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Southbound lanes of 405 Freeway reopen in Lawndale after fatal crash

Southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway in Lawndale were reopened Wednesday morning after a fatal collision shut down traffic for several hours. Initial reports indicate that an automobile and a big rig collided about 4:15 a.m. on the freeway at Hawthorne Boulevard, said Officer Francisco Villalobos...

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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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  • Highly paid Centinela superintendent placed on leave

    Highly paid Centinela superintendent placed on leave

    A local schools superintendent who attracted scrutiny for receiving $674,559 in pay last year was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by the Board of Education that had approved his compensation terms. The Centinela Valley Union High School District board voted 5-0 to place Supt. Jose...

  • Iraq war veteran sentenced in stabbing death of girlfriend, 22

    An Iraq war veteran who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for choking and stabbing his 22-year-old girlfriend to death was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison. Allowed by his attorney to apologize for the first time since the January 2011 fight that led to the death of Eileen Garnreiter,...

  • Harold Hofmann, longtime mayor of Lawndale, dies at 81

    Harold Hofmann, longtime mayor of Lawndale, dies at 81

    Harold Hofmann, who served as mayor of the South Bay city of Lawndale for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 81. One of California's longest-serving mayors, Hofmann died of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Before he was elected mayor of the...

  • Lawndale High student held on suspicion of making Twitter threats

    Lawndale High student held on suspicion of making Twitter threats

    A 17-year-old Lawndale High School student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of using Twitter to threaten that she was going to shoot students, authorities said. Authorities were notified of the alleged threat early Wednesday by a "concerned person," according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...

  • Man gets 2 years in prison for school lunch bribery case

    The former food services director for Lawndale Elementary School District has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting at least $10,000 in bribes from a school lunch pizza vendor. Arturo Macias Nuno, 32, was found guilty earlier this month of four felony counts of accepting a bribe,...

  • Owner of alleged Lawndale mini-market-turned-casino charged

    Owner of alleged Lawndale mini-market-turned-casino charged

    Some gamblers don't know when to stop. Apparently, a Lawndale slot machine operator didn't either. The L.A. County district attorney's office in Torrance charged a mini-market store owner last Thursday with the illegal possession of slot machines – found by police not once, but twice. L.A. County...

  • Young dogs trapped in hot car with no water for at least 8 hours
    Young dogs trapped in hot car with no water for at least 8 hours

    Deputies and an animal control officer Wednesday rescued two young dogs that had been locked in a hot car without water for at least eight hours in Lawndale, according to authorities.

    The animals were spotted in the Jeep Cherokee in 14500 block of Larch Avenue on Wednesday morning by a passerby...

  • Man who allegedly robbed pregnant woman arrested in Lawndale

    Deputies tracked down and arrested a man suspected of accosting a pregnant woman outside a Lawndale liquor store, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

    The unidentified victim had just left the store at 16201 Hawthorne Boulevard when a young man approached her, punched her in...

  • Man shot, wounded in Lawndale

    A young man was shot and wounded in Lawndale  early Saturday, and the gunman remains at large, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at 4:36 a.m. and found the victim, a 19-year-old man, in the street in the 15600 block of Grevillea...

  • House of Chicken: Location, prices, details
    House of Chicken: Location, prices, details

    LOCATION

    4543 W. Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne

    PRICES

    Wraps, $5.50; plates, $8.25; sides, $3 to $5

    BEST DISHES

    Garlic chicken wrap, chicken kabob wrap, chicken shawarma wrap, kefta kebab plate

    DETAILS

    Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays. Soft drinks. Credit...

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