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  • Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    After well more than two years of planning, chefs Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu have finally opened the first of their two restaurants in Baldwin Hills. Flautas, which is actually more of a counter than a restaurant, opened Sunday in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. Yes,...

  • All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana are opening a new spot called Flautas in Baldwin Hills in October. And as the name suggests, the two chefs will only serve flautas with a variety of fillings and toppings.  Flautas will be a stall in the food court at the Baldwin Hills...

  • Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Chichen Itza Restaurant and Mercado La Paloma have partnered to create the Magic of the Yucatan throughout the month of August. The event is a celebration of Yucatecan culture and will feature an ongoing art exhibit that showcases the art of Yucatecan and Southern Californian artists. Besides the...

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  • Long-stalled Marlton Square project makes a move forward

    Long-stalled Marlton Square project makes a move forward

    For three decades, the redevelopment project known as Marlton Square in South Los Angeles had been ripe with promise but plagued by false starts, setbacks and financial woes. “We saw this as a symbol of the neglect of an entire community and a city that turned its back right here on Crenshaw,”...

  • Football: A changing of the guard in the Coliseum League

    Crenshaw and Dorsey have been the dominant football teams in the Coliseum League for years. 2015 could mark the changing of the guard. Los Angeles (6-0) handed Crenshaw its first league defeat since 2011 last week. Now the Romans get to face Dorsey on Friday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium for...

  • LAPD report: Woman fatally shot last week had moved toward officer with knife

    LAPD report: Woman fatally shot last week had moved toward officer with knife

    A woman who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police in a Baldwin Hills alley a week ago was killed after she moved toward an officer while holding a knife, according to an internal LAPD report reviewed by The Times.The report’s account differs sharply from one provided by a woman who told The Times...

  • Activists, residents want more info from LAPD on woman's shooting death

    Activists, residents want more info from LAPD on woman's shooting death

    The cashier at the Baldwin Hills pharmacy was ringing up a can of soda when the customer slid a note across the counter. After reading it, the cashier quickly reached for a manila envelope and began filling it with money from the register. The woman with the note flashed a large kitchen knife,...

  • Woman questions LAPD shooting in South L.A.

    Woman questions LAPD shooting in South L.A.

    A 21-year-old local resident said Thursday that she saw Los Angeles police fatally shoot a woman who was running from officers down a Baldwin Hills alley. Courtyana Franklin questioned why police shot the woman, saying she watched Wednesday's events unfold from the side mirror of her car, which...

  • Woman killed by LAPD after robbery reported in South L.A.

    Woman killed by LAPD after robbery reported in South L.A.

    Los Angeles police shot and killed a woman Wednesday afternoon in South L.A. after officers received a report of a robbery, officials said. The incident unfolded about 1:40 p.m., when officers from the LAPD's Southwest Division went to a pharmacy in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood that...

  • Govind Armstrong and Muhammad Ali's former cook put gumbo on the menu
    Govind Armstrong and Muhammad Ali's former cook put gumbo on the menu

    On Tuesdays at Post & Beam, Govind Armstrong's swank restaurant next to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, not only will you find a menu of Southern-influenced cooking, but also, for the last six weeks or so, bowls of extraordinary gumbo.

    This is not because Armstrong cooks a mean gumbo, although...

  • Baldwin Hills-area quakes not linked to oil operations, experts say
    Baldwin Hills-area quakes not linked to oil operations, experts say

    Despite concerns from some residents, scientists say two recent earthquakes centered in the Baldwin Hills area — including one Sunday morning — do not appear to be connected to drilling operations at nearby oil fields.

    Seismologists said the earthquakes were far enough below the surface that drilling...

  • 150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'
    150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up 'Manifest Justice'

    It couldn't be a more poignant moment in which to have an exhibition on the topic of social justice. Baltimore is reeling from riots in the wake of Freddie Gray's death, the young man whose spine was severed while in the custody of police officers. And around the United States on Wednesday, people...

  • Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations
    Metro halted Crenshaw rail line construction after safety violations

    All construction on the $2.1-billion Crenshaw Line was halted for four days recently after transportation officials witnessed a series of safety violations that escalated in severity, officials told The Times. 

    The shutdown began Thursday and work resumed Monday. It was the first construction suspension...

