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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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  • Tacos Estilo Guadalajara serves tacos al vapor -- and not much else

    Tacos Estilo Guadalajara serves tacos al vapor -- and not much else

    Name of restaurant: Tacos Estilo Guadalajara, a minimalist Mexican restaurant in the residential Southeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Lynwood. Chef: Aide Franco, a native from Guadalajara, Mexico, who realized there weren’t that many taco al vapor options in Los Angeles and decided to do something...

  • Sheriff's Dept. graphic artist helps put a face on homicide suspects

    Sheriff's Dept. graphic artist helps put a face on homicide suspects

    Just after Father's Day last year, 65-year-old Jose Asuncion Padilla was closing up his Lynwood taco shop when three people broke in through the back door of the kitchen. They shot him within seconds. Padilla later died at a hospital. The killing of the father of six remains unsolved, and among...

  • Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

    Football: Tsangeos, staunch second-half defense key Rebels' homecoming win.

  • Lynwood gunman who died in standoff was unprovoked, officials say

    Lynwood gunman who died in standoff was unprovoked, officials say

    A man who wounded a Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective in Lynwood Tuesday before barricading himself in an apartment was not part of the investigation taking place at the time, officials said. The alleged gunman, identified as Kerry Wesson, 45, was subsequently killed by a SWAT team as he exited...

  • Detectives investigating Lynwood shooting death

    Detectives investigating Lynwood shooting death

    Homicide detectives late Thursday were investigating the shooting death of a man in Lynwood. The gunfire was reported around 6:45 p.m. in 10900 block of Long Beach Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was slain in a strip mall, according to television news...

  • Helen Grace Chocolates bought by Florida investment firm BBX Capital

    Helen Grace Chocolates bought by Florida investment firm BBX Capital

    A Florida investment firm has purchased a sweet piece of Southern California history in Helen Grace Chocolates, a Lynwood candy maker whose truffles and chocolate confections became a fundraising engine for legions of children and their schools. The operation, owned by North Carolina's Shamrock...

  • Man shot dead by LAPD after confronting Crenshaw Plaza security guard
    Man shot dead by LAPD after confronting Crenshaw Plaza security guard

    The man fatally wounded by Los Angeles police officers Wednesday had been shoplifting at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and fired a gun at a security guard who tried to stop him, authorities said.

    The man, whose identity hasn't been released, was confronted by a security guard, who spotted him about...

  • Man sentenced to year in jail for kicking, stomping his dog

    A man who was caught by deputies kicking and stomping his dog has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to attend animal cruelty classes, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

    Sheriff's deputies driving through an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County on March...

  • Owner of popular Lynwood taco stand is shot, killed while closing
    Owner of popular Lynwood taco stand is shot, killed while closing

    Detectives were investigating the shooting death of a longtime taco stand owner who was fatally wounded early Monday at his business in Lynwood.

    The shop owner was identified as 65-year-old Jose Padilla, according to Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman. Padilla suffered multiple...

  • Fatal collisions on 105, 710 freeways jam morning commute
    Fatal collisions on 105, 710 freeways jam morning commute

    Two people were killed in separate freeway collisions early Friday, snarling traffic throughout the Los Angeles region.

    The fatal crash occurred about 3:15 a.m. near Imperial Highway on the northbound 710 Freeway, temporarily closing all lanes.

    A driver reportedly was struck and killed after experiencing...

  • Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul
    Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul

    Proposals involve the replacement of the downtown Men's Central Jail and a women's jail in Lynwood.

  • County consultant lays out options for jail overhaul
    County consultant lays out options for jail overhaul

    A consultant hired by Los Angeles County to develop a longterm plan for the county's aging jail facilities laid out options for a roughly $2-billion proposed overhaul of the jail system in a report released Wednesday.

    The county supervisors, concerned about deteriorating facilities and poor living...

  • Woman's release from prison surprises slaying victim's family
    Woman's release from prison surprises slaying victim's family

    Family of Curtis Green, who was killed in 1981, says they weren't notified about the decision to free one of his attackers.

  • Ringleader sentenced for luring teen girls into prostitution

    The leader of a human trafficking and prostitution ring that lured teenage girls from the Inland Empire was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison.

    Paul Edward Bell, 30, pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and admitted to forcing four girls between 15 and 17 years old into working as prostitutes...

  • Woman freed after serving 32 years in 1981 killing
    Woman freed after serving 32 years in 1981 killing

    Mary Virginia Jones, 74, who was serving life without parole for her role in a 1981 murder, was freed from prison late Monday.

