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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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  • Absentee voting has Solis with big lead in L.A. County supervisor race
    Absentee voting has Solis with big lead in L.A. County supervisor race

    The first round of Los Angeles County voting results released Tuesday night showed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis with a commanding lead in the race for one open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Meanwhile, Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver were leading six other challengers...

  • Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day
    Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day

    The polls have now closed in Los Angeles County, where voters cast ballots to fill dozens of local, state and national offices -- from governor to Congress to county supervisor -- in mostly primary elections that will set the stage for runoffs in November.

    You can see the results as they are tallied...

  • Polls open and balloting begins for federal, state and local offices
    Polls open and balloting begins for federal, state and local offices

    Polls open at 7 a.m. for voters to cast ballots in the primary election to select candidates for California governor, secretary of state, attorney general and a number of other state and local offices.

    Two statewide ballot measures are also on the ballot. Proposition 41 would provide $600 million...

  • Candidates for Gloria Molina's L.A. County supervisor seat square off
    Candidates for Gloria Molina's L.A. County supervisor seat square off

    With only five days left before the June 3 election, former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis faced off for the first time Thursday with one of her opponents in the race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

    Three candidates are vying for the seat Molina is vacating due to term...

  • Inquiry hasn't slowed Hilda Solis' run for L.A. County supervisor
    Inquiry hasn't slowed Hilda Solis' run for L.A. County supervisor

    In a Burbank union hall, Democratic activists recently gathered on folding chairs to dole out coveted county party endorsements for the June election. In some races, candidates and their supporters worked the room for advantage. But in one of the most important local contests, to fill an open seat...

  • Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race
    Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide circle of supporters.

    With the election less...

  • Shriver widens fundraising lead in bid for Yaroslavsky's seat
    Shriver widens fundraising lead in bid for Yaroslavsky's seat

    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding another $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide circle of supporters.

    With the election less than...

  • Eric Garcetti endorses Hilda Solis for Los Angeles County supervisor
    Eric Garcetti endorses Hilda Solis for Los Angeles County supervisor

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined a growing list of local leaders lining up behind former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, giving her his endorsement Saturday.

    Solis is running to replace Gloria Molina, who has represented the district that includes downtown Los Angeles and much of the eastern...

  • Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations
    Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on Tuesday proposed new campaign-reporting regulations that would require donor reports to be filed electronically, a move that would make it quicker and easier for the public to see who is financially backing candidates.

    The proposal, which is expected...

  • Candidates agree online donor reporting should be L.A. County mandate
    Candidates agree online donor reporting should be L.A. County mandate

    More than six weeks after Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver reported raising $848,000 and took the lead among seven candidates seeking to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, the public still was unable to go on the county's website and see who was giving to the former Santa Monica council...

  • Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor
    Gloria Molina endorses Solis to succeed her as county supervisor

    Standing outside a center for foster kids awaiting placement Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to be her successor.

    Offering one of the more prized endorsements in the race, Molina spoke of Solis' dedication to service and "grass...

  • Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro
    Friends, family say goodbye to bus crash victim Adrian Castro

    'Adrian got inside your heart,' says a mourner about the 19-year-old from El Monte, who was killed when his charter bus was struck by a FedEx truck north of Sacramento.

  • Fatal bus crash: Coroner identifies 10th and final victim
    Fatal bus crash: Coroner identifies 10th and final victim

    Coroner’s officials have formally identified the final victim who died in a fiery Northern California crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus full of students.

    The April 10 head-on collision on Interstate 5 near Orland killed 10 people as more than 40 Southern California high school students...

  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    After being criticized for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's 1,800 ZIP Codes, Cal/EPA issues scores for its 8,000 census tracts.

  • Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil
    Fatal bus crash: El Monte High victim mourned at school vigil

    Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School.

    Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his own way, making sure that anything he started,...

  • El Monte police shoot, kill pit bull after attack

    El Monte police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked  another dog and lunged at its owner as she tried to protect the animal, authorities said.

    The unidentified dog owner was walking her dog in the 11200 block of Schmidt Road about 12:30 p.m. Thursday when the pit bull leaped over a fence...

  • Man killed, woman wounded in El Monte car shooting

    A man was killed and a woman wounded in El Monte early Saturday when a gunman walked up to their parked car and began shooting, authorities said.

    The man and woman were parked in the 11300 block of Medina Court about 12:30 a.m. when the suspect "shot into the vehicle several times," the Los Angeles...

  • Hilda Solis
    Solis friend testified before federal grand jury, she says

    Rebecca Zapanta, who is prominent in Latino political circles, discussed phone conversations she had with the candidate for L.A. County supervisor, who is a former Labor secretary.

