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Cellphone video shows violent attack on teen at South L.A. high school

Disciplinary actions are underway at a South Los Angeles high school after cellphone video captured a shirtless youth relentlessly beating another teen. The video, first shown on KCBS-TV, shows a young male student violently attack a student in an outdoor common space at Mervyn M. Dymally Senior...

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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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  • South Los Angeles man killed in house fire

    South Los Angeles man killed in house fire

    Authorities on Sunday were investigating the circumstances of a fire that swept through a South Los Angeles home and left one man dead. The blaze erupted in a single-story home in the 300 block of East 106th Street about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, said Cecil Manresa of the Los Angeles Fire Department....

  • 8-year-old boy in stable condition after drive-by shooting

    An 8-year-old boy was in stable condition Sunday after being wounded in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles, police said. The shooting occurred near Imperial Highway and Avalon Boulevard about 6:35 p.m. Saturday, said Sgt. Val Valenti of the Los Angeles Police Department's Southeast Station....

  • LAPD seeks person of interest in fatal hit-and-run

    LAPD seeks person of interest in fatal hit-and-run

    Los Angeles police on Thursday night released a photo of a person of interest in a hit-and-run incident that left a 19-year-old man dead. Jerry Arrendondo was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a 2013 black Camaro that was speeding east on 105th Street near Wadsworth Avenue in South Los...

  • Man getting out of his car is killed in South L.A. hit-and-run

    Man getting out of his car is killed in South L.A. hit-and-run

    Los Angeles police traffic detectives are searching for a male driver involved in multiple hit-and-run accidents that left a 19-year-old man dead in South Los Angeles. Coroner officials identified the victim as Jerry Arredondo Jr. of Los Angeles.   The fatal vehicle collision occurred Tuesday about...

  • Police seek driver in fatal South L.A. hit-and-run

    Police seek driver in fatal South L.A. hit-and-run

    Police were looking Tuesday night for a driver who struck and killed a 19-year-old man and then fled the scene in South Los Angeles. The hit-and-run incident was reported about 7 p.m. after a man in a dark newer-model Camaro was seen speeding and driving erratically near 105th Street and Wadsworth...

  • Woman killed on Christmas in apparent drive-by shooting, police say

    Woman killed on Christmas in apparent drive-by shooting, police say

    A 24-year-old Pomona woman was fatally wounded in what authorities believe was a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Juliana Barrios was shot in the chest around 5 p.m. in the 700 block of East 87th Street while in a front yard, according to police and coroner’s officials. ...

  • Camomile plants: from pretty flowers to homegrown tea
    Camomile plants: from pretty flowers to homegrown tea

    In summer, when the camomile is in full bloom and harvesting has begun, the gardeners at Stanford Avalon Community Garden in South L.A. let a portion of the field go to seed, ensuring a harvest down the line.

    Most of the gardeners here are from Mexico, where té de manzanilla (camomile tea) is about...

  • Backyard tequila? Planting the blue succulent, Agave tequilana
    Backyard tequila? Planting the blue succulent, Agave tequilana

    For most garden plants, flowering is a sign of renewed life. That’s not the case with the succulent blue agave (Agave tequilana). Like other agaves, tequilana flowers only at the end of the plant’s life. A 15-foot  asparagus-like stalk emerges from the center, sending out puffballs of flowers at...

  • Leads sought in three fatal L.A.-area hit-and-run collisions
    Leads sought in three fatal L.A.-area hit-and-run collisions

    It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians in the Los Angeles region, with police seeking the public's help in identifying the drivers involved in three fatal hit-and-run collisions.

    In one incident, a 19-year-old woman was struck and killed in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning in what a witness...

  • Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods
    Crime alerts for Encino and 16 other L.A. neighborhoods

    Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

    Thirteen neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports...

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