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  • Squad goal: Try all 6 of these hot pot styles at restaurants in L.A. and O.C.

    Squad goal: Try all 6 of these hot pot styles at restaurants in L.A. and O.C.

    When you're going out for hot pot, don't just invite any group of friends: First make sure your companions are reasonable, considerate, even empathetic diners, the sort of people who are good at trust games. Because when you reach your chopsticks into that boiling, shared kettle of broth, there...

  • 10 great places to wine and dine in Manhattan Beach

    10 great places to wine and dine in Manhattan Beach

    Before chef David LeFevre opened Manhattan Beach Post in 2011, non-Manhattan Beach residents might have ventured to the area to surf, play beach volleyball or buy a home after signing a multimillion-dollar sports contract. You just didn't drive to that part of town for a single meal. But a steady...

  • Culinary SOS: Cute little Key lime pies from Fishing With Dynamite

    Culinary SOS: Cute little Key lime pies from Fishing With Dynamite

    Jen Mai isn't normally a fan of Key lime pie, but that changed after one bite of the cute mini-version served at Fishing With Dynamite in Manhattan Beach. We agree. And while it may not be a Key lime pie in the most traditional sense — there are passionate arguments about whether the pie should...

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  • Counter-terrorism security increases at LAX after EgyptAir Flight 804 disappears
    Counter-terrorism security increases at LAX after EgyptAir Flight 804 disappears

    Counter-terrorism security measures were heightened Friday at the Los Angeles International Airport in the wake of the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804.

    Los Angeles Airport Police say security was strengthened as it monitors events and intelligence, both abroad and domestically.

    “The safety...

  • Home of the Day: Old-fashioned romance in Palos Verdes Estates
    Home of the Day: Old-fashioned romance in Palos Verdes Estates

    With the sultry good looks of a classic Spanish colonial, this handsome home inspires love at first sight. Traditional wood-beamed ceilings, tiled floors and wrought ironwork are among arresting details. French doors lead to a patio with outdoor fireplace and a balcony entwined with flowering vines.

    ...

  • Hot Property | Pau Gasol
    Hot Property | Pau Gasol

    The ocean-view home in Redondo Beach features an elevator, a wine room and a rooftop deck.

  • Man's body found floating near shore in El Segundo
    Man's body found floating near shore in El Segundo

    The body of a man was found Sunday evening near the shore in El Segundo, authorities said.

    The body was found just after 4 p.m. floating inside the surf line north of lifeguard tower 45, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division. The area is just north of Manhattan...

  • Why the Normandie Casino in Gardena may be hitting its limit
    Why the Normandie Casino in Gardena may be hitting its limit

    As a teenager some 30 years ago, Dan Natarelli said he would sneak into the Normandie Casino on Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena to play cards. If he wasn't winning, he'd simply leave and walk to one of the other five card houses nearby, hoping his luck would change.

    But when he was playing in a poker...

  • Home of the Day: Surf and premium turf in Redondo Beach
    Home of the Day: Surf and premium turf in Redondo Beach

    A 120-gallon saltwater aquarium provides a sea-worthy signature for this tri-level contemporary in Redondo Beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows and an oceanfront patio are uniquely positioned for watching sunsets and surf.

    Address: 501 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, 90277

    Price: $5.5 million 

    Built:...

  • Detectives investigate woman's 'suspicious' death in Lomita apartment fire
    Detectives investigate woman's 'suspicious' death in Lomita apartment fire

    Homicide detectives are investigating the death of woman whose body was pulled from a fiery apartment in Lomita on Tuesday morning.

    The woman’s death was deemed suspicious, so arson and homicide investigators will examine the fire scene to get more details, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy...

  • Torrance refinery unit to restart after major explosion; start-up to temporarily increase emissions
    Torrance refinery unit to restart after major explosion; start-up to temporarily increase emissions

    A portion of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance is scheduled to reopen Monday night, more than a year after a large explosion at the facility injured four workers and damaged equipment.

    The refinery is set to restart operations in the fluid catalytic cracker unit between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m....

  • Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd does some reprogramming in L.A.'s South Bay
    Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd does some reprogramming in L.A.'s South Bay

    Colin Cowherd is moving his microphone to another part of Manhattan Beach.

    The Fox Sports personality has bought a home in the Tree Section neighborhood for $3.7 million and put a house nearby up for sale at $3.275 million or for lease at $15,000 a month.

    His new home, designed by Doug Leach and...

  • Hot Property | Colin Cowherd
    Hot Property | Colin Cowherd

    The East Coast-inspired Traditional in Manhattan Beach was designed by architect Doug Leach and built in 2009.

  • Rivals for Knabe seat face off in Torrance forum
    Rivals for Knabe seat face off in Torrance forum

    U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn said Monday that if elected to the seat being vacated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, she would consider dipping into the county's rainy day fund to pay for initiatives to reduce homelessness.

    The comment, at a candidates forum in Torrance, drew quick criticism...

  • Connor Everts dies at 88; artist's work was focus of 1960s obscenity trial
    Connor Everts dies at 88; artist's work was focus of 1960s obscenity trial

    Connor Everts, a Los Angeles-area artist and former longshoreman whose sociopolitical art was the subject of a 1960s obscenity trial, died Sunday at his Torrance home. He was 88.

    The cause was not disclosed.

    Everts completed his early work at night after working full days on the docks. His career...

  • Four hospitalized after car crashes into gym in Torrance
    Four hospitalized after car crashes into gym in Torrance

    Four people were hospitalized Wednesday after a car went through the window of a Planet Fitness gym in Torrance. 

    The crash was reported around 4:55 p.m. in the 20000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard, said Torrance police Lt. Robert Watt. The car went through the front of the gym and the entire vehicle...

  • Chyna died of accidental overdose of Valium and Ambien, manager says
    Chyna died of accidental overdose of Valium and Ambien, manager says

    Chyna’s manager said he knows how the wrestling star died last week.

    Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, died of a combination of the sleeping pill Ambien and a form of the tranquilizer Valium, her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, said Wednesday.

    Chyna had been taking the legally prescribed...

  • Chyna's brain to be examined by 'Concussion' doctor after accidental overdose, manager says
    Chyna's brain to be examined by 'Concussion' doctor after accidental overdose, manager says

    Chyna’s manager said he knows how the wrestling star died last week.

    Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie Laurer, died of a combination of the sleeping pill Ambien and a form of the tranquilizer Valium, her manager, Anthony Anzaldo, said Wednesday.

    Chyna had been taking the legally prescribed...

  • Loyola Marymount's 'Trump' wall sparks strong feelings on campus
    Loyola Marymount's 'Trump' wall sparks strong feelings on campus

    Diana Delgado Cornejo, now 21 and about to graduate from Loyola Marymount University, says her father delivered the shocking news to her about 10 years ago.

    The family had no papers.

    "We were in the car, and I started crying," she said. "I'd heard about all the scary illegals and I thought, 'Oh...

  • Thinking of hosting an Airbnb? Here's how to make your place shine
    Thinking of hosting an Airbnb? Here's how to make your place shine

    When Ed Kushins was preparing his Hermosa Beach home for guests from Vancouver recently, he threw in some surprises: golf clubs to use during the tee time he had prearranged, a list of favorite restaurants and a map of scenic bike paths. He also set up a barbecue with the neighbors.

    That Kushins...

  • Allegations flowing in against the surfer gang of Lunada Bay
    Allegations flowing in against the surfer gang of Lunada Bay

    Attorneys attempting to break up a surfer gang that controls a coveted stretch of coastline in Palos Verdes Estates said more alleged victims have called them in hopes of joining the effort. 

    "We are being contacted by lots of people -- lots of different beachgoers who have had similar experiences,"...

  • My Favorite Room: JD Roth
    My Favorite Room: JD Roth

    When JD Roth and his wife, Christine, built their home just steps from the Pacific Ocean seven years ago, they turned to the East Coast for inspiration.

