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7 1/2-foot camel, fixture in Agua Dulce community, killed by driver

 Sheba, a roughly 7 ½-foot tall camel, was a fixture in the rural community of Agua Dulce. The one-hump, or dromedary, camel and her handler, Robin Orefice, often strolled along the dusty roads, greeting residents and waving at passing drivers. It was not uncommon to the see the nearly 2,000-pound...

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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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  • Baseball: Get ready for the Trevor Bauer Show

    Baseball: Get ready for the Trevor Bauer Show

    Always expect the unexpected from Trevor Bauer, the former Hart High and UCLA pitcher who will be starting tonight for the Cleveland Indians. Those who have followed the 25-year-old right-hander through the years know he speaks his mind and does whatever his very smart brain tells him to do. So...

  • Baseball: Pat Valaika to become sixth former Hart player in MLB this season

    Baseball: Pat Valaika to become sixth former Hart player in MLB this season

    Former Newhall Hart and UCLA shortstop Pat Valaika is being called up by the Colorado Rockies, becoming the sixth former Hart player to have played in the majors this season, Hart Coach Jim Ozella said Monday. No high school in America is believed to have had as many players from the same school...

  • Deputy shoots and kills unarmed homeless man, prompting investigation

    Deputy shoots and kills unarmed homeless man, prompting investigation

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot an unarmed homeless man Tuesday night in Castaic after deputies tried to stop and question the man, authorities said. William Bowers, 51, was riding a bicycle about 9 p.m. in the 31500 block of Castaic Road when deputies tried to stop him, according...

  • Pac-12 media day: Tim White rises up at Arizona State after playing at Hart High, COC

    Tim White, the standout receiver and punt/kickoff returner at Arizona State, didn't have the grades to attend college after graduating from Hart High. But he went to College of the Canyons, blossomed in a structured environment and is now one of the Pac-12's best offensive players. "He is one of...

  • Baseball: It's an historic day with five former Hart players in the major leagues

    On the day five of his former Hart High baseball players could be found playing in the major leagues, with two of them starting on the mound in games, Jim Ozella was dressed on Thursday evening in a T-shirt, black shorts and carrying around a bat ready to hit pregame ground balls and fly balls...

  • Football: Golden Valley is ready to take advantage of new playoff divisions

    If there's any football program ready to capitalize on the new Southern Section playoff divisions based on competitive equity, it should be Golden Valley. The school has never made the football playoffs in 11 years with a varsity program playing in the tough Foothill League. It's still going to...

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