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That polling address on Tuesday's ballot? It's wrong for 1,180 voters in Pomona

It is a basic ingredient to being able to vote: a polling place to cast your ballot. Los Angeles County sent nearly 1,200 ballots with a polling location in La Puente. That would have been perfect — had the voters lived in La Puente and not Pomona. The mistake, attributed to an elections worker,...

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  • Mariscos El Cristalazo serves seafood in a monster martini glass

    Mariscos El Cristalazo serves seafood in a monster martini glass

    Name: Mariscos El Cristalazo, named after the monster martini glass in which the restaurant’s signature dish is served. The chef: Ninive “Cristal” Vargas, a former server and self-trained chef, makes a seamless transition from underground mariscos cook to brick-and-mortar proprietor. Concept: Vargas...

  • 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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  • Football: Bishop Amat becomes favorite in the Mission League

    When you knock off Gardena Serra and Alemany in back-to-back games, people take notice. Bishop Amat (4-3, 2-1) has thrust itself into the favorite's role in the Mission League. The big question is now that the Lancers have shown they can play with the big boys, will they be able to focus and beat...

  • Football: Bishop Amat presents challenges for No. 3 Alemany

    The weekly grind of the Mission League continues on Friday, and even though Alemany (5-0, 1-0) has emerged as the league title favorite, that can quickly change if the Warriors aren't able to defeat a dangerous Bishop Amat (3-3, 1-1) team on Friday night. "They run a ton of different formations...

  • Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

    Weekly Previews: Top-ranked St. Francis ready for showdown with No. 1 Monrovia

    Golden Knights to meet visiting Wildcats. La Cañada and Flintridge Prep gear up for road contests.

  • La Puente girl attempting to run seven marathons on seven continents

    La Puente girl attempting to run seven marathons on seven continents

    It was around mile 24 of the Orange County Marathon when tears started to well in 12-year-old Blanca Ramirez's eyes. "Mija, we weren't supposed to finish this marathon. If you want to stop, stop," her father, Dimas Ramirez of La Puente, told her. "Dad, I want to finish because I want to help the...

  • Baseball: Joe Hoggatt is new coach at Bishop Amat

    Former Anaheim Canyon Coach Joe Hoggatt is the new baseball coach at Bishop Amat. He replaces Andy Nieto, who took the position at Damien. Twitter:@LATSondheimer  

  • Baseball: Christian Moya has left Bishop Amat

    Outfielder Christian Moya, a key player as a sophomore for Division 3 champion Bishop Amat, checked out of school on Friday, according to Lancer officials. He has enrolled at South Hills, according to South Hills Coach Darren Murphy. Moya is a USC commit with lots of speed and ability. Another...

  • Baseball: Andy Nieto resigns at Bishop Amat

    Andy Nieto, who guided Bishop Amat to his fourth Southern Section championship in Division 3 this past season, has resigned. He's expected to be a prime candidate for openings at St. John Bosco and Servite.

    Nieto is a former USC assistant coach who arrived at Bishop Amat in 2007.

    "It was after...

  • Baseball: Bishop Amat rallies to win Southern Section Division 3 championship

     Down, 3-0, La Puente Bishop Amat kept waiting for any chance to rally against Palm Desert in Friday's Southern Section Division 3 championship game at Dodger Stadium.

    The Lancers found a way, scoring one run in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to pull out a 4-3 victory and give Coach Andy...

  • At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with
    At election time, unincorporated areas are a force to be reckoned with

    Kim Martin's small neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County is entirely surrounded by Claremont. But in governance, politics and aesthetics, it's miles apart from the verdant, pristinely regulated college town known as "the city of trees and PhDs."

    The high standards of Claremont's...

  • Baseball: John Romano has his final regular-season game at Nogales

     With 632 baseball victories in 37 years of coaching, John Romano of Nogales has made quite an impact. He's dealt with so many players, parents and sportswriters that he probably deserves more than just a retirement party. He deserves a big thank you.

    He'll be coaching in his final regular-season...

  • Man found stabbed to death in La Puente
    Man found stabbed to death in La Puente

    Sheriff's homicide detectives were in La Puente early Wednesday to investigate the stabbing death of a man. 

    The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 15900 block of Old Valley Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene....

  • La Puente pastor detained in Iran is coming home, group says
    La Puente pastor detained in Iran is coming home, group says

    A La Puente pastor detained by Iranian authorities after protesting outside a Tehran prison is now at a Swiss embassy and is expected to fly home soon, according to his group's website.

    Pastor Eddie Romero was detained Monday morning in Tehran as he protested outside Evin Prison, his daughter told...

  • Baseball: Christian Moya picks USC

     Christian Moya, a sophomore infielder-outfielder at La Puente Bishop Amat, has committed to USC. He was a member of the USA 15U baseball team that won a gold medal this summer.

    Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

     

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