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L.A. County man fatally shot while celebrating his birthday

A man was shot and killed Friday outside his home while celebrating his 39th birthday, witnesses told the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of East 129th Street in unincorporated Willowbrook, authorities said. The victim was standing outside...

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    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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    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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    Metro's dreary, dangerous Rosa Parks Station in Willowbrook to get a major makeover

    For years, Metro's Rosa Parks Station in Willowbrook has been one of the busiest, dreariest and most crime-ridden light-rail stops in Los Angeles County. Much of the Blue Line platform squats under the noisy 105 Freeway, its vast expanse of gray concrete amplifying the station's drabness. Transit...

  • A new beginning for MLK hospital and the community

    A new beginning for MLK hospital and the community

    For several decades, King/Drew hospital in South Los Angeles  served one of the neediest parts of Los Angeles, treating patients who didn't have insurance or anywhere else to turn for care. Its opening in 1972 was viewed as a victory of the civil rights era and a source of pride for black Los Angeles....

  • Mystery of the rat-shaped KFC chicken is solved: It's a bird

    Mystery of the rat-shaped KFC chicken is solved: It's a bird

    A now-viral photo of a piece of KFC chicken that resembled a crispy, fried rat drew skeptics and shocked others on social media. Many wondered if it was a golden piece of chicken or a fried rat, as Los Angeles resident Devorise Dixon claimed. The photo showed a large rat-shaped piece of chicken...

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    Is it a fried rat? L.A. man claims KFC served him breaded rat; KFC says no way

    A Los Angeles man ordered fried chicken from a KFC restaurant in Willowbook but instead got a plate of crispy, breaded fried rat, he claims. Devorise Dixon posted a photo of what he claims is a fried rat on Facebook on Friday, and it has since gone viral. The photo shows a large breaded piece attached...

  • Surrounding hospitals wonder whether patients will return to King

    Surrounding hospitals wonder whether patients will return to King

    When the old King/Drew medical center was forced to close in 2007 after a series of treatment lapses, tens of thousands of South Los Angeles patients scrambled to find somewhere else to go. Many officials predicted that surrounding hospitals, some with already strained emergency rooms, would be...

  • Bird L.A. Day to showcase Los Angeles County's avian abundance

    Bird L.A. Day to showcase Los Angeles County's avian abundance

    Amid the weedy vacant lots, tired storefronts and roughened asphalt of Compton, crows and pigeons thrive. But, if residents think these often derided city birds are the beginning and end of urban avian life, they need only venture to nearby Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in unincorporated Willowbrook....

  • Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody
    Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody

    A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility in Willowbrook, officials said.

    Vincent Heard, 20, is suspected of shooting a nurse during a medical evaluation at the Exodus Foundation for Recovery Integrated Clinic in the 12000 block of Wilmington...

  • Man fatally shot after refusing to pay $500 in car-crash dispute
    Man fatally shot after refusing to pay $500 in car-crash dispute

    Coroner’s officials say a 51-year-old Los Angeles man died of a gunshot wound to the chest after he was allegedly shot by a driver who demanded $500 for damage caused during a car crash Saturday evening.

    Sheriff’s officials said the man, Darrell Orlando Daniels, had tried to exchange information...

  • Man dies after being shocked with deputy's Taser in Willowbrook
    Man dies after being shocked with deputy's Taser in Willowbrook

    A 26-year-old man who was shocked with a Taser Tuesday night during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook has died, authorities said.

    Soon after being shocked by a deputy’s Taser, Brian Pickett of Los Angeles stopped breathing and was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced...

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    Woman struck, killed by pickup truck on 105 Freeway on Christmas night

    A woman standing outside her car on the eastbound 105 Freeway was struck and killed just before midnight Christmas night by a passing a pickup truck, which fled the scene, authorities said.

    The 61-year-old South Gate woman was pronounced dead Thursday at the scene of the collision in Willowbrook,...

  • Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina
    Metro to rename rail stations for Zev Yaroslavsky, Gloria Molina

    In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year. 

    The terminus of the Red Line subway will become the North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky...

  • Two men dead after wrestling for control of handgun
    Two men dead after wrestling for control of handgun

    Two men died in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles early Sunday after one of the men was shot trying to wrest control of a handgun from the other, who then appeared to turn the weapon on himself, authorities said.