    Jones walked out of Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood around 11 p.m. to big hugs from family and friends, who shared tears and laughter.

    Patricia Elder, who...

  • Man admits forcing teen girls from Inland Empire into prostitution

    A Lynwood man pleaded guilty this week to recruiting teenage girls from local schools in the Inland Empire and forcing them into prostitution in Los Angeles.

    Paul Edward Bell, 29, an alleged member of the Rolling 60s Crips gang, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors...

  • Lynwood public school alumni return to give advice about college
    Lynwood public school alumni return to give advice about college

    Hundreds of current students attend the event to learn what to expect at college and how to prepare. Workshop topics include financial aid.

  • Argument leads to gunfire, death in Lynwood
    Argument leads to gunfire, death in Lynwood

    A witness told authorities that just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, two men stopped their respective cars in the middle of a Lynwood street and began arguing.

    One man pulled out a handgun and shot the other, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the witness told them. 

    HOMICIDE REPORT: Track...

  • Man linked to indecent exposure acts across L.A. County, cops say
    Man linked to indecent exposure acts across L.A. County, cops say

    A South Gate man who is accused of exposing himself to a 21-year-old woman in Long Beach may be connected to at least seven similar incidents in Los Angeles County, authorities said.

    The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department booked Albert Raul Pulido, 26, into the county jail until he’s moved to state...

  • Mother arrested after son found wandering Lynwood streets
    Mother arrested after son found wandering Lynwood streets

    The mother of a 2-year-old boy found wandering the streets of Lynwood was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, authorities said Thursday night.

    Asia Ramsey, 20, was taken into custody Thursday night at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Century Station, authorities said.

    Her son...

  • Child believed to be about 2 found wandering streets of Lynwood

    A small child believed to be about 2 years old was found wandering the streets of Lynwood, authorities said Thursday evening.

    A tow truck driver spotted the child in the afternoon walking near Imperial Highway and Elm Avenue, said Lt. Dan Nathan of the Sheriff's Department's Century Station.

    The...

  • Man who killed woman, pushed her from car, gets 47 years to life
    Man who killed woman, pushed her from car, gets 47 years to life

    A man convicted of shooting his friend in the head, then pushing her body from a car during a police chase was sentenced Wednesday to 47 years to life in prison, authorities said.

    Juan Diego Valencia, 31, was found guilty this month of second-degree murder and evading police in the September 2012...

  • Man who killed woman, dumped her body from moving car to be sentenced
    Man who killed woman, dumped her body from moving car to be sentenced

    A gang member is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for killing a woman in a car then dumping her body on the side of the road while leading police on a chase.

    Juan Diego Valencia, 30, was convicted of killing Selene Mayoral, 24, on Sept. 6, 2012, on Alma Avenue in Lynwood and, during a police...

  • Coroner to investigate death of Downey High School football player
    Coroner to investigate death of Downey High School football player

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office will investigate the death of a 16-year-old football player who collapsed during a high school game last week, a department official said Sunday.

    The agency will try to determine what caused the death of Dodi Soza, who was playing for Downey High School when...

  • L.A. County reserve deputy arrested in stolen diamonds
    L.A. County reserve deputy arrested in stolen diamonds

    A veteran reserve deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was fired after he was arrested by the FBI for the alleged theft of up to $1 million in diamonds, authorities said Wednesday evening.

    Billy Lulo, 47, was terminated Wednesday after being charged with one count of mail fraud,...

  • Hawthorne police officer killed in freeway accident identified
    Hawthorne police officer killed in freeway accident identified

    An off-duty Hawthorne police officer killed in an accident on the 105 Freeway on Monday evening has been identified as Sgt. Leonard Luna.

    Luna was a 10-year veteran of the department and commanded the traffic bureau, according to KTLA-TV (Channel 5).

    He was on his personal motorcycle when the crash...

  • Off-duty Hawthorne officer dies in 105 Freeway accident, CHP says
    Off-duty Hawthorne officer dies in 105 Freeway accident, CHP says

    An off-duty Hawthorne Police Department officer on a motorcycle was killed in an accident that has snarled traffic on the eastbound 105 Freeway, authorities said.

    Investigators at the scene on the eastbound freeway at Long Beach Boulevard confirmed that the fatality was an off-duty Hawthorne officer,...

  • Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.
    Caffeine fix: The specialty coffee shops of L.A.

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