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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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  • Charter schools break law by making parents volunteer, report says

    Scores of California charter schools require parents to volunteer as a condition for their child’s enrollment in violation of state law, according to a report by a civil rights organization. Public Advocates, a California nonprofit law firm and advocacy group, surveyed about half of the state’s...

  • Football: Tight end Henry Diaz of Huntington Park is big-play weapon

    It's unusual for a high school football player to already have touchdown plays of 91 and 93 yards, and it's even more rare that the player pulling it off is a tight end. But that's what Henry Diaz of Huntington Park has accomplished this season. In leading his team to a 4-0 record, the 6-foot-1,...

  • Alligator report is false, but police do get one 'aggressive' lizard

    Alligator report is false, but police do get one 'aggressive' lizard

    Police officers responding to reports Monday of an alligator on the loose in Huntington Park were probably relieved when they found themselves wrangling a 3-foot-long Tegu lizard instead. However, it still took three officers to capture and wrangle the “very aggressive” lizard into a cardboard...

  • CHP officers discover marijuana grow following pursuit, crash

    A marijuana growing facility was discovered in Huntington Park on Friday after a driver fleeing California Highway Patrol officers crashed into the building, authorities said. The incident began about 1 a.m., when CHP officers attempted to pull over the driver of a white Volkswagen Jetta at Alameda...

  • Man charged in Metro bus attacks; some stabbed with screwdriver

    Man charged in Metro bus attacks; some stabbed with screwdriver

    Charges were filed Tuesday against a man suspected of assaulting bus passengers with a screwdriver in a string of Metro bus attacks across Los Angeles County, authorities said. Hector Resendez, 24, was charged with five counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon and...

  • Mexico fans band together after World Cup loss

    Mexico fans band together after World Cup loss

    Whatever the outcome, Huntington Park police were ready. They closed a three-block stretch of Pacific Boulevard. They put extra patrols on the street, including officers on horseback. Emergency response teams throughout the county were placed on alert. And for a brief moment after Mexico's 2-1...

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