  • Earthquake rattles near one of L.A.'s most destructive faults
    Earthquake rattles near one of L.A.'s most destructive faults

    A magnitude 3.5 earthquake that rattled parts of Southern California on Sunday night occurred near the 46-mile-long Newport-Inglewood fault, responsible for a destructive quake that killed more than 100 people about 80 years ago.

    Lucy Jones, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, wrote on Twitter...

  • Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says
    Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says

    Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity in South L.A. by banning new fast-food restaurants.

    But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal.

    A Rand Corp. report released Thursday says that from 2007 to 2012, the percentage...

  • Football: Once a Crenshaw Cougar, always a Crenshaw Cougar
    Football: Once a Crenshaw Cougar, always a Crenshaw Cougar

    On letter of intent day, it's a good time to share a photo (see above) from Robert Helfman, who has been taking photos of Crenshaw High athletes for years.

    He captured the photo of lineman Marcus Martin getting a hug from running back De'Anthony Thomas during a 2010 practice. The Cougars won the...

  • Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK
    Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

    For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible for legal protections under a measure that won initial approval Tuesday.

    The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to move ahead with preservation regulations that could be applied...

  • Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away
    Del Campo and Arvizu open Flautas; Mexicano just weeks away

    After well more than two years of planning, chefs Jaime Martín del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu have finally opened the first of their two restaurants in Baldwin Hills. Flautas, which is actually more of a counter than a restaurant, opened Sunday in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall. Yes,...

  • 2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death
    2 teens charged with beating homeless man to death

    Two teenagers were charged with murder in connection with the fatal beating of a homeless man in South Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.

    Jordan English, 16, and Tyshaun Vasquez, 19, are accused of beating to death 43-year-old Eddie Ray Smith Jr. on Nov. 30, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman...

  • L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees
    L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees

    Los Angeles residents looking to discard their Christmas trees will have several options for making sure they are collected by city sanitation crews, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday.

    Angelenos who have city trash pickup may cut up the trees and put the assorted parts into the green bin. City crews...

  • 5 great places to eat in South L.A.
    5 great places to eat in South L.A.

    Some Angelenos don't venture east of La Brea. Similarly, many rarely make it south of the 10 Freeway. Those who head south of Rodeo Road on Crenshaw Boulevard are rewarded with smoky barbeque joints serving large helpings of greens and corn bread; island cuisine from Jamaica, Belize and other parts...

  • 183 arrested during Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.
    183 arrested during Ferguson protests in downtown L.A.

    Los Angeles police arrested 183 protesters overnight during a second round of demonstrations against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.

    A large demonstration ended early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles when...

  • Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly
    Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly

    Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright showed up late Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence but was released almost immediately due to jail crowding, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said.

    A jury convicted Wright earlier this year on eight felony counts, including...

  • Football: Former Dorsey QB Reginald Bell sets rushing record for Eastern Michigan
    Football: Former Dorsey QB Reginald Bell sets rushing record for Eastern Michigan

    Everybody at Dorsey High knew how fast Reginald Bell was during his playing days at quarterback. After all, he was the City Section champion in the 110 hurdles.

    On Saturday, the redshirt freshman at Eastern Michigan set a school record for quarterbacks, rushing for 202 yards in 17 carries, including...

  • Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina
    Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina

    In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year. 

    The terminus of the Red Line subway will become the North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky...

  • Architects to design stylish shelters for cats in need in Los Angeles
    Architects to design stylish shelters for cats in need in Los Angeles

    At past Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” benefits in New York, architects and designers invented cutting-edge forts, modernist dwellings and cityscape shelters for the city's homeless cat and kitten population.

    The first Los Angeles benefit promises to be no different as more than a dozen...

  • All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu
    All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana are opening a new spot called Flautas in Baldwin Hills in October. And as the name suggests, the two chefs will only serve flautas with a variety of fillings and toppings. 

    Flautas will be a stall in the food court at the Baldwin Hills...

  • Football: Dorsey turns to quarterback Rodney Evans

    Rodney Evans is back in town, and Dorsey is happy about that.

    Evans, a junior, was in Texas last year after previously living in Los Angeles. Now he's expected to be the starting quarterback for the Dons.

    He has a very good arm, but the Dons are going to need some reliable receivers for him to...

  • Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0
    Events: Magic of the Yucatan, pre-Forum specials at Post & Beam, PigOut 3.0

    Chichen Itza Restaurant and Mercado La Paloma have partnered to create the Magic of the Yucatan throughout the month of August. The event is a celebration of Yucatecan culture and will feature an ongoing art exhibit that showcases the art of Yucatecan and Southern Californian artists. Besides the...