    The 48-year-old reality-television producer's Manhattan Beach home, in the pricey oceanfront stretch known as the Strand, looks like it was plucked...

  • Chyna, former wrestling star and actress, found dead at her Redondo Beach home
    Chyna, former wrestling star and actress, found dead at her Redondo Beach home

    Chyna, who rose to fame as a wrestler and actress, was found dead Wednesday in her Redondo Beach home, authorities said.

    Anthony Anzaldo, her business manager, said she was found in her Redondo Beach apartment in the afternoon. She was 46. 

    Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's...

  • Food events: Eastside food festival, English-muffin-making classes, BBQ & Beer Fest
    Food events: Eastside food festival, English-muffin-making classes, BBQ & Beer Fest

    Here are three food events you should probably know about, in case you want something fun to do this weekend, or simply need more material for your social media accounts. 

    If you've been to Love & Salt, Michael Fiorelli's Manhattan Beach restaurant, chances are you've ordered the English muffins....

  • Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer off Manhattan Beach
    Coast Guard searches for missing swimmer off Manhattan Beach

    A U.S. Coast Guard crew was combing the waters off Manhattan Beach late Tuesday and planned to continue through Wednesday morning, searching for a 25-year-old swimmer who was believed to have been swept into the sea.

    The man was in the ocean near tower 18 at Manhattan Beach on Tuesday about 5 p.m....

  • What's next for Smog City Brewing? For starters, a satellite tasting room in Long Beach
    What's next for Smog City Brewing? For starters, a satellite tasting room in Long Beach

    Smog City, the Torrance brewery known for its award-winning Coffee Porter, exploratory forays into beer/wine hybrids, creative special releases and sour ales, is thriving. In recent months, the brewery has taken over the space next door with plans to increase brewing capacity, and is set to expand...

  • Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters
    Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters

    Monday is tax day (it's usually April 15), in case you needed a reminder. Maybe you paid the government some money this year; maybe you got a refund. Either way, a 66-cent martini and a dozen $1 oysters sounds like a good idea. Here are some places around town offering tax day specials. 

    1933 Group:...

  • 'Disgruntled employee' charged in chainsaw attack in Torrance

    A Compton man who authorities said chased a security guard with a chainsaw and later aimed his truck and accelerated toward a police officer was charged Thursday with multiple felonies. 

    Jose Felix Campos Cortez faces one felony count each of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault upon...

  • First Faraday cars rolling out in 2018? Not so fast, warns electric car start-up
    First Faraday cars rolling out in 2018? Not so fast, warns electric car start-up

    When electric car firm Faraday Future Inc. started work on its $1-billion factory in Nevada on Wednesday, it wasn't just the groundbreaking itself that piqued the interest of the auto world.

    At the ceremony, Faraday reportedly let slip that its first cars would roll out of the factory in 2018 --...

  • Moby buys a house that's already in his neighborhood
    Moby buys a house that's already in his neighborhood

    Electronic-music pioneer, Silver Lake vegan restaurant owner and trophy-home connoisseur: Moby has added another home to his real estate collection, purchasing a property in the Oaks area of Los Feliz for $3.4 million.

    This is hardly Moby's first venture into the eclectic L.A. neighborhood. Two...

  • Two former bag handlers arrested in connection with cocaine-smuggling plot at LAX
    Two former bag handlers arrested in connection with cocaine-smuggling plot at LAX

    Two former baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport are in federal custody after being arrested Monday morning on suspicion of cocaine trafficking, authorities said.

    Adrian Ponce, 27, and Alberto Preciado Gutierrez, 26, both from South Gate, have been charged with conspiracy to distribute...

  • Tesla reveals some details about the Model 3 — and keeps others under wraps
    Tesla reveals some details about the Model 3 — and keeps others under wraps

    An admiring fan base cheered when Tesla Motors Inc. took the wraps off the Model 3, the electric-car company's product aimed at the mass market.

    The number of would-be buyers placing deposits of $1,000 each had reached 198,000 by Friday morning after the Model 3 was unveiled Thursday night in Hawthorne,...

