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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...

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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' basketball runs into CIF semifinals

    Basketball: Guards' torrid transition game, stifling defense pave way in 44-23 Division V-A quarterfinal victory.

  • Rivas to head SoCal Crush women’s soccer team

    Rivas to head SoCal Crush women’s soccer team

    Former Crescenta Valley High girls’ soccer Coach Reggie Rivas was named the first coach in the history of the newly formed Southern California Crush Football Club.The team officially joined the United Women’s Soccer League, a Tier 2 league, on Saturday and made its hire of Rivas, director of operations...

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