| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Artist Gary Baseman has arrived at the Skirball Cultural Center with a brightly colored throw pillow under his arm and a determined look on his face.
After greeting security guards and the few visitors browsing his sprawling retrospective exhibition...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014.
Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:04 PM
For the first time in my life, I had real, authentic Chinese food, not the American-ized stuff we're so used to. Not that I don't love what's on the majority of Chinese restaurant menus I've come across, but the food at New Haven's Taste of China on...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Minutes after arriving by bus at an outlet mall in Cabazon, a dozen or so Chinese tourists hustled out to buy luggage that they planned to stuff with high-end clothes, shoes and bags.
But not Guoshing Cui, a Samsung supervisor from Guangzhou. He made...
| May 26, 2013
The Get Serious! column has never been content to rest upon its laurels. Oh, we tried to rest upon them once, but those laurel-wreath leaves were hard and pointy and stuck us in the hiney. It remains our dream to become a major journalistic institution,...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When I started reading Anchee Min's latest memoir, "The Cooked Seed," I presumed there would be many commonalities between her life journey in America and mine.
We both emigrated from Shanghai — Min came over to the United States as a student in...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Sang Cho, 77, of Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at his home.
Born Oct. 26, 1935, in Zhongshan city in Guangdong province, Mainland China, he was the son of the late Wei Wan Cho and Tai Mei Ng.
Mr. Cho worked in textiles and as a farmer...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"IF YOU had been a public figure since you were a toddler, maybe you'd value privacy above all else, too."
That was Jodie Foster, speaking her instantly famous acceptance speech at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. More than anything else, Miss...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — The man who started his career as bus boy in a Vienna restaurant to become owner of some of El Centro’s largest and finest hotels is dead. He is John Brunner owner of the now-burned historic Barbara Worth Hotel in El Centro,...
| Dec 20, 2012
The crowds are so dense that people can barely move, yet no one complains, pushes or shoves.
Here in Hong Kong on Christmas Eve everyone is happy and joking, posing for pictures in their Santa hats.
Think Black Friday at the busiest mall — times...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Where in public do you go to find people celebrating Christmas? Many stay at home and enjoy family time.
The movies are a popular spot. But tonight is the busiest night of the year for one particular business: Chinese Restaurants.
"Could be months...