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  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
  • At least 2 killed, 260,000 evacuated as Typhoon Man-yi lashes Japan

    At least 2 killed, 260,000 evacuated as Typhoon Man-yi lashes Japan
    TOKYO -- A powerful typhoon lashed Japan with torrential rain Monday, leaving two dead as it damaged homes and flooded parts of the country's popular tourist destination of Kyoto, where 260,000 people were ordered to evacuate to shelters. Typhoon Man-yi...

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo into video-game giant, has died
    Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85. Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...

    Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85; chief of Nintendo

    Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85; chief of Nintendo
    Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them. "I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers. Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...

    Kasuri-inspired Kyoto placemats from Chilewich

     
    When Sandy Chilewich came up with a technique for weaving extruded vinyl yarn into floormats and placemats, the textile designer had a business. I still have the silvery Chilewich floormats I bought to protect the floor in front of the...