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  • As anger builds, Irvine official drops plan to bond city with Vietnam

    As anger builds, Irvine official drops plan to bond city with Vietnam
    Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That’s what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha...
  • Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else

    Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else
    Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small...
  • A plea for gender equity in the halls of U.S. Capitol

    A plea for gender equity in the halls of U.S. Capitol
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan. And Lucille Ball? A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-...
  • Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam

    Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam
    Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That's what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning that the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha...
  • Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

    Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
  • Bus crash survivor recounts harrowing escape

    Bus crash survivor recounts harrowing escape
    ORLAND, Calif. -- Jonathan Gutierrez, 17, said he was eager to sit at the front of the charter bus that was going to shuttle him and other high school students from Los Angeles to Humboldt County on Thursday, but another student convinced him to sit in...
  • 'Ilo Ilo' filmmaker Anthony Chen recalls the film's inspiration: Aunt Terry

    'Ilo Ilo' filmmaker Anthony Chen recalls the film's inspiration: Aunt Terry
    When growing up in Singapore, filmmaker Anthony Chen's family had a maid from the Philippines, a woman he and his two younger brothers called Aunt Terry. But the family had to downsize in 1997 due to the Asian financial crisis, which plummeted the stock...
  • Exclusive: MTV Movie Awards will feature Paul Walker tribute

    Exclusive: MTV Movie Awards will feature Paul Walker tribute
    The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia...
  • Obama lawyers to defend San Diego cross as war memorial

    Obama lawyers to defend San Diego cross as war memorial
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration lawyers have told the Supreme Court they will strongly defend the 29-foot-tall cross atop Mount Soledad in San Diego as a memorial to the nation’s war veterans and not an unconstitutional promotion of...
  • How Beatles manager Brian Epstein made the Rock Hall of Fame

    How Beatles manager Brian Epstein made the Rock Hall of Fame
    The bulk of the attention surrounding this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame zeroes in on the musicians: KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Plus whatever...
  • Review: 'The Railway Man' deftly deals with war's emotional trauma

     Review: 'The Railway Man' deftly deals with war's emotional trauma
    An alternately delicate and brutal retelling of the memoir by former World War II British Army officer Eric Lomax, "The Railway Man" is an impressively crafted, skillfully acted, highly absorbing journey into a dark corner of world history. Colin...