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L.A. agrees to return tiny houses seized from homeless people

Los Angeles has agreed to return tiny houses that police and sanitation workers impounded from homeless people, but the mayor's office has not endorsed a suggestion to place a village of tiny houses on city land, a spokeswoman said. Elvis Summers, who reportedly built and distributed 37 brightly...

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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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  • LAPD looking for gunmen in South L.A. shootings that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

    LAPD looking for gunmen in South L.A. shootings that left 1 dead, 5 wounded

    Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen involved in a series of South L.A. shootings that left one man dead and five other people injured within a span of a few hours. LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said Sunday morning that no arrests had been made in Saturday's attacks, which...

  • Court-appointed attorneys violated Disabilities Act, federal complaint says

    A disability-rights group has filed a federal complaint alleging that the Los Angeles County Superior Court has systemically violated the civil rights of intellectually disabled residents who are under limited conservatorships by failing to provide effective legal assistance through its court-appointed...

  • L.A. County supervisors propose wage hike for in-home care workers

    L.A. County supervisors propose wage hike for in-home care workers

    Each year some 140,000 in-home workers take care of approximately 190,000 infirm residents of Los Angeles County. They help them stay out of convalescent centers and other high-cost institutions by doing light housework, cooking, administering medicines and assisting with everyday tasks. But many...

  • Deputies change stories on jail visitor's beating, court records show

    Deputies change stories on jail visitor's beating, court records show

    The sheriff's deputies all told the same story. A man visiting his brother in Los Angeles County Jail, they said, fought with them in a waiting area and had to be restrained. The five deputies involved in the struggle adamantly denied the man's allegations that he had been handcuffed and then beaten....

  • L.A. County drought plan decried by residents facing big water bills

    L.A. County drought plan decried by residents facing big water bills

    Andrew Chadd was startled when he opened the notice from the Los Angeles County agency that supplies water to his neighborhood in the unincorporated community of Littlerock. To conserve during the statewide drought, the letter said, Antelope Valley water customers would have to collectively reduce...

  • Thunderstorms, waterspouts possible in L.A. County through Friday

    Thunderstorms, waterspouts possible in L.A. County through Friday

    Dangerous lightning and possible waterspouts off the coast could bring hail to parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Friday. Cold and unstable air will move through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties Wednesday night, then shift toward Los Angeles and Ventura counties by Thursday...

  • L.A. County firefighters deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue
    L.A. County firefighters deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue

    A team of 57 Los Angeles County firefighters will be deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue efforts after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal.

    The highly trained crew was slated to depart around midnight Sunday from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County shortly...

  • Water officials uncertain about just how tough to get with users
    Water officials uncertain about just how tough to get with users

    State regulators told Joone Lopez this week she needs to cut water use in her affluent pocket of southern Orange County by 25%, and she's not sure she can do it.

    As general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, she serves communities full of sprawling single-family homes surrounded by verdant...

  • L.A. County paid millions to troubled foster care agency despite warnings

    Los Angeles County officials paid a foster care nonprofit millions of dollars in taxpayer money even though government investigators repeatedly warned of problems with the organization, including allegations of financial misconduct and child abuse.

    County officials eventually severed ties with...

  • Glendale Councilman Najarian joins race for L.A. County supervisor
    Glendale Councilman Najarian joins race for L.A. County supervisor

    A Glendale city councilman has joined the race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, according to a statement he filed with county election officials.

    Ara Najarian, an attorney, said in his filing he would accept voluntary spending limits and intended to spend no more...

  • Proposition 47: L.A. County report details profound effect on justice system
    Proposition 47: L.A. County report details profound effect on justice system

    Proposition 47 is having a profound effect on Los Angeles County’s criminal justice system, from the jails to mental health treatment to workloads for prosecutors and public defenders, according to a draft report by the county’s chief executive.

    The report, presented at a county public safety meeting...

  • Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.
    Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

    On a cloudy Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, hundreds of marchers took to the streets to call for an end to police abuse and black-on-black violence.

    When Tritobia Ford and her family arrived, the crowd parted and someone yelled, "Let's show them some love!"

    "I do not believe that God allowed...

