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San Fernando police fatally shoot man after brief car chase

San Fernando police fatally shot a man Monday after he crashed his car into another vehicle at the end of a pursuit, authorities said. Police followed the man for about a block before he collided with another vehicle at the busy intersection of San Fernando Road and Hubbard Street shortly before...


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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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  • 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...

  • Baseball: San Fernando's Alonzo Garcia commits to UC Irvine

     Alonzo Garcia of San Fernando, one of the top pitchers in the City Section the last three seasons, has committed to UC Irvine. He has a 28-6 record at the varsity level and helped lead the Tigers to the City Section Division I title last season. "I think it's a great school for him," Coach Armando...

  • Baseball: San Fernando knocks off El Camino Real

     Alonzo Garcia allowed six hits and struck out seven in San Fernando's 7-2 win over El Camino Real on Saturday. Garcia also had two hits and two RBIs. Rafael Salcedo added two hits and an RBI. Kennedy defeated South Torrance, 2-0. Noah Valenzuela threw 5 1/3 innings. Alex Rangel got the save.  Chase...

  • Baseball: It's a San Fernando-Sylmar showdown

    It's going to be hot, but that shouldn't bother the players from Sylmar or San Fernando facing off in Tuesday's Valley Mission League showdown at San Fernando. Sylmar is 12-3 and trying to show it belongs in the conversation as a top City Section team. The Spartans knocked off Narbonne on Saturday....

  • Man found standing over dead mother with knife, police say

    Man found standing over dead mother with knife, police say

    A man killed his mother in San Fernando on Thursday when he stabbed her several times in the upper torso, authorities said. San Fernando police officers reported finding the suspect, Roman Maldonado, standing over his mother and holding a knife when they arrived in the 300 block of Harps Street...

  • Woman dies after being stabbed in San Fernando

    Woman dies after being stabbed in San Fernando

    A woman died after she was stabbed in San Fernando, authorities said Thursday night. The attack was reported around 3:30 p.m. in 300 block of Harps Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name and age were not released. Homicide...

  • Man pleads not guilty in slayings of ailing wife, bedridden sister

    A 60-year-old man charged with murder in the slayings of his ill wife and bedridden sister pleaded not guilty Monday.

    Lance Holger Anderson is suspected of shooting his wife, Bertha Maxine Anderson, 68, in the head in their Canyon Country apartment on Dec. 11. She had dementia.

    Later that day,...

  • Football: QB Cristian Solano keeps rolling [Video]

     After three games, San Fernando senior quarterback Cristian Solano has 1,032 yards passing and 12 touchdowns. He also has rushed for 333 yards. He has led the Tigers to a 3-0 record. He's 6 feet 3 and has a 3.8 grade-point average.

    Do you think a smart college recruiter might want to offer him...

  • 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.


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