  • Poor residents were promised Wi-Fi service. The Times found they didn't get it

    It was a small Internet firm with big ambitions.

    From a storefront in Inglewood, Manchester Community Technologies Inc. went to work and last year declared the firm had created corridors of free public Wi-Fi access for Internet-starved communities from Long Beach to Pasadena.

    In a report to the...

  • Tesla faces stiff challenges with Model 3
    Tesla faces stiff challenges with Model 3

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has come one step closer to realizing his long-held dream of bringing affordable, zero-pollution vehicles to the world's highways.

    After months of secrecy, he unveiled the prototype for his planned $35,000 Model 3 battery electric car Thursday night to hundreds of...

  • Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 180,000, but can he deliver?
    Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 180,000, but can he deliver?

    Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, speaking to an adoring crowd of Tesla fans, pronounced the Model 3 a success upon its birth Thursday night in Hawthorne. 

    And by the reaction in person and online, Tesla fans overwhelmingly agreed. 

    Pulling the covers off the fourth vehicle in the company's short...

  • Police officers flood Hermosa Beach neighborhood after report of shots fired

    A report of shots fired and an armed gunman in a Hermosa Beach neighborhood turned out to be hoax, police said Wednesday.

    South Bay police departments including SWAT officers had converged in the neighborhood after receiving a call about a murdered family in the area of 31st Street and Manhattan...

  • Lunada Bay surfer gang targeted by class-action lawsuit
    Lunada Bay surfer gang targeted by class-action lawsuit

    An El Segundo police officer who says he has been harassed by a group of surfers known as the Lunada Bay Boys of wealthy Palos Verdes Estates joined other alleged victims to file a class-action lawsuit on Tuesday.

    The officer, Cory Spencer, and other plaintiffs are asking a federal judge to prevent...

  • Homes in the $700,000 price range
    Homes in the $700,000 price range

    Are you looking for a home that's more than half a million, but not quite ready for to shell out $1 million? Here are some for-sale properties around Southern California that hit that sweet spot of $700,000.

    REDONDO BEACH

    This tidy 1952 home was remodeled throughout and has a detached, finished...

  • Folk rocker Graham Nash puts his cozy Manhattan Beach home up for sale
    Folk rocker Graham Nash puts his cozy Manhattan Beach home up for sale

    Here’s another breakup coming from the world of classic rock: Singer-songwriter Graham Nash of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash fame has put his longtime home in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section up for sale at $2.35 million.

    Tucked within a privacy fence, the hunter-green-painted two-story...

  • Hot Property | Graham Nash
    Hot Property | Graham Nash

    Tucked behind gates in Manhattan Beach's Tree Section, the two-story home has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace done in cobblestone that lend a rustic quality to the 1920s home.

  • Police investigate fatal shooting of Uber driver in Inglewood
    Police investigate fatal shooting of Uber driver in Inglewood

    Police are investigating the fatal shooting Sunday morning of an Uber driver who was on duty.

    Shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, the Inglewood Police Department received several calls of shots fired in the 3700 block of 109th Street. Officers found Andre Jamal Bayyan, fatally shot, sitting inside a...

  • Authorities identify man killed in car-to-car shooting in Hawthorne
    Authorities identify man killed in car-to-car shooting in Hawthorne

    Authorities are continuing to search for the assailants in a car-to-car shooting in Hawthorne early Sunday that left one man dead and two others wounded.The three men and one woman were returning home after a church function in Torrance when a dark-colored sedan pulled up and opened fire on the...

  • Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near LAX
    Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near LAX

    The pilot of a commercial jetliner said his plane nearly collided with a drone while approaching Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, sparking a search by L.A. police and sheriff's officials for the owner of the unmanned aircraft.

    The near-miss was reported before 2 p.m. about...

  • Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near Los Angeles airport
    Lufthansa jet and drone nearly collide near Los Angeles airport

    The pilot of a commercial jetliner said his plane nearly collided with a drone while approaching Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, sparking a search by L.A. police and sheriff's officials for the owner of the unmanned aircraft.

