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Ceramic debris snarls traffic on 170 Freeway in North Hollywood

Traffic slowed to a crawl along the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood on Tuesday morning after a truck spilled ceramic debris onto the roadway and blocked several lanes.  The lane closures began just after 5:14 a.m. when the truck struck a center divider on the westbound 134 Freeway overpass and spilled...

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  • 9 great breakfast sandwiches plus one killer burrito to try now

    9 great breakfast sandwiches plus one killer burrito to try now

    A perfectly balanced breakfast sandwich the size of your head goes a long way toward improving the prospects of almost any day. (And there’s nothing like it for curing a hangover.) It has to have melted cheese, protein (preferably crisp bacon), eggs (of course) and bread (from tortilla to loaf,...

  • 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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    Lonely eccentrics, adrift in the French Quarter in Tennessee Williams' 'Vieux Carré'

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    Sean Fernandez isn't shy about shooting. The North Hollywood senior guard scored 44 points, and it was just enough to help the Huskies edge Sun Valley Poly, 56-55, on Wednesday night in a game for first place in the East Valley League. Eric Favors missed a three-pointer at the buzzer for Poly....

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    'That Lovin' Feelin' ': Jukebox musical plays like a love song to the Righteous Brothers

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    How much house does about $400,000 buy in Southern California?

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    L.A. to pay $15 million to settle suit filed by family of girl killed at NoHo crossing

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    'Reunion' at NoHo Arts Center

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    Gail Goodrich returns to where it all started -- Madison Middle School

    Gail Goodrich has received many honors for his days as a basketball player in Southern California. Each team he played for — Sun Valley Poly, UCLA and the Lakers — retired his jersey. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

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    Israel Film Festival brings award winners 'Baba Joon,' 'Censored Voices' to L.A.

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    The fires all occurred in close proximity, with the first blaze erupting around 3 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

    ...

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    Biden visits North Hollywood factory to promote jobs, minimum wage hike

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    Vice President Joe Biden tours North Hollywood facility; jokes about his future

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    Uh-oh, NoHo road closures coming today with Vice President Joe Biden visit

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