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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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  • Football: Glendora QB Matt Fink commits to USC

    Glendora junior QB Matt Fink, known for his athleticism, has committed to USC. Fink's ability to run and pass should fit in well with the Trojans. He also played defensive back for Glendora.   Twitter:@LATSondheimer  

  • Football: Glendora QB Matt Fink picks up offer from Notre Dame

    The off season in football is turning into quite an interesting time for Glendora junior quarterback Matt Fink. Notre Dame is the latest school to offer him a scholarship, joining Washington, Oregon State and Boise State, among others. "It's an exciting time for him," Coach Jerry Lewallen said....

  • Mudslides batter Southern California residents who suffered through fires

    Mudslides batter Southern California residents who suffered through fires

    Fire, rain, then mudslides. It's a formula for disaster. Dozens of Southern California residents in burn areas in Camarillo Springs, Glendora and Azusa saw that treacherous scenario play out Friday as communities previously scorched by wildfire were hammered by a powerful storm. The storm, the...

  • Worst of strong storm to hit L.A. area appears to be over

    Worst of strong storm to hit L.A. area appears to be over

    The worst of a powerful storm that flooded streets and sent destructive mud flows barreling into homes is over for Southern California. The storm dumped up to 2 inches along the coast and valleys in a matter of hours and 2 to 4 inches in the mountains and foothills, said meteorologist John Dumas...

  • As Southland braces for storm, evacuations urged in some areas

    As Southland braces for storm, evacuations urged in some areas

    Even the lifeguard towers have been brought in from the expected tides and strong surf. As a powerful storm system swept into Southern California on Thursday night, bringing the potential for up to 4 inches of rain and wind gusts as high as 70 mph, communities and public agencies were preparing...

  • California rain: 'Six straight hours of rain,' and drought continues

    California rain: 'Six straight hours of rain,' and drought continues

    A record-setting storm covering Southern California was expected to begin tapering off Wednesday after triggering dozens of evacuations and putting city crews in Ventura and Los Angeles counties on alert for mudslides. “Yesterday, we had six straight hours of rain," said meteorologist Curt Kaplan....

  • Judge orders men to pay $9 million in restitution for Colby fire
    Judge orders men to pay $9 million in restitution for Colby fire

    A federal judge ordered Monday that three men pay more than $9 million in restitution to public agencies, insurance companies and residents for damages caused by the Colby fire this year.

    Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., Steven Robert Aguirre and Jonathan Carl Jarrell -- who were convicted this year...

  • 2nd 'good soaking' expected in L.A., posing peril on still-soggy hills
    2nd 'good soaking' expected in L.A., posing peril on still-soggy hills

    Had it not been for previous wildfires and a weekend rain that already saturated the ground, a storm expected to hit the San Gabriel Mountains on Tuesday probably wouldn’t be so potentially destructive, the National Weather Service said.

    Forecasters expect up to five inches of rain to shower foothills...

  • Southern California storm causes mudslide; the worst may be yet to come
    Southern California storm causes mudslide; the worst may be yet to come

    Southern California residents in Glendora and other foothill communities were bracing Monday for potential disaster after Sunday's rain-triggered mudslide on Pacific Coast Highway offered a preview of what’s potentially to come.

    Forecasters with the National Weather Service warned that rains that...

  • Violent microburst sends mud flowing from burn area
    Violent microburst sends mud flowing from burn area

    A microburst of heavy rain, along with hail and lightning, pummeled parts of Southern California early Friday and sent 4 feet of mud into a Glendora home.

    Mud swept through parts of Glendora, the foothill community scorched by the Colby fire in January, after a large cold-air storm cell dumped...

  • Sierra Madre fault map brings new restrictions
    Sierra Madre fault map brings new restrictions

    New earthquake restrictions on development are now in effect across a large swath of the northern San Gabriel Valley after the state released final maps for a section of the Sierra Madre fault zone.

    The fault is one of Los Angeles County's longest, stretching more than 50 miles along the foothills...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener
    Flintridge Sacred Heart tennis topples St. Lucy's in CIF opener

    Tennis: Tologs win eight doubles sets en route to an 11-7 first-round playoff home victory.

  • Teen allegedly lights stuffed animals on fire at Glendora Wal-Mart
    Teen allegedly lights stuffed animals on fire at Glendora Wal-Mart

    A teenage boy was arrested inside a Glendora Wal-Mart early Wednesday after police said he started lighting stuffed animals on fire.

