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L.A.-area homes with closet appeal for about $450,000

We've seen some interesting home-building trends pop up in recent years, from pet-washing stations to pizza ovens to outdoor kitchens. But the feature most likely to show up in a typical new home in 2016 is rather elemental: a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, according to a survey by the National...

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  • Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'

    Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'

    San Gabriel Valley locals celebrate the 'fusion lifestyle' they're forging. It draws on U.S. hip-hop and Chinese dialects, includes Instagram and pho. Boba is a must.

  • 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...

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  • Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

    Football: Rebels snap two-game skid, match last year's win total with 29-14 road victory against Sierra Vista.

  • Richard Kiel dies at 74; actor played 'Jaws' in Bond movies

    Richard Kiel dies at 74; actor played 'Jaws' in Bond movies

    Acting wasn't in Richard Kiel's blood — his parents ran an appliance store — but it was certainly in his teeth. Kiel, who at nearly 7 feet 2 loomed over many a movie set, was famous for his portrayal of "Jaws," a James Bond villain who chomped through funicular cables, killer sharks and unfortunate...

  • 605 Freeway reopens after lanes closed in San Gabriel Valley, CHP says

    The 605 Freeway in the Baldwin Park and Irwindale areas was reopened after lanes were shut down in both directions Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP cited "police activity," and initial reports from the scene were that a person possibly armed with a weapon was threatening...

  • 2 ex-Baldwin Park employees accuse council members of retaliation

    Two former Baldwin Park city employees are claiming they were fired in retaliation for opposing unethical behavior by city council members. In an 11-page claim filed June 2 with the city clerk's office, Vijay Singhal, the city's former chief executive officer, alleged he was forced from his job...

  • Baldwin Park man pleads not guilty in beating death of his poodle

    A Baldwin Park man pleaded not guilty to accusations that he beat his miniature poodle to death, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.Jason Arnold Vaca, 34, made his plea Tuesday during his arraignment in a West Covina courtroom on one felony count of animal cruelty, said...

  • Man found shot in Baldwin Park dies

    Man found shot in Baldwin Park dies

    A man who was found shot in Baldwin Park over the weekend has died, authorities said. The man was found near the intersection of Whitesell Street and Virginia Avenue at 7:33 p.m. Saturday with at least one gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was taken to...

  • Calif. tour bus crash injures 13
    Calif. tour bus crash injures 13

    At least 13 people sustained minor injuries when a tour bus ran off a freeway and into a wash in Baldwin Park near Los Angeles early Monday, authorities said.

    The wreck occurred about 4:36 a.m. PST on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Baldwin Park Boulevard offramp.

    The exact number of people on...

  • Calif. tour bus crash injures 13
    Calif. tour bus crash injures 13

    At least 13 people sustained minor injuries when a tour bus ran off a freeway and into a wash in Baldwin Park near Los Angeles early Monday, authorities said.

    The wreck occurred about 4:36 a.m. PST on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Baldwin Park Boulevard offramp.

    The exact number of people on...

  • 13 hurt but no major injuries in tour bus crash in Baldwin Park
    13 hurt but no major injuries in tour bus crash in Baldwin Park

    At least 13 people sustained minor injuries when a tour bus ran off the 10 Freeway and into a wash in Baldwin Park early Monday, authorities said.

    The wreck occurred about 4:36 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Baldwin Park Boulevard offramp.

    The exact number of people on board at the time...

  • Tour bus with 37 on board runs off 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park
    Tour bus with 37 on board runs off 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park

    A tour bus with three dozen passengers on board ran off the freeway in Baldwin Park early Monday, authorities said. 

    There were no immediate reports of fatalities from the wreck that occurred about 4:36 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Baldwin Park Boulevard offramp.

    "We have a bus off...

  • Bear that ran loose in Baldwin Park found dead 30 miles away
    Bear that ran loose in Baldwin Park found dead 30 miles away

    A 3-year-old bear found dead Tuesday in the Antelope Valley was positively identified as the same bear that was running loose in Baldwin Park early Friday morning, wildlife officials said.

    Officials were called to a residence Tuesday in Littlerock, where the 275-pound male California black bear...

  • In pre-dawn chase, dozen officers corner bear in tree
    In pre-dawn chase, dozen officers corner bear in tree

    A bear caught roaming around a Baldwin Park neighborhood early Friday was tranquilized and loaded into the back of a pickup truck on its way back into the forest.

    Police officials kept spotlights on the bear as it wandered around a commercial district, lumbering over chain-link fences and over...

  • Police investigate fatal shooting of man in Baldwin Park
    Police investigate fatal shooting of man in Baldwin Park

    Police in Baldwin Park are investigating the fatal shooting of a man, they said Friday.

    The man, who has not been publicly identified, was found in the 4700 block of Merced Avenue at 8:38 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    According to the release,...

  • Toddler allegedly killed by father suffered broken leg last year
    Toddler allegedly killed by father suffered broken leg last year

    A  Baldwin Park toddler who was allegedly killed by his father suffered a broken leg last year in an incident that was investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

    Officials with the Children and Family Services Department...

  • Baldwin Park father arrested in death of toddler son

    A Baldwin Park father was arrested Thursday on suspicion of killing his 21-month-old son, authorities said.

    David Vazquez, 32, was booked at the Baldwin Park Police Department on suspicion of murder and was being held in lieu of $1 million.

    Vazquez’s son, Joshua, was rushed from the family home...

  • 1-year-old Baldwin Park child in 'suspicious' death identified

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified a Baldwin Park toddler who died at a local hospital Wednesday night.

    Joshua Anderson Vasquez was 20 months old and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is considering his death “suspicious,” officials said.

    The incident was reported...

  • Homicide detectives probe death of 1-year-old Baldwin Park girl
    Homicide detectives probe death of 1-year-old Baldwin Park girl

    Homicide detectives Wednesday night were investigating the death of 1-year-old Baldwin Park girl.

    The incident was reported shortly before 11 a.m. in the 3700 block of Downing Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    The child was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead....

  • Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'
    Asian American youth culture is coming of age in 'the 626'

    San Gabriel Valley locals celebrate the 'fusion lifestyle' they're forging. It draws on U.S. hip-hop and Chinese dialects, includes Instagram and pho. Boba is a must.

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