U.S. Marshals deputies restrain a suspected member of an Azusa, Calif., gang after a raid in Irwindale on June 7. The Latino gang conspired to rid the Southern California city of its black residents through threats and violence dating back to the early 1990s, according to an indictment. AP hide caption

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Crowds gather at L.A. Street Food Fest last year, where food trucks competed for awards such as "Best in Show" and "People's Choice Award." Mark Krynsky/Flickr hide caption

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Displays at La Plaza include film posters featuring Mexican actresses Lupita Tovar and Dolores del Rio, as well as Mexican actor Ramon Novarro, star of 1925's Ben-Hur. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Chef Jamie Oliver takes his reality show Food Revolution to Los Angeles in an effort to revamp lunches in the nation's second-largest school district. Greg Zabilski/ABC hide caption

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Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Olga Perez is trying to get more healthful food options in Ramona Gardens, her East L.A. neighborhood. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Glendale, Calif., Police Sgt. Steve Robertson was first incapacitated by a laser beam while landing a helicopter in the mid-1990s. Since then, he says, he and his fellow police pilots in Glendale have been targeted dozens of times by people shining cheap, easy-to-buy lasers. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles police officers point to known local gang suspects after a  federal gang raid operation in Los Angeles on Aug. 25. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (middle), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (left) and Police Commission President John Mack detail the city's crime figures, the lowest in four decades. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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