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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...

  • Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Community: Coalition sends kids back to classroom in style

    Local youngsters have all the supplies they need for the classroom this school year, thanks to a recent back-to-school celebration. There were 400 donated backpacks given out, along with pens, pencil pouches and folders, said Judith Arandes, executive director of the Burbank Housing Corp., which...

  • Reward offered in theft from Burbank nonprofit

    Reward offered in theft from Burbank nonprofit

    Hoping to catch a trio of thieves behind the robbery of a Burbank nonprofit late last month, two local groups are offering $1,000 for information leading to their arrests. The Burbank Police Officers’ Assn. and the Burbank City Employees Assn. are each offering a $500 reward to anyone with information...

  • Regional airports faring well during construction at LAX

    Regional airports faring well during construction at LAX

    When it comes to flying into and out of Southern California, passengers have several options from which to choose. Many opt to travel through the Los Angeles International Airport, but lately regional airfields such as Hollywood Burbank and Long Beach airports have seen a hike in their passenger...

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