  • L.A. aims to boot residents from three homes they say are crime havens
    L.A. aims to boot residents from three homes they say are crime havens

    The city of Los Angeles is asking a judge to help kick out the residents of what officials say are three drug houses.

    In the last month, City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed nuisance abatement lawsuits against the owners of a home in South Los Angeles and two houses in Hollywood. He’s asking a judge...

  • Teen riding bus in South L.A. struck, wounded by stray bullet
    Teen riding bus in South L.A. struck, wounded by stray bullet

    A 17-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet Friday night while riding a Metro bus in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. after an altercation between a motorist and three men at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue, said Officer Sara Faden,...

  • After tax defeat, L.A. County approves new study of recreation needs
    After tax defeat, L.A. County approves new study of recreation needs

    Three months after Los Angeles County voters narrowly defeated a parcel tax for parks, the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously authorized a $3.5-million survey of recreation facilities and needs throughout the  county.

    Officials said the Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment...

  • Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm
    Woman killed as tree falls on home amid California winter storm

    Motorists have been trapped, trucks have blown over, and at least two people have died in California amid a winter storm that has brought a blast of cold and snow.

    A Redding woman died after a 30- to 40-foot pine tree fell on her home, according to the National Weather Service. A man and a 3-year-old...

  • L.A. police investigating possible ambush of 2 officers
    L.A. police investigating possible ambush of 2 officers

    Los Angeles police are investigating whether gunfire in South Los Angeles on Sunday night was aimed at two officers responding to a call, officials said Monday.

    The officers were in a black-and-white patrol car driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Place on Sunday night when they said they...

  • L.A. County freeway crashes more than doubled in the rain, CHP says
    L.A. County freeway crashes more than doubled in the rain, CHP says

    Drivers in Los Angeles County lived up to their reputation Tuesday when it came to rain.

    Injury accidents on Southern California’s freeways more than doubled Tuesday compared to the same period a week earlier when the roads were dry, the California Highway Patrol said.

    Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m....

  • Judge won't stop L.A. County from sending 91,000 Medi-Cal cancellations
    Judge won't stop L.A. County from sending 91,000 Medi-Cal cancellations

    More than 91,000 Medi-Cal recipients in Los Angeles County will be sent letters this week telling them that their state-supported healthcare coverage will end on Nov. 30. A judge this week refused to block the notices, even though health advocates argued that the letters lack important details...

  • Residents celebrate 100th repaired sidewalk in South L.A. district
    Residents celebrate 100th repaired sidewalk in South L.A. district

    Geneva James pushed her walker slowly up the street in South Los Angeles Tuesday and joined the crowd gathered outside her home in a countdown. The 84-year-old smiled as she watched a worker take a jackhammer to buckled sidewalk she's been complaining about for the last 15 years.

    "It's beautiful,"...

  • LAPD investigating shooting that left 1 dead, 2 others injured

    Los Angeles police Monday night were investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured two other people.

    The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. in the area of 47th Street and Vermont Avenue, police said.

    Two men and one woman were shot, police said. One of the men has died.

    The other...

  • Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California
    Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California

    Fierce Santa Ana winds blowing across Los Angeles and Ventura counties Sunday have sparked concern about increased fire danger in the region.

    The National Weather Service issued a red-flag fire warning for the two counties through 8 p.m. Monday, stressing that "strong dusty winds and low relative...

  • Peter Dalis dies at 76; was UCLA's athletic director for 19 years
    Peter Dalis dies at 76; was UCLA's athletic director for 19 years

    Former UCLA athletic director Peter Dalis, who guided the department for 19 years with unprecedented success, died Saturday at his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 76.

    The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, according to a statement issued by the UCLA Athletic Department.

    The Bruins...

  • Woman killed, man injured in car shooting in downtown L.A.
    Woman killed, man injured in car shooting in downtown L.A.

    A woman was killed and a man injured when a gunman fired multiple rounds into a car in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, police said.

    The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. at South Alameda and East 14th streets, near the 10 Freeway, police said.

    The female victim, described only as being in her...

  • Radio show 'Gang Talk' takes on violence in South L.A.
    Radio show 'Gang Talk' takes on violence in South L.A.

  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas.

    "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some time," said David Bracken, a deputy commissioner...

