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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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  • Man who set off Hollywood Hills manhunt is charged with murder

    Man who set off Hollywood Hills manhunt is charged with murder

    A 54-year-old man who was arrested in San Francisco after eluding a manhunt in the Hollywood Hills was charged with murder this week in connection with a fatal motel room stabbing in the Westmont neighborhood of Los Angeles. Oscar Richmond Bridges was charged Tuesday with one count of murder carrying...

  • Council approves $50,000 reward to solve fatal walk-up shooting

    Council approves $50,000 reward to solve fatal walk-up shooting

    The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for killing a 40-year-old man in South Los Angeles. On the night of Oct. 11, 2012, Paul T. James was walking down the 9600 block of South Hoover Street when he was approached...

  • Manhunt for suspect in fatal Westmont stabbing ends in San Francisco

    Manhunt for suspect in fatal Westmont stabbing ends in San Francisco

    The manhunt for a 54-year-old wanted in a fatal motel room stabbing in the Westmont neighborhood in the L.A. area came to an end over the weekend when Oscar Bridges was arrested in San Francisco. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Bridges stabbed 21-year-old Robert Brewer...

  • Pastor says man shot to death outside his church was not a member

    Pastor says man shot to death outside his church was not a member

    While authorities said a man who was shot to death in the Westmont area Wednesday evening was walking his wife to church at the time, Pastor Anthony Williams said that report is wrong. Williams, the pastor at 88th Street Temple Church, said Thursday, "That report is inaccurate." The man "was not...

  • Man shot to death while escorting wife to church in Westmont area

    Man shot to death while escorting wife to church in Westmont area

    The man who was shot to death in the Westmont area Wednesday evening was walking his wife to church at the time, authorities said. The shooting, which also injured another man, occurred about 7 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Vermont Avenue near the 88th Street Temple Church, according to the Los...

  • One man killed, another injured in Westmont shooting

    One man killed, another injured in Westmont shooting

    Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting Wednesday evening that killed one man and injured another in the 8800 block of South Vermont Avenue in Westmont.The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. near the 88th Street Temple Church. Both of the victims were taken to a hospital,...

  • Police continue to probe South L.A. shooting that wounded four men
    Police continue to probe South L.A. shooting that wounded four men

    Authorities continue to search for the people responsible for a drive-by shooting Tuesday that left four men wounded outside a home in South Los Angeles.

    The conditions of the men were not immediately known, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Rosario Herrera.

    Authorities said the men, who...

  • Four men wounded in drive-by shooting in South L.A.
    Four men wounded in drive-by shooting in South L.A.

    Four men were shot and wounded in a suspected gang-related attack in South Los Angeles, police said Tuesday night.

    The men were sprayed with gunfire when a car described as a burgundy Jeep Cherokee drove by, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

    The condition of the victims was not immediately...

  • Man sitting in his car dies in drive-by shooting in South L.A.
    Man sitting in his car dies in drive-by shooting in South L.A.

    A 19-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday evening as he sat in his car in South Los Angeles, police said.

    The man was sitting in his car near the intersection of Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Vista neighborhood when two people drove up alongside him in another...

  • Man gunned down while sitting in his car in South L.A.
    Man gunned down while sitting in his car in South L.A.

    Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was gunned down Sunday while sitting in his car in South Los Angeles.

    Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 600 block of West 111th Street in South L.A. at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Drake Madison with the Los...

  • Victims of weekend violence identified by L.A. coroner's office

    Three victims of weekend violence were identified Sunday by the L.A. County Coroner.

    Latorria Westbrook, 26, of Gardena, died of a gunshot wound to the head.

    In a separate incident, Alfred Lopez, 32, and Juan Carlos Martinez, 18, both of Los Angeles, died in an apparent car-to-car shooting.

    Homicide...

  • Woman shot in head and killed on late-night walk in South L.A.

    A woman who was walking with a male companion in a South Los Angeles neighborhood late Friday night was fatally shot when several suspects opened fire on the couple, authorities said.

    It is unclear if the suspects knew the woman or her companion when they drove up next to them in the 500 block...

  • Three people slain Saturday in separate incidents in L.A. County
    Three people slain Saturday in separate incidents in L.A. County

    Law enforcement officials were investigating several killings in Los Angeles County on Saturday, including those of two men slain in separate shootings in South L.A. and a woman stabbed to death in West Hills.

    The stabbing took place in the 7100 block of Deveron Ridge Road around 7:30 a.m., Los...

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