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2 men sought in armed robbery of Pacoima restaurant

Police Wednesday were searching for two armed men who emptied the cash register at Rigo’s Taco restaurant in Pacoima.  The men entered the store, located at 10750 Glenoaks Blvd., and approached the cashier around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, said Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im.   As they were placing...

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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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  • Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged the driver of a Cadillac SUV with fatally striking a man in a wheelchair last month in Pacoima and fleeing the scene. Tatiana Cacho, 24, of Pacoima was arrested after detectives received anonymous tips from the public that she was behind the wheel when...

  • Tips lead to arrest in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair

    Tips lead to arrest in fatal hit-and-run of man in wheelchair

    Los Angeles police have arrested the driver of a Cadillac SUV on suspicion of striking a man using a wheelchair last month in Pacoima, dragging him 100 feet and then fleeing the scene after his body was dislodged. The victim, 40-year-old Manuel Gonzalez, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital....

  • Pedestrian in wheelchair killed in hit-and-run, police say

    Authorities are continuing to search for a motorist who hit and killed a 40-year-old man in a wheelchair in Arleta on Friday night before fleeing the scene.  Manuel Dejesus Segovia Gonzalez of Pacoima was crossing Terra Bella Street just east of Cayuga Avenue at about 8 p.m. when he was hit, authorities...

  • Alleged L.A. rampage suspect smiles in court as victim's kin watches

    Alleged L.A. rampage suspect smiles in court as victim's kin watches

    The arraignment for Alex Hernandez, a 34-year-old man suspected of carrying out a series of fatal shootings in the San Fernando Valley area last month, was postponed for the second time on Wednesday. Wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, Hernandez smiled as he looked over the downtown Los Angeles courtroom...

  • Main Street economic renaissance planned for Pacoima

    Main Street economic renaissance planned for Pacoima

    Lizeth Perez, 33, has lived in Pacoima all her life, but the only businesses she remembers patronizing there are a Jack in the Box and a tattoo shop that's no longer open. She spends her money instead in neighboring Arleta, which boasts a CVS, or Panorama City, where there's a Wal-Mart. Pacoima's...

  • Suspect in five-day shooting rampage is a 'serial killer,' police say

    Suspect in five-day shooting rampage is a 'serial killer,' police say

    A Sylmar man described by police as a "serial killer" was charged Tuesday with murder and attempted murder and is believed to be responsible for a five-day shooting rampage on Los Angeles area roadways that killed four people and wounded several others, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Department...

  • One in custody after series of deadly shootings in San Fernando Valley
    One in custody after series of deadly shootings in San Fernando Valley

    The first gunshots on a San Fernando street jolted people awake inside their homes.

    Police came upon a family of five in a car. A young woman was dead, her parents badly wounded.

    It was only the start.

    Forty-five minutes later and a few miles away at a Sylmar park, a man collecting recyclables...

  • Gunmen in 3 random killings 'a major public threat,' LAPD says
    Gunmen in 3 random killings 'a major public threat,' LAPD says

    Los Angeles police said late Sunday afternoon they were searching for two suspects they believe are responsible for a series of seemingly random early-morning shootings that left three people dead and four wounded in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

    Witnesses said the gunmen were driving a tan,...

  • Man found shot to death in his truck at Pacoima intersection
    Man found shot to death in his truck at Pacoima intersection

    A man was shot to death inside his truck at an intersection in Pacoima early Thursday, police said.

    Officers received a call about a Latino man in his 40s slumped over the steering wheel of a truck with the engine still running at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street before...

  • 10 people injured when SUV plows into Pacoima pizzeria
    10 people injured when SUV plows into Pacoima pizzeria

    A 5-year-old boy was critically injured and nine others were treated by emergency medics Monday evening after a sport utility vehicle plowed into a Pacoima pizzeria.

    The child was taken to a hospital with head trauma. Six others, including a 1-month-old baby and another child, were also transported...

  • L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case
    L.A. Unified asks judge to affirm settlement in molestation case

    The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday requested that a judge approve a settlement agreement with the family of a student who alleged he was molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher.

    District officials contend that they had reached a settlement in the case involving Paul...

  • Family, police searching for distraught missing teen in Pacoima
    Family, police searching for distraught missing teen in Pacoima

    Police in Pacoima are looking for a distraught 17-year-old who went missing Saturday after he stabbed himself in the hand during an argument with his family.

    Luis Alberto Ortiz recently learned that his cancer had returned, and he may have been suicidal when he left home, said his father, Cesar...

  • L.A. Unified agrees to settle two molestation claims for $5 million
    L.A. Unified agrees to settle two molestation claims for $5 million

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $5 million to settle two legal claims from students who alleged they were molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher, a plaintiff's attorney said Wednesday.

    The settlements, which still must be approved by a judge, would be the...

  • L.A. Unified agrees to $5 million in settlements in molestation cases
    L.A. Unified agrees to $5 million in settlements in molestation cases

    The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to pay $5 million to settle two legal claims from students who alleged they were molested by a former Telfair Elementary School teacher, a plaintiff's attorney said Wednesday.

    The settlements, which still must be approved by a judge, would be the...

  • Pacoima Wash is getting a makeover
    Pacoima Wash is getting a makeover

    When Rosalinda Cardenas was a kid, her parents warned her often: Stay away from the Pacoima Wash.

    A few blocks from her home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the concrete-encased flood control channel was barricaded by rusty chain-link fences, broken glass and garbage. Its steep, graffiti-marred banks...

  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'
    L.A. Mayor Garcetti identifies city's 'Great Streets'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has identified the first 15 areas to be targeted in his initiative to revitalize dozens of neighborhood streets.