  • 187 beach rescues in one day amid rip currents: How to save yourself
    187 beach rescues in one day amid rip currents: How to save yourself

    Lifeguards made 187 rescues at Los Angeles County beaches Tuesday -- 88 of them at Venice Beach alone. 

    The rescues unfolded as an estimated 255,000 people visited county beaches, trying to escape the intense heat wave that has gripped Los Angeles this week. The beaches were experiencing powerful...

  • $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400
    $213 million earmarked to track L.A. homeless by computer, house 1,400

    A coalition of public and private agencies announced Tuesday that it is funneling $213 million to house 1,400 homeless people and to expand a tracking and placement system it hopes will end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County over the next two years. 

    The placement tool, called...

  • Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend
    Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend

    Los Angeles police detectives are looking for witnesses in five killings after a spate of shootings over the weekend in South L.A.

    The LAPD has deployed extra resources in the impacted neighborhoods in an effort to prevent more shootings, said Deputy Chief Bob Green, who oversees the South Bureau.

    ...

  • LAPD investigates fatal overnight shooting in South L.A.

    Investigators are trying to piece together more information about an overnight shooting in South Los Angeles that left a man dead.

    Few details were available about the shooting, which was reported about 2:40 a.m. in the 5000 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Sally Madera....

  • South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food
    South L.A. women changed their lives, and it started with food

    Groceryships is about healthful food, but for participants, the conversation goes much further: 'This class has helped me put my fears up front and look at them.'

  • L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported
    L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday confirmed that two people were infected by West Nile virus in July, the county's first cases of the year.

    A woman in her 60s from the San Fernando Valley was hospitalized in mid-July and continues to recover at a hospital, according...

  • Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations
    Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations

    More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday. 

    Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort Thursday morning to serve arrest warrants to 23...

  • Garcetti's anniversary spin takes a World Cup timeout
    Garcetti's anniversary spin takes a World Cup timeout

    In a day dominated by selfies and soccer, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti decided to take a detour Tuesday during a spin through the city to mark the beginning of his second year in office.

    He'd planned to visit Crenshaw, Koreatown, Boyle Heights and North Hollywood by transit, but interrupted his schedule...

  • Police seek leads in South L.A. slaying of mother, friend
    Police seek leads in South L.A. slaying of mother, friend

    Two people who died after they were gunned down in South Los Angeles were identified Wednesday night by police.

    Monique Campbell, 21, and Marquette Carter, 28, were shot late Tuesday as they sat in a parked car in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Chris...

  • Vermont Square shooting kills man, woman in parked car
    Vermont Square shooting kills man, woman in parked car

    A man and a woman were shot and killed late Tuesday as they sat inside a parked car in Vermont Square.

    The two were sitting inside the car in the 4800 block of South Western Avenue at about 10:55 p.m. when a light-colored sedan pulled up next to them and multiple shots were fired, Los Angeles Police...

  • Two men shot at Vermont Square liquor store; gunman at large
    Two men shot at Vermont Square liquor store; gunman at large

    Two men were shot early Thursday at a Vermont Square liquor store, authorities said.

    A suspect shot one man in the leg about 1:20 a.m. following a verbal dispute at the store in the 4400 block of South Figueroa Street, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said. The gunman then shot the store...

  • Bicyclist dies after South L.A. hit-and-run; driver at large
    Bicyclist dies after South L.A. hit-and-run; driver at large

    A bicyclist who was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver in Vermont Square Wednesday night has died, Los Angeles police said.

    The victim was identified as 19-year-old Oscar Toledo Jr., who was making a left turn about 9:30 p.m. at South Normandie Avenue and West 47th Street when he was hit,...

  • LAPD investigating hit-and-run that severely injured pedestrian
    LAPD investigating hit-and-run that severely injured pedestrian

    Police were investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday night that left one person with severe injuries in South Los Angeles.

    The incident happened about 9:40 p.m. at South Normandie Avenue and West 47th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    The victim was taken to the hospital and was listed...

  • L.A. County has some 150,000 ballots left to count from Tuesday vote
    L.A. County has some 150,000 ballots left to count from Tuesday vote

    Los Angeles County has almost 150,000 ballots left to count from Tuesday's election, county Registrar-Recorder Dean C. Logan said Wednesday.