    The shootings occurred about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of East 138th Street,...

  • Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station
    Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station

    On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations.

    The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially fund several changes to the Willowbrook-Rosa...

  • Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform
    Reward offered in killing of artist on Blue Line platform

    Authorities announced a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information in the fatal beating of a 65-year-old artist on a crowded Blue Line train platform.

    John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the platform in the 1000 block of Willowbrook Avenue about 1 p.m. on June 13 when two women approached him, according...

  • Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station
    Reward to be offered in fatal beating at Metro Blue Line station

    Authorities are planning to announce a $10,000 reward Tuesday in the case of 65-year-old man who was fatally beaten at the Metro Blue Line station in Willowbrook.

    John Wayne Whitmore was standing on the train platform on June 13 when two women approached him and got into a "brief verbal argument,"...

  • Ex-Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young arrested in battery case
    Ex-Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young arrested in battery case

    Former Detroit lions receiver Titus Young has been arrested on suspicion of felony battery, law enforcement authorities said Monday evening.

    Young was taken into custody on July 8 after he got into a "physical altercation" with another man in the 12000 block of South Wilmington Boulevard in the...

  • Los Angeles man dies a week after assault at Metro Blue Line station
    Los Angeles man dies a week after assault at Metro Blue Line station

    A week after being severely beaten while waiting for a train on a Metro platform in South Los Angeles, a 65-year-old Los Angeles man has died of his injuries, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.

    John Whitmore was waiting for a train on the Willowbrook-Rosa Parks Metro platform...

  • Woman killed when four gunmen open fire on parked SUV in South L.A.
    Woman killed when four gunmen open fire on parked SUV in South L.A.

    Homicide detectives are investigating a violent attack in Willowbrook where authorities say four men stood outside an SUV late Thursday and released a barrage of gunfire on a man and woman sitting inside.

    The couple was hit multiple times and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles...

  • Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large
    Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a gunman who walked up to a teenage girl in Willowbrook on Wednesday night and shot her to death.

    The 15-year-old girl was standing in the stairwell of an apartment complex in the 11900 block of South Wilmington Avenue about 11 p.m. when a man...

  • Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood
    Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood

    Family, friends and students of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles will gather Thursday for a candlelight vigil to honor Mattison Haywood, one of the 10 victims of the bus crash in Orland.

    Haywood, along with fiance Michael Myvett, was a chaperon accompanying...

  • Man allegedly fires gun at deputies while holding baby son
    Man allegedly fires gun at deputies while holding baby son

    A man who was shot by sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook on Sunday after he allegedly opened fire while holding his 1-year-old son is expected to survive, authorities said.

    The incident unfolded about 10 p.m. when the 43-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, drove to his ex-girlfriend’s...

  • One killed, one wounded in Willowbrook drive-by shooting
    One killed, one wounded in Willowbrook drive-by shooting

    Authorities are investigating the Saturday drive-by shooting death of a man on the 1200 block of East 121st Street in the Willowbrook neighborhood of unincorporated Los Angeles.

    Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon around...

  • One dead, one wounded in daytime shooting in Willowbrook
    One dead, one wounded in daytime shooting in Willowbrook

    One person was dead and another wounded in a shooting in South Los Angeles on Thursday morning, sheriff’s deputies said.

    Authorities received a report of gunshots near Avalon Boulevard and East 121st Street in Willowbrook about 8:35 a.m., L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Cal Gallegos said. The first deputies...

  • Charles Drew University receives $1.5 million for low-income students
    Charles Drew University receives $1.5 million for low-income students

    Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science will receive $1.5 million to educate more low-income students who are interested in becoming health professionals, President David Carlisle said Monday.

    The grant comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which also awarded nearly $2 million to health...

  • Willowbrook shooting leaves one man dead, two others injured
    Willowbrook shooting leaves one man dead, two others injured

    Authorities are investigating a shooting in Willowbrook on Wednesday night that left one man dead and two others wounded.

    The shooting occurred at about 9:10 p.m. in the 12400 block of Anzac Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. When deputies arrived, they found three...

