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In-N-Out worker slain in La Mirada not killed by gunfire, coroner finds

A longtime In-N-Out Burger employee found dead in the restaurant’s parking lot in La Mirada did not die from gunshots as authorities originally believed, the Los Angeles County Coroner said Wednesday. Josefina Alcocer, 49, died from multiple blunt force injuries Friday morning, a coroner’s official...

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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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  • A masterly 'Les Miserables' at La Mirada Theatre
    A masterly 'Les Miserables' at La Mirada Theatre

    A juggernaut entertainment since its 1985 premiere, “Les Misérables” has undergone many incarnations, including the controversial 25th anniversary production that pitted original director Trevor Nunn against producer Cameron Mackintosh, and the recent film starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

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  • Baseball: La Mirada's Kim Brooks won't coach in playoff game

     Kim Brooks, the athletic director and baseball coach at La Mirada, will not be in the dugout for his team's Southern Section Division 2 playoff opener on Thursday while the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District investigates his conduct, according to the Whittier Daily News.

    The paper posted...

  • Baseball: Catcher Jeffrey Murray is having a big season for La Mirada

    It has been a good year for catchers, and one of the best is senior Jeffrey Murray of La Mirada.

    He entered this past week hitting .453 with 34 hits and 22 RBIs and had thrown out 13 runners in 17 steal attempts.

    La Mirada is tied with Glenn for first place in the Suburban League with two games...

  • Football: La Mirada assistants staying busy in Arena Football League

     If La Mirada football players ever want one of their coaches to demonstrate a block or throw, no sweat.

    The team's quarterback coach, Erik Meyer, was the Arena Football League MVP and Offensive player of the year in 2013, passing for 4,667 yards for the Spokane Shock.

    The team's line coach, Mike...

  • Doctor charged with writing illegal prescriptions, money laundering
    Doctor charged with writing illegal prescriptions, money laundering

    Dr. Andrew Sun faces charges of trafficking dangerous narcotics and money laundering at his East L.A. and San Gabriel clinics.

  • Theater Review: A haunting 'Floyd Collins'
    Theater Review: A haunting 'Floyd Collins'

    I had never seen anything quite like it, and it grew on me slowly. But I can’t stop thinking about, and humming snippets from, La Mirada Theatre’s revival of “Floyd Collins,” the odd, haunting musical about the Kentucky cave explorer who got himself trapped underground in 1925.

    “The Ballad of Floyd...

  • Cyclist gets shocked after SUV hits fire hydrant, power line
    Cyclist gets shocked after SUV hits fire hydrant, power line

    A sport utility vehicle sheared a fire hydrant and hit a power pole in La Mirada on Friday, sending a geyser of electrified water into the air that shocked a cyclist, authorities said.

    The crash was reported about 7 a.m. in the 14800 block of Artesia Boulevard, near Knott Avenue, according to the...

  • Detectives determining if man's death is linked to La Mirada gunfire
    Detectives determining if man's death is linked to La Mirada gunfire

    Homicide detectives on Monday were trying to determine whether a man who was dropped off at a hospital with fatal gunshot wounds was involved in a shooting in La Mirada.

    Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to the 13400 block of Bona Vista Lane in La Mirada in response to reports of...

  • Bus driver finds dead man in pool of blood on street in La Mirada
    Bus driver finds dead man in pool of blood on street in La Mirada

    A Metro bus driver discovered a dead man lying in a pool of blood in the gutter of a street in La Mirada on Sunday after making a stop in La Mirada, authorities said.

    The driver made the discovery at about 6:10 p.m. in the 14300 block of Alondra Boulevard, authorities said.

    The identity of the...

  • Masked men with guns hold up In-N-Out looking for cash
    Masked men with guns hold up In-N-Out looking for cash

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men who held up an In-N-Out in La Mirada shortly after the business closed for the night.

    Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, two men wearing ski masks and carrying handguns knocked on the front doors of the restaurant in the 14000 block of Firestone...

  • Olympic swimmer Janet Evans delivers message of water safety
    Olympic swimmer Janet Evans delivers message of water safety

    Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans promoted water safety Tuesday while  joining in an attempt to set a world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson.

    Evans delivered her pitch at a pool facility in La Mirada, one of 700 around the world participating in the event. Aside from setting...

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