    Glendora police said that just after midnight, the 13-year-old walked into a store aisle with Christmas decorations and an arrangement of stuffed animals, grabbed...

  • Deaths of two men found early Thursday on area freeways investigated
    Deaths of two men found early Thursday on area freeways investigated

    Authorities are investigating the death of a second man on an L.A.-area freeway early Thursday, but say so far there is no indication the incidents are related.

    Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Glendora police received a call regarding the discovery of man's body near the Sunflower Avenue offramp,...

  • Family of mountain lions captured on video above Glendora
    Family of mountain lions captured on video above Glendora

    A family of mountain lions was captured on video by a patient photographer in a rare sighting as they wandered through the Angeles National Forest above Glendora last week.

    The four cougars were recorded early Friday in Big Dalton Canyon with surveillance cameras set up by Robert Martinez, who...

  • Heat, student safety at forefront for local schools

    Athletic programs postpone games, shorten practices to deal with weather.

  • Trees are undergoing stress in California's drought; water with care
    Trees are undergoing stress in California's drought; water with care

    While dutiful homeowners have been severely limiting — or ceasing — the watering of their lawns and gardens to comply with drought restrictions, one potential fallout is sometimes overlooked: the health of the residential tree canopy.

    In July, Mayor Judy Nelson of Glendora, a city that prizes its...

  • Wildfire burning in Angeles National Forest is 35% contained
    Wildfire burning in Angeles National Forest is 35% contained

    Firefighters made progress overnight on a 70-acre wildfire burning in the Angeles National Forest near Glendora.

    The Shoemaker fire, which is burning dry brush and chaparral, was 35% contained Friday morning, said John Wagner, a spokesman for the national forest.

    Aided by helicopters, about 300...

  • Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest
    Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said.

    The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening.

    The fire was about 5% contained, said John...

  • Two sentenced to prison for starting Colby fire near Glendora
    Two sentenced to prison for starting Colby fire near Glendora

    Two men were sentenced Monday to federal prison for starting an illegal campfire near Glendora that grew into the Colby fire, which burned hundreds of acres and caused extensive damage, authorities said.

    Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., 22, of Glendora, was sentenced to six months in prison. Steven Robert...

  • Student sues Citrus College District over free speech restrictions
    Student sues Citrus College District over free speech restrictions

    Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.

    But after he arrived last year, he learned that the college required all petitioning, pamphleting and other...

  • Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses
    Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses

    College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education.

    Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old studying computer science, alleged that Citrus...

  • Third man convicted of sparking Colby fire near Glendora
    Third man convicted of sparking Colby fire near Glendora

    A third man was convicted Thursday of sparking a wildfire that raged in the San Gabriel Mountains in January, charring nearly 2,000 acres of parched brush and destroying five homes.

    Jonathan Jarrell, 24, was found guilty of a misdemeanor offense of illegally starting a fire, the U.S. attorney's...

  • Two men convicted in devastating Colby fire near Glendora
    Two men convicted in devastating Colby fire near Glendora

    Two men were convicted Friday of starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Colby fire, which scorched about 1,900 acres near Glendora in January.

    A federal jury found Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described as a transient, guilty of one felony and three...

  • As L.A. rain storm nears, Glendora officials warn of possible mudflows
    As L.A. rain storm nears, Glendora officials warn of possible mudflows

    Glendora officials are warning residents that steady rain expected overnight Monday could produce "light mudflows" in areas affected by the Colby fire.

    City officials raised their alert level from green to yellow Sunday in anticipation of the storm system that could deliver up to an inch of rain...

  • Rainfall totals still far below normal; warm weather ahead
    Rainfall totals still far below normal; warm weather ahead

    As mud and debris cleanup continued Monday in many parts of Los Angeles County, meteorologists said the area registered only enough rain to make a "small dent in our rainfall deficit."

    From Wednesday through Monday morning, downtown L.A. registered 4.52 inches of rain, bringing the total rain since...

  • L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities
    L.A. rain: Evacuations lifted in some foothill communities

    Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in two foothill communities threatened by mudslides below wildfire-ravaged areas.

    Glendora residents were allowed to return home Sunday when an evacuation order was lifted at 6 a.m. The 2,000-acre Colby fire in the San Gabriel Mountains in January left some...

