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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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  • Southwest Museum has first show since '06, but its future is uncertain

    Southwest Museum has first show since '06, but its future is uncertain

    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. The Southwest Museum in Mount Washington will open its first exhibition in seven years when “Four Centuries of Pueblo Pottery”  goes on display Saturday, with free admission. Like most things involving the site, the show is fraught with...

  • In Mt. Washington, a modern art studio inspired by a 1909 Craftsman

    In Mt. Washington, a modern art studio inspired by a 1909 Craftsman

    Andre Jardini and Gwen Freeman live in a stately Craftsman that was among the first homes built at the top of Mt. Washington. Designed by architect H.M. Patterson in 1909, the J.B. Merrill House, as it is called, was declared a city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument in 1990. So when it...

  • Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Southwest Museum's prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

    Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls for dinosaurs and mammals, and the return of the museum’s...

  • Obama Freeway in L.A. looks like it's going to happen, despite the Obamajam jokes

    Obama Freeway in L.A. looks like it's going to happen, despite the Obamajam jokes

    A plan to name a stretch of the 134 Freeway after former President Obama moved forward this week with approval from the California State Senate.

  • 5 Freeway reopens after deadly big rig crash

    5 Freeway reopens after deadly big rig crash

    A multi-vehicle crash involving two big rigs shut down the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park on Tuesday, snarling traffic for miles, the California Highway Patrol said. Southbound lanes remained closed just south of the 134 Freeway for seven hours, but all lanes had reopened by 7 p.m., according to...

  • 1 dead and at least 9 injured in multivehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Glendale

    1 dead and at least 9 injured in multivehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Glendale

    A fatal collision involving multiple vehicles closed down the Golden State (5) Freeway in both directions Tuesday morning near Glendale, bringing traffic to a complete standstill, authorities said. One person died as a result of the collision and at least nine others suffered minor injuries, according...

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