    The near-miss was reported before 2 p.m. about...

  • This man left $8,000 near LAX. Have you seen him?
    This man left $8,000 near LAX. Have you seen him?

    Los Angeles police are making one final effort to find a man who left behind more than $8,000 in cash at a restaurant near LAX before they award the money to the person who found it, police said Thursday.

    On Dec. 19, an unidentified man left a restaurant off Century Boulevard but left the cash...

  • Mylar balloon causes power disruption and triggers flaring at ExxonMobil refinery
    Mylar balloon causes power disruption and triggers flaring at ExxonMobil refinery

    Flares burned overnight Thursday at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance after a Mylar balloon disrupted power in the area.

    The Mylar balloon came in contact with a subtransmission power line about 5:43 p.m. Wednesday and caused a system disruption, but did not trigger a power outage, said Paul...

  • Farm Stand in El Segundo is closing, its team plans new restaurant with Love & Salt chefs
    Farm Stand in El Segundo is closing, its team plans new restaurant with Love & Salt chefs

    Farm Stand, the El Segundo restaurant known for its pastas, duck meatloaf and Turkish eggplant dip, is closing March 25 after 10 years on Main Street. Owner Sylvie Gabriele, who is part of the father-daughter team behind Love & Salt, an Italian restaurant in Manhattan Beach, and chef Alex Mosavi,...

  • Celebrating National Pi Day with three great L.A. pies, plus 52 recipes
    Celebrating National Pi Day with three great L.A. pies, plus 52 recipes

    Today happens to be National Pi Day, a day devoted to the mathematical constant 3.14159265359... Sure, you could celebrate with your best geometry quips. Or you could eat some actual pie. Or do both. 

    Here are three places serving great pie in Los Angeles. And if you really feel the need to make...

  • 'You don't drink the water in Gardena': A year later, residents remain skeptical
    'You don't drink the water in Gardena': A year later, residents remain skeptical

    Last year, some Gardena residents started complaining about the quality of their tap water.

    Brown or black water gushed out of some faucets, smelling like rotten eggs or sewage.

    Residents demanded action from local officials, and famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich even got involved.

    A...

  • A taste of restored films at Loyola Marymount University mini festival
    A taste of restored films at Loyola Marymount University mini festival

     

    Italy's Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe's top restoration facilities, gets to showcase some of its treasures in a mini-film festival on the campus of Loyola Marymount University.

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    On March 14, the extended, uncut, four-hour and 15-minute...

  • Felon killed in botched jewelry store robbery linked to slaying of elderly couple
    Felon killed in botched jewelry store robbery linked to slaying of elderly couple

    A felon gunned down by a Torrance jewelry store owner during a botched robbery this week was identified Thursday as a person of interest in the deaths of an elderly couple killed in their home, authorities said.

    Keon Bailey, 20, of Lancaster was shot and killed by the owner of Leilani’s Jewelers...

  • Air Force veteran and father of 3 missing from Hermosa Beach
    Air Force veteran and father of 3 missing from Hermosa Beach

    Hermosa Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding an Air Force veteran and father of three who went missing Saturday after visiting Pier Plaza with friends.

    Michael David Vanzandt, 36, of Lancaster was standing in line with friends outside the American Junkie gastro pub about 10:15...

  • Torrance jewelry store owner fatally shoots alleged robber
    Torrance jewelry store owner fatally shoots alleged robber

    A Torrance jewelry store owner Tuesday shot and killed a man suspected of trying to rob his store, police said.

    The owner of Leilani's Jewelers, at 18099 Prairie Ave., shot the suspected robber just before noon, Sgt. Paul Kranke, a spokesman for the Torrance Police Department, said. The man barged...

  • Whale-watching with pros at Point Vicente on the Palos Verdes Peninsula -- for free
    Whale-watching with pros at Point Vicente on the Palos Verdes Peninsula -- for free

    "There’s a blow! Right above post 17!"

