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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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  • Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Local gymnast to compete in P&G Championships

    Matthew Randolph quickly learned how to manage his time at a young age. He balances homework, time with his family and a rigorous training schedule for gymnastics. Practices started off as six hours per week and eventually increased to 18 hours weekly during the school year. During summer, he spends...

  • Crime Report: Intruder drinks beer, cooks hot dogs in a home that’s being remodeled

    Crime Report: Intruder drinks beer, cooks hot dogs in a home that’s being remodeled

      Aug. 1 Burglary: 1400 block Descanso Drive. A man reported that his home, which is undergoing remodeling work, was burglarized sometime between 1 a.m. July 30 and 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Access to the house was gained via an unlocked bedroom window. It was apparent to the victim that someone had consumed...

  • Residents push for withdrawal of drug rehab facility from La Cañada neighborhood

    Residents push for withdrawal of drug rehab facility from La Cañada neighborhood

    After learning a residential drug and alcohol detox center was being planned for a home on Green Lane, a group of neighbors complained to the La Cañada City Council Tuesday, only to learn the city’s hands are tied by state law. In a packed council chambers, residents expressed their concern with...

  • New curbing aims to bring concrete improvements to Palm Crest walkers

    New curbing aims to bring concrete improvements to Palm Crest walkers

    Last Friday, a few days before the Aug. 14 start of a new school year at Palm Crest Elementary School, a county public works crew was finishing a weeklong series of parkway improvements along Fairmount Avenue designed to slow down speeders on the highly pedestrian street. Their work included a...

  • Vandals leave note with ‘Nazi symbol’ on La Crescenta woman’s car

    Vandals leave note with ‘Nazi symbol’ on La Crescenta woman’s car

    Deputies with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station are investigating a possible hate incident after a La Crescenta woman’s car was vandalized earlier this month. Sometime around 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, a woman in the 5800 block of Freeman Avenue reported that some type of lacquer-like substance with...

  • A Target store ‘tailor-made’ for La Cañada Flintridge will occupy former Sport Chalet

    A Target store ‘tailor-made’ for La Cañada Flintridge will occupy former Sport Chalet

    A community-sized Target store will occupy the retail space in La Cañada’s Town Center left vacant last year, when locally founded sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet closed up shop after 57 years of business, officials confirmed Wednesday. Pat Anderson, president and chief executive of the La...

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