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Gunman kills man on porch in front of his 12-year-old son

A 45-year-old man was shot and killed Friday while watching his 12-year-old son and other children performing football drills in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles, authorities said.  The shooting occurred about 5:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 110th Street in the Westmont neighborhood,...

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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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  • Suspect in custody after releasing hostage in South L.A., officials say

    Suspect in custody after releasing hostage in South L.A., officials say

    An hours-long hostage situation in Westmont ended Tuesday night with the release of the hostage and the suspect later being taken into custody. The incident was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 109th Place, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. Authorities responded...

  • Gang member sentenced to life without parole in triple-murder case

    A Gardena gang member was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for shooting three people to death and the attempted murder of a fourth victim. Luis Erasmo Rivera Garcia, 30, was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in...

  • Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

    Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

    A mystery drone was seen hovering over the scene of a massive blaze as it tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday afternoon. The small drone seen on KTLA-TV shows the craft flying above a plume of smoke and the curling flames at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School. Los Angeles...

  • L.A. charter school gutted by fast-moving blaze

    L.A. charter school gutted by fast-moving blaze

    A charter school organization is scrambling to find an alternative location after a fire swept through the campus Tuesday. Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School served 600 students, but school was not in session and officials believe the structure was empty. "My biggest concern is that no...

  • Fire tears through South Los Angeles charter school

    Fire tears through South Los Angeles charter school

    About 25 firefighters were battling a blaze that tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air. The fire was reported about 2:20 p.m. at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School, 11100 South Western Ave., said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector...

  • L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    They could have been gunshots, the pop-pop-pop of staccato explosions I heard through my kitchen window on Friday night. I stepped outside and surveyed the darkness from my frontyard. I could hear cheering from the house next door. The Kings had just won the Stanley Cup. Those were fireworks I'd...

  • Man found shot to death inside crashed vehicle in Westmont
    Man found shot to death inside crashed vehicle in Westmont

    Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man whose body was discovered in his vehicle after colliding into a center median in a South Los Angeles neighborhood.

    Witnesses told detectives they heard loud arguing about 5:49 a.m. Thursday and then gunshots in the neighborhood...

  • Two people shot, wounded near South L.A. pawn shop

    Two men were injured in a shooting Thursday near a South Los Angeles pawn shop.

    The shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Vermont Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The address is listed online as the location of Smart Pawn Vermont.

    The victims...

  • Detectives investigating deadly shooting in South L.A.

    One person was shot and killed Thursday at 108th Street and Western Avenue in an unincorporated area in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

    The victim, described by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as a male juvenile, was shot about 1:20 p.m.

    He was taken to a hospital where he was...

  • Minister found dead in South L.A. home; strangulation suspected
    Minister found dead in South L.A. home; strangulation suspected

    Detectives are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man whose body was found in a South Los Angeles home after he was apparently strangled, authorities said.

    Investigators responded about 10:43 p.m. Sunday to a house in the 1100 block of West 98th Street, where a female homeowner had made the...

  • Man shot to death in Westmont neighborhood of South L.A.
    Man shot to death in Westmont neighborhood of South L.A.

    Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

    Authorities were called to the 1100 block of West 107th Street at 8 p.m. and found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Man pleads not guilty to charges in fatal rush-hour shooting

    A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges related to the rush-hour shooting death of a Los Angeles Unified School District custodian, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office.Kenneth Clay has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder in...

  • Man, 24, killed in Westmont drive-by shooting
    Man, 24, killed in Westmont drive-by shooting

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man early Saturday in front of an apartment complex in Westmont, an unincorporated section of the county.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was standing in front of a building...

  • Man shot to death in Westmont; killer flees
    Man shot to death in Westmont; killer flees

    A shooting Wednesday night in the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Westmont left one man dead and authorities searching for the killer.

    A man shot at three people at about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of West 107th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Two...

  • Man shot dead in South Los Angeles
    Man shot dead in South Los Angeles

    A man was shot dead Wednesday night in the Westmont neighborhood in South Los Angeles.

    The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. in the 10800 block of South Western Avenue, authorities said.

    The victim was described only as an adult male. Homicide detectives were responding, the Los Angeles County...

  • Victim in South L.A. shooting was killed in front of daughter
    Victim in South L.A. shooting was killed in front of daughter

    A woman who was shot to death Tuesday night was killed in front of her daughter, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said.

    Minutes before 11 p.m., officials said, a man and a woman in the 10900 block of South Hobart Boulevard in Westmont were gunned down.

    The woman was accompanied...

  • Sheriff's deputies investigate South L.A. double shooting
    Sheriff's deputies investigate South L.A. double shooting

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a South L.A. shooting that left one woman dead and a man wounded Tuesday night.

    Minutes before 11 p.m., officials said, a man and woman in the 10900 block of South Hobart Boulevard in Westmont were shot. The woman, who officials...

  • Westmont-area traffic stop leads to chase, deputy-involved shooting

    A routine traffic stop escalated into a brief car chase and ended with a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shooting and wounding one man as two others escaped Friday night, authorities said.

    Deputies patrolling the unincorporated Westmont area in southwest L.A. County tried to pull a car over...

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