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  • Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    While not as fluffy as a Berliner, beignet or bombolone, the Armenian doughnut ponchik is still easy to crave. Traditionally filled with a sweet custard, ponchiks can also be found in Armenian bakeries around town, filled with dulce de leche and various jams and especially Nutella, which seems...

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond. After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • A new project for 'Runway' producer Heidi Klum

    A new project for 'Runway' producer Heidi Klum

    "Project Runway" producer Heidi Klum buys the Sherman Oaks estate of Ed Weinberger and his wife, Carlene Watkins, for $9.875 million.

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  • LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start

    LAPD uses its helicopters to stop crimes before they start

    They seem as common as squawking gulls, and true Angelenos may not even bother to look up when one of the LAPD's 17 helicopters rattles their windows, its spotlight searching for a car-jacked Camry or an assault suspect hiding under a jacaranda. In a city of 469 sprawling square miles, few doubt...

  • In election with a bid to boost turnout, participation may be lacking

    In election with a bid to boost turnout, participation may be lacking

    In an election Tuesday where voters will weigh in on an idea to boost L.A.’s low voter turnout, it remains an open question how many people will go to the polls. With a late winter storm predicted for the weekend, candidates and their teams were scrambling to phone voters and knock on as many doors...

  • Billboard firm to put up signs backing six L.A. council candidates

    Billboard firm to put up signs backing six L.A. council candidates

    A billboard company challenging Los Angeles' restrictions on digital signs has disclosed plans to donate tens of thousands of dollars in advertising to help Councilman Jose Huizar and five other candidates, all but one of them incumbents, in the March 3 election. Lamar Advertising Co. of Baton...

  • Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    Where to find ponchiks, or Armenian doughnuts: Big, small, Nutella-filled

    While not as fluffy as a Berliner, beignet or bombolone, the Armenian doughnut ponchik is still easy to crave. Traditionally filled with a sweet custard, ponchiks can also be found in Armenian bakeries around town, filled with dulce de leche and various jams and especially Nutella, which seems...

  • L.A. nursing home fined, cited after death of resident

    The California Department of Public Health cited a North Hollywood nursing home after investigators found that staff mistakes caused a resident to choke -- and eventually die -- after being given medication mixed into applesauce. Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley received a $75,000...

  • 5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    5 new breweries that have opened since last L.A. Beer Week

    The sixth annual L.A. Beer Week is here again, and the craft beer scene in Los Angeles has grown impressively in the last 12 months. New breweries have opened from the San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay and beyond. After trying some new beers and checking out any of the dozens of L.A. Beer Week...

  • Pete Rose sells longtime home in Sherman Oaks
    Pete Rose sells longtime home in Sherman Oaks

    Pete Rose of Big Red Machine fame has hustled a deal in Sherman Oaks, selling his longtime residence for $1.96 million.

    The gated home, built in Spanish style in 1999, features a two-story floor plan with hardwood flooring, skylights and wrought-iron railings. The 4,719 square feet of living space...

  • Pete Rose sells longtime home in Sherman Oaks
    Pete Rose sells longtime home in Sherman Oaks

    Major League Baseball's hit king had asked as much as $2.15 million for the property, found on a shaded quarter-acre lot in Sherman Oaks.

  • More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in North Hollywood

    More than 100 firefighters responded Friday night to a blaze that burned through the roof of a one-story commercial building in North Hollywood.

    The fire broke out at 7432 Fulton Ave., just south of Raymer Street, about 7:30 p.m.

    Within an hour, most of the blaze had been knocked down, said fire...

  • Art and nature along the Tujunga Wash in the Valley
    Art and nature along the Tujunga Wash in the Valley

    The Tujunga Wash Greenway in the San Fernando Valley offers natural wonders and an epic mural.

  • Epic mural, natural wonders on Tujunga Wash Greenway
    Epic mural, natural wonders on Tujunga Wash Greenway

    This walk in the Tujunga Wash Greenway in the Valley is a combination leg stretch, history lesson and art gallery, taking in one of the city's least-known cultural constructions and one of the longest murals in the world.

