When the first Test Kitchen dinner launched in fall 2010, located in the lower level space that would later become Sotto, few diners -- if any -- realized the magnitude of what was happening. But by the program's end -- after chefs like Jordan Kahn, Javier Plascencia, Walter Manzke and a dozen other ... More >>
Long before studios, hippies, method actors and reality-show wannabes headed out west, the Pacific Coast was a destination for farmers, miners, prospectors and other wagon-wheeling homesteaders who were looking for a new way of life. Two years after California struck gold in 1848, it became a part o ... More >>
When the Union Pacific blows past the Pub at Golden Road Brewing, screaming its horn and rattling the building, the new customers look up, startled, midsip: Maybe Megatron has assembled himself out of all the propane and machinery in the neighboring industrial yards. The regulars, meanwhile, simply ... More >>
Jack Kyserâ€‹Jack Kyser, the founding economist of the L.A. Economic Development Corp., has died, according to a story on the Times' website.Kyser was every L.A. reporter's go-to source for a quote on the local economy. Whatever the story was about -- Black Friday, port container traffic, unemployme ... More >>
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Authorities discovered 1.5 tons of marijuana in a railroad container after suspects in a car chase led police to the find in East Los Angeles Sunday night, according to ABC7 and KCAL9.
The whole thing started when police tried to stop a suspected drunk driver at 10:4 ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonMichael Riboli
Imagine: You need a jug of your favorite red, so you get in line behind the neighborhood locals at a lone railroad boxcar just south of the L.A. Basin, right next to Union Pacific. Your jug is filled by a proprietor who knows your name, and you fork over a few penn ... More >>
A man who was killed in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights November 11 has been identified as 43-year-old Ademio Morales. Morales was fatally shot in the stomach near Union Pacific Avenue and La Puerta Street around 8:40 p.m.
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Ever since his arrival as the new Los Angeles City Attorney this summer, Carmen Trutanich has loved to come across as a man of the people.L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanichâ€‹Trutanich has sparred with the L.A. City Council to the delight of many community activists; he has also personally held a t ... More >>
Naser Nasralla, the homeless man known as "Jimmy" who lives in a tent near a stretch of railroad tracks in Northridge, woke up this Monday after only a few hours sleep. As usual, he fed the stray, abandoned cats in his neighborhood until the early morning. But now Jimmy needed to take care of himsel ... More >>
Federal investigators have revealed for the first time that not only
had Metrolink engineer Robert Sanchez allowed youthful train
enthusiasts to ride along with him in his locomotive's cab, but also permitted some to work the train's controls. In fact, Sanchez, an avid text-messenger, was busy makin ... More >>
As a press representative for Union Pacific Railroad, Joann Killeen has plenty of experience with train wrecks, which may explain why she is handling publicity for Nadya Suleman, the Whittier mother who gave birth to octuplets last month. You might say Killeen is the 47th member of the maternity tri ... More >>