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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.

Officials scramble for answers as flames continue to rage

Not enough respect can ever be bestowed upon the men and women who risk their lives putting out fires so others can remain safe. With six weeks remaining on the calendar year, California wildfires for 2018 have scorched over 1.6 million acres, surpassing last year's 1.3 million record.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:43:42

California fire death toll reaches 56; 130 missing

As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for.
Source: AP | 2018/11/15 22:43:41

CA voters say nation headed wrong way

A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in California said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging ­survey of the American electorate.
Source: AP | 2018/11/8 22:33:45

Democrat Newsom elected next governor of California

Gavin Newsom was elected governor of California but the message in his victory speech was directed far beyond the state's borders and at one man: President Donald Trump.
Source: Agencies | 2018/11/8 22:33:44

UC strike

Thousands of striking University of California workers, supporters and students are marching outside the UCLA Medical Center on October 23. More than 15,000 University of California radiology technologists, nurse's aides and other patient care workers scheduled a three-day strike beginning October 23, to voice their concerns about outsourcing, job security and stagnant wages in the University of California.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 22:33:42

Family dynamics show changing cultural landscape

The idea of the average family has been changing for some time, not only in America - but also around the world and in different ethnicities. The times are changing and that means the concept of family and even traditional gender roles are changing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 23:03:42

Trump targets US birthright citizenship as elections loom

A week ahead of the midterm elections, US President Donald Trump is trying to bolster his anti-immigration platform by declaring a plan to remove the right to citizenship for babies of noncitizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/1 23:03:41

Rose Queen

The coronation of the 101st Rose Queen for the 2019 New Year's Day Rose Parade is held in the Pasadena Playhouse on October 23 in Pasadena, California. Louise Deser Siskel, a senior at Sequoyah High School, was named the 101st Rose Queen.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 23:03:41

Weddings no longer about heart – it costs an arm and a leg

A wedding day is supposed to be about the union of two people and two families, but for too long it has become an obscene excuse to gouge people out of their hard-earned money and sometimes drive them into massive debt. Even more concerning are the high wedding costs for different cultures - which sometimes dwarf the US' average spending costs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 22:28:41

California's shadow looms over Nevada's midterm

The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and US Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California.
Source: AP | 2018/10/25 22:28:41

Giant balloon

A giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an angry baby makes its West Coast debut in downtown Los Angeles on October 18 at the site of Politicon 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 22:28:40

Big bluefin tuna make comeback after 80-year hiatus off California coast

Large Pacific bluefin tuna not seen in California waters for decades have reappeared, to the delight of fishing enthusiasts and scientists, as global conservation efforts have proven effective for one of the ocean's priciest and most sought-after fish.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/18 21:48:44

USA CSA celebrates two decades of healthy growth

It was 20 years ago when a handful of Chinese professors in Southern California started a group dedicated to advancing academic and cultural exchange between the East and the West.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 21:48:43

Community Kids Day

Local school children watch the rodeo with their classmates and teachers as part of class curriculum covering the history of the early West on October 12 in City of Industry, California. Almost 1,100 students filled the Industry Hills Expo Center for the annual Community Kids Day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 21:48:42

LAFAA attendees share thoughts on Chinese investments

Dozens of scholars and industry leaders gathered in Los Angeles on September 30 to discuss the current climate and future outlook of Chinese investments in the US at the 2018 Los Angeles Forum of Alumni and Associations (LAFAA).
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 22:58:41

Chinese PE teachers visit US to bolster sports education

Scout Bassett is a Chinese-American Paralympian who has won medals at multiple world championships. She is currently working with Nike while also serving as an athlete ambassador and motivational speaker.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 22:58:40

Rose Princesses

The seven finalists – (from left) Helen Rossi, Rucha Kadam, Lauren Baydaline, Micaela McElrath, Sherry Ma, Louise Siskel, Ashley Hackett – for the Rose Parade's 2019 Royal Court are announced at the Tournament House in Pasadena, California, on October 1. Sherry Ma, a Chinese-American student, was chosen as the winner.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 22:53:43

UA pilots under fire for napping during trans-Atlantic flight

Two United Airlines pilots aboard flight UA161 from New Jersey to Glasgow, Scotland decided to take a nap during the seven-hour trans-Atlantic trip, and the incident has gone viral across Western social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:53:41