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Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at South L.A. Metro station

Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Thursday night that has shut down the Avalon Station on Metro’s Green Line in South Los Angeles.  The incident was reported around 9:53 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Avalon Boulevard, said L.A. County Sheriff’s...

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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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  • 2 dead, 1 injured in family dispute that ended in gunfire

    2 dead, 1 injured in family dispute that ended in gunfire

    Two people were killed and a third was injured Thursday morning during a domestic violence dispute among family members in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood, police said. The shooting occurred about 10:53 a.m. in a home in the 1100 block of West 55th Street, said Officer Jenny Houser with the Los...

  • Chunk of city block destroyed by fast-moving flames in South L.A.

    Chunk of city block destroyed by fast-moving flames in South L.A.

    A fast-moving fire tore through a block of industrial buildings in South Los Angeles early Wednesday, destroying several businesses and putting nearby residents on edge.    The three-alarm fire started just after 1 a.m. inside a business in the 5800 block of South Hooper Avenue in unincorporated...

  • Teen shot by LAPD officer files federal civil rights lawsuit against city

    Teen shot by LAPD officer files federal civil rights lawsuit against city

    The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and wounded by a Los Angeles police officer this year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.In the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court, the mother of Jamar Nicholson alleges that officers violated her son's civil rights by using excessive...

  • 1 wounded in shootout between mourners, rival gang at South L.A. funeral

    1 wounded in shootout between mourners, rival gang at South L.A. funeral

    A man was critically wounded Wednesday outside a funeral home after mourners, who were gathered for a service in South Los Angeles, exchanged gunfire with members of a rival gang, police said. Friends and family of 41-year-old Kumase Jefferson, who was shot and killed Aug. 15 in Vermont-Slauson,...

  • Police investigate daytime double killing in South L.A.

    Police investigate daytime double killing in South L.A.

    Two men were shot to death in broad daylight on a sidewalk in South Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Just after 12:12 p.m., a youth or young man walked up to two men, described as being in their late 30s or early 40s, shot them both and ran away, said Sgt. William Carty of the Los...

  • 11 shot in violent South L.A. weekend; residents on edge

    11 shot in violent South L.A. weekend; residents on edge

    Fed up with a recent rash of gang violence in South Los Angeles, Naima Smith gathered a group Saturday at a Baptist church on Hoover Street to talk about ways to bring peace to their neighborhood. Smith, 32, a lifelong resident of South L.A., left the gathering feeling encouraged. Then her phone...

  • Fire at South L.A. church ruled arson but church was not target, officials say
    Fire at South L.A. church ruled arson but church was not target, officials say

    One of two fires that broke out early Thursday morning in South L.A. was determined to be arson, but fire officials said the church was not the target.

    Firefighters responded to an arson fire inside the Starlight Church of God in the 8500 block of South San Pedro Street at 12:27 a.m., said Los...

  • Three charged in killing of 19-year-old in South L.A. over his red shoes
    Three charged in killing of 19-year-old in South L.A. over his red shoes

    Murder charges have been filed against three men suspected of killing a 19-year-old in South L.A. over his red shoes, police said Tuesday.

    Dwight Smith, 30, and Kevin Johnson, 25, were arrested last week on suspicion of murder, said LAPD Det. Chris Barling. Murder charges were filed Friday against...

  • Lost in translation: Hip nickname for South L.A. leaves some feeling lonely
    Lost in translation: Hip nickname for South L.A. leaves some feeling lonely

    Two months ago, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks pitched “SOLA” as a hip-sounding nickname for South Los Angeles. He said other communities had been reinvigorated with “contemporary names.”

    But there was just un problema: In Spanish, “sola” means a woman who is alone. Or lonely. A woman...

  • Cyclist killed in South Los Angeles hit and run
    Cyclist killed in South Los Angeles hit and run

    Police are looking for a driver who fatally struck a 22-year-old cyclist Sunday night in South Los Angeles and fled without stopping to help the man.

    Manuel Enrique Mendoza-Hernandez of Los Angeles was riding his bicycle about 8:25 p.m. along the Slauson Avenue sidewalk east of San Pedro Place...

  • $50,000 and growing: Donors give to tiny homes for L.A.'s homeless
    $50,000 and growing: Donors give to tiny homes for L.A.'s homeless

    More than $50,000 has been donated to a South Los Angeles man who is looking to build more tiny homes on wheels like the one he constructed for a 60-year-old homeless woman.

    Elvis Summers started his donation campaign for “Smokie,” a grandmother who was homeless and sleeping in dirt. Hoping to...