    Heads swivel as binoculars and cameras are trained on the sighting — it’s probably one of the magnificent gray whales migrating in substantial numbers off the Palos Verdes Peninsula shoreline.

    Yup, it’s that season again, so we’re back for a favorite no-cost,...

  • Cash from cookies sold at Oscars goes to Inglewood Girl Scout troop
    Cash from cookies sold at Oscars goes to Inglewood Girl Scout troop

    They reached into their tuxedo pockets and Chanel purses and rummaged for cash as they sat before the Oscars stage. Waving $20 bills, they flagged down a squad of intrepid Girl Scouts who took full advantage of their star-studded audience.

    “I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and...

  • Burroughs girls' basketball sees season come to end in CIF semifinals

    Basketball: Early foul trouble, late shooting woes open door for Mira Costa, which hands Indians 47-39 Division I-A loss.

  • 1 dead, 3 hurt after powerful waves pound break wall in Redondo Beach
    1 dead, 3 hurt after powerful waves pound break wall in Redondo Beach

    A man died and three other people were seriously injured late Wednesday after they were swept into the ocean by powerful waves while hanging out on a break wall in Redondo Beach, fire officials said.

    It is unclear what the group was doing on the wall at King Harbor, but shouts for help began about...

  • Police find THC extraction lab in El Segundo hotel suite

    The Embassy Suites hotel near Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated Monday afternoon after a patron reported that someone was cooking meth in a room, police said.

    Investigators later determined that a person was trying to extract tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in...

  • Woman killed by Inglewood police 'never owned a gun,' sister says
    Woman killed by Inglewood police 'never owned a gun,' sister says

    The grieving family of a woman shot and killed by Inglewood police said Monday the circumstances surrounding her death don't match their memory of a doting mother of three who never owned a gun. 

    Relatives of 31-year-old Kisha Michael, who gathered for a news  conference at the Inglewood intersection...

  • 3 people were killed in police shootings in L.A. and Orange counties this weekend
    3 people were killed in police shootings in L.A. and Orange counties this weekend

    Los Angeles and Orange County authorities are investigating a series of officer-involved shootings over the weekend that resulted in three deaths.

    One incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Anaheim when officers fatally shot a gunman after he shot and wounded another man and fired at a police...

  • Ex-star of Disney's 'That's So Raven' denies charges he attacked girlfriend, brought drugs into jail
    Ex-star of Disney's 'That's So Raven' denies charges he attacked girlfriend, brought drugs into jail

    Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown has denied charges that he attacked his girlfriend in the parking lot of the Torrance Police Department headquarters, then brought methamphetamine into jail.

    Brown, who played Eddie Thomas on the Disney Channel show “That’s So Raven,” pleaded not guilty last month to...

  • Datebook: The art of an influential school, video dystopia, the drawings of a Chicano activist
    Datebook: The art of an influential school, video dystopia, the drawings of a Chicano activist

    The art and artists of the highly influential Black Mountain College. A video that explores a dystopian movement farm. And the prolific drawings output of a beloved poet and icon. Plus: The art of Ayotzinapa protests, a show about plans and art that is inspired by outsourcing. Here are six shows...

  • Can Inglewood's NFL-fueled turnaround be a success if its schools are failing?
    Can Inglewood's NFL-fueled turnaround be a success if its schools are failing?

    Laura Rosales, mother of three, lives blocks from the site of Inglewood's planned NFL stadium.

    Watching the fast-moving construction of a futuristic complex that is expected to bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues to the city makes her think about the toilets at her 7-year-old...

  • Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured
    Gas station canopy collapses in Torrance; at least 1 person injured

    The canopy at a South Bay gas station collapsed Monday afternoon, trapping vehicles that were parked next to the pumps. 

    The awning at the Chevron station in the 3900 block of Artesia Boulevard fell about 3 p.m., Torrance fire Capt. Seve Deuel said.

    Two workers were atop the canopy’s roof, surveying...

  • Two-sport athlete John Jackson transfers from Mater Dei to Gardena Serra

     John Jackson III, a promising two-sport athlete, has transferred from Santa Ana Mater Dei to Gardena Serra.

