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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...

  • Learning Matters: Many programs are available for parents, particularly those with children with disabilities

    Learning Matters: Many programs are available for parents, particularly those with children with disabilities

    “Button, you must wander all day long.” Those are the words of a music game I’m singing these days with a group of second graders. As with similar folk tunes, it’s used to teach basic rhythms and intervals, but I keep thinking about the story of the wandering button. The words work on me, as songs...

  • Hundreds of Burbank residents expected to join local women’s march

    Thousands of people are expected to rally together in cities around the world Saturday for an encore women’s march — and Burbank is no exception. About 400 people have already signed up to march down the Chandler Bike Path as a sign of solidarity to continue advocating for women’s rights, said...

  • Here’s looking at the lasting fascination of ‘Casablanca’

    Here’s looking at the lasting fascination of ‘Casablanca’

    The 1943 film “Casablanca” is arguably one of the most famous motion pictures of all time, and though it is 75 years old, it still sparks the interest of many people. Last week, the Buena Vista Branch Library in Burbank held a screening of the movie, and now the library will be continuing to feed...

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