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  • High deportation figures are misleading

    High deportation figures are misleading
    WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
  • For Passover, so many ways to kugel

    For Passover, so many ways to kugel
    What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think. The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: "For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread).... No chametz or leaven...
  • Art review: 'Floral Journey' at Autry shows beadwork with deep meaning

    Art review: 'Floral Journey' at Autry shows beadwork with deep meaning
    Unless one is Native American, getting a grasp of complex Native American spiritual cosmologies is not easy. And that distinction, which might be called a quality of profound otherness, is in essence what drives a fascinating show recently opened at the...
  • Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas

     Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Telling friends that you're heading to Las Vegas for some Shakespeare is a bit like claiming you read Playboy for the interviews. Well, I did indeed head to Vegas last weekend to see "The Tempest," and I can guarantee that I was the...
  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all
    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • Cambodian New Year parade resumes in Long Beach after 3-year hiatus

    Cambodian New Year parade resumes in Long Beach after 3-year hiatus
    Hundreds of marchers stood at the ready in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Sunday morning, little girls twirling parasols and men and women in bright traditional dress, sitting in horse-drawn carriages. There was an air of anticipation as thousands of...
  • Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor

    Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor
    Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week. On this day, like every...
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    Iranians celebrate ancient  Festival of Fire
    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, theĀ  new year...
  • Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year

    Newport Beach to allow wood in fire pits for Persian New Year
    To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a temporary reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits. Wood can be burned in the pits until March 24, said City Manager...
  • Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica

    Artist's spirit takes wing at the Brecht house in Santa Monica
    "I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy." The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
  • Feng-shui-friendly Rose Hills cemetery cultivates Chinese clientele

    Feng-shui-friendly Rose Hills cemetery cultivates Chinese clientele
    Bruce Lazenby remembers the spring morning when the management staff of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier gathered in a boardroom, baffled by the events of the weekend. In two days, the cemetery had seen Dodger Stadium-size crowds of Chinese...