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  • Japanese and Koreans learn to live together in harmony in L.A.'s Little Tokyo

    Japanese and Koreans learn to live together in harmony in L.A.'s Little Tokyo
    Hongsun Kim has heard it all. When the number of Koreans began multiplying in Little Tokyo Towers a few years ago, complaints about them from Japanese residents quickly began to surface, the Los Angeles social worker said. "They smell of garlic." "They...
  • Anonymous Sources

    Anonymous Sources
    Yazmin Adams never thought homelessness was something she’d have to worry about. But there she was, at just 18, pushed from the only home she’d ever known. And scared to death. Her family struggled after her mother lost a battle with lupus. Alone, her...
  • How computers call the shots for L.A. County children in peril

    There's no time to wash away the smell of sour milk from the baby's skin, so the mother wipes the dozing infant's face with the filthy bib hanging from his neck. "WIC cares about me," it reads, a reference to the free food program for poor women and...
  • With Ed Block foundation, differing visions

    With Ed Block foundation, differing visions
    This should be the best time of year for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. A pack of NFL stars are on their way to Baltimore to be honored by the foundation tomorrow and to spend time with abused children. Thousands of eyes will turn to Ed Block...
  • Toys For Tots Delivers Spirit Of The Season

    With a heavy heart, a single mother of two who was down on her luck sat in her kitchen painting an empty container of Quaker Oats to fashion it into a drum for her 5-year-old. She planned to use McDonald's straws for drumsticks for what was to be her son'...
  • Seeking safe passage: 13-year-old touched by violence in 1993 overcomes the odds

    Seeking safe passage: 13-year-old touched by violence in 1993 overcomes the odds
    The Tribune explores the reverberations, many years later, of the killings of three children -- the echoes of pain, of anger and of inspiration. Last Sunday, Byron Taylor strode down a church hallway, a tall 29-year-old with stylishly locked hair...
  • Gifts for needy kids: Local group quietly shows how it should be done

    The annual solicitation letter from Santa Claus Anonymous arrived in the mail the other day, with its trademark depiction of a classic Santa with his hat pulled over his eyes. The iconic drawing, of course, suggests a fundamental tenet of the 75-year-...
  • Parents to Blame for Childhood Obesity?

    Parents to Blame for Childhood Obesity?
    When Dr. Sadaf Farooqi and colleagues discovered a genetic abnormality that caused severe obesity in a handful of children, she had no cure. Yet the scientist transformed four families' lives. The British parents had been living in fear of losing their...
  • Our neighbors need our help, as does the 211 help hot line that is a lifeline for many

    It was Thursday of last week, and the mother on the other end of the phone line was terrified. She was less than 36 hours from eviction. Her entire family, including her autistic son, was out of options. "I just don't know what to do," she said, her...
  • Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel

    Paperback Writers: Vintage early Mantel
    It may seem, thanks to her ManBooker Prize winning novel 'Wolf Hall' (just out in paperback, Picador: 608 pp., $16), that the novelist Hilary Mantel needs no more attention; but in fact the large body of her work — and she's been publishing for more...
  • Briefly In The News

    Patriots Parade Committee meets The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Assn. will begin committee meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday to plan the 45th Parade, which will take place March 5. Volunteers are welcome to be a part of the committee or to help on...