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Brush fire forces lane closures on Highway 57 in San Dimas

A 1.5-acre brush fire in San Dimas forced the closure of two southbound lanes of traffic on Highway 57 on Friday, according to fire and police authorities. The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. near the Via Verde Avenue exit and Los Angeles County firefighters were on the scene less than 10 minutes...

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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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  • Retirement brightens as San Dimas couple take in foster children

    Retirement brightens as San Dimas couple take in foster children

    One night in mid-September, Gabriel and Elizabeth Cho couldn't sleep. The retired San Dimas couple were too excited about what the next day would bring. Mrs. Cho prayed, and she thought about preparing a second casserole, just in case one of her guests didn't care for kimchi jjigae. This new chapter...

  • 300-pound bronze frog statue stolen from San Dimas City Hall

    300-pound bronze frog statue stolen from San Dimas City Hall

    A beloved bronze statue of a frog that weighs as much as 300 pounds has been stolen from an outdoor water feature at San Dimas City Hall, authorities said. Officials first noticed early Wednesday that something seemed off about their "Catching Frogs" statue, which depicts two boys trying to catch...

  • Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    Critics protest Obama's San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument. “We are hula-hooping to attract attention,"...

  • President Obama announces creation of San Gabriels national monument

    President Obama announces creation of San Gabriels national monument

    With the smog-shrouded San Gabriel Mountains looming somewhere in the distance, President Obama on Friday signed a declaration carving a national monument out of the mountain range, a measure aimed at better preserving its natural wonder and increasing visitor access. Speaking from Frank G. Bonelli...

  • Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

    Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

    Beyond the typical traffic headaches and streets closures, President Obama will leave Los Angeles on Friday with a national monument in its backyard. Obama will be at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to announce his plans to carve out roughly half of the Angeles National Forest to create...

  • Brush fire above San Dimas expected to be fully contained today

    Brush fire above San Dimas expected to be fully contained today

    A brush fire that broke out in the hills above San Dimas early Wednesday was expected to be fully contained before nightfall as crews worked to extinguish remaining hot spots, officials said. No homes were immediately threatened by the blaze, which was reported about 4 a.m. north of the San Dimas...

  • Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported
    Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported

    A Metrolink train struck a big rig in San Dimas late Wednesday but no injuries were reported, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

    The accident was reported shortly after 10 p.m. near Arrow Highway and Walnut Avenue, the Fire Department said. The rear end of the truck, which was empty,...

  • Figurine maker Hagen-Renaker hopes for a miniatures resurgence
    Figurine maker Hagen-Renaker hopes for a miniatures resurgence

    Susan Renaker Nikas still remembers the duck that saved her parents' ceramics business nearly 70 years ago.

    The tiny bird was white and seemed to be gliding on a lake, designed on a whim by her mother. As an afterthought, her father added it to an order sheet for the dishware that the couple had...

  • Powerboat races in San Dimas canceled after contestant killed
    Powerboat races in San Dimas canceled after contestant killed

    A powerboat racing contest in San Dimas was canceled this past weekend after one contestant was killed and another injured during a practice-lap crash at Puddingstone Reservoir.

    The two-boat collision occurred on the lake in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park at about 11 a.m. Saturday, on the second...

  • Man dies in San Dimas boat crash

    A 64-year-old man was killed Saturday in a boat crash during an organized race in San Dimas, officials said.

    The crash occurred at about 11 a.m. on a lake in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park. The lead boat lost control, and the boat traveling directly behind crashed into the first boat, Los Angeles...

  • Suspect sought in theft of sheriff's badges from water park
    Suspect sought in theft of sheriff's badges from water park

    A 19-year-old El  Monte man is wanted for stealing Los Angeles County sheriff's badges and identification during a private event for deputies at Raging Waters in San Dimas. 

    Sheriff's Parks Bureau detectives on Thursday said they have identified Randy Sandoval as a suspect in connection with a...

  • Deputies capture longtime fugitive wanted in rape of 5-year-old
    Deputies capture longtime fugitive wanted in rape of 5-year-old

    A Canadian national wanted in his home country since 1980 for allegedly raping a 5-year-old child with cerebral palsy was captured this week in Los Angeles County.

    Raymond Douglas MacLeod, 71, was taken into custody Monday morning by sheriff’s deputies at his home in the 1400 block of Camper View...

  • Bags stolen at Raging Waters contained L.A. County sheriff's badges
    Bags stolen at Raging Waters contained L.A. County sheriff's badges

    Authorities this week released photos of a man and woman suspected of stealing two duffel bags during a private party at Raging Waters for Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and their families.

    The bags contained hundreds of dollars worth of personal items, including two sheriff’s deputy badges...

  • Fatal motorcycle crash on 10 Freeway clogs traffic in San Dimas
    Fatal motorcycle crash on 10 Freeway clogs traffic in San Dimas

    A fatal collision between a big rig and motorcyclist in San Dimas closed part of the 10 Freeway and backed up traffic for miles during the Monday morning commute.

    The collision, reported at 4:27 a.m., occurred on the westbound 10 Freeway near the Kellogg Drive exit, according to California Highway...

  • Teacher's aide arrested for allegedly having sex, baby with student
    Teacher's aide arrested for allegedly having sex, baby with student

    A teacher’s aide at a San Dimas school was arrested this week for allegedly having a sexual relationship that resulted in a child with a 16-year-old student, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

    Mandy Morales, 31, an aide at the McKinley Children’s Center, Canyon View School in San...

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