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  • 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...

  • Four great vegetarian Chinese restaurants

    Four great vegetarian Chinese restaurants

    Unlike the kale-laced skinny salads of so many vegetarian restaurants across Los Angeles, Chinese vegetarian dishes -- part of a culinary culture that goes back thousands of years -- don’t look all that different from their meaty counterparts. Dishes are heavy on artificial meat and are artistic...

  • Hong Kong cafes: Six ways to stay up late in San Gabriel Valley

    Hong Kong cafes: Six ways to stay up late in San Gabriel Valley

    While the San Gabriel Valley isn’t exactly the most ideal place for partying in Los Angeles, you can count on it for some cheap late-night grub when the post-clubbing crowd files in after a long night. Billed as Hong Kong cafes, these late-night diners offer an eclectic mix of Cantonese and westernized...

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  • Rio Hondo League preview: La Cañada part of strong league start
    Rio Hondo League preview: La Cañada part of strong league start

    Football: Spartans one of four teams with 4-1 mark as league play begins Friday.

  • Rest equals continued success for La Cañada High girls' volleyball versus Temple City

    Volleyball: Spartans have no problems in 25-6, 25-10, 25-6 Rio Hondo League victory Tuesday afternoon.

  • 'Hypnotist Bandit' linked to bank robberies in San Gabriel Valley
    'Hypnotist Bandit' linked to bank robberies in San Gabriel Valley

    A man dubbed the "Hypnotist Bandit" by local law enforcement has robbed three banks in the San Gabriel Valley in the past week, according to the FBI.

    The suspect, who earned his nickname because of the way he stared at his victims during each robbery, struck twice Tuesday morning, making off with...

  • Softball coach arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct with girl

    A Temple City High School softball coach is facing charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenager he coached, officials said Tuesday.

    Ryan Frontino, 31, of El Monte pleaded not guilty last Wednesday to nine felony charges of having sex with the girl, according to a Los Angeles...

  • Suspected stolen car crashes during police chase, killing passenger
    Suspected stolen car crashes during police chase, killing passenger

    A passenger in a suspected stolen car was killed Monday when it crashed in Arcadia while being pursued by police, authorities said.

    The pursuit started at about 11:30 a.m. when police tried to stop vehicle but it instead sped off, said Arcadia police Lt. Tom Cullen.

    Not long after, the car crashed...

  • Qatar legal quagmire keeps California couple a world apart from sons
    Qatar legal quagmire keeps California couple a world apart from sons

    They live on West Coast time, home school their two sons on lengthy Skype sessions and record themselves reading books so their children can remember their voices.

    Forced to remain in Qatar while they fight prison sentences for the death of their daughter, Matthew and Grace Huang have stripped...

  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto thanks bitcoin community: 'I want to hug you'

    For a guy who said he was sick of all the media attention, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto sure does seem to like his 15 minutes of fame.

    On Tuesday, the Temple City man who last month found himself in the midst of a media frenzy after Newsweek called him the creator of bitcoin, appeared in a YouTube ...

  • 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...

  • MSG-free bowl
    No MSG, no worries

  • Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing markets
    Wealthy Chinese home buyers boost suburban L.A. housing markets

    Demand for L.A.-area homes among affluent Chinese are pushing prices past boom-era peaks, generating a subset of property brokers and mortgage lenders that cater to their distinct needs.

  • Bitcoin mystery: Satoshi Nakamoto a regular at Pasadena train shop
    Bitcoin mystery: Satoshi Nakamoto a regular at Pasadena train shop

    After Newsweek outed Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of Temple City as the alleged creator of virtual currency bitcoin, details of his past have come under intense scrutiny. So add this to the list: Nakamoto is a skilled, passionate model train builder.

    Fred Hill, the owner of Original Whistle Stop in...

  • Donors pledge bitcoins to Dorian S. Nakamoto; tally now up to $12,500
    Donors pledge bitcoins to Dorian S. Nakamoto; tally now up to $12,500

    Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto may not have created bitcoin, but now, he has a whole lot of it.

    After Nakamoto's life was thurst into the media spotlight by Newsweek, which on Thursday ran an article alleging he invented bitcoin, more than $12,500 worth of bitcoins have been pouring into an address set...

  • Twittersphere reacts to Bitcoin founder revelation
    Twittersphere reacts to Bitcoin founder revelation

    Newsweek grabbed the top tech headline Thursday by claiming to have located the founder of Bitcoin, who appears to be living in the San Gabriel Valley under the name many had believed to be just a pseudonym.

    The magazine unveiled the Bitcoin founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, with an extensive cover story...

  • Temple City fires city manager month after giving him $10,300 bonus

    The Temple City Council voted unanimously Monday night in closed session to terminate City Manager Jose Pulido. 

    The move comes just a month after the council approved a $10,346 bonus for the city manager, and in a separate action, modified Pulido's contract to assign him a city-owned hybrid vehicle...

  • Four great vegetarian Chinese restaurants
    Four great vegetarian Chinese restaurants

    Unlike the kale-laced skinny salads of so many vegetarian restaurants across Los Angeles, Chinese vegetarian dishes -- part of a culinary culture that goes back thousands of years -- don’t look all that different from their meaty counterparts. Dishes are heavy on artificial meat and are artistic...

  • Classes canceled at Temple City High School after bomb threat
    Classes canceled at Temple City High School after bomb threat

    Classes at a San Gabriel Valley high school were called off Friday after an anonymous caller reported bombs on campus, officials said.

    Though Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said no devices were found at Temple City High School, Temple City Unified School District Supt. Chelsea Kang-Smith...

  • 'The Kitchen Sink' is among movies filming around L.A.
    'The Kitchen Sink' is among movies filming around L.A.

    The movie about teens who face an army of aliens with help from vampires and zombies is among the few projects to receive a 20% film tax credit from California.

  • Taiwanese meatballs: Little gems of seasoned pork all wrapped up
    Taiwanese meatballs: Little gems of seasoned pork all wrapped up

    This isn’t your typical meatball. Pronounced ba wan in the Taiwanese Hokkein dialect, the dish is a steamed ball of minced pork wrapped inside a translucent, gelatinous bubble made of rice and sweet potato flour. Inside the pork is, depending on the variation, a mixture of bamboo shoots and shiitake...

  • Hong Kong cafes: Six ways to stay up late in San Gabriel Valley
    Hong Kong cafes: Six ways to stay up late in San Gabriel Valley

    While the San Gabriel Valley isn’t exactly the most ideal place for partying in Los Angeles, you can count on it for some cheap late-night grub when the post-clubbing crowd files in after a long night.

    Billed as Hong Kong cafes, these late-night diners offer an eclectic mix of Cantonese and westernized...

  • 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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