  • San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table
    San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table

    For the first time in more than two decades, Los Angeles transportation officials can legally discuss building a light-rail line through a southern swath of the San Fernando Valley.

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday that will allow the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority...

  • L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases
    L.A. councilman calls for stiffer penalties in graffiti cases

    Frustrated by tagging in his San Fernando Valley district, a Los Angeles city councilman called this week for new measures to crack down on graffiti vandals, especially when murals are defaced.

    Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a motion Friday seeking to double the reward to $2,000 from $1,000...

  • Selfie tour of Los Angeles
    Selfie tour of Los Angeles

    Selfies: No matter how you feel about them, everyone can usually spot one or two that stand out among the others ... and if they're good, the photo will show you something new.

    Take today's photo, for instance. Los Angeles transplant Ahdrianah Worthey was trying to learn more about her new city...

  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes.

    Council members voted to draft an ordinance that would scale back the city's...

  • L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare
    L.A. County supervisorial candidates lay out visions for healthcare

    The most prominent candidates to fill seats this fall on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have very personal reasons to be interested in healthcare.

    One is an HIV-positive West Hollywood city councilman. Another left the Obama administration in part to care for her mother.

    A third is...

  • Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program
    Mayor, L.A. Unified announce citywide summer learning program

    As part of an effort to close what Mayor Eric Garcetti says is a skills gap in the Los Angeles workforce, officials announced a new summer program Tuesday to provide online and in-person classes to a wide range of young and older students.

    The Summer of Learning program, a collaboration between...

  • L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district
    L.A. councilwoman targets sex trade in her Valley district

    In the mornings, when Dakeya Brown-Kane takes her 3-year-old daughter to preschool, she tries to distract her with paper to draw on so she overlooks the scantily clad women outside.

    But it's hard to ignore the sultry billboard for the La Perla gentlemen's club near their apartment window on Sepulveda...

  • Crews work to repair gas leak in Valley Glen

    Work crews continued Tuesday to repair a gas line leak in Valley Glen that had prompted police to evacuate some residents.

    Residents also were warned to stay away from the intersection of Oxnard Street and Hazeltine Avenue, where the leak occurred before noon.

    Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman...

  • Gas leak in San Fernando Valley prompts warning to residents

    A gas line leak in Valley Glen prompted police Tuesday to warn nearby residents to stay away from the intersection of Oxnard Street and Hazeltine Avenue.

    The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted about the incident at 12:01 p.m., and a police spokesman said nearby buildings, including a gas station...

  • Police asking for public's help in North Hollywood homicide
    Police asking for public's help in North Hollywood homicide

    Detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding a man believed to be connected to a North Hollywood homicide, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    Officers responded to a call in the 7100 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and found the body of a 39-year-old woman,...

  • Search continues for caller who made Valley College gun threat

    Authorities are looking for the person who phoned in a shooting threat Thursday that led to the closure of Los Angeles Valley College and a nearby high school in the San Fernando Valley.

    The caller also accused a 21-year-old former student of making the threat. Authorities interviewed the woman...

  • Woman who allegedly called in threat to Valley College is arrested
    Woman who allegedly called in threat to Valley College is arrested

    A 21-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly calling Los Angeles Valley College and threatening to “shoot up” the school, authorities said.

    Authorities say the Los Angeles County sheriff’s bureau at the college received a call Thursday about 9 a.m. from a person threatening to "shoot...

  • Drug deal 'ripoff' said to spark fatal shooting at Valley College lot
    Drug deal 'ripoff' said to spark fatal shooting at Valley College lot

    The shooting death of a man in a parking lot of L.A. Valley College was sparked by a drug deal "ripoff," according to investigators.

    Raheen Taylor, 31, and Derrick Wilson, 25, were arrested in connection with the alleged homicide Sunday in San Jacinto, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...

  • 2 arrested in shooting death of man found at L.A. Valley College
    2 arrested in shooting death of man found at L.A. Valley College

    Two men were arrested Sunday in San Jacinto by L.A. County sheriff's homicide detectives in connection with the shooting death of a man in a parking lot of L.A. Valley College, authorities said.

