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Compton to honor gold medalist DeMar DeRozan on Saturday

The city of Compton is going to hold a celebration on Saturday in honor of former Compton High basketball standout DeMar DeRozan, who won a gold medal playing for Team USA. It starts with a youth basketball camp at 9 a.m. at Lueders Park and DeMar DeRozan gymnasium, 1500 E. Rosecrans Blvd. Camp...

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  • The finest food in Los Angeles for even the thinnest wallets

    The finest food in Los Angeles for even the thinnest wallets

    Is it possible to spend more than $400 per person at some of the restaurants on this year's list of the best 101? Of course. Cuisine costs. But great cooking takes many different forms in Los Angeles, and some of the most exquisite flavors belong to us all. Attari Sandwich Shop Attari is a slice...

  • Jonathan Gold: Barbecue you need to be eating right now

    Jonathan Gold: Barbecue you need to be eating right now

    Barbecue may be a religion in the South, but this time of year, it is everywhere in Los Angeles -- in backyards, storefronts, suburban chains, farmers markets and barrel smokers in church parking lots. Here are a few places we like a lot. No reservations required. Bigmista’s Barbecue Can the downtown...

  • Best barbecue? Says who?

    Best barbecue? Says who?

    On its website today, OpenTable.com announced the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the U.S., a list that includes local restaurants Gus’s, Naples Rib Company and Boneyard Bistro. The votes were culled from 16,000 reviews from what the company calls "verified diners," people who both made and kept...

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  • The runner's view of Los Angeles: Its landscape, its people, and the BBQ at mile 10

    The runner's view of Los Angeles: Its landscape, its people, and the BBQ at mile 10

    It all began with a run to the porno burrito. It was early in January and our training regimen for the upcoming Hollywood Half Marathon required a weekly run of at least six miles. But it was dinner time, so rather than run circles around a park, we ran through East Los Angeles, Lincoln Heights...

  • Woman who abandoned a newborn near a Compton bike path is sentenced to prison

    Woman who abandoned a newborn near a Compton bike path is sentenced to prison

    A 33-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in state prison for abandoning her newborn daughter under slabs of asphalt near a Compton bike path, prosecutors said. A judge sentenced Porche Laronda Washington after she pleaded no contest to attempted murder, according to Sarah Ardalani,...

  • 1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at large party in Compton

    1 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at large party in Compton

    One man was killed and eight others were wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning in Compton, authorities said. Gunfire erupted about 1:30 a.m. at a large party in the 900 block of West Victoria Street, a street with several large warehouses and commercial buildings, Los Angeles County sheriff's...

  • Man arrested in killing of 1-year-old girl in Compton

    Man arrested in killing of 1-year-old girl in Compton

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing 1-year-old Autumn Johnson in Compton this month, authorities said Tuesday. A gang unit saw Ray Howard Patterson near North Bullis Road and East Rosecrans Avenue about 2 p.m. Monday and took him into custody in connection with the crime,...

  • Autumn Johnson, the Compton girl who was shot and killed in her crib, is laid to rest

    Autumn Johnson, the Compton girl who was shot and killed in her crib, is laid to rest

    Before the Saturday morning service, mourners slowly made their way up to the small lavender casket inside Judson Baptist Church in Carson. There lay 1-year-old Autumn Johnson in a purple ruffled dress, white shoes and a pearl necklace. As tearful men and women walked away, some shook their heads...

  • $75,000 reward offered in shooting death of Compton 1-year-old

    $75,000 reward offered in shooting death of Compton 1-year-old

    Officials on Wednesday increased a reward for information in the shooting death of a 1-year-old girl killed in Compton, bringing the amount to $75,000, authorities said. The city of Compton, the FBI and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are each offering $25,000, according to the Los...

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