  • California storm: Downpours resume, officials keep eye on mudflows
    California storm: Downpours resume, officials keep eye on mudflows

    Downpours resumed across Los Angeles County as the third wave of a strong winter storm barreled in late Friday afternoon.

    A flash-flood watch was in effect for all of Los Angeles County, as officials warned that heavy rain and possible thunderstorms could sweep across the area. The storm is expected...

  • Hillside dwellers urged to evacuate before more rain hits L.A. area
    Hillside dwellers urged to evacuate before more rain hits L.A. area

    Authorities on Friday pleaded with Glendora residents to heed evacuation orders as the second of two winter storms continued to douse the region with more rain than the area has seen in years, sending mud and debris down hillside streets.

    Officials warned residents who chose to stay put -- as some...

  • Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region
    Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region

    The second of two winter storms this week delivered on a promise of heavy rainfall as it moved across the region Friday, and hundreds of residents waited to see if their homes would escape feared mudslides within mandatory evacuation zones below the San Gabriel Mountains.

    The strongest rain was...

  • As storm approaches, residents prepare for mud, flooding
    As storm approaches, residents prepare for mud, flooding

    Residents and authorities in Southern California foothill communities are bracing for pounding rain, flooding, mudslides and debris flows that could begin in the wee hours of Friday morning.

    “It’s coming,” said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist for the National Weather Service, adding that rain...

  • As rains advance, residents split on mandatory evacuation orders
    As rains advance, residents split on mandatory evacuation orders

    Residents in the foothill communities of Glendora and Azusa were working feverishly to comply with mandatory evacuation orders issued amid fears that heavy rains Friday could send mud and debris flowing into their neighborhoods.

    Authorities have said that more than 1,000 homes are threatened by...

  • Despite L.A. storms, region will still be parched, fire-prone
    Despite L.A. storms, region will still be parched, fire-prone

    Even as Los Angeles wades through the middle of one of the wettest periods in at least two years, public officials and weather forecasters say it will do little to catch the region up on one of the driest rain seasons on record, and may not decrease fire danger much at all.

    "Although Los Angeles...

  • First of two L.A. rainstorms moving through faster than expected
    First of two L.A. rainstorms moving through faster than expected

    A storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system arrives, forecasters said.

    "We're moving good -- system is moving a little quicker than we thought,"...

  • Voluntary evacuations sought in Glendora as winter storms approach
    Voluntary evacuations sought in Glendora as winter storms approach

    Glendora officials increased their emergency flood alert level Wednesday, calling for voluntary evacuations in the Colby fire burn area ahead of two winters storms expected to douse the region.

    The storm systems forecast for Wednesday to Saturday are expected to be the wettest weather that Los...

  • 3 suspected in sparking Colby fire plead not guilty to federal charges
    3 suspected in sparking Colby fire plead not guilty to federal charges

    The three men accused of sparking last month's Colby fire near Glendora pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges.

    The defendants -- Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora, and Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, and Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 24, both described as transients -- are charged with two felony...

  • Men accused of sparking Colby fire ordered to remain in custody
    Men accused of sparking Colby fire ordered to remain in custody

    Three men charged with sparking the Colby fire that scorched nearly 2,000 acres near Glendora made their first appearance in federal court Wednesday.

    Two of the defendants — Steven Robert Aguirre, 21, described as a transient, and Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora — were ordered to remain...

  • Colby fire east of Los Angeles is almost fully contained
    Colby fire east of Los Angeles is almost fully contained

    The Colby fire that burned through the hills above Glendora and Azusa over the last week is 98% contained, officials said Wednesday.

    The fire, allegedly sparked by an illegal campfire near Colby Trail and Glendora Mountain Road, began just before 6 a.m. Thursday and spread quickly in the steep...

  • Suspects accused of sparking Colby fire charged with federal crime
    Suspects accused of sparking Colby fire charged with federal crime

    Three men accused of accidentally sparking the Colby fire, which has scorched an estimated 1,952 acres near Glendora, were charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with illegally setting a campfire.

    Clifford Eugene Henry, 22, of Glendora; Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 24, of Irwindale; and Steven Robert...

  • Colby fire smoldering east of Los Angeles is 95% contained
    Colby fire smoldering east of Los Angeles is 95% contained

    Fire officials announced Tuesday that the Colby fire smoldering in the hills above Glendora and Azusa is 95% contained and said they expect it will be fully contained by Wednesday.

    The blaze has scorched 1,952 acres and frustrated firefighters for days as it burned its way through steep terrain....

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