    Jackson, a sophomore, played quarterback and receiver for Mater Dei. He's also a top baseball player.

    He is the son of the former USC receiver and TV commentator.

    For the latest on high...

  • Suspect arrested in death of woman whose remains were found behind a wall in a Lomita apartment
    Suspect arrested in death of woman whose remains were found behind a wall in a Lomita apartment

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies announced an arrest Friday in the death of a woman whose remains were found behind a wall in a Lomita residence last year.

    Randolph Garbutt, 43, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in the death of Raven Joy Campbell, 37, sheriff's Lt. Steve Jauch said.

    ...

  • Massive Lego garden sculptures are coming (and you don't have to go to Legoland to see them)
    Massive Lego garden sculptures are coming (and you don't have to go to Legoland to see them)

    Trying to lure the kids out into nature but they're stuck at home playing with Legos? Don't worry, now there's an exhibit that covers both.

    The "Nature Connects" exhibition coming to the South Coast Botanic Garden on Feb. 19 features 27 bigger-than-life statues made with Lego bricks.

    The mega-plastic-brick...

  • Car hits parked vehicle, goes airborne and lands on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates
    Car hits parked vehicle, goes airborne and lands on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates

    Los Angeles County firefighters spent Wednesday afternoon trying to get a car off a garage roof after the vehicle struck a parked car and somehow went airborne.

    “I’ve been a fireman for 19 years and this is weird to me,” said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Keith Mora. “It’s kind of strange.”

    Crews...

  • Football: Serra's Brandon Burton commits to UCLA

    Standout safety Brandon Burton of Gardena Serra announced his commitment to UCLA on Tuesday night.

    And he did so with a paintball video.

    Here's the link.

    Just another day in the life of recruiting.

    For the latest on high school sports, follow @LATSondheimer on Twitter

  • Where to find a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie milkshake, plus a recipe for a boozy version
    Where to find a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie milkshake, plus a recipe for a boozy version

    After you've had your fun pairing wine with your favorite Girl Scout cookies, you may find yourself in need of some dessert. That's where the Girl Scout cookie milkshake comes in. And no, there's no wine in this milkshake (you should be ashamed of yourself). 

    Hopdoddy, a burger chain with three...

  • Mitchell Englander and Janice Hahn lead pack in fundraising for supervisor's races, filings show
    Mitchell Englander and Janice Hahn lead pack in fundraising for supervisor's races, filings show

    Campaign finance reports filed Monday gave a glimpse at the strength of candidates running for two open seats on the powerful Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

    The seats held by longtime Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe are up for grabs this year as both are being forced out...

  • Mattel reports gains in fourth quarter, helped by Barbie
    Mattel reports gains in fourth quarter, helped by Barbie

    Mattel Inc. might finally be seeing a turnaround as it reported higher profit and revenue in the fourth quarter, helped by increased sales for Barbie and several other key brands.

    "Overall, we're very encouraged," said Mattel Chief Executive Christopher Sinclair in a conference call with analysts...

  • SpaceX's hyperloop student contest brings out many big benefactors
    SpaceX's hyperloop student contest brings out many big benefactors

    Elon Musk is bringing together more than 1,000 college and high school students this weekend to showcase passenger-compartment designs for a hyperloop high-speed transit system.

    Two Los Angeles start-ups are already developing hyperloops, starting with test track construction in the Central Valley...

  • How Barbie has transformed over the years
    How Barbie has transformed over the years

    Barbie has changed a lot in the last 57 years.

    From her initial curly bangs hairdo to the variety of hair colors, eye colors and body types announced Thursday, the doll's style has adjusted to the times -- and the pressure to stay relevant as children turn more to technology for fun. 

    Here's a...

  • No charges for LAPD officers in mistaken Dorner shooting; memo details how things went wrong
    No charges for LAPD officers in mistaken Dorner shooting; memo details how things went wrong

    The Los Angeles police sergeant was worried.

