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Year of the Rat stamp

The Year of the Rat Forever stamp was released with a first-day issue and a brooch pin on January 11, 2020, by the US Postal Service at the Lunar New Year Street Festival 2020 in Monterey Park, California. This is the 3rd time the US Postal Service released the Year of the Rat stamp since 1996.

Roaring dirt bikes

Racers compete in the Industry Hills Expo Center in Los Angeles on May 29 during the 5th Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup. There were over 50 riders taking the track that night, competing for a $13,000 grand prize and the $2,000 custom-painted helmet trophy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 19:53:40

Contribution remembered

A girl carrying flowers walks in the Los Angeles National Cemetery during the 2019 Memorial Day on Monday. Memorial Day - on the last Monday in May - is aimed at remembering those who died while serving in the US armed forces.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 20:13:40

Child porn arrests shock S.California Chinese community

Chinese-American lawyers in Southern California are urging all new arrivals to be careful when browsing the internet and to stay away from websites that promote illegal pornographic material. The warning comes just weeks after two arrests sent shockwaves through Chinese communities in the Southland region and beyond.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 20:08:42

Utah celebrates 150th birthday of Transcontinental Railroad

Connie Young Yu says that when her parents joined a delegation of fellow Chinese-Americans attending a 1969 event commemorating the centennial of the first US Transcontinental Railroad, they were snubbed, upstaged by Hollywood star John Wayne.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/19 21:28:41

Actress Liu honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Lucy Liu, a Chinese American actress, director and artist, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, becoming the second Asian-American woman ever to receive such an honor.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/9 22:33:42

Unrealistic expectations thwart Chinese job recruiters

The Trump administration's immigration policies and visa restrictions have caused a decline in the number of foreigners entering the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 22:33:41

Delegation of HUST attends alumni gala in Los Angeles

A visiting delegation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) was honored during their recent visit to Southern California. The delegation attended a dinner gala hosted by the school's Southern California Alumni Association at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 21:08:40

Chinese driving Vegas growth

Las Vegas, Nevada is the No.1 travel destination in the world. The desert city offers a variety of lifestyles, something the Chinese have known for over 150 years. Their influence on Las Vegas is more evident today than ever before and continues to drive city-wide growth and development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 21:08:40

Having fun

Elementary school students watch a robot do push-ups at the annual USC Robotics Open House in Los Angeles on Sunday. The event has been held annually since 2010 and attracts between 1,000 to 2,000 visitors from the area, focusing on K-12 students and families.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 17:43:41

Chinese company BYD announces 300th bus production in Lancaster

Chinese company BYD announced this week bus number 300, as it rolled off production lines at the Lancaster manufacturing facility in Southern California. The milestone was celebrated with the company's client and neighbor, Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA).
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 22:08:42

San Diego says farewell to giant pandas

A special ceremony was held at San Diego Zoo Saturday, April 6, kicking off a three-week-long farewell celebration for 27-year-old female giant panda Bai Yun and her 6-year-old son Xiao Liwu, who will be repatriated to China this spring in line with the Zoo's conservation loan agreement with the People's Republic of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 22:08:41

Seeing the future

Two children play with a robot during the Clippers SciFest SoCal science fair at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday. The fair, a science showcase aimed at inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), was held on March 22-23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:48:40

Allahu Akbar

People pray at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles on March 15, after attacks on mosques in New Zealand on the same day. At least 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 17:48:40

Surprising discovery

Paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles on March 4. The fossilized remains of creatures that roamed southern California 10,000 years ago were discovered by a crew digging for a subway extension.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 21:28:40

'Super' bloom

The picture taken on February 26 shows the hillsides in Lake Elsinore, Riverside County, are covered in a blaze of golden-orange poppies. The heavy rain of this winter may have made the last few weeks a bit gloomy, but the aftermath of all the precipitation is a super bloom of poppies in the Inland Empire, Southern California.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 20:13:41

Fire drill

Would-be firefighters participate in an exercise during the Los Angeles County Fire Department's fourth Annual Women's Fire Prep Academy opening day on Saturday at the Cecil R. Gehr Memorial Combat Training Center. The opening day featured an intense competition involving almost 300 female participants. Few could survive the intense training to qualify for the firefighting program over five consecutive weekends of training.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 21:33:41

US massage industry needs regulations for development

In October 2018, after police raided a local massage parlor in Flushing, a Chinese woman who worked there was found dead minutes later ­after she jumped from the building's fourth floor. Her name was Song Yong. Rather than face arrest and possible deportation, she chose another way out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 22:38:40

Firecracker Run

Runners take part in the Chinatown Firecracker Run 2019 in Los Angeles on Sunday. About 9,000 runners came in from all over town to participate in the run, and the organizers were going whole hog with the celebrations of the Pig of the Year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 22:33:42