    The goal of his "Great Streets" program, the mayor has said, is to make streets  more pedestrian-friendly and attract businesses. The mayor's...

  • Holes found in tale of alleged shooting during iPhone sale

    The shooting appeared to be another cautionary tale about answering online ads.

    A 19-year-old told police he was shot after he responded to a Craigslist ad for an iPhone in Pacoima.

    The victim — along with his girlfriend and father who accompanied him to buy the phone — identified Alexis Soria...

  • New Sylmar community garden targets families with young children
    New Sylmar community garden targets families with young children

    The first community garden serving families with young children in Sylmar opened Saturday as part of an effort to bring healthy eating habits to the northeast San Fernando Valley.

    The garden, in El Cariso Community Regional Park, features 39 raised garden beds, fruit trees, a tricycle path and...

  • L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund
    L.A. politicians weigh plan to replenish affordable housing fund

    Funding to help build affordable housing in Los Angeles has plunged sharply in recent years — a drop that city officials say has intensified the difficulties facing poor tenants.

    Now politicians have a plan to replenish the housing fund. But it relies on a key source of money that Mayor Eric Garcetti...

  • Sylmar couple accused of enslaving girl, 9, smuggled from El Salvador

    A Sylmar couple has pleaded not guilty to accusations that they paid to have a 9-year-old girl smuggled to the U.S. from Central America and forced her to work at their restaurant.

    Dora Alicia Valle, 50, and her live-in boyfriend, Estrada Melvin Sandoval, 40, were charged with one count each of...

  • Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library
    Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library

    Police are searching for a carjacker who ordered a man and his 7-year-old daughter into their truck at gunpoint outside a library in Pacoima on Monday, and then forced them to withdraw cash from an ATM before ditching them at a freeway interchange.

    The incident unfolded at about 3 p.m. when the...

  • Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure
    Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure

    Thick flames raced through a lumberyard in Pacoima on Thursday evening, prompting fire officials to ask for the shutdown of a nearby Metrolink station.

    The Los Angeles Fire Department got a call just before 8 p.m. and classified the blaze in the 11100 block of Sutter Avenue as a greater alarm fire,...

  • Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured
    Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured

    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said.

    The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport shortly before 1 p.m. when it crashed into the...

  • Plane lands in field in Pacoima; no injuries reported
    Plane lands in field in Pacoima; no injuries reported

    A single-engine plane with two people on board made a forced landing Wednesday afternoon in a field in Pacoima, but no injuries were reported, officials said.

    Preliminary information indicates that the Piper PA32 lost power after taking off from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima and landed shortly before...

  • Police find no evidence of reported shooting near Pacoima school

    Los Angeles police found no evidence to support a report of a shooting Friday afternoon that caused officials to begin evacuating Pacoima Middle School, authorities said.

    Officers were deployed to the 9900 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard about 2:40 p.m. after getting a call from a man who claimed...

  • LAPD responding to reported shooting near Pacoima school

    Los Angeles police were responding Friday afternoon to a report of a shooting at a home near a Pacoima middle school, officials said.

    Details about the reported incident were still unclear, but LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said officers were called to the 9900 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard --...

  • Man fatally struck by Metrolink train in Pacoima

    A man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a Metrolink commuter train in Pacoima on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

    Katherine Main, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the man died at the scene. His name has not been released.

    Jeff Lustgarten, a Metrolink spokesman,...

  • County moves ahead with San Fernando teen health center

    Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday took another step toward placing a $6.2-million teen health center at San Fernando High School.

    The health center would be open to Los Angeles Unified School District students and provide services including physical exams, immunizations, mental health services,...

  • Suspect shot in arm by Los Angeles police in Pacoima
    Suspect shot in arm by Los Angeles police in Pacoima

    A man sought in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon was shot by Los Angeles police in Pacoima on Monday afternoon, officials said.

    The suspect was shot in the arm about 2:30 p.m. near Borden Avenue and Paxton Street, LAPD Sgt. Robert Ginther said.

    Details about the man's condition or...

  • 2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil
    2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil

    Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin propose changing city zoning laws to stop fracking and related oil extraction methods.

  • Polls close: L.A. Council's only woman member to emerge from race
    Polls close: L.A. Council's only woman member to emerge from race

    The polls are now closed in the Los Angeles City Council special election race between Cindy Montañez and Nury Martinez. The winner will be the lone woman on the 15-member council.

    The two East San Fernando Valley candidates now must await the city clerk’s tally from what appeared throughout the...

  • Polls open for Valley voters to pick lone woman for L.A. Council
    Polls open for Valley voters to pick lone woman for L.A. Council

    The only woman member of the Los Angeles City Council will be chosen starting at 7 a.m. when polls open for voters in the Eastern San Fernando Valley’s 6th District. Balloting continues until 8 p.m.The special election — to fill the seat of former Councilman Tony Cardenas, now in Congress — pits...

  • Council candidate Martinez reveals abuse as child to counter campaign ad

    Los Angeles City Council candidate and former school board member Nury Martinez on Monday said a man repeatedly sexually abused her as a child, a claim she's making public now to counter attack ads being circulated by her opponent in a July 23 special election to fill an open council seat.

    Martinez,...

  • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
    Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

    Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

    Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

  • LAPD officers say they shot man who lunged at them with knives

    A man was shot by police Thursday in Pacoima after he lunged at officers while wielding knifes, authorities said.

    About 2:15 p.m., officers responded to the 13200 block of Corcoran Street where they said a 26-year-old man was trying to kill himself. LAPD sources said that when police arrived, the...

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