  • Man held in alleged Molotov cocktail attack on El Monte church
    Man held in alleged Molotov cocktail attack on El Monte church

    A 28-year-old El Monte man has been arrested on suspicion of using Molotov cocktails to spark a fire at a church, police said Wednesday night.

    A cross at the New Hope Community Church was set ablaze Tuesday afternoon and received minor damage before the flames were doused by firefighters, according...

  • El Monte councilman to enter L.A. County supervisor race
    El Monte councilman to enter L.A. County supervisor race

    Republican Juventino Gomez, a former aide to Supervisor Michael Antonovich, will challenge Democratic front-runner Hilda Solis.

  • Trial ordered for man in alleged convenience store rape

    A man accused of holding a 19-year-old woman inside an El Monte store and repeatedly raping her was ordered Thursday by an L.A. County Superior Court judge in Pomona to stand trial.

    Prosecutors allege that on Oct. 19, Joseph Leo Amaya, who had approached the woman earlier, forced himself into the...

  • No weapon recovered after El Monte police shoot, wound man

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting by El Monte police officers of an unarmed man early Friday, authorities said. 

    The shooting was reported at 3:57 a.m. in the 3500 block of Cogswell Road. Deputy Guillermina Saldaña said El Monte Police Department...

  • Man shot by police Friday morning in El Monte; officers uninjured
    Man shot by police Friday morning in El Monte; officers uninjured

    Police officers shot a 34-year-old man early Friday morning in El Monte, though it is unclear what led to the shooting.

    The man was shot in the 3500 block of Cogswell Road at 3:57 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which said the agency was called in to assist the El...

  • EL Monte police officer accused of sexual assault while on duty

    An El Monte police officer is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on suspicion of sexually assaulting a transsexual woman last year while on duty, officials said Thursday.

    The woman recently filed a federal civil rights and assault lawsuit against the unnamed El Monte...

  • Police seek man who allegedly raped student at convenience store
    Police seek man who allegedly raped student at convenience store

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly raped a college student in the back of a convenience store in El Monte.

    The El Monte Police Department said the female student was working as a cashier at the store in the 4100 block of Peck Road and was preparing to close Saturday night when a man blocked...

  • Three dead in apparent double murder-suicide in El Monte
    Three dead in apparent double murder-suicide in El Monte

    Harry Maldonado Jr. appears to have killed his daughter and her girlfriend in the garage of an apartment complex before turning the gun on himself.

  • El Monte man killed his daughter, friend before himself, police say
    El Monte man killed his daughter, friend before himself, police say

    An El Monte man apparently killed his daughter and her female friend before turning the gun on himself in a double murder-suicide Tuesday night, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County coroner's officials Wednesday identified the three dead as Harry Maldonado, 65, Evie Maldonado, 32, both of El Monte; ...

  • Officials: Man shoots himself after killing two women in El Monte
    Officials: Man shoots himself after killing two women in El Monte

    A shooting in El Monte that left three people dead appears to be a double murder-suicide, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

    About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, El Monte police responded to the 9900 block of Marshall Street to a report of a gunshot victim. When they arrived, officers...

  • Two women, man shot and killed in El Monte
    Two women, man shot and killed in El Monte

    Three people were shot and killed Tuesday night in El Monte, authorities said.

    The two women and a man and were pronounced dead at the scene in the 9900 block of Marshall Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    INTERACTIVE: Times Homicide Report

    The shooting was reported...

  • Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on 60 Freeway is identified
    Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on 60 Freeway is identified

    Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died after being hit by a big rig on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte.

    The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday near Peck Road when the motorcyclist fell on the road, authorities said. He was identified as Troy Dean Olson, 30, of Chino Hills, said...

  • Fatal hit-and-run closes three eastbound lanes of 60 Freeway

    This post has been updated. See below for details.

    Three eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in South El Monte were shut down after a motorcyclist was struck and killed by a big rig that fled the scene, authorities said Wednesday night.

    The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert after the incident,...

  • Plenty of folks still hot about illegal fireworks
    Plenty of folks still hot about illegal fireworks

    But for a few "don't you have anything better to write about" comments, my column about illegal fireworks being set off by amateurs has generated many more complaints about — illegal fireworks.

    "How you could omit Highland Park from your article astounds me," wrote a resident of that community....

  • Man found stabbed to death in El Monte
    Man found stabbed to death in El Monte

    A man was found stabbed to death Saturday in a wash in El Monte.

    The victim was found about 3:35 p.m. near the 3500 block of Santa Anita Avenue. El Monte police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives were still at the scene into the evening.

    Sheriff's Deputy Don Walker...

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