| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:35 PM
When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations.
Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was all a bit strange in that it was oddly normal. Not famous people at a fancy event normal - a particular kind of status quo in and of itself - but over at a friend's house for a dinner party typical.
At the 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art gala held...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in China, classical pianist Lang Lang splits his time between New York City and Beijing -- when he's not touring, that is. The 30-year-old musician travels about nine months each year for his concerts, his work with the United Nations Children's Fund...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While you've been watching Alyssa Milano on TV shows from "Who's the Boss?" to "Mistresses," she's been busy -- as a UNICEF ambassador witnessing the hardship of life in such places as Angola, India and Kosovo in the past decade.
You can meet the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Most of us who are neither geniuses nor innovators are destined to live our lives asking this question: Why didn't I think of that?
This happens to me a lot more than I'd like to admit, and the recognition of another's cleverness invariably sparks a...
| Feb 5, 2014
When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
| Nov 17, 2013
After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams are featured on alternating covers of the February "Women in TV" edition of Elle, which goes on sale Jan. 14. [Elle]
Marie Claire's February issue, also on sale Jan. 14, features cover girl...
| Dec 9, 2013
My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...