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Craigslist ad killing: Reputed gang members plead not guilty

Two reputed gang members on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges that they ambushed and shot to death a man who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone. Markell Thomas, 18, and Ryan Roth, 17, entered their pleas Tuesday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court. They were both charged...

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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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  • 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...

  • Gunman kills man on porch in front of his 12-year-old son

    A 45-year-old man was shot and killed Friday while watching his 12-year-old son and other children performing football drills in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles, authorities said.  The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 110th Street in the Westmont neighborhood,...

  • L.A. County man fatally shot while celebrating his birthday

    A man was shot and killed Friday outside his home while celebrating his 39th birthday, witnesses told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of East 129th Street in unincorporated Willowbrook, authorities said. The victim was standing outside...

  • Two more enter pleas in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

    Two more enter pleas in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

    A former events manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum agreed Friday to serve six months in jail and pay $500,000 in restitution to the county under a plea bargain with prosecutors that closes a chapter in the long-running corruption case. Todd DeStefano -- who was accused of accepting bribes,...

  • After 'very embarrassing' blunders, prosecutors offer no-jail deals in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

    After 'very embarrassing' blunders, prosecutors offer no-jail deals in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

    Two concert promoters accused in a bribery-and-embezzlement scheme involving raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will avoid serving any jail time under a plea bargain with prosecutors who acknowledged, for the second time, that they mishandled evidence in the high-profile corruption case....

  • Woman escapes uninjured from fire that destroyed her Compton home

    Woman escapes uninjured from fire that destroyed her Compton home

    A fire destroyed the roof and all of the contents of a house in the 12100 block of South Blakely Avenue in Compton on Thursday morning, but no one was injured in the blaze, officials said.  Capt. Frank Laurel from L.A. County Fire Station 41 said that when firefighters arrived at about 3:30 a.m.,...

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