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Brush fire near Lake View Terrace is 60% contained

A brush fire near Lake View Terrace that quickly grew to 184 acres and temporarily forced the closure of local roads is now about 60% contained, authorities said Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters from across the Los Angeles area battled the wind-whipped fire that began Monday near the 11300 block...

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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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  • L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause

    L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause

    Worried solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground -- part of its Feed-In Tariff program -- until the city can make sure they mesh with neighborhoods....

  • Clash over Valley solar project spurs push for more city control

    Clash over Valley solar project spurs push for more city control

    A Los Angeles councilman wants to tighten city control over solar installations after one proposed project -- an array of 3,500 solar cells slated for Lake View Terrace -- set off an uproar among neighbors in a rural, residential, horse-keeping area. The push comes as the city has been striving...

  • One dead, another injured in Angeles National Forest car crash

    One person was killed and another seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a car crash in the Kagel Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. when a Chevrolet Camaro went over the side of the road near the intersection of Kagel Canyon and Dexter...

  • Man accused of injuring two women in hit-and-run

    Man accused of injuring two women in hit-and-run

    An 18-year-old arguing with two 17-year-old women allegedly struck them with his vehicle and fled the scene in Lakeview Terrace, Los Angeles police said Wednesday afternoon. The two victims were dragged by the vehicle near Hunnewell Avenue north of Pierce Street. They were taken by paramedics to...

  • Fire near Morongo casino reaches 1,300 acres

    A wildfire was burning Sunday afternoon near the Morongo Indian Reservation northwest of Banning, officials said. The Hathaway fire started just before noon in Hathaway Canyon and had reached 1,300 acres by early Sunday evening. No houses or structures were threatened by the blaze, but authorities...

  • Glendale girls’ soccer stuns Burbank to open league

    Glendale girls’ soccer stuns Burbank to open league

    Soccer: Nitros dominate play, receive goals from Krikorian, Grigorian in 2-0 Pacific League win against Bulldogs.

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