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  • An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.

    An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.

    If you are like most readers of The Times' Food pages, you probably read Russ Parsons’ article on rice salad last weekend. You may have even saved that great-sounding recipe for cucumber-yogurt rice salad to your Evernote. But did you also wonder where you might find rice salad in a restaurant?...

  • 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...

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  • Party bus driver surrenders, accused of dragging pedestrian 200 feet
    Party bus driver surrenders, accused of dragging pedestrian 200 feet

    The driver of a party bus that struck a pedestrian and dragged him more than 200 feet surrendered to officials early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

    Tommy Anthony Gutierrez, 37, of City Terrace surrendered about 9 a.m. to detectives at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in Norwalk, a day...

  • Man injured in "party bus" hit and run in Norwalk

    A 26-year-old man was seriously injured in Norwalk Saturday after he was struck by a "party bus" in a hit and run, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

    The man was walking on Fairford Avenue south of Ratliffe Street about 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by the southbound bus. He was dragged more...

  • County audit finds duplicate voter records but no one who voted twice
    County audit finds duplicate voter records but no one who voted twice

    A recent audit of voter registration records in Los Angeles County found a few dozen voters with duplicate registration records, but did not find any cases where people had actually voted twice in the same election.

    County supervisors asked for a review of voter records after KNBC News reported...

  • Prang declares victory in close race for L.A. County assessor
    Prang declares victory in close race for L.A. County assessor

    Candidate Jeffrey Prang declared victory in the race for Los Angeles County assessor Friday, as the latest round of ballot counting made a victory by his opponent highly improbable.

    Prang, a West Hollywood city councilman and special assistant in the asssesor's office, has maintained a slim lead...

  • Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals
    Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals

    Water polo: Dons' defense proves too tough in 11-4 defeat in CIF Southern Section Division IV action.

  • Man shot, killed in Norwalk
    Man shot, killed in Norwalk

    Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were investigating the fatal shooting Monday of a man in Norwalk.

    The man was shot about 3:45 p.m. in the 12700 block of Rexton Street, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where...

  • Sports roundup: Flintridge Prep water polo puts in solid Segerstrom showing

    BOYS’ WATER POLOFlintridge Prep in Segerstrom Tournament: The Rebels, ranked ninth in CIF Southern Section Division IV, were dealt their first loss of the season to open the tournament, but rebounded for a good overall showing, finishing fifth with an 8-5 win over La Habra on Saturday afternoon...

  • Football: Glenn High ends 17-game losing streak

    Vince Lobendahn, the former Lakewood coach, took over the program at Norwalk Glenn this season determined to change the culture and convince the players they could succeed.

    So with his team trailing, 3-0, to Pioneer on Thursday night and with a fourth-down situation from the two-yard line and 10...

  • Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer
    Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer

    A former Norwalk pastor was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a female congregant while praying for her during a counseling session, prosecutors said.

    Jorge Castro, 55, was sentenced after pleading no contest to one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object....

  • African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video
    African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video

    Is it a large hybrid cat, leopard or an old dog with an off gait? Even more intriguing, could it be -- as some experts are speculating -- an African lioness?

    Grainy surveillance footage of the large animal strolling across a driveway late at night is fast becoming Norwalk's version of Bigfoot.

    ...

  • Southbound 5 Freeway reopens near Norwalk after big rig fire
    Southbound 5 Freeway reopens near Norwalk after big rig fire

    All lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway near Norwalk have reopened after a big rig jackknifed Friday morning and caught fire near Florence Avenue.

    The crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. and stopped traffic for more than two hours. One lane was reopened by 8:15 a.m. and the rest followed just after 10...

  • Woman killed early Saturday by hit-and-run driver in Norwalk

    A 36-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday in Norwalk, authorities said.

    Belen Nieves of Norwalk was walking away from a party about 12:50 a.m. when she was struck by a white Chevrolet Impala near the intersection of Hopland Street and Elaine Avenue, said Lt....

  • Norwalk 'spiritual healer' convicted of sexually assaulting client

    A Victorville man who identified himself as a "spiritual healer" was convicted of sexual assault Tuesday.

    Jose Romulo Felix, 42, pleaded no contest to rape and sexual battery by fraud in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Norwalk. 

    Felix had advertised in Spanish newspapers that he was a "spiritual...

  • Suspicious package left at Norwalk bank found to be 'hoax device'
    Suspicious package left at Norwalk bank found to be 'hoax device'

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials say the suspicious package left behind at the Union Bank in Norwalk was a “hoax device.”

    Authorities cleared the scene about 1:40 p.m. Monday. A robbery had been reported about 10:30 a.m. at Union Bank at 12221 Norwalk Blvd., according to the Sheriff's...

  • Two men charged with attempted murder in hours-long Norwalk standoff
    Two men charged with attempted murder in hours-long Norwalk standoff

    Two men involved in Tuesday's standoff with law enforcement in a Norwalk mobile home park were charged with attempted murder Thursday.

    Jason Devore, 37, of La Habra and George Contreras, 19, of Los Angeles were arrested Tuesday night, hours after Devore, allegedly armed with a rifle and wearing...

  • Suspect arrested after hours-long Norwalk standoff
    Suspect arrested after hours-long Norwalk standoff

    A tense, hours-long standoff between an armed man and law enforcement authorities at a Norwalk mobile home park ended with the arrest of the suspect late Tuesday.

    Television news footage showed tear gas enveloping the home before the 38-year-old man was taken into custody after walking out of the...

  • 30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police
    30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police

    About 30 homes were evacuated in Norwalk on Tuesday evening after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest barricaded himself inside a residence at a mobile home park.

