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Suspect arrested in killing of man and woman in Winnetka

A man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and another man this weekend in the San Fernando Valley was arrested Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department, according to authorities. Brian Anthony Gonzales, a.k.a. Brian Hammond, 24, was arrested aboard a bus in Southern California, LAPD officials...

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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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  • Pack-rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    Pack-rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    A homeless man — a friend of the homeowners — was allowed to stay in the garage, say officials, who found a bed and chair amid the clutter inside.

  • Pack rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    Pack rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    Officials say a 61-year-old man who perished in a garage fire early Monday in Winnetka may have been living inside in pack rat conditions. The man, who was not immediately identified, was homeless and a longtime friend of the homeowners, who allowed him to stay in the garage,  said Los Angeles...

  • Man's body discovered inside burned home garage in Winnetka

    Man's body discovered inside burned home garage in Winnetka

    Los Angeles firefighters discovered the body of a man inside a detached garage that burned down Monday morning in Winnetka. Firefighters responded around 4 a.m. to a report of a fire at a single-story home at 7971 Sunnybrae Ave., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. After putting out the...

  • Police shoot, wound man armed with a knife [updated]

    Police shoot, wound man armed with a knife [updated]

    A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a man who confronted him with a knife at a Winnetka residence Sunday, authorities said. [Updated, 10 p.m.: The unidentified man was struck in the shoulder, said Los Angeles police Lt. Andrew Neiman. The man was listed in stable condition at a hospital....

  • Metro hopes to stop public urination near Orange Line bus station

    Metro hopes to stop public urination near Orange Line bus station

    A year and a half ago, residents in a Winnetka neighborhood began to complain that bus riders were ducking off the Metro Orange Line and into a nearby alley to relieve themselves. The most cavalier perpetrators urinated on front lawns. The stench wafted into homes. One homeowner found dirty diapers...

  • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

    Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

    Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database. Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

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