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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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  • Lightning strike leaves 700 people without power in Sunland

    Lightning strike leaves 700 people without power in Sunland

    A lightning strike in Sunland left more than 700 people without electricity Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said.  The outage was reported Wednesday around 3 p.m. after lines were knocked down by the lightning, officials said. Television news footage showed downed...

  • 3 men to stand trial for allegedly killing man for insurance policy

    A Glendale man accused of killing his estranged boyfriend to collect on his life insurance policy was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on murder charges. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that sufficient evidence was presented during a three-day preliminary hearing to move...

  • Mountain lion spotted in industrial area of Sun Valley

    A mountain lion was reported roaming in a commercial area Thursday night in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, police told The Times. A caller said the animal was behind a building in the 10900 block of Pendleton Street, near Sunland Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A...

  • Hertzberg says he will cooperate with hugs investigation

    State Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles) said Thursday he will cooperate with a state investigation into complaints from a former legislator that she was uncomfortable with his repeated hugs after she asked him not to touch her. A small portion of his district is in Burbank. Senate President Pro...

  • About 150 bicycles restored for less-fortunate children

    About 150 bicycles restored for less-fortunate children

    Dozens of shiny, restored bicycles repaired by the Burbank Bike Angels lined the steps in front of Burbank City Hall waiting to find new homes during a press conference Wednesday. For the past nine years, the local bicycle advocacy group has repaired bicycles to nearly brand-new condition to be...

  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Toasty temps contrast traditional feel of holiday season

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Toasty temps contrast traditional feel of holiday season

    “Oh, the weather outside is frightful.” That’s how the 1945 Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” song begins. For those of us in Los Angeles, “frightful” has taken on a new meaning. Ever since the 92-degree high on Thanksgiving, rarely have we had normal weather for this...

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