The San Gabriel Valley showdown pitting two successful Asian-American professionals, a doctor and a lawyer, against one another is getting cutthroat in the dwindling hours to election day--with accusations of tax evasion, lawsuits and a restraining order to boot.
Joy Lin, wife of candidate Dr. Mat ... More >>
As you may have noticed, this year's Best Of issue dropped on your doorstep, metaphorically if not actually, yesterday. There are hundreds (yes, hundreds) of listings, of spas and hikes and cocktails and grottos (yes, grottos), so many that you might get lost -- so many that we thought we'd pull ou ... More >>
An attractive Southern California couple is wanted in two counties this morning for the jailbreak and joyride of a lifetime.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials say that 24-year-old robbery suspect Darnell Washington escaped from county jail on August 28 with the help of his wife, 25-year-old ... More >>
Assessor John Noguez went on leave last week, as he continues to deal with the wide-ranging pay-to-play probe into his office.His replacement, Santos Kreimann, has wasted little time in cleaning house. In a memo to staff today, Kreimann announced that he has reassigned two of Noguez's top lieutenant ... More >>
Federal authorities today announced a crackdown on 36 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County, including raids on two shops in Santa Fe Springs and warning letters to 34 businesses and property owners.
Interestingly, the actions did not involve any pot shops in the city of Los Angeles. ... More >>
Updated below with more details from yesterday's raid.Investigators from the L.A. County district attorney's office served search warrants at 12 locations this morning as part of an investigation of alleged corruption at the county assessor's office.The D.A. is investigating allegations of bribery a ... More >>
An aide to Assessor John Noguez wrote a memo last year in which he sharply criticized two colleagues for opposing Ramin Salari, the tax agent at the heart of an ongoing D.A. probe of the Assessor's Office.In the memo, Mark McNeil, a longtime ally of Noguez's and the chief of his office's Major Prope ... More >>
Sift through the sale rack at your local Forever 21 mall store and you may come across a T-shirt with a picture of a girl staring into shards of a mirror. Retailing for $14.90, it is a seemingly edgy but ultimately innocuous shirt. It has no particular brand affiliation, no band or product or compan ... More >>
Aliens!Promise we're not just bitter because we were ripped from sleep at 6 a.m. by what we still kind of believe to have been the alien army from "War of the Worlds."
By any standards, the three-hour LAPD operation to catch a pack of Best Buy heisters on the run in their overstuffed U-Haul ... More >>
Heat.A brass-balls takeover robbery of an ATM-cash delivery company netted as much as $1 million for bad guys in South El Monte last night, authorities said. Sheriff's officials said the crew entered through the roof
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Weekly the company is Commonwea ... More >>
PHOTO BY TED SOQUISoon-to-be Beer River?The original proposal was weird enough: Spend $22 million to erect a water museum atop a perfectly lovely strip of wetlands -- one of the only natural wildlife sanctuaries left in Los Angeles County (near the intersection of the 605 and 60 freeways in S ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshNatalie Portman Kyochon chicken bones
Subsequent to the Golden Globes and SAG awards, with Oscar season in full swing, we've seen both good and bad films this year. With few exceptions though, movie theater food remains as uniformly vile as ever: Styrofoam packing chips douse ... More >>
Tannazie via FlickrTakosher tacosWith the new year approaching, we reflect on all things 2010: upscale Mexican restaurant Red O opened with a tweet war; the short-lived Test Kitchen experiment opened with big name chefs; the nation's first kosher food truck, Takosher, rolled out; and jeggings ... More >>
Associated Press / Dave ConklinThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management suspended races on its turf scheduled by South El Monte promoter Mojave Desert Racing while authorities continued to investigate the cause of its deadly off-road accident in San Bernardino County last weekend, a spokesman for t ... More >>
Dave Conklin / Associated PressAuthorities said there were few limits on how close crowds could be as off-road racers zoomed by at Saturday's deadly California 200 race that saw eight spectators perish when a prerunner-type Ford Ranger truck flipped into the audience.
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A 26-year-old woman was killed and three men were wounded, one critically, at a rave in South El Monte early Saturday, according to authorities and the Pasadena Star-News.
According to the Star-News the dead woman was identified as Clara Myung Hee Chun, 26, of San Gabriel. Sheriff's official ... More >>
A well-known New York bakery, first to ignite the cupcake frenzy, finally opened up shop in L.A. a few weeks ago, after months of rumors and speculation. Meanwhile, 73-year-old dive bar in Hollywood, Ye Coach & Horses, is struggling to keep its doors open. For some, staying open at all is a feat: Pl ... More >>
Jim Thurmanempanadas - beef (left), chicken (right)
With the World Cup in full swing, it's time to welcome the cuisine of yet another country to the Los Angeles food scene, that of Uruguay. This nicely coincides with La Celeste, Uruguay's national team, advancing to the round of 16.
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Maian TranBurmese tofu salad
Looking for something food related to do this weekend? Interested in trying out a different cuisine? Then you'd do well to attend the The Nibban Zay Festival, taking place this Sunday, June 27th, at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte. The even ... More >>
Brian Vander Brug / LOS ANGELES TIMESNot Just Noodling Around: Eric Lam in Pho Minh's kitchen
In the past couple of years, while few people outside the community were paying attention, the mini-malls that had stalled in the last real estate crash finally eased into being, the itinerant tamale ven ... More >>