  • Car in wild South L.A. chase heads into oncoming traffic, across park
    Car in wild South L.A. chase heads into oncoming traffic, across park

    A dramatic chase in South Los Angeles with the driver speeding across oncoming traffic and across a grassy park ended with a crash Thursday afternoon.

    The silver sedan was chased by several sheriff's deputies’ squad cars until the car –with part of its body flailing loose from the passenger side...

  • How much has L.A. really changed since the 1992 riots?
    How much has L.A. really changed since the 1992 riots?

    Los Angeles' recovery from the 1992 riots has been slow and uneven. The unrest, which killed 53 people and injured 2,300 others, exposed racial tensions, economic inequities and institutional dysfunction. Now, 23 years later, there have been tangible gains. The LAPD, once a predominantly white...

  • Search continues in South L.A. neighborhood for infant remains
    Search continues in South L.A. neighborhood for infant remains

    Investigators planned to continue their search Monday for body parts in a Westmont neighborhood where the dismembered body of an infant was found.

    How the days-old infant’s body came to be dumped in the residential neighborhood is still unknown, said Deputy Amber Smith of the Los Angeles County...

  • Dozens arrested in South Los Angeles street-racing bust
    Dozens arrested in South Los Angeles street-racing bust

    When the dust settled and the exhaust fumes cleared, a street-racing bust in unincorporated South L.A. early Monday led to dozens of arrests, hundreds of citations and more than 50 vehicles towed, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

    The operation launched late Sunday near West...

  • Judge declares mistrial in case of LAPD officer charged with assault
    Judge declares mistrial in case of LAPD officer charged with assault

    A judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of an LAPD officer accused of kicking a woman in the groin during an arrest in 2012 that ended in the woman’s death.

    Mary O’Callaghan’s trial took an unexpected twist Thursday after an official in the Los Angeles Police Department's internal affairs...

  • Can you help locate the Teardrop Rapist? LAPD is out of leads
    Can you help locate the Teardrop Rapist? LAPD is out of leads

    Los Angeles police have renewed calls for the public's help in identifying the so-called Teardrop Rapist, who is believed to have sexually assaulted at least 35 women from Hollywood to South L.A. since 1996.

    Police on Monday said detectives had exhausted all leads. Despite DNA left behind in 10...

  • Man faces charges after stealing hearse bearing a body outside church
    Man faces charges after stealing hearse bearing a body outside church

    Prosecutors have charged a 53-year-old man with stealing a hearse containing a casket carrying a 19-year-old homicide victim from outside a South L.A. church.

    Ronnie Skipper was chased down by Jonté Lee Reed's family Saturday morning as he drove off in the Cadillac hearse carrying Reed's body,...

  • Boy killed by ice-cream truck: Grieving family disputes police account
    Boy killed by ice-cream truck: Grieving family disputes police account

    Family members of the 7-year-old boy who was run over and killed by an ice-cream truck in South Los Angeles are disputing the police account of how it happened.

    Los Angeles police say the boy, identified by family members as Jamarion Thomas, was riding his motorized bike while holding onto the...

  • Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.
    Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

    An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night.

    The incident happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 97th Street, police said.

    The unidentified child was riding a bike when struck by the ice cream truck, police...

  • Two injured in apparent drive-by shooting in South L.A.
    Two injured in apparent drive-by shooting in South L.A.

    A male and female were shot Monday evening at a South Los Angeles intersection in an apparent drive-by attack, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred at 103rd and Main streets about 5:40 p.m., said LAPD Officer Jane Kim.

    Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle traveling south on Main Street shoot...

  • Gordo, the dog hit by a van during a police chase, is out of surgery
    Gordo, the dog hit by a van during a police chase, is out of surgery

    Gordo, the small white dog who was struck by a fleeing van during a police pursuit on live TV and won the hearts of viewers, was recovering from surgery Thursday night.

    In a statement, Advanced Critical Care, Emergency and Specialty Services in Culver City said that Gordo was out of surgery and...

  • Thousands without power as Southland breaks energy usage records
    Thousands without power as Southland breaks energy usage records

    As more than 10,000 customers dealt with power outages in the Southland, utility companies reported record-breaking electrical usage.

    The DWP said Monday's energy demand record was shattered Tuesday, with electrical usage peaking at nearly 6,400 megawatts. Monday’s peak was about 6,200 megawatts.

    ...

  • Three wounded in South L.A. party bus shooting
    Three wounded in South L.A. party bus shooting

    At least three people were injured overnight when someone opened fire at a party bus driving through South Los Angeles, police said Monday.

    Gunfire broke out about 11 p.m. Sunday near the 9700 block of South Broadway, said LAPD Officer Sara Faden. The driver of the bus was hit in the eyes by shattered...

