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  • Davie exhibit spotlights Japanese animation, mascots

    American audiences know the likes of Hello Kitty and Pikachu as pop culture icons, but for the people of Japan, they are embedded in society. Visitors to Young At Art Museum can get a sense of this through Sept. 7 by experiencing "Japan: Kingdom of...
  • The Hartford's Earnings Fall Short Of Analysts' Expectations

    The Hartford Financial Services Group on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations. The company's net loss for the quarter was $467 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $190 million,...
  • Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand

    Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand
    Two large, white houses stood close together on the slopes above northwest Glendale in the early 1920s. One was El Miradero, home of L.C. and Mary Louise Brand. Another was Ard Eevin, home of Dan and Margaret Campbell. A young girl named Sumi was familiar...
  • Sony Lifts First Quarter Profits, But Estimates $488 Million Loss for Year

    TOKYO -- Troubled electronics giant Sony has flummoxed nay-saying analysts with a rise in six-fold increase in net income in the three months to June of JPY26.8 billion ($261 million). For the April-June period total sales advanced by 6% to $17.9 billion...
  • Tesla, Panasonic partner for $5 billion U.S. 'gigafactory'

    Tesla Motors will partner with Panasonic Corp. to create the $5 billion "gigafactory" battery plant that the company has said will bring down the cost of its popular but expensive electric cars. Panasonic could invest as much as $1 billion in the...
  • Tesla announces plan to boost production in 2015

    Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk promised shareholders a dramatic boost in the production of his company's electric cars, telling investors that Tesla will produce 35,000 cars this year and will have the capacity to produce up to 100,000 in...
  • YouTube to Stage Worldwide Live Improv Comedy Event Hosted by Epic Rap Battles' Lloyd Ahlquist

    Google's YouTube will present its first-ever live interactive comedy improv event, "Off the Top," on Aug. 1 and 2 hosted by EpicLLOYD (Lloyd Ahlquist) of Epic Rap Battles of History. The event, produced from YouTube Space LA, will comprise three...
  • Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging

    Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8. Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
  • Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai

    Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai
    At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye. "The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
  • Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos

    Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos
    In the photo, a young boy hangs on a fence. His face is partially obscured; his eyes hover just above his bent knuckles. His stance is playful. On first impression, he looks like any kid in the middle of play. The background, however, tells another...
  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...