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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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  • Southern Section track and field championships
    Southern Section track and field championships

    Long Beach Poly's Ariana Washington in Division 1 girls and Mater Dei's Curtis Godin in Division 1 boys double in the sprint events on Saturday at Cerritos College. Luigi Colella of Thousand Oaks becomes the first high school athlete to clear 17 feet at Cerritos, setting a Division 2 record at...

  • City of Hope hosts reunion of bone marrow donors, recipients
    City of Hope hosts reunion of bone marrow donors, recipients

    Standing next to each other, Kayla Saikaly and Adi Versano looked like sisters. Their families marveled at the similarities — both with dark hair and wearing peach-colored dresses. But not only are they unrelated, they live half a world apart.

    "They are sisters, genetically," said Saikaly's mother,...

  • Cinco de Mayo 2014: A quesadilla-bun burger plus more food and drink specials
    Cinco de Mayo 2014: A quesadilla-bun burger plus more food and drink specials

    If you're looking to get your drink on for Cinco de Mayo, here are some places around town with food and drink specials. 

    Amor y Tacos is starting Mole Mondays on Monday with a special menu of $5 mole wings, mole tots, foot-long downtown L.A. dogs, Patron shots and Mexican beer. For dessert, mole...

  • Area school district settles lawsuit, will change elections

    The ABC Unified School District in Cerritos has become the latest jurisdiction to switch election systems in the face of lawsuits alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

    The district's board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought against it and to implement a new election system....

  • Shark attack: Cerritos woman recovering in Hawaii to fly home

    A Cerritos woman who has been recovering in a Hawaii hospital since she was attacked by a shark is expected to fly home Tuesday.

    Evvone Cashman told the International Science Times that she won’t let last week’s grisly incident keep her on dry land forever.

    "I hear it's very rare [to be bitten...

  • Cerritos woman recovers from shark attack in Maui
    Cerritos woman recovers from shark attack in Maui

    A Cerritos woman was recovering Thursday after she was attacked by a shark in Maui.

    Evvone Cashman, 56, was bitten Wednesday by a large shark off Ulua Beach in Wailea, which is on the south shore of the island, according to Hawaii media reports.

    Cashman said she was taking a morning swim in about...

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in car crash that snarls 91 Freeway
    1 dead, 2 injured in car crash that snarls 91 Freeway

     All eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Cerritos were blocked Tuesday night after an accident left one person dead and at least two others injured, fire officials said.

    The accident was reported around 9 p.m. near Pioneer Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said. The agency declared a SigAlert...

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