    He and a group of officers were responsible for protecting the Torrance home of a police captain believed to be a target of Christopher Dorner, a rogue former cop who was in the middle of a vengeful rampage against police and their families.

    Sgt. Rudy...

  • Meet the new brewer at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach, plus details on the pub's updated brews
    Meet the new brewer at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach, plus details on the pub's updated brews

    From a punk rock rehearsal space to a honky-tonk-style bar complete with a mechanical bull, Abigaile restaurant has had many identities. Now, the gastropub has brought on a new brewer to help retool the house-made craft beers. 

    New York native Paul Papantonio will take over for Brian Brewer, who...

  • To celebrate an 'irreplaceable' music teacher, grieving students hold a playground party
    To celebrate an 'irreplaceable' music teacher, grieving students hold a playground party

    When 11-year-old Thalia Brown last saw her music teacher, Benny Golbin, a week ago, she asked him a question: "Do you remember me?"

    Thalia, a soft-spoken sixth-grader at Children of Promise Preparatory Academy in Inglewood, saw Golbin just once a week, and school had only just started back up after...

  • LAX flights
    LAX flights delayed or canceled due to East Coast storms

    Powerful winter storms battering the East prompted airlines to delay and cancel dozens of flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.

    Airport authorities reported that a total of 86 arriving and departing flights were delayed and an additional 80 were canceled.

    Most of the...

  • Colin Cowherd lists Manhattan Beach home after six months of ownership
    Colin Cowherd lists Manhattan Beach home after six months of ownership

    Sports radio and television personality Colin Cowherd has listed his house in Manhattan Beach for sale at $3.339 million — roughly six months after buying the newly built home for $3.095 million.

    Located in the area’s Tree Section, the two-story Traditional sits up from the street behind a slatted...

  • Hot Property | Colin Cowherd
    Hot Property | Colin Cowherd

    Built last year, the Traditional-style home in the Manhattan Beach Tree Section has five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,714 square feet of living space.

  • Second suspect is arrested in deadly street race in Hawthorne

    A second man has been arrested in connection with a suspected illegal street race in Hawthorne last week that killed a 36-year-old elementary school music teacher, police said Thursday.

    Anthony Leon Holley, 40, turned himself in to Hawthorne police late Tuesday, saying he was the driver of a red...

  • UberX can pick you up at LAX starting Thursday
    UberX can pick you up at LAX starting Thursday

    After months of negotiations and political infighting, the wait is over: Drivers for Uber's lowest-cost ride service will be allowed to pick up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.   

    Uber is the second ride-hailing company to be granted full access to one...

  • L.A.'s next big food hall is being built right next to LAX
    L.A.'s next big food hall is being built right next to LAX

    The Proud Bird, the aviation-themed restaurant with a view of the LAX runways, is about to transform into Los Angeles' next big food hall. The restaurant, which has been open since 1967, will start 10 months of renovations on Feb. 1. 

    The 50,000-square-foot space will include a variety of food...

  • Winning Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Chino Hills
    Winning Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Chino Hills

    The chances of winning the record-setting $1.5-billion jackpot were a ridiculous 1 in 292 million.

    That lucky one could have been anywhere in the 44 states and six U.S. territories that play Powerball. But on Wednesday, it turns out that golden ticket was printed in Chino Hills. At a 7-Eleven in...

  • L.A. fans thrilled -- mostly -- to have Rams back in town
    L.A. fans thrilled -- mostly -- to have Rams back in town

    After 21 years of no NFL football in Los Angeles, sports fans throughout the county rejoiced Tuesday night that the region will once again be home to the Rams.

    Angelenos -- some with a tear in their eye -- celebrated the news in the streets and on social media after league owners approved the Rams...

  • Football: Peninsula selects Palos Verdes defensive coordinator David Young as its head coach

    Peninsula has selected Palos Verdes defensive coordinator David Young as its new head coach.

    The school fired Coach Mike Christensen, who failed to turn around a program that has been struggling with numbers on and off the field. The team had to forfeit its final three games for safety reasons...

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