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This La Verne gas station has great breakfast burritos, but not for long

Alpha Dogs, a family-run hot dog stand that serves burritos, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and burgers inside a Mobil gas station/car wash in La Verne, will close June 30 after four years in business.  The stand is known for serving breakfast burritos such as the Alpha, made with bacon, sausage, eggs,...

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  • This La Verne gas station has great breakfast burritos, but not for long

    This La Verne gas station has great breakfast burritos, but not for long

    Alpha Dogs, a family-run hot dog stand that serves burritos, bacon-wrapped hot dogs and burgers inside a Mobil gas station/car wash in La Verne, will close June 30 after four years in business.  The stand is known for serving breakfast burritos such as the Alpha, made with bacon, sausage, eggs,...

  • 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...

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    Damien Coach Mark Parades said he is excited about the potential of two junior offensive linemen moving to the varsity level after playing junior varsity as sophomores. Liam Ryan, 6 feet 6, 260 pounds, and Evander Achan, 6-1, 260 pounds, give Damien two players to build around on the line. Achan...

  • Baseball: Andy Nieto is hired at Damien

    Former Bishop Amat baseball Coach Andy Nieto has been hired to take over the program at La Verne Damien. Nieto resigned after guiding the Lancers to his fourth Southern Section championship in June. He's a former USC assistant who knows how to develop top players and teams.   Twitter:@LATSondheimer...

  • Home of the Day: The Kuns House in La Verne

    Home of the Day: The Kuns House in La Verne

    This historic residence known as the Kuns House sits among mature oaks on a quiet corner lot in La Verne. Built and owned by Henry L. Kuns, a founding father of the University of La Verne, the home, restored by Ray Adamyk, mixes Edwardian Tudor design with hints of Craftsman bungalow style. A steeply...

  • Fatal crash on eastbound 210 Freeway

    Fatal crash on eastbound 210 Freeway

  • Fatal crash closes eastbound 210 Freeway in La Verne for hours

    Fatal crash closes eastbound 210 Freeway in La Verne for hours

    A fatal crash involving a dump truck shut down the eastbound 210 Freeway in La Verne for much of the morning commute Wednesday. The collision between the truck and a car occurred shortly before 3:45 a.m. near Fruit Street, sending the truck through the center divider, according to the California...

  • Boys' basketball: Jeremy Hemsley commits to San Diego State

     Jeremy Hemsley, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from La Verne Damien, announced on Thursday that he has committed to San Diego State. Hemsley averaged 22 points this past season, with games of 37 points against Great Oak and Mayfair, 33 points against Chino Hills and 31 against Claremont.  

  • Boys' basketball: Damien's Jeremy Hemsley is set to announce college decision

     Standout junior guard Jeremy Hemsley of Damien has made his college choice, Coach Matt Dunn said. He will reveal it on Thursday.

    Washington, Colorado, Arizona State and San Diego State are the contenders.

     

     

  • Man fatally shoots himself in La Verne Police Department parking lot
    Man fatally shoots himself in La Verne Police Department parking lot

    A Glendale man killed himself Monday morning when he shot himself in the chest while sitting inside his car in the La Verne Police Department parking lot, officials said.

    Los Angeles County coroner’s officials identified him as 59-year-old Roger Hickson, who police Lt. Tom Frayeh said lived in...

  • Two more earthquakes hit -- in La Verne and Borrego Springs
    Two more earthquakes hit -- in La Verne and Borrego Springs

    For the second day in a row, Southern Californians were rattled by earthquakes Friday morning.

    After the United States Geological Survey reported a 3.9-magnitude quake in Borrego Springs after 11 p.m. Thursday, a 2.6-magnitude temblor was registered in La Verne about 2 a.m. Friday.

    The quakes come...

  • Fire near La Verne neighborhood is 80% contained
    Fire near La Verne neighborhood is 80% contained

    A brush fire near a La Verne neighborhood grew from three to 40 acres in just hours Friday afternoon but was 80% contained, authorities said.

    Helicopters and ground crews battled the blaze, which was expected to be fully contained late Friday afternoon or evening, said Los Angeles County Fire Department...

  • Small brush fire breaks out near La Verne neighborhood
    Small brush fire breaks out near La Verne neighborhood

    A brush fire in the steep ravines of a La Verne residential neighborhood quickly grew to 3 acres Friday afternoon as helicopters dropped water.

    Heavy smoke was visible from the nearby 210 Freeway as ground crews worked to keep the fire line away from homes. At one point, television news footage...

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