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  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

  • 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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  • Discovery of explosive device prompts evacuations in Paramount
    Discovery of explosive device prompts evacuations in Paramount

    Several buildings in Paramount were evacuated during the night after an explosive device was found in a van at an apartment complex, authorities said.

    The device was discovered in the 7200 block of Richfield Street around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Eric Lindblom told KTLA...

  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.

    To the uninitiated, it was a mildly depressing vista of concrete, unwanted...

  • Deputies chase down stolen Frito-Lay truck; 2 arrested
    Deputies chase down stolen Frito-Lay truck; 2 arrested

    Two men were arrested on suspicion of stealing a Frito-Lay truck Friday in Bellflower.

    The truck was reported stolen about 6 a.m. and not long after, a deputy spotted the truck rumbling down a street with the tailgate down, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Vernola.

    When the deputy...

  • 22 pounds of heroin seized, suspected trafficker arrested
    22 pounds of heroin seized, suspected trafficker arrested

    Law enforcement authorities arrested a suspected drug trafficker in Paramount and seized more than 22 pounds of high-grade heroin that they say was destined for Ventura County and other parts of Southern California.

    The heroin was smuggled from Mexico and was found at two Paramount homes as part...

  • Boy, 4, injured when bottle of dry ice found on field explodes
    Boy, 4, injured when bottle of dry ice found on field explodes

    A 4-year-old Downey boy was injured Thursday after a two-liter bottle of dry ice he found on a soccer field exploded, authorities said.

    The boy was found lying on the ground with non-life-threatening injuries to his chest at about 7:50 p.m. by  deputies responding to a report of a child injured...

  • 105 Freeway closed; stranded motorists take selfies on roadway
    105 Freeway closed; stranded motorists take selfies on roadway

    All lanes of the 105 Freeway in Paramount have been closed in both directions as authorities respond to a man threatening to jump off an overcrossing.

    [Updated at 10:03 p.m.: All lanes have reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.]

    A SigAlert was issued around 6:30 p.m, California...

  • Sheriff's investigators seek tips about Paramount shooting death

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are seeking information about the shooting death of a man in Paramount.

    The shooting took place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 7200 block of Richfield Street. The man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where he was declared...

  • A return to screen acres: old Paramount Drive-In to open again
    A return to screen acres: old Paramount Drive-In to open again

    The Roadium Drive-In, opened in 1947 and later known as the Paramount, will have two new wide screens and an improved snack bar.

  • Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight
    Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

    A Paramount case spotlights poor communities' struggle for action on local pollution sources.

  • Former ice skating coach convicted of sexually abusing students
    Former ice skating coach convicted of sexually abusing students

    A 30-year-old former ice skating coach has been convicted of sexually abusing two of his underage students, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday.

    Donald James Vincent was convicted of felonies including forcible lewd acts upon a child and oral copulation/sexual penetration...

  • Sheriff's SWAT standoff ends at Paramount home after gun theft
    Sheriff's SWAT standoff ends at Paramount home after gun theft

    An L.A. County sheriff's SWAT team and South Gate police surrounded a home Wednesday in Paramount, where three suspects — believed to have stolen a gun from another house — were holed up, officials said.

    The incident ended Wednesday but it was unclear how many suspects were arrested. [Updated,...

  • Man shot after pursuit by deputies in Paramount

    A suspect was shot and wounded early Friday after a four-hour pursuit and standoff with sheriff's deputies ended in gunfire in Paramount, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred at 3:03 a.m. in the 7400 block of Jackson Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    No deputies...

  • Deputy shoots at 'suspicious pedestrian' but misses, then uses Taser
    Deputy shoots at 'suspicious pedestrian' but misses, then uses Taser

    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot at a "suspicious pedestrian" in Paramount over the weekend before using a Taser on the man, authorities said.

    The shooting in the 7300 block of Alondra Boulevard occurred at about 4:25 p.m. Sunday shortly the deputy tried to make contact with the man,...

  • Paramount schools lockdown lifted after suspect is arrested

    Schools in Paramount were placed on lockdown for several hours Friday as deputies searched for an armed suspect in the area. 

    Lt. Dave Auner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood station said the suspect, a parolee, was spotted with a handgun about 10:30 a.m. in an area near...

  • A 99th birthday at the 99 Cents Only Store
    A 99th birthday at the 99 Cents Only Store

    Emelia De-Four, who is 99, grew up poor in Trinidad and Tobago. She was one of 16 children and got only three years of schooling.

    She had 11 children of her own and she raised them with few creature comforts. She sewed clothes for them out of flour sacks and used corncobs to scrub the clothes clean...

  • Fatal motorcycle accident snarls traffic on eastbound 105 Freeway
    Fatal motorcycle accident snarls traffic on eastbound 105 Freeway

    A fatal motorcycle accident has snarled rush-hour traffic on the eastbound 105 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said Monday evening.

    The accident was reported about 5:30 p.m. near Long Beach Boulevard in the Lynwood area. Only the right lane was open on the busy east-west artery, the CHP...

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