Some say that L.A. is having it's pizza moment. Big Al's Halal Pizzeria entered the pizza fray on Saturday, Feb. 2 with a grand opening block party. Although, you might ask,"What exactly is halal pizza?" The second question you may ask is "Why halal pizza and in Maywood of all places?"
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Photo by Anne FishbeinThe L.A. River cuts through the City of Vernon‚ÄčThe City of Vernon (pop. 112) is in a fight to the death with Speaker John Perez, who is trying to end the city's long history of corruption by ending the city.But while the status quo is indefensible, shutting down the city woul ... More >>
A mustang like Alma'sNorwalk resident Alma Berenice Limon Arredondo was driving her silver 2005 Ford Mustang down the 710 South last night, just after midnight, when she somehow drifted over to the right shoulder of the freeway, where a tractor/trailer was being towed by a truck from Pepe's T ... More >>
Candidate Kayser's UTLA endorsement got a late start -- Sanchez has had Mayor Villaraigosa's backing from the startWith Yolie Flores deciding not to return to this post, the hot seat in the L.A. Unified School District Board elections tomorrow will be District 5, the only open seat with no in ... More >>
Porky the City AdministratorWe found out long ago that Bell's Big Eight -- the shameless crew of elected officials who smuggled millions from a small town on the southeast edge of L.A. County -- were fat pigs, but it's a new kind of satisfaction to hear it straight from their own scuzzy snout ... More >>
Los Angeles County Sheriff's DepartmentMaywood's Moises Meraz-Espinoza admitted to stuffing his mother in the freezer last FridayMoises Meraz-Espinoza, a 19-year-old Latino male who was living at home in a small, southeast L.A. County town called Maywood -- in the same cluster of cities as sc ... More >>
Google MapsJust last month the city of Maywood was praised in the New York Times for firing all its city employees and outsourcing everything to run the city. Problem is that some of that outsourcing went to a neighboring town you might have heard of, Bell, which at the time was having some p ... More >>
Acting Maywood city manager Angela Spaccia has resigned after getting fingered as one of the greedy Bell city officials reaping ungodly salaries in a corruption scandal being probed by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and a cast of thousands. ... More >>
The people yell over the smell in the hell that is Bell
J. KoslowPopshop Creations With Southern California's sunny climate and proximity to Mexico, the paleta has been alive and well for decades. Now that the NYT has conveniently proclaimed that ice cream sandwiches are out and frozen-treats-on-a-stick are back in, we thought we'd look around L ... More >>
Maywood RFD California Attorney General Jerry Brown is seeking a court order to impose and monitor reforms on Maywood's troubled police department. L.A. TimesGetting the Lead Out The Department of Toxic Substances Control has discovered San Fernando warehouses containing jewelry that has higher than ... More >>
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For a town looking to repair its police department's reputation as corrupt and brutal, Maywood took the unusual step Friday of holding an emergency session to hire as its interim police chief Al Hutchings, a former Maywood and LAPD officer convicted of bilking LAPD for fraudulent overtime. Mayor ... More >>
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A Spanish translation of The Town the Law Forgot. Pandillas, carteles y políticas al estilo sur de la frontera enlodan la reputación de un suburbio de L.A.
An L.A. burb is mired in gangs, cartels and south-of-the-border-style politics
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An introduction to and brief history of the river
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A lament for black Los Angeles