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Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn Long Beach's Cambodia Town, restaurants are measured not only by the heat of their ground pork curries or the tartness of their sour catfish soups but also by the brilliance of their chandeliers and the strength of their karaoke-capable sound systems....
Tags: Bean Sprouts, Shrimp, Cilantro, Restaurants, Salads
Here's a Hollywood pitch for you: Leading U.S. neurosurgeon started life as a struggling Mexican boy who made it from illegal-immigrant California farmworker to Harvard Med. Not buying it? You should. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was that kid and is that...
An earthquake recently cracked the Washington Monument. Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes. Volkswagen is building a big-ol' American car. If you're a believer in the apocalypse, this may be a good time to replenish the canned chili in...
Tags: Consumers, Warren Buffett, Ford, Washington Monument, Toyota
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThough the first Republican voting is six months away, and the general election further still, the presidential campaigns were faced this week with one imperative: to raise the most cash possible before the financial quarter draws to a close Thursday....
Tags: Social Issues, Michele Bachmann, Politics, Ron Paul, Charity
Most athletic types would rather spend a month watching "Teletubbies" while reading Snooki's blog than suffer an injury. And when it comes to getting hurt, the knee is one of the worst things you can damage. The most commonly injured knee ligament is the...
Tags: Knees, Surgery, Health, High School Sports, Athletes
Dear Friend: You drew me to your website with promises of rapid muscle gain and even faster fat loss. I know we're friends because that's the first thing I saw at the top of your home page: "Dear Friend." That makes it official, doesn't it? And now I'...
Tags: Weight Loss, Book, Human Interest, Running, File Sharing
On a recent beautiful and sunny day, I strolled into my local gym to lift some weights. The gym is near Nose Hill Park, which is one of the largest municipal parks in North America. It has majestic views of the city of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains,...
Tags: Frostbite, Boston Marathon, Psychology, Running, Science
I sat across the table from Chuck, marveling at his robust good health. We'd just been to see a play — and instead of looking pale and pinched after it ended, he stood up, clapping wildly through the last curtain call. Six months ago, he'd been...
Cue Simpsons-Comic-Book-Store-Guy voice: Best. Band. Ever! If you're a good drummer, it's a physically demanding job. To be the greatest, you must follow a training regimen that goes beyond the lighted stage. A recent reader's poll in Rolling Stone...
GreenspaceMarcia Rasmussen, 51, was walking across a snow bridge spanning a small stream in Sequoia National Park last week when the hard-packed snow collapsed and she plunged four feet into the swift water. “There was no warning,” she said. “One....
Pop & HissThe Kentucky band brings its special brand of chaos to the Pantages Theatre. “Whoever built this knew something about the human brain and the way it's constructed. This is solid gold,” said Jim James, lead singer of My Morning Jacket,......
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