  • Softball: Dorsey duo is headed to Shaw University

    The All-City duo of pitcher Krystal La Flora and outfielder Joi Davis from Dorsey High haved signed a letter of intent with Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., Coach Irvin Davis said.

    La Flora was Dorsey's pitcher for four years, picking up 42 victories and 520 strikeouts. She also had a career batting...

  • Football: Robert Ambers is no longer coach at View Park

    Robert Ambers, who guided View Park Prep to five City Section championships in six years as football coach, has stepped down to assume athletic director duties at View Park, Douglass and nine other schools run by ICEF.

    Defensive coordinator Ken Henderson has taken over as head coach.

     

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  • LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings
    LAPD announces two $50,000 rewards in separate killings

    Los Angeles police detectives on Wednesday announced two separate $50,000 rewards for the unsolved killings of a 45-year-old mother of two and a 26-year-old father of four.

    LAPD Det. Paul Shearholdt said both cases lack significant leads.

    In the killing of Roshon Dwayne Davis, detectives have had...

  • Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved
    Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved

    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved a new train station designed to allow a rail connection with Los Angeles International Airport, capping decades of discussion and complaints over one of Southern California's most infamous planning problems.

    In a unanimous vote, the...

  • Man slain in confrontation with LAPD by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
    Man slain in confrontation with LAPD by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

    A man was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police Wednesday night after officers swooped down on the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza when gunshots were reported in the area.

    There were no reports of injuries to shoppers or police as patrol cars and officers wearing helmets and armed with...

  • To any offended by his Kings' party F-bomb, Garcetti says lighten up
    To any offended by his Kings' party F-bomb, Garcetti says lighten up

    A day after using the F-word in televised remarks at an L.A. Kings victory party, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apologized Tuesday to those who found it offensive — and suggested that they lighten up.“I think I was just being myself for a moment there,” Garcetti told reporters who surrounded...

  • L.A. city councilman lauds Magic Johnson's South L.A. businesses
    L.A. city councilman lauds Magic Johnson's South L.A. businesses

    The day after Donald Sterling criticized Earvin "Magic" Johnson during a nationally televised interview, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks defended the Lakers great, saying his investments in South Los Angeles were crucial to the area's economic development. 

    Parks, whose district covers...

  • Track: Dorsey, View Park runners top Coliseum League finals

     The Coliseum League track and field finals were held last week, and several Dorsey and View Park runners turned in top performances.

    Dorsey's Daniel Lawson ran 21.61 to win the 200 and 49.00 to win the 400. Dorsey's Jermale Jefferson won the 100 in 11.10 and was second in the 200 in 21.97. Crenshaw...

  • Football: Crenshaw has five former players picked up by NFL teams

     Two former Crenshaw High players were drafted this week by NFL teams and three signed as free agents,

    Drafted were center Marcus Martin by the 49ers and running back De'Anthony Thomas by the Chiefs.

    Signed as free agents were receiver Noel Grigsby by the Raiders; offensive lineman Abasi Salimu...

  • Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy
    Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

    The publicity campaign promised a new summer program at Point Dume for poor children, funded in part by the Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation.

    A smiling Sterling was shown next to a horse in some newspaper ads. In others, the foundation described the project as "the 20 Acre Malibu Farm &...

  • Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million
    Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

    The mother of a 17-year-old student who died when a FedEx freight truck slammed into a college-bound bus in Northern California, creating a fireball of wreckage, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the company's vehicles have a history of catching fire.

    The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los...

  • Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash
    Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash

    Her sisters remember Jennifer Bonilla, 17, as a hopeful leader, while students, friends and family gather to honor the Dorsey High senior.

  • Vigil planned for Dorsey High student Jennifer Bonilla
    Vigil planned for Dorsey High student Jennifer Bonilla

    A candlelight vigil is planned for Wednesday to honor Jennifer Bonilla, a student from Dorsey High School who was among those killed in a bus crash in Northern California last week. 

    The vigil will begin at 5 p.m. at Dorsey High School, 3537 Farmdale Avenue in the Crenshaw area.

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  • Two men wounded in shooting in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw area

    Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Tuesday evening after a shooting along a palm-tree-lined road in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, officials said.

    Police arrived in the 4000 block of Palmyra Road about 6 p.m. and cordoned off the area as they searched for two 25-year-old men...

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