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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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  • Diwali Dinner raises funds to feed Indian schoolchildren
    Diwali Dinner raises funds to feed Indian schoolchildren

    The event: Sunday’s Diwali Dinner was an early celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, beginning this year on Oct. 23. Honoring entrepreneur Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, the affair benefited Akshaya Patra, meaning the Unending Bowl, which provides hot meals daily to 1.4 million schoolchildren...

  • Palos Verdes school district appoints new superintendent, pays two salaries
    Palos Verdes school district appoints new superintendent, pays two salaries

    The Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education appointed a new superintendent Wednesday but will keep the current one on staff -- at full pay.Donald Austin, formerly an assistant superintendent of educational services at Huntington Beach Union High School District, will replace Walker Williams,...

  • Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt
    Lightning hits California beach; 1 dead, several hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt
    Venice Beach hit by at least 4 lightning strikes; 1 dead, others hurt

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach on Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment.

    A second man struck by...

  • At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches
    At least 9 people hit by lightning on L.A. beaches

    One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

    The unidentified man in his 20s died after he was transported from Venice Beach to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment. 

    A second...

  • Peacock killer used high-powered pellet gun; more violence feared
    Peacock killer used high-powered pellet gun; more violence feared

    Officials fear an escalation of violence by a man who they say used a high-powered pellet gun to shoot and kill a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz in Palos Verdes Peninsula.

    The peacock was shot at about 8:20 p.m. July 9 in driveway of a home in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road, said Lt. Cesar Perea,...

  • Man driving Mercedes killed peacock with pellet gun, officials say
    Man driving Mercedes killed peacock with pellet gun, officials say

    Officials on Tuesday said they have a possible break in the deaths of dozens of peacocks on the Palos Verdes Peninsula after a witness reported a man in a Mercedes-Benz shooting one of the birds with a pellet gun.

    Officials released a sketch of the suspect, seen driving a silver Mercedes sedan....

  • Sketch released of suspected peacock killer on Palos Verdes Peninsula
    Sketch released of suspected peacock killer on Palos Verdes Peninsula

    Officials on Tuesday released an artist's sketch of a man who they say shot and killed a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz, adding to the mounting two-year death toll for the birds that have called the area home for decades.

    A witness told officials that the man, who was driving a silver Mercedes...

  • Dozens of peacock killings in Rolling Hills Estates investigated
    Dozens of peacock killings in Rolling Hills Estates investigated

    The residents of Rolling Hills Estates have always had a difficult relationship with its exotic Indian blue peafowl neighbors.

    For some, the peacocks — which were imported to the Palos Verdes Peninsula a century ago — bring charm and a rustic feel to the upscale suburb. But other say that the peacocks...

  • Killing of 50 peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates spurs investigation
    Killing of 50 peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates spurs investigation

    Authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths of roughly 50 peacocks that have been killed with arrows, bullets and poison over the last two years in Rolling Hills Estates.

    The birds -- hard to miss with their large, colorful displays, loud calls and droppings -- have claimed the Rolling...

  • Lieu and Carr did best in South Bay, Times vote analysis shows
    Lieu and Carr did best in South Bay, Times vote analysis shows

    In the crowded June 3 primary to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), front-runners Elan Carr and Ted Lieu did best in the South Bay, according to a Times analysis of election results.

    Former Los Angeles city Controller Wendy Greuel, a Democrat, who placed third and thus cannot advance...

  • Baseball: Pitcher Eli Morgan signs with Gonzaga

     Senior Eli Morgan, the ace pitcher for 18-5 Peninsula, has signed with Gonzaga.

    Morgan is 8-1 with a 1.11 ERA for Peninsula, ranked No. 3 in Southern Section Division 3.

     

  • 17 detained after panga spotted off Palos Verdes Peninsula
    17 detained after panga spotted off Palos Verdes Peninsula

    Seventeen people were detained Friday after a panga was spotted off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, federal authorities said.

    A bystander alerted local police after spotting the 25-foot fishing boat about 8:30 a.m. near Lunada Bay, said Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration...

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