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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.

Expansion work on Garden of Flowing Fragrance to begin

The Huntington's "Garden of Flowing Fragrance," known by its Chinese name "Liu Fang Yuan," ­located in Southern California's San ­Gabriel Valley, announced it will begin an 18-month expansion project at the end of the month. Once ­finished, the indoor-outdoor ­museum will be home to the largest Suzhou Garden outside China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:53:40

China's climate change efforts highlighted in CA

The three-day Global Climate Action Summit is currently underway in San Francisco, where experts and leaders are focusing on healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, sustainable communities, land and ocean stewardship, and transformative climate investments.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:53:40

Sea of flags

Children play among US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honor victims of the 9/11 attacks, in Malibu, Los Angeles on Monday. September 11 marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:48:40

Mounting student debt burdening US youths

In modern times, education could be considered the building block for a stable society, which should provide the masses with a path toward prosperity. However, in recent years the US' student loan debt has reached unfathomable heights, topping out at more than $1.5 trillion this year according to the US Federal Reserve.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 22:08:44

California makes Lunar New Year official holiday

California Senators Richard Pan and Scott Wiener announced on August 26 that California designates Lunar New Year as a day of special significance and requires the Governor to honor Lunar New Year annually.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/6 22:08:43

Pooches in the Pool

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation encourages pet dogs to join their owners in a swim at a public pool during the “Pooches in the Pool” event on Monday in City Terrace Park, Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 22:08:41

Ride hail leaves US cities short-changed in DUI revenue

In the US, intoxicated drivers provide a revenue stream that cities cannot afford to lose. Laws and regulations aimed at Driving Under the Influence (DUI) violations are revenue pathways designed to generate money for a variety of workforce sectors. The irony alone makes it look like a good problem to have. Viewed as the scourge of society, DUI offenders arguably contribute more financially to a city than any demographic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accidents and fatalities related to DUI violations for 2010 totaled $44 billion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 22:58:40

Chinese man kidnapped: FBI

The FBI is looking for three suspects who kidnapped a Chinese man after a business meeting in the Los Angeles area last month, but authorities haven't heard from the kidnappers since they demanded a $2 million ransom and the man remains missing, investigators said Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/8/23 22:53:41

Dream Dance

Dancers perform during the 2018 C Dream Annual Dance Performance at the Luckman Theater at California State University, Los Angeles, on August 11. The highlight of the show included the US debut of the Yellow River dance play (Chinese ethnic and folk dance) and a special performance by award-winning dancers graduated from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 22:53:40

Antibiotic misuse becoming worldwide growing concern

Thanks to advances in modern medicine, the world has done away with and nearly forgotten about many diseases. However, many experts believe that lax attitudes are fueling antibiotic resistance, which is the ability that some bacteria have to resist medication. This resistance could cause countless deaths in the coming years, if left unchecked.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 22:53:44

Firefighters gain on blazes

A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/16 22:53:43


Chinese demonstrators sing songs and chant slogans while waiting for the arrival of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen in Los Angeles on Sunday. As Tsai arrived at the Intercontinental Hotel, she was greeted by peaceful Chinese demonstrators of all ages and from all walks of life. They were holding flags, banners and signs bearing the slogan “One China.” The crowd began chanting “One China!” and “Oppose Taiwan Independence!” as Tsai pulled into the hotel.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 22:53:42

Streaming media trades connectivity for convenience

Blockbuster Video, which was founded in 1985, is now in its final days as the once-great video rental store's numbers have dwindled from 9,094 at its peak to just one location in Bend, Oregon. Of course, Blockbuster was nixed from the home entertainment market by the advancements and convenience of online digital streaming services. Yet, the loss of Blockbuster, to some, means the loss of social interaction and community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:48:40

Cellist kicked off AA flight

A music student at Chicago-based DePaul University was kicked off an American Airlines flight last week because the cello she brought aboard the plane was deemed "too big," despite the passenger having purchased an extra ticket for her musical instrument.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:43:41

First Ladies' fashions

More than 20 formal gowns and pieces of apparel of American First Ladies are on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in a new exhibit. In 1972, the then First Lady, Pat Nixon, wore a tea-length bright red coat, the same shade as the Chinese flag, on her and her husband's historic trip to China. She wore the same coat multiple days in a row on her tour, alluding to her working-class roots in front of her hosts. The now-iconic coat, like the visit, was considered a success.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/9 22:43:41

Equality of educational resources is a vital part in admission reform

The Trump administration reversed an Obama-era affirmative action policy that encouraged schools and universities to consider race as a factor in school admissions indicating that Washington is pushing for race-blind admissions standards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 22:33:42

New wildfires in California

Days after wildfires left a deadly swath of destruction in Northern California rural counties, new blazes exploded into life and threatened more homes in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.
Source: AP | 2018/8/2 22:33:42

Watermelon Festival

Some kids are enjoying the watermelon bungee pull during the 56th California Watermelon Festival on Sunday in Los Angeles. The California Watermelon Festival, Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 22:33:41