    Raheen Taylor, 31, and Derrick Wilson, 25, were booked at the Inmate Reception Center and are being...

  • Man found shot at Los Angeles Valley College dies

    A man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday night in a parking lot at Los Angeles Valley College has died, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the unidentified man had been shot shortly before 7:30 p.m. in or near the 5800 block of Fulton Avenue in the Valley...

  • LAPD probes reported kidnapping attempt at elementary school
    LAPD probes reported kidnapping attempt at elementary school

    Los Angeles police late Wednesday went to a North Hollywood elementary school after a 10-year-old girl told officials that a man had tried to kidnap her, authorities said.

    The girl was apparently involved in an after-school program at Coldwater Canyon Elementary School when she said a man tried...

  • A new project for 'Runway' producer Heidi Klum
    A new project for 'Runway' producer Heidi Klum

    "Project Runway" producer Heidi Klum buys the Sherman Oaks estate of Ed Weinberger and his wife, Carlene Watkins, for $9.875 million.

  • New museum will bring San Fernando Valley's history to life
    New museum will bring San Fernando Valley's history to life

    The sprawling area never seems to get any respect when compared to the rest of Los Angeles. A museum opening on Saturday aims to change that.

  • Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI
    Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Odom, a free agent who has played for the Lakers and most recently the...

  • Paradigm executive Brad Turell lists Sherman Oaks showplace
    Paradigm executive Brad Turell lists Sherman Oaks showplace

    Brad Turell, executive vice president of corporate communications at Paradigm Talent Agency, has listed his house in Sherman Oaks for sale at $3.295 million.

    Designed for entertaining, the 9,400-square-foot Mediterranean has been his family home for nearly a decade.

    The grand foyer serves as the...

  • Heat warning issued for Santa Clarita, San Fernando valleys
    Heat warning issued for Santa Clarita, San Fernando valleys

    Los Angeles County health officials issued a heat alert for the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys beginning Wednesday, urging residents to take special care when outdoors.

    High temperatures in the region were forecast from Wednesday through Friday, and the alert could be extended if weather...

  • Garcetti appoints three L.A. city representatives to Metro board
    Garcetti appoints three L.A. city representatives to Metro board

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed three Los Angeles representatives to the board of the county’s transportation agency, one of the biggest decisions the new mayor has made so far that will influence his administration’s transportation projects.

    Garcetti’s appointees to the Los...

  • Officials demand FAA regulate helicopter noise in L.A. County
    Officials demand FAA regulate helicopter noise in L.A. County

    Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County.

    At a public hearing in Griffith Park, the officials...

  • Man shot by deputy allegedly pepper-sprayed homeowner, detectives

    A suspect who was shot and wounded by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in Van Nuys on Wednesday allegedly pepper-sprayed a homeowner and three detectives during the incident, officials said.

    Detectives from the major crimes division were conducting surveillance on burglary suspects when they...

  • Deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys sends suspect to hospital
    Deputy-involved shooting in Van Nuys sends suspect to hospital

    One suspect was taken to a hospital after a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday in Van Nuys, authorities said.

    Few details were immediately available about the incident, which occurred about 11:55 a.m. in the 5800 of Allott Avenue, said Deputy Aura Sierra of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

    ...

  • $50,000 reward considered in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist
    $50,000 reward considered in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

    The city of Los Angeles will consider offering a $50,000 reward to help find the driver who hit and killed an 18-year-old bicyclist.

    David Granados was killed March 24 after he was hit by a car as he rode his bicycle on Bellaire Avenue at Oxnard Street in Valley Glen.

    Police say the vehicle was...

  • Heist in North Hollywood nets $2 million in diamonds

    Masked thieves got away with $2 million worth of diamonds after trapping the car of a man in North Hollywood, police said Friday.

    The unidentified man left a friend's house around 10 p.m. Thursday and was stopped at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Bellaire Avenue. That's when a car rear-ended...

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