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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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  • Metrolink sees continued drop in ridership

    Metrolink sees continued drop in ridership

    Sean Robb of Valencia regularly took Metrolink to and from work in Glendale until the trains increasingly fell behind schedule. It became so bad, Robb called the line "Metro-Late." He now drives to the office. Levi Gelineau, an insurance salesman, used to ride the line from Simi Valley to Burbank....

  • Drought threatens future of center for developmentally disabled

    Drought threatens future of center for developmentally disabled

    Julie Hill was born with a captivating smile and a sense of wonder. She was also born with developmental disabilities and beset with orthopedic struggles that required numerous surgeries. Her father likes to say that he was blessed with an eternal 5-year-old who loves him unconditionally, but he...

  • Sheriff's Department employee accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    Sheriff's Department employee accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    A civilian employee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was arrested on suspicion of sneaking drugs into the Pitchess Detention Center, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Ortiz, 55, a laundry supervisor at the Castaic jail complex, was apprehended early Tuesday after an investigation was...

  • No ID on burned body near Castaic Lake; search on for missing man

    No ID on burned body near Castaic Lake; search on for missing man

    The Los Angeles County coroner completed the autopsy on the burned body found in Castaic Lake but would not disclose the report Tuesday. Coroner Ed Winter said that the results were put on security hold pending authorization by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  The autopsy was completed...

  • L.A. County probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting inmates at a juvenile hall

    L.A. County probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting inmates at a juvenile hall

    A Los Angeles County probation officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of assault after he was accused of sexually abusing several female inmates at a Santa Clarita juvenile hall, prosecutors said. Oscar Calderon Jr., 33, was immediately sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty in...

  • Firefighters battle 15-acre brush fire in Newhall that triggered evacuation of paintball facility

    Firefighters were battling a 15-acre brush fire Thursday afternoon near the 5 Freeway in Newhall that triggered the evacuation of a paintball facility and destroyed an abandoned shed, officials said. About 1:40 p.m., firefighters responded to the 23000 block of The Old Road, where flames were running...

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