  • Two dead, one injured in back-to-back South Los Angeles shootings

    Two shootings — one involving fatalities — and an unusually high volume of calls prompted the Los Angeles Police Department to put its South Bureau on modified tactical alert Monday afternoon, a department spokeswoman said.

    The first shooting occurred at 2 p.m. at Vermont and Florence avenues in...

  • LAPD releases names of officers who shot mentally ill South L.A. man
    LAPD releases names of officers who shot mentally ill South L.A. man

    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials on Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly incident.

    The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford Jr. on Aug. 11 as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio...

  • Woman wounded in third southeast L.A. drive-by shooting of the night
    Woman wounded in third southeast L.A. drive-by shooting of the night

    A woman was shot in the back in Thursday night's third drive-by shooting in southeast Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 7:10 p.m. in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood, about an hour after two gang-related drive-by shootings in the nearby community of Watts, said Sgt....

  • Man shot during attempted street robbery in South L.A.
    Man shot during attempted street robbery in South L.A.

    A man was shot in South Los Angeles Tuesday night during a botched street robbery, police said.

    The shooting occurred at 11:30 p.m. on the corner of Imperial Highway and Olive Street in the community of Vermont Vista when the victim said he felt a sharp pain in his torso. When he looked down, he...

  • Beck meets with residents, activists about Ezell Ford shooting
    Beck meets with residents, activists about Ezell Ford shooting

    The atmosphere in a South Los Angeles church was at times tense Tuesday night as residents and activists peppered Los Angeles police officials with questions about two officers’ fatal shooting of a mentally ill man.

    Pictures of Ezell Ford dotted Paradise Baptist Church, where a crowd of more than...

  • Deputy shoots armed man suspected of being drug dealer, officials say
    Deputy shoots armed man suspected of being drug dealer, officials say

    A sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a suspected drug dealer early Sunday in South Los Angeles after the suspect pointed a gun at the officer, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Main and 118th streets, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County...

  • Girl, 8, abducted outside South L.A. McDonald's found safe, LAPD says
    Girl, 8, abducted outside South L.A. McDonald's found safe, LAPD says

    An 8-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother Tuesday night outside a McDonald's in South Los Angeles has been found safe, police said.

    Dezhane Norton was found Wednesday morning, a little less than 12 hours after she went missing, police said. Her mother, who does not have legal...

  • Lawsuits filed against owners of alleged gang-controlled properties
    Lawsuits filed against owners of alleged gang-controlled properties

    The Los Angeles city attorney filed lawsuits Wednesday against the owners of three allegedly gang-controlled properties in South L.A., a day after dozens of gang members were arrested by local and federal law enforcement.

    The properties involved in City Atty. Mike Feuer's suit are allegedly controlled...

  • Authorities searching for gunmen in fatal shooting
    Authorities searching for gunmen in fatal shooting

    Authorities are looking for two suspects in the fatal shooting of a woman early Saturday in front of her home in South Los Angeles.

    The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of West 104th Street at Normandie Avenue about 12:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Anthony...

  • Homeless man stabbed to death in South Los Angeles
    Homeless man stabbed to death in South Los Angeles

    A homeless man was found stabbed to death early Thursday in the South L.A. neighborhood of Willowbrook, police said.

    The man, whose name and age were not released, was discovered about 12:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of East Imperial Highway suffering from multiple stab wounds, said Los Angeles Police...

  • L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys
    L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys

    When she was a child in South Los Angeles, 77-year-old Meredith Watts remembers she could play in the alleys. Now the dusty lane behind her 51st Street home is a perpetual nuisance, clogged with castaway armchairs, the husks of dead televisions, cans empty of hominy and mackerel.

    "I'm the one that's...

  • Pedestrian struck and killed early Sunday while crossing 110 Freeway

    A person was hit by a car and killed early Sunday while crossing the 110 Freeway on foot, the California Highway Patrol reported.

    The collision happened around 4:30 a.m. on the southbound lanes of the highway, north of Century Boulevard.

    CHP officers arrived to find the male victim in the road....

  • LAPD probes links between kidnapping, killings in South L.A.
    LAPD probes links between kidnapping, killings in South L.A.

    Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead.

    The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related...

  • LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show
    LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show

    An inspection by LAPD investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas.

  • Health clinic operator to raise workers' pay to $15 an hour
    Health clinic operator to raise workers' pay to $15 an hour

    St. John's Well Child and Family Center says it will increase employees' pay to a minimum of $15 an hour in an anti-poverty effort.

  • L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban
    L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban

    L.A. council agrees to draft rules against 'well stimulation,' but oil and gas companies say their methods have already been proven safe.

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