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Arson suspected after fire strikes three Rosemead carports

Three residential fires that broke out in carports early Tuesday in Rosemead are being investigated as arson by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  As many as 15 vehicles and multiple structures were damaged in the fires, which caused an estimated $275,000 in damage, the Sheriff’s Department...

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  • Panda Express' billionaire CEO dishes up a stir-fry empire

    Panda Express' billionaire CEO dishes up a stir-fry empire

    The gig: Peggy Cherng, 66, is co-chair and co-chief executive of Panda Restaurant Group, one of the most recognizable Chinese restaurant chains in the world. The Rosemead-based firm, which owns Panda Express, operates 1,800 eateries and employs 26,000 people. The privately held company reached...

  • Porridge and its (dis)contents: Congee, jok, haleem and what Grandma ate

    Porridge and its (dis)contents: Congee, jok, haleem and what Grandma ate

    Last week, we visited Porridge + Puffs, chef Minh Phan’s monument to the warm, oozy bowls of happiness that obsess so many of us this time of year, when temperatures plunge into the 50s at night, backyard trees groan with citrus and the waves are a bit too chilly to surf. Winter in Los Angeles...

  • What's Chinese Islamic cuisine? This talk (and dinner) can explain

    What's Chinese Islamic cuisine? This talk (and dinner) can explain

    Perhaps, curiosity piqued by Jonathan Gold's mention of China Islamic Restaurant in Rosemead, you've tried some of the dishes there and wanted to know more about Chinese halal cuisine.  Now's your chance. This Sunday, the Chinese American museum is sponsoring an event called "Chinese Islamic Cuisine:...

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  • Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping

    Rosemead cemetery aims to be a model of drought-tolerant landscaping

    Beverly and Jim Morten were happy to see it: rain washing over the gravestones at Savannah Memorial Park, pooling water in the shallow, rock-lined holes around crape myrtles they helped plant. "Maybe this is going to be a good year for rain," said Beverly Morten, 56, who along with her husband...

  • John-Roger dies at 80; founder of controversial new-age church

    John-Roger dies at 80; founder of controversial new-age church

    John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 80. He had...

  • Driver is shot, killed in Rosemead attack

    Driver is shot, killed in Rosemead attack

    A man was shot and killed as he drove his car late Tuesday in Rosemead, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said.Someone in another car fired at the victim at the intersection of Muscatel Avenue and Garvey Avenue, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. The fatally...

  • Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

    Burroughs football notches win, while dealing with loss

    Football: In aftermath of former player's passing, Indians defeat Rosemead

  • Man gets 26 years for killing his mother and burying her in backyard

    Man gets 26 years for killing his mother and burying her in backyard

    A 30-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison for killing his mother and burying her body in the yard of the rented condominium they shared. A jury convicted John Taylor Huynh of Rosemead in March of stabbing his mother, Hong Tu Phuong, to death, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran gets 21 months for witness tampering

    Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran gets 21 months for witness tampering

    Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for witness tampering to resolve a bribery and extortion case involving a real estate developer. Tran faced up to 25 years in prison for his alleged role in the bribery scheme. But he agreed in November to plead guilty...

  • Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Hunan Mao
    Jonathan Gold's best restaurants: Hunan Mao

  • Man hurt in early morning explosion at Rosemead house
    Man hurt in early morning explosion at Rosemead house

    A man was rushed to a local hospital after he was injured in an explosion early Wednesday while reportedly making hash oil in Rosemead.

    The blast occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 8000 block of Emerson Place, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Dexter.

    The first deputies to arrive at the...

  • Jonathan Gold picks 6 places for rainy-day pho
    Jonathan Gold picks 6 places for rainy-day pho

    Is there anything more annoying than the friend who corrects your pronunciation of pho, insisting that you call the Vietnamese beef noodle soup "fuh" instead of "foe" – that girl who rolls her eyes at the idea of a restaurant called "9021Pho?" Perhaps not. But when the weather is damp, the radio...

  • Deputies look for man who grabbed girl on Rosemead school campus
    Deputies look for man who grabbed girl on Rosemead school campus

    Authorities on Wednesday released a sketch of a man who they say walked onto a Rosemead elementary school campus and grabbed a girl by her collar before fleeing.

    The man entered Bitely Elementary School and approached the 11-year-old student from behind about 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, according to...

  • What's better than one Pho Filet? Pho Filet 2 debuts
    What's better than one Pho Filet? Pho Filet 2 debuts

    You can get pho pretty much anywhere in Los Angeles County now, including parts of Silver Lake, the Westside and the San Fernando Valley that you would swear never saw pho before. Koreatown offers 24-hour pho, which means that you can eat Vietnamese beef noodle soup at 3:30 in the morning if you...

  • Woman turns herself in after fatal Rosemead hit-and-run
    Woman turns herself in after fatal Rosemead hit-and-run

    A 32-year-old woman has turned herself in to authorities after allegedly driving without her lights on and striking and killing a pedestrian in Rosemead.

    Qingrong Chai, who would have turned 70 on Thursday, was walking near the intersection of Marshall Street and Greendale Avenue at about 7 p.m....

  • Former Rosemead mayor pleads guilty to public corruption charges
    Former Rosemead mayor pleads guilty to public corruption charges

    A former Rosemead mayor pleaded guilty Monday to attempted witness tampering and making false statements to a federal agent in connection with a proposed development in the city.

    John Tran, 38, received more than $38,000 from the developer under the guise of loans between 2005 and 2007, according...

  • Rosemead stabbing victim expected to survive, attacker dead
    Rosemead stabbing victim expected to survive, attacker dead

    A Rosemead woman who was stabbed Friday by her nephew, who was then killed by a sheriff's deputy, is expected to survive, officials said.

    The incident began when deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 2400 block of Earle Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles County...

  • Woman stabbed in Rosemead, suspect shot dead by deputy
    Woman stabbed in Rosemead, suspect shot dead by deputy

    A man suspected of stabbing a woman was shot and killed Friday evening by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Earle Avenue in Rosemead. The man, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The female stabbing...

  • A few hours in the SGV: How to devour 5 terrific dishes in a single night
    A few hours in the SGV: How to devour 5 terrific dishes in a single night

    The San Gabriel Valley can seem like a vast foreign land, not often explored because of its east of the 110 Freeway status. And with hundreds of restaurants located on just a couple city blocks, the choices can seem overwhelming. 

    As someone who grew up on the restaurants of the San Gabriel Valley,...

  • 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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