    The 38-year-old suspect is on federal probation for bank robbery and pointed the weapon at law enforcement authorities...

  • Absentee voting has Solis with big lead in L.A. County supervisor race
    Absentee voting has Solis with big lead in L.A. County supervisor race

    The first round of Los Angeles County voting results released Tuesday night showed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis with a commanding lead in the race for one open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Meanwhile, Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver were leading six other challengers...

  • Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day
    Los Angeles County polls are now closed on this primary election day

    The polls have now closed in Los Angeles County, where voters cast ballots to fill dozens of local, state and national offices -- from governor to Congress to county supervisor -- in mostly primary elections that will set the stage for runoffs in November.

    You can see the results as they are tallied...

  • Turnout remains low throughout the day in L.A. County election
    Turnout remains low throughout the day in L.A. County election

    Turnout remained low at Los Angeles County polls throughout the day Tuesday, as voters cast ballots for dozens of local, state and national candidates, including a new sheriff and two open seats on the powerful county Board of Supervisors.

    Primary election turnout is typically low. In the 2012...

  • County supervisors vote to require electronic campaign finance data
    County supervisors vote to require electronic campaign finance data

    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to require candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically, allowing the public to see them quicker.

    The supervisors -- with the exception of Gloria Molina, who was absent -- voted unanimously in favor of the new rule, which county officials...

  • An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.
    An around-the-world tour with 6 great rice salads in L.A.

    If you are like most readers of The Times' Food pages, you probably read Russ Parsons’ article on rice salad last weekend. You may have even saved that great-sounding recipe for cucumber-yogurt rice salad to your Evernote. But did you also wonder where you might find rice salad in a restaurant?...

  • Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race
    Bobby Shriver widens fundraising lead in supervisors' race

    Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has widened his fundraising lead over his two chief rivals to replace Zev Yaroslavsky, adding an additional $700,000 in personal funds to his campaign account and raising $332,500 more from a wide circle of supporters.

    With the election less...

  • Early voting starts Saturday in Los Angeles County
    Early voting starts Saturday in Los Angeles County

    Can't make it to the polls on election day?  Don't want to vote by mail?

    If you live in Los Angeles County, you have another option, county elections chief Dean C. Logan said.

    Early voting begins Saturday at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's offices at 12400 Imperial Highway, Room 3002, in...

  • Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations
    Yaroslavsky proposes electronic filing of political donations

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on Tuesday proposed new campaign-reporting regulations that would require donor reports to be filed electronically, a move that would make it quicker and easier for the public to see who is financially backing candidates.

    The proposal, which is expected...

  • Yaroslavsky proposes reforms in county campaign finance system
    Yaroslavsky proposes reforms in county campaign finance system

    Following a report in The Times about long delays in posting campaign finance information online in the county’s system, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky moved Tuesday to require all candidates to file their reports electronically.

    Such a requirement would allow the public to more...

  • Track: Southern Section prelims are set for Saturday

    The Southern Section track and field prelims are set for Saturday across the Southland.

    Division 1 will be at Trabuco Hills. Division 2 will be at Moorpark. Division 3 will be at Estancia. Division 4 will be at Carpinteria.

    The championships at May 24 at Cerritos College.

    Most City Section leagues...

  • Man gets prison in rape impersonation case that sparked new state law

    A Norwalk man was sentenced to prison Thursday for raping a sleeping woman after his previous rape conviction was overturned by an appellate court in an action that sparked outrage and prompted a new state law to protect victims.

    Julio Morales, 24, was sentenced to three years in state prison after...

  • Norwalk man killed in suspected gang-related shooting
    Norwalk man killed in suspected gang-related shooting

    Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Norwalk that left one man dead early Sunday morning, authorities said.

    Deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 12000 block of Lowemont Street, said Lt. Jason Skeen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...

  • Two homicides this morning: Norwalk stabbing, Sun Valley shooting
    Two homicides this morning: Norwalk stabbing, Sun Valley shooting

    Homicide detectives were called to the scene of two deaths Tuesday morning, one involving a stabbing in Norwalk, the other a shooting in Sun Valley, police said.

    In Norwalk, a man was found with stab wounds at about 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Studebaker Road and Ferina Street. He was taken...

  • Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say
    Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say

    A man who was arrested on child pornography charges in Norwalk last week allegedly had a "trophy room" packed with toys, clothes and books for young girls, authorities said.

    Manuel Montes, 43, was taken into custody Thursday. During the investigation leading to his arrest, authorities said they...

  • Valentine's Day: County clerks prepare for busy wedding day
    Valentine's Day: County clerks prepare for busy wedding day

    The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder and Clerk is preparing for the biggest smooch day of the year as couples line up to marry on Valentine's Day.

    Since Feb. 3, the department has been accepting appointments for Valentine’s Day weddings.

    "It's one of the busiest days for ceremonies in the...

  • Man standing at Norwalk bus stop is shot dead
    Man standing at Norwalk bus stop is shot dead

    A man who was standing at a bus stop in Norwalk was shot and killed early Sunday evening, authorities said.

    The 41-year-old man was standing at the stop in the 13200 block of Rosecrans Avenue near the border with Santa Fe Springs when a white van pulled up just past him and parked about 6:18 p.m.,...

  • Man accused of beating 2-year-old boy
    Man accused of beating 2-year-old boy

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of beating a 2-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition at a Long Beach hospital, law enforcement officials said Tuesday night.

    The child was discovered Saturday afternoon by deputies and paramedics who responded to a "baby not breathing"...

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