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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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  • Port of Los Angeles hosts first Fleet Week

    Port of Los Angeles hosts first Fleet Week

    The first Fleet Week in Los Angeles is underway at the city’s port in San Pedro. Military ships have docked at the port over Labor Day weekend, giving the public a chance to tour naval vessels and meet some of the 1,500 sailors and other military personnel. On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard held...

  • Barbershop agrees to change advertising, pay damages to settle discrimination lawsuit by transgender man

    Barbershop agrees to change advertising, pay damages to settle discrimination lawsuit by transgender man

    A barbershop accused of denying service to a transgender male will, as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the man, remove potentially discriminatory advertising from its website and its locations in Long Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Australia. The lawsuit, filed in March, claimed...

  • Man arrested in slaying of Costa Mesa father of 8 is free pending further investigation

    A man arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death a Costa Mesa father of eight has been released from jail pending further investigation, authorities said. Logan James Cunningham, 27, of Long Beach was suspected in the killing of Jason Paul Torres, 40, on Aug. 7 at a Circle K convenience store in...

  • Garfield QB Henry Polanco has memorable middle name _ Adambomb

    Garfield QB Henry Polanco has memorable middle name _ Adambomb

    How rare is it for a quarterback to have as his middle name Adambomb? Henry Polanco, a junior quarterback at Garfield, can thank his father and the punk rock band, Social Distortion. His father gave him the middle name Adambomb after one of Social Distortion's songs. Now the band has become a favorite...

  • Football: Narbonne shows off lots of defensive hitters in scrimmage

    Football: Narbonne shows off lots of defensive hitters in scrimmage

    Narbonne's green-gold scrimmage on Wednesday night enabled more than 400 fans to have a nice, tasty chicken bowl. And they got to see the makings of the best defensive unit in the City Section. Opposing teams had better be ready to take some hits from the likes of linebackers Anthony Pandy, Raymond...

  • Long Beach to pay more than $3 million after fatal police shootings of unarmed men

    Long Beach to pay more than $3 million after fatal police shootings of unarmed men

    The Long Beach City Council has approved two separate payouts totaling $3.5 million to settle wrongful-death lawsuits brought by the families of unarmed men who were shot and killed by police in recent years, officials said. The City Council unanimously approved settlements for the families of...

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