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  • At Yi-Mei Deli, you choose what goes into your rice roll

    At Yi-Mei Deli, you choose what goes into your rice roll

    Name of restaurant: Yi-Mei Deli. It's the name of a famous breakfast chain in Taiwan though there’s no relation between the two. It was adopted because it’s a name that’s familiar to Taiwanese clientele.   Chef: Steve Ting. Ting, who by trade was an electrical engineer, developed all the recipes...

  • 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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  • What can you buy in San Gabriel Valley for $550,000?

    What can you buy in San Gabriel Valley for $550,000?

    Not every home in Los Angeles County is priced at seven figures. Here’s a sampling of homes in the San Gabriel Valley that are on the market for about $550,000. The 1920s bungalow sits above Foothill Boulevard and is in walking distance of Old Town Monrovia. (Realtor.com) MONROVIA: This three-bedroom...

  • Don Mankiewicz dies at 93; novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter

    Don Mankiewicz dies at 93; novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter

    Don M. Mankiewicz, a novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who grew up in a fabled Hollywood family and went on to create TV's "Ironside" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." has died at his home in Monrovia. He was 93. Mankiewicz's death Saturday was caused by congestive heart failure, his son, John Mankiewicz,...

  • Hiker dies after jumping from popular cliff in San Gabriel Mountains

    Hiker dies after jumping from popular cliff in San Gabriel Mountains

    An 18-year-old man who was fatally injured near a popular hiking trail in the San Gabriel Mountains died after jumping 50 feet down into a pond, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. The man, identified as Jesse Khan Yuth of Signal Hill, dove from the top of Hermit Falls in...

  • Home of the Day: Pretty as a picture in Monrovia

    Home of the Day: Pretty as a picture in Monrovia

    The picturesque Eastman House, designed by original owner and business executive Hal P. Eastman, was built amid orange groves in 1925 and is today a Monrovia Historic Landmark. Beyond the white columns and red door of the restored Colonial Revival home’s entry are an elegant foyer, a stately staircase...

  • 5 people injured in multi-vehicle crash at Monrovia carwash

    Two adults and three children were injured Friday afternoon in a three-car accident at a self-service carwash in Monrovia.  The accident occurred about 3:40 p.m. in the 900 block of East Huntington Drive, according to the Monrovia Police Department. The driver of a Toyota Camry had just finished...

  • La Cañada High boys' soccer sees yellow in 2-0 loss to Monrovia

    La Cañada High boys' soccer sees yellow in 2-0 loss to Monrovia

    Soccer: Spartans have trouble establishing flow in Rio Hondo League home defeat.

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