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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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  • 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.

  • Slaught signs with Slovenian championship squad

    Slaught signs with Slovenian championship squad

    Volleyball: City resident, USC standout inks professional deal to play in Europe.

  • Man accused of attempted murder after 2 people set afire at homeless camp

    Police have arrested a man on charges of attempted murder for allegedly lighting two people on fire at a South Los Angeles homeless encampment. Phillip Darryl Cole, 54, was arrested about 4 p.m. Saturday by patrol officers who saw him sitting at a bus bench at West Florence Avenue and South Figueroa...

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