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The Six Best Tacos Along Metro’s C Line, From Norwalk to El Segundo

One of our favorite pastimes in L.A. is searching for great tacos. What better way to do it while zipping along on Metro's C line (formerly known as the green line)?

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Ten (Mostly) Recognizable ‘Repo Man’ Locations You Can Visit 40 Years Later

The original film somehow managed to cohesively fuse weathered, jaded repo men, L.A.’s burgeoning punk scene, UFO cultists, generically-labeled food items, and nuclear proliferation into a dark comedy that is both a product of its time and yet feels somewhat timeless.

Burglar Steals Safe From East Hollywood Mexican Restaurant, Runs Up $80,000 In Damages and Stolen Gear

The burglar was wearing a white hoodie and spray-painted the lens of the security cameras. Insurance will only cover $20,000. The owner of El Zarape Melrose says he doesn’t know if this was personal or just a delinquent act by a stranger: “I’m sad, I don’t know how I’m going to do it.”

Baldwin Park Rapper Lefty Gunplay is Playin’ for Keeps

With witty lyrics, Holladay experiments with storytelling of his times in prison and on the gritty streets of the San Gabriel Valley. He is one of the biggest names in the new L.A. rap scene and the conversation about being one of this generation's biggest Latino rappers. 

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Pioneering Ethical Meat Butcher Jered Standing Dies at 44

On February 22, Standing, the 44-year-old owner of one L.A.’s most popular butcher shops, Standing’s Butchery, died, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg Blasted Through 38 Songs In One Hour In Echo Park

Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg started their hour-long set with “Do You Wanna Dance” and ebbed and flowed through classics from the early-to-middle Ramones era, including their later hits, such as “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.” and even an extremely heartfelt rendition of Joey Ramone’s masterpiece, “What a Wonderful World.”

What To Eat This Weekend: Mexican Chocolate Kava, New Khachapuri, and Quentin Tarantino’s Coffee Shop

Plus a non-alcoholic bottle shop, fries covered with fried jalapenos, and a pork belly-and-kim chi pizza from two major Downtown chefs.

The 13 Best Tacos In Downtown Los Angeles

From crispy yellowfin flautas to mesquite-grilled costilla (rib) asada tacos, downtown Los Angeles is one of the city's most taco-stacked neighborhoods. Whether you're driving by, bar crawling, or taking public transit through it, here are the best tacos found in all corners of DTLA.

Justice 8 Supporters Feel Defeat At Latest Ruling. Enamorado Reported to Be Bleeding While Jailed

Enamorado's attorney alleges, "He is not getting the treatment he deserves for what is a valid medical reason.” Nonetheless, the supporters for The Justice 8 are bracing themselves to keep fighting.

West Hollywood’s Outdoor ‘Consumption Lounge’ Is a One-Of-Its-Kind Sneak Peek Into the Future of Dispensaries

Come take a look as the L.A. TACO team tours and enjoys a private tree-house cabana at The Woods dispensary, the only consumption lounge of its kind in L.A. County. It was a great day of "work" we'll never forget.

What to Eat This Weekend: ‘Sea-Cuterie,’ Al Pastor Rigatoni, and Oxtail Curry Pizza

Plus, a new spot to get huitlacoche quesadillas—with cheese—in the San Fernando Valley and a new delivery-only bento box to order in.

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News

‘It Was Madness,’ Says Brother of Man Killed By LAPD ‘For Holding a Plastic Fork’

“All we want to do is show that police aren’t properly trained in dealing with people with mental illness,” said Jason’s cousin, Carly Illeck. “And that a bipolar episode does not warrant a fatal gunshot.”

Thousands of L.A. Based Electric Car Share Users’ Personal Information Exposed in Data Leak

Blink Mobility, the company that manages the Blue LA electric car share program in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, first learned of the data leak on December 14, according to a notice from Blink Mobility that was reportedly sent to “impacted users" on January 5.

Edin Enamorado Punished With Solitary Confinement for ‘Breaking the Rules’

The lead prosecutor disclosed that Enamorado and Wendy Lujan, who are raising children together, allegedly “violated jail rules” by setting up a three-way call to be able to talk, landing them both in solitary confinement.

Oysters at These L.A. Restaurants Made People Sick, According to Over 60 Reports

Restaurants that people reported to the health department more than once include Blue Water Grill, the casual seafood fine dining chain with locations across the county, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouses. Mexico City-influenced mariscos spots Loreto and LA Cha Cha Cha were also reported more than once. The full list spans L.A. County.

Guides

Five Street Vendors By L.A. Metro Stations That Feed Their Public Transit Community

Where to find L.A.'s best street food vendors cooking for their community in transit, from the realest pad thai in the city to Puebla-style picaditas in Boyle Heights. All accessible by L.A. Metro.

The 5 Best Tacos in Compton

Driving down Compton's Atlantic Boulevard can be hypnotizing, with its abundance of trucks cooking gems like a taco de labio, requeson-filled tacos dorados, and famous birria de chivo.

Tacos Before Vatos: 13 Tacos In L.A. That Will Make You Forget About Him

For L.A. TACO, love is always in the air, and it smells like charcoal burning on a sunny day, carnita asada, tortillas hot off the comal, vibrant salsas, caramelized onions, and thick guacamole. Forget him, and spend time with things that matter in life: tacos, forever. 

What To Eat This Weekend: Wagyu-Infused Mole Negro, Slavic Sushi, Beef Bourguignon Tacos, and GG Allin Pizza

Plus, a new pan con pollo spot in the Valley, tofu skirts in Koreatown, and a barbecue pop-up in Altadena to pick up copious amounts of smoked meat for the big game.

Neighborhoods

A Dive Into L.A.’s Punk Scene: Decolonize-Core with Xibalba

L.A.-based hardcore band Xibalba recently headlined a record-release show at 1st Street Billiards in Boyle Heights. Their new album "Aztlán" is a tribute to L.A.'s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene that is led by Latinos born and raised in Los Angeles.

‘Ankle Bandits’ Steal Foos Gone Wild’s Knee-High Socks and Puppet Heads From Black SUV In Skid Row

"I don't want no cops involved. I got a cash reward." - Lil Mr. E tells L.A. TACO. In addition to the puppet heads, the thief took off with a a pair of white K-Swiss shoes, a white FGW hoodie, knee-high Foos Gone Wild-branded white socks, and blue plaid extra-long jorts. Foos Gone Wild has also confirmed that there were indeed broken windows on the floor at the scene of the crime. The anonymous admin is asking the "ankle bandits" to DM him to return the stolen items—no questions asked. "Please wear high socks when returned."

Boyle Heights ‘Running Mamis’ Group Creates a Safe Space For Women to Run In L.A.

Running Mamis creates a safe space to run—away from road hazards, catcalls, harassment, and the strains of postpartum depression.