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'Black Beverly Hills' debates historic status vs. white gentrification

Longtime residents of View Park have a thinly veiled code for the signs of change they see in their upscale neighborhood: "joggers" ... "dog walkers." "It's like an alien sighting," says Karen Martin, who grew up in this hilltop community framed by La Brea Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. "We never...

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  • 5 great places to eat in South L.A.

    5 great places to eat in South L.A.

    Some Angelenos don't venture east of La Brea. Similarly, many rarely make it south of the 10 Freeway. Those who head south of Rodeo Road on Crenshaw Boulevard are rewarded with smoky barbeque joints serving large helpings of greens and corn bread; island cuisine from Jamaica, Belize and other parts...

  • 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...

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  • 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.,...

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in South L.A. shooting

    1 dead, 2 injured in South L.A. shooting

    One man was killed and two people injured in a shooting near a gas station in South Los Angeles early Thursday, authorities said.  Sheriff’s deputies were called to a 76 gas station in the 1300 block of East Imperial Highway in the Willowbrook neighborhood at about 1:15 a.m., said Lt. Daniel Holguin...

  • Masked gunman, possibly wearing 'Star Wars' costume, shoots and kills man in Venice street

    A man was fatally shot Wednesday on a Venice street, and the gunman was possibly wearing a “Star Wars” costume, police said. The gunman walked toward the victim near 7th Avenue and Brooks Court and opened fire with a chrome revolver, Los Angeles Police Officer Tony Im said. The victim, a 30-year-old...

  • Wildfire scorches hillside in Baldwin Hills; no homes damaged

    Wildfire scorches hillside in Baldwin Hills; no homes damaged

    Firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday on a hillside in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the emergency response led to traffic delays in the area. The blaze was reported about 6 p.m. near Coliseum Street and South La Brea Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles...

  • Vose, Julian value time at trials

    Vose, Julian value time at trials

    Swimming: Duo picks up valuable experience at U.S. Swimming's top competition.

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