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  • The finest food in Los Angeles for even the thinnest wallets

    The finest food in Los Angeles for even the thinnest wallets

    Is it possible to spend more than $400 per person at some of the restaurants on this year's list of the best 101? Of course. Cuisine costs. But great cooking takes many different forms in Los Angeles, and some of the most exquisite flavors belong to us all. Attari Sandwich Shop Attari is a slice...

  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Colonia Taco Lounge is a new jewel in the crown

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Colonia Taco Lounge is a new jewel in the crown

    Are we living in the golden age of the California taco? We may be — or at least it can seem as if we are when your tummy's full late on a Saturday night. Nobody finds it odd that Roy Choi, the local chef with the most international attention on him at the moment, became famous making Korean short...

  • National Taco Day: Jonathan Gold's favorite vegetarian tacos

    National Taco Day: Jonathan Gold's favorite vegetarian tacos

    St. Swithin's Day? Tu B'Shvat? Around here, the most important holiday of the year is National Taco Day, declared by the most sacred of public relations consortiums to be an occasion where every man, woman and child in America may enjoy the taco of his or her choice. In Los Angeles, of course,...

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  • Qatari court sentences Calif. couple to prison for daughter's death

    Qatari court sentences Calif. couple to prison for daughter's death

    Matthew and Grace Huang plan to appeal 3-year terms. Cultural biases against adoption and interracial families in the Mideast underlie case, their advocates say.

  • Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say

    Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say

    A man who was arrested on child pornography charges in Norwalk last week allegedly had a "trophy room" packed with toys, clothes and books for young girls, authorities said. Manuel Montes, 43, was taken into custody Thursday. During the investigation leading to his arrest, authorities said they...

  • Third body in year's span found at mixed-waste plant in Industry

    Third body in year's span found at mixed-waste plant in Industry

    An autopsy is pending for a homeless woman who was found dead earlier this week on a conveyor belt at a mixed-waste processing plant in the city of Industry -- the third body to be discovered at the facility within a year. Kesha Rena Williams, 45, was found at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday at the Athens Services...

  • Man found dead in City of Industry

    Man found dead in City of Industry

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found Tuesday morning in the City of Industry, authorities said. The man was found at about 8:50 a.m. in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard. HOMICIDE REPORT: Track killings in L.A. County He was pronounced dead at the scene. No additional...

  • Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Colonia Taco Lounge is a new jewel in the crown

    Jonathan Gold | L.A. restaurant review: Colonia Taco Lounge is a new jewel in the crown

    Are we living in the golden age of the California taco? We may be — or at least it can seem as if we are when your tummy's full late on a Saturday night. Nobody finds it odd that Roy Choi, the local chef with the most international attention on him at the moment, became famous making Korean short...

  • Body parts identified as those of East San Gabriel Valley woman

    Authorities Tuesday identified the woman whose remains were found last month at two water treatment plants 30 miles apart as Erin Lynn Cruz, 27, of East San Gabriel Valley. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said a cause of death has not been determined. Cruz was...

  • Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants
    Body parts of woman found at two treatment plants

    Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water...

  • Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant
    Second set of human remains found in L.A.-area water-treatment plant

    Another set of human remains was found at a water-treatment facility in L.A. County on Monday, the second such discovery in less than a week.

    The latest remains were found Monday at a treatment facility in the 1900 block of Workman Mill Road near the 60 and 605 freeways, according to the Los Angeles...

  • National Taco Day: Jonathan Gold's favorite vegetarian tacos
    National Taco Day: Jonathan Gold's favorite vegetarian tacos

    St. Swithin's Day? Tu B'Shvat? Around here, the most important holiday of the year is National Taco Day, declared by the most sacred of public relations consortiums to be an occasion where every man, woman and child in America may enjoy the taco of his or her choice. In Los Angeles, of course,...

  • Jonathan Gold: A soulful cauliflower taco in a league of its own
    Jonathan Gold: A soulful cauliflower taco in a league of its own

    There are many reasons to visit Colonia Taco Lounge out in La Puente. There is a nice selection of beers on tap for the eastern part of the county, including Cucapa from Mexicali and the elusive 90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head. The chile-zapped micheladas are good, and the capirinhas are made as...

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