  • Car-to-car drive-by shooting leaves one dead in Willowbrook
    Car-to-car drive-by shooting leaves one dead in Willowbrook

    Sheriff's officials said Saturday they were looking for at least one person in connection with a drive-by shooting in Willowbrook that left one person dead.

    The shooting occurred Friday at about 4 p.m. in the 11700 block of East 117th Street in unincorporated Los Angeles County, according to a...

  • Man fatally shot in confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook
    Man fatally shot in confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook

    A man was shot and killed Wednesday in a confrontation with deputies in Willowbrook, authorities said Wednesday night.

    The shooting was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Piru Street.

    The victim was shot by at least one deputy and pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles...

  • L.A. supervisors agree to pay $29 million in new King hospital costs
    L.A. supervisors agree to pay $29 million in new King hospital costs

    Los Angeles County leaders on Tuesday approved $29 million in new spending on the rebuilding of a hospital in South Los Angeles, bringing the total price tag of the long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to $281.4 million.

    The funding will pay for “unforeseen” problems in the inpatient...

  • Jury finds L.A. County sheriff's deputy used excessive force

    A federal jury awarded more than $200,000 on Friday to a man who accused Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies of illegally detaining him and using excessive force during a 2009 encounter that left him with a fractured rib, the man's lawyer said.

    James Spinks, then 60, was injured when a deputy...

  • Drive-by shooting at South L.A. party leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded
    Drive-by shooting at South L.A. party leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

    A party in South L.A. turned deadly early Monday when one person was killed and three were wounded during a drive-by shooting.

    The shooting broke out about 12:30 a.m. outside a warehouse in the 13100 block of Broadway in Willowbrook, when a car drove by and a shooter sprayed people outside the...

  • Police may never know why Willowbrook man shot cop in face
    Police may never know why Willowbrook man shot cop in face

    Los Angeles police investigators say they may never know why a Willowbrook man with a relatively small criminal record shot an LAPD officer in the face this week.

    According to officials, Howard Michael Carl Partee, 33, shot a Los Angeles police officer in the face as the officer entered an attic...

  • Man found dead after shooting 2 LAPD officers is identified
    Man found dead after shooting 2 LAPD officers is identified

    The man found dead in a Willowbrook home after allegedly shooting two Los Angeles police officers was identified Thursday by L.A. County coroner's officials.

    The body of Howard Partee, 33, of Willowbrook was found Wednesday after SWAT officers entered the home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street.

    ...

  • Man barricaded in Willowbrook home found dead by SWAT team

    A man who shot two Los Angeles police officers and holed himself up in a Willowbrook home is dead, police said Wednesday.

    The man -- who was not immediately identified -- was found dead Wednesday by SWAT officers who entered the home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street after having surrounded...

  • LAPD uses tear gas on suspected gunman barricaded in Willowbrook

    Police fired tear gas Wednesday morning into a Willowbrook home where a man who allegedly shot two police officers is believed to be holed up.

    Officers have not communicated with the suspected gunman, who police believe has been barricaded in a home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street since...

  • Police may use robot to search for shooter in Willowbrook standoff

    A standoff between Los Angeles police and a gunman holed up in a Willowbrook home continued into Wednesday morning with little changed since the incident began.

    Heavily armed officers in riot gear surrounded a home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street where police say a gunman wounded two officers...

  • Gunman still inside Willowbrook home where 2 officers were shot
    Gunman still inside Willowbrook home where 2 officers were shot

    A gunman suspected of wounding two officers in Willowbrook during a probation or parole search was still barricaded Tuesday night inside the home where the shooting occurred.

    Heavily armed officers in riot gear had surrounded the home in the 2200 block of East 117th Street as other officers attempted...

  • Jury awards $7.5 million over fatal L.A. County sheriff's shooting

    A Compton jury Friday awarded $7.5 million to the parents of a man shot dead by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

    According to the parents’ attorney, 21-year-old Robert Thomas Jr. was standing outside with about 60 others at a party in Willowbrook in 2010 when two deputies pulled up.

    One stopped...

  • Charles R. Drew University receives $1-million donation
    Charles R. Drew University receives $1-million donation

    Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has received a $1-million donation — the largest one-time individual gift in the school’s history — from the longtime manager of Ray Charles. The money will be used to fund student scholarships.

    The donation comes from Joe Adams and his wife, Emma,...

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