    Of those, 40,671 are provisional ballots that must be checked for validity before being tallied. An additional 67,444 are mail ballots that were dropped off...

  • L.A. Democratic leader roots for Republican Donnelly
    L.A. Democratic leader roots for Republican Donnelly

    It's not often that a Democratic party leader roots for a Republican.

    But on Tuesday night Eric Bauman, chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, said he was pulling for state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) in the California governor's race.

    Early returns showed Gov. Jerry Brown easily...

  • Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate
    Jim McDonnell cites fresh perspective as L.A. County sheriff candidate

    On his first day as chief of the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell stepped into hostile territory.

    Many police officers were opposed to a chief from the outside, especially one from the LAPD. McDonnell had landed the job over several well-respected internal candidates.

    When McDonnell...

  • Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry
    Hung jury for L.A. County deputy caught up in FBI's jails inquiry

    In the first trial stemming from a broad-ranging inquiry into the Los Angeles County jails, a jury deadlocked Thursday on whether a sheriff's deputy obstructed justice by hiding an inmate informant from FBI agents.

    The mistrial was a setback for federal prosecutors as they move forward with criminal...

  • Survey: Sexual harassment makes 20% of Metro riders feel unsafe
    Survey: Sexual harassment makes 20% of Metro riders feel unsafe

    One in five passengers on Metro trains and buses have recently felt unsafe due to sexual harassment or other forms of "unwanted sexual attention," according to new data. 

    A Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority survey of nearly 20,000 passengers on the sprawling bus and rail...

  • Blustery winds, cooler weather to continue across L.A. region
    Blustery winds, cooler weather to continue across L.A. region

    Cooler weather and blustery northwest winds will continue through Tuesday night and early Wednesday before giving way to warmer weather by the weekend, forecasters said.

    The National Weather Service said strong winds were possible in the Lancaster area near California highways 14 and 138. Motorists...

  • Medi-Cal backlog hits 900,000 as computer problems persist
    Medi-Cal backlog hits 900,000 as computer problems persist

    Around 900,000 Medi-Cal applicants statewide -- 300,000 of them in Los Angeles County -- are still awaiting final processing of their applications, state and local officials said Wednesday.

    The state backlog grew by 100,000 during the month of April, as new applications for the state's healthcare...

  • R&B singer James DeBarge arrested on suspicion of drug possession

    James DeBarge, the R&B soul singer who was a member of the group DeBarge, has been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession in South Los Angeles.

    The 50-year-old former husband of Janet Jackson known for hits in the 1980s such as "All This Love" and "Rhythm of the Night" was taken into custody...

  • Two vehicle fires in South L.A. investigated as arson
    Two vehicle fires in South L.A. investigated as arson

    Officials were trying to determine if two vehicle fires near South Los Angeles on Thursday morning were related.

    The two cars that were discovered engulfed in flames were near South Western Avenue and West 60th Street in Chesterfield Square, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Scott Blackman told KTLA-TV

    ...

  • L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million
    L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million

    Los Angeles County has agreed to a $7.9-million settlement with thousands of  people who were knocked off the welfare rolls when general relief grants swelled during the Great Recession, county and plaintiffs' spokesmen said Tuesday.

    Under the settlement, which must be approved by a judge, the...

  • Sheriff's candidate chastised for mock ethnic accent
    Sheriff's candidate chastised for mock ethnic accent

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s candidate who is one of the department’s highest-ranking officials was chastised for using a mock ethnic accent during a joke phone call played at a retirement party, internal sheriff’s records show.

    In the 2010 incident, a recording of which was obtained by The Times,...

  • Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study finds
    Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study finds

    Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

    A “preservation report card” assigns an “F” to 51 cities and all of the county’s unincorporated...

  • L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
    L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

    Health officials confirmed Friday that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is monitoring a patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis -- a version of the contagious lung infection that resists most forms of treatment.

    According to Dr. Jonathan Fielding, director of the...

  • Mother of toddlers found wandering in South L.A. is arrested

    The mother of two toddlers found wandering a busy South Los Angeles street earlier this week was arrested and booked on suspicion of child abuse Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    Sidnicka Wilson, 32, was arrested near Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about 1:30 p.m. after a citizen...

