drain at Carson Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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  • Lakewood deputy beaten in mall attack 'making progress'
    Lakewood deputy beaten in mall attack 'making progress'

    A sheriff's deputy hospitalized after being kicked in the head during a run-in with a man at the Lakewood Center mall says he is making progress even though he was told he may not walk again.

    In a letter dictated to his wife, Nicole, Deputy Brandon Love said "on day one of the incident, I was told...

  • Man charged with attempted murder in beating of sheriff's deputy
    Man charged with attempted murder in beating of sheriff's deputy

    A Bell Gardens man who is accused of kicking and punching a sheriff’s deputy in the head has been charged with attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.

    Frankie Estrada, 21, pleaded not guilty Tuesday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor...

  • Deputy still in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall
    Deputy still in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy remained in critical condition Sunday morning after being assaulted by a domestic-disturbance suspect at a Lakewood shopping mall Friday night.

    The deputy, who was not named, is in critical but stable condition, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

    The alleged...

  • Deputy in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall
    Deputy in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was in critical condition after being assaulted by a domestic disturbance suspect at a Lakewood shopping mall Friday night, authorities said.

    The alleged assailant, Frankie Estrada, 21, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer, according...

  • Man who died after losing control of motor scooter is identified
    Man who died after losing control of motor scooter is identified

    A man who was killed Saturday when he lost control of his motor scooter, slid into an intersection and was struck by another vehicle has been identified, officials said.

    The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is Francisco Javier Silva, 25, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County...

  • Daughter arrested in fatal hammer-and-knife attack on mother
    Daughter arrested in fatal hammer-and-knife attack on mother

    A woman who confessed to killing her mother with a hammer and knife in her Lakewood apartment has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Angie Diamond, 32, told homicide detectives she killed her mother, Margaret Rion, 57, after a verbal dispute, according to a...

  • Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment near popular diner is ID'd
    Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment near popular diner is ID'd

    A woman who was killed and found dead in a Lakewood apartment has been identified.

    Margaret Mae Rion, 57, was found dead inside a two-story apartment building nestled behind the Heritage Family Pantry, a popular local diner, near Paramount Boulevard and Carson Street.

    Deputies had gone to the apartment...

  • Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment; detectives investigating
    Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment; detectives investigating

    Detectives late Tuesday were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment in a normally quiet residential neighborhood in Lakewood.

    The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Maybank Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    Detectives...

  • Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall
    Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into a shooting in the Lakewood Center mall parking lot that left three people -- at least two of them bystanders -- injured. 

    The incident was reported around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at 4909 Lakewood Blvd., according to a statement...

  • Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study finds
    Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study finds

    Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

    A “preservation report card” assigns an “F” to 51 cities and all of the county’s unincorporated...

  • Charges filed against man who allegedly punched gas station clerk
    Charges filed against man who allegedly punched gas station clerk

    A man who allegedly punched a gas station clerk last month in Lakewood in a dispute over 41 cents was charged Friday with felony assault and mayhem. 

    Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the female clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7.

    The clerk allegedly...

  • Man arrested for allegedly punching gas station clerk over 41 cents
    Man arrested for allegedly punching gas station clerk over 41 cents

    Authorities have arrested a man who they say punched a Long Beach gas station clerk in the face in a dispute over 41 cents.

    Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7 after he was told the price of a Swisher Sweets...

  • Two men invade Lakewood home, rob 81-year-old woman of jewelry
    Two men invade Lakewood home, rob 81-year-old woman of jewelry

    An elderly woman was robbed inside her Lakewood home early Wednesday morning by two men who used brute force.

    The 81-year-old woman called authorities at 12:13 a.m. after she had been robbed at her home in the 11500 block of 215th Street.

    She told Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies that two...

  • Fatal crash on 91 Freeway in Lakewood snarls morning commute
    Fatal crash on 91 Freeway in Lakewood snarls morning commute

    Traffic on the 91 Freeway in Lakewood was bottlenecked Thursday morning after a fatal crash left half of the eastbound lanes blocked.

    A California Highway Patrol official said authorities hope to have all lanes reopened at Lakewood Boulevard by 6:45 a.m. Officers opened two lanes at about 6 a.m....

  • J.C. Penney, new home for Jonathan Adler, Conran, Michael Graves
    J.C. Penney, new home for Jonathan Adler, Conran, Michael Graves

    Can new home decor collections save J.C. Penney? The struggling department store threw a housewarming party Thursday in New York, heralding new lines from an impressive roster of designers: Jonathan Adler, Conran, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Bodum and, freshly jumped-ship from Target, Michael Graves.

    ...

  • College student shot dead outside his Lakewood home; two men sought
    College student shot dead outside his Lakewood home; two men sought

    Police were looking Friday for two men involved in the slaying of a Lakewood college student who was fatally shot outside his home.

    Police said two men walked up to Cyrus Alva, 19, as he stood outside the home he shared with his older brother in the 3700 block of Arbor Road, and shot him.

    Alva...

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