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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.

The public should act to protect US child stars in MeToo era

Thanks to lawsuits and publicity from the #MeToo movement, the world - and specifically Hollywood - is starting to see positive changes as far as sexual abuse is concerned and once "untouchable" icons like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein are being taken to court and even convicted of their crimes. While this movement is obviously important, American child stars suffering from sexual abuse and/or harassment should be the next focus of this movement because of the long-standing injustices done to their age group from a variety of angles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:28:41

US farmers voice concern

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief for American farmers during escalating trade disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:23:42

In action

Local police officers arrest a suspect on Saturday in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California. A reporter witnessed in person how the police officers work and maintain security in the US community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:23:42

Lotus Festival

People watch an artist doing sugar paintings during the 38th annual Lotus Festival in Los Angeles, on July 14. Each year, the festival showcases a different country and culture in Asia as this year's is honoring China and the Chinese culture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 23:58:40

2 more defendants sentenced for Ji's murder

Two more defendants on July 13 were sentenced for the 2014 killing of Ji Xinran, a Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 23:53:41

International acceptance remains TCM's greatest challenge

In recent years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) brands have emerged in global markets. Despite opportunities for overseas expansion, the non-traditional methods, pharmaceutical components, and public stereotypes continue to be serious challenges for its acceptance among foreigners.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 23:53:40

Self-driving taxis to test in California

German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp will deploy self-driving taxis in California's Silicon Valley region next year as part of a test program of vehicles designed for city driving, the two companies said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 23:53:39

How California can prevent a water crisis

California Governor Jerry Brown announced the end of the Golden State's historic five-year drought last year. Preventative measures have been taken to cope with the next drought as Brown signed into action two laws in May which require cities and water districts to set permanent water conservation rules, even during non-drought years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 23:13:42

Legal pot market undercut

The Compton 20 Cap Collective just south of Los Angeles that was raided earlier this spring is one of hundreds of illegal marijuana stores operating in Los Angeles County, where marijuana is legal for anyone 21 and over and retailers must be licensed to sell to them.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/12 23:13:41

Cleaning the beach

A group of kids were cleaning the beach while trying to escape the heat on July 6 in Huntington Beach, Orange County in Southern California. Southern California baked under the first heat wave of summer on July 6, with widespread triple-digit highs and increased fire danger.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 23:13:40

World Cup should not be used for political ends

With the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced his hope for the tournament by saying "Love for football unites the entire world in one team, regardless of people's language or ideology." While his idea of uniting the world through a sport is optimistic, the fact is that the World Cup's message of sportsmanship is often bogged down by politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 22:43:41

US court upholds travel ban

Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and returning home to see her ­mother, who suffered a stroke.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/28 22:43:40

The Color Run

Runners revel through clouds of colorful powder thrown by volunteers in The Color Run at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles on June 23. The Color Run, also known as The Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in more than 35 countries and regions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 22:38:40

Celebrity suicides shine light on mental health needs in US

The recent highly publicized suicides of TV personality Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade have brought to light a major problem in the world: suicide. Yes, suicide rates are increasing to new heights and America needs to take a frank and honest look at this epidemic if it hopes to overcome it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 21:33:42

Split California into 3 states?

Voters in the massive state of California, touted as having an economy larger than most countries, could decide whether to support a plan calling for the Golden State to be split into three.
Source: Agencies | 2018/6/21 21:33:41

Chalk Festival

An artist works on her chalk art during the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena on June 16.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 21:33:40

California's health bill could lead to welfare casualty

California's State Senate passed the Healthy California Act (SB-562), a single-payer insurance measure at the beginning of June that aims to provide Medicare for everyone living in the sanctuary state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 21:38:41

Judge accepts killer's plea deal

A US court objected Tuesday a ­motion by the family of a Chinese exchange student gunned down in a road rage incident, to abolish a plea agreement that lowered charges against the killer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 21:38:40