  • Man's body found on South L.A. street with bullet wound to head
    Man's body found on South L.A. street with bullet wound to head

    A man was found on a South Los Angeles sidewalk early Friday morning with a single gunshot wound to the head, police said, marking the first homicide of the year for Vermont Square.

    The body was found near the intersection of West 53rd Street and South Budlong Avenue at about 2 a.m. after Los Angeles...

  • Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says
    Suspected drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser and flees, LAPD says

    Two Los Angeles police officers were hospitalized early Wednesday after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the back of their patrol car in South Los Angeles and then fled the scene.

    The officers were on routine patrol when the incident occurred at about 12:40 a.m. on South Vermont Avenue near...

  • Community pushes for stoplight at intersection where teen was killed

    After Nathaniel Mota was hit and killed at a busy intersection, his church and family believe a traffic light would prevent future deaths.

  • 405 Freeway in Van Nuys begins reopening; 11 people hurt in crash
    405 Freeway in Van Nuys begins reopening; 11 people hurt in crash

    Eleven people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig that shut down a portion of the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys on Wednesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    The crash just north of Sherman Way had at one point closed all southbound lanes. The southbound carpool...

  • 10 students injured in Watts after physics experiment goes awry
    10 students injured in Watts after physics experiment goes awry

    At least five students were hospitalized after a science experiment malfunctioned at a Watts charter high school on Tuesday.

    A physics teacher at Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy asked his students to estimate the speed of a marble that was being blown out of a wooden and PVC pipe cannon,...

  • Woman loses leg after man, possibly driving drunk, rams her car
    Woman loses leg after man, possibly driving drunk, rams her car

    A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly rammed into the back of a double-parked car and caused a woman to lose her leg, authorities said.

    The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street and Vermont...

  • Two men killed in South L.A. shooting
    Two men killed in South L.A. shooting

    Two men were killed in a shooting in South Los Angeles early Sunday morning, police said.

    The victims were found near 51st and Figueroa streets around 5 a.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

    One of the slain men was found in the driver’s seat...

  • Photos of kids holding guns, flashing gang signs found in sweep
    Photos of kids holding guns, flashing gang signs found in sweep

    During an investigation into the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips in South L.A., authorities found photos on social media sites associated with the gang showing children flashing the thumbs up and posing with guns.

    In one, a young girl in Disney pajamas holds what appears to be an AK-style rifle.

    “It’s...

  • LAPD officers kill man in his 70s after he allegedly shoots wife
    LAPD officers kill man in his 70s after he allegedly shoots wife

    A man in his 70s was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Tuesday morning after he allegedly shot his wife, then refused to put down his gun when officers ordered him to surrender.

    LAPD officers responded to a report of gunshots on South Normandie Avenue near West 41st Place in South L.A. about...

  • Pigeon peas: A sweet summer addition to the edible garden
    Pigeon peas: A sweet summer addition to the edible garden

    For gardeners who lament the arrival of summer because it means pea season is over, consider the venerable pigeon pea -- a hardy perennial that can produce successive harvests during the year. The sweet, fresh green peas (technically beans) are a doppelganger for petit pois, and they're also nitrogen-fixing...

  • Man shoots woman in domestic dispute, is shot by officers, LAPD says
    Man shoots woman in domestic dispute, is shot by officers, LAPD says

    Police shot a man Tuesday morning who allegedly shot a woman during a domestic dispute in South Los Angeles, police said.

    LAPD officers were responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon near South Normandie Avenue and West 41st Place at about 9:25 a.m. said Sgt. Albert Gonzalez.

    “They...

  • Officer shoots at man brandishing shotgun; suspect still at large
    Officer shoots at man brandishing shotgun; suspect still at large

    Los Angeles police are still collecting evidence from a crime scene near a South L.A. intersection where an officer fired two shots at a man who police say pointed a shotgun at officers early Sunday morning.

    During a routine patrol near Normandie Avenue and 54th Street around 1 a.m., two officers...

  • Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste
    Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste

    One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs. Fortunately the plants' useful life isn't over;...

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