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With its wide tree-lined streets and stately mansions set on manicured lawns, San Marino has long boasted the best property values in the San Gabriel Valley. Now it has a new claim to fame: It's the Southland's only wealthy residential community that...
Tags: Hong Kong, Real Estate Buyers, Values, Homes, Property
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAir travel in Asia used to be the business of just a few big international carriers. Now it's open skies from Hong Kong to Mumbai, India, thanks to the advent of regional carriers just like those that have made flying cheaper — if not easier —...
Tom Doi harvested a bountiful crop of vegetables last fall: tomatoes, corn, eggplant and green beans. He reaped so much produce from his garden, in fact, that he could share his vine-ripened Big Boy tomatoes with the folks at Nikkei Senior Gardens, a...
Japanese American community groups in Los Angeles used a variety of social networking tools over the weekend to coordinate their efforts in response to Friday's monstrous earthquake that struck northwest Japan. Several of the groups' websites are being...
First, we had the "stroke belt," a swath of the American South characterized by those with unmanaged high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle. Then, we got the "obesity belt," a portion of Southern geography inhabited by a number of folks with...
Hisaye Yamamoto, one of the first Asian American writers to earn literary distinction after World War II with highly polished short stories that illuminated a world circumscribed by culture and brutal strokes of history, has died. She was 89. Yamamoto...
Tags: U.S. Army, Unrest, Conflicts and War, Newspapers, History, Japan
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they? Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
Victor Martinez, who won the 1996 National Book Award for young people's literature for his semi-autobiographical novel about growing up Mexican American in California's Central Valley, has died. He was 56. Martinez died Feb. 18 at his San Francisco...
The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word. She worked closely...
President Obama visited the southern border Tuesday to push for an overhaul of the immigration system, part of a renewed effort to shore up his standing among Latinos and paint Republicans as hostile to a minority group that is a growing force in U.S....
For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell...
In February, fifth-grade teacher Miguel Aguilar stood in the front of a class, nervous and sweating. The subject — reading and comprehension — was nothing new. But on this day, his students weren't 11-year-olds in sneakers and sweatshirts:...
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