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  • Sacramento Zoo wants your yard waste

    Sacramento homeowners struggling to stuff all their yard waste into the city's green bins now have a new place to send it: the Sacramento Zoo. Two weeks ago, zookeepers started dropping off door hangers in nearby neighborhoods. The tags ask for donations...
  • Asian-Americans and the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    On the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, let's remember that it protected not just African-Americans. The legislation, enacted by Congress on July 2 of that year, broadly outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color and national...
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...
  • 10 things you might not know about tattoos

    10 things you might not know about tattoos
    The Body Art Expo, which bills itself as the world's largest tattoo convention, has set up shop this weekend on family-friendly Navy Pier. Tattoos have come a long way since being a sure sign of irresponsible behavior or youthful mistakes. Here are 10...
  • Japanese culture fest continues Saturday in Sunrise

    Japanese culture fest continues Saturday in Sunrise
    Grab a "bachi" stick to take a whack at a traditional drum, appreciate the bonsai demonstrations and watch martial arts experts. It's all part of a Japanese culture demonstration at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre. The two-day event wraps up Saturday...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • IOC urges 'sustainable' Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

    TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 Summer Games avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led...
  • Modern Japanese product design in the spotlight

    Modern Japanese product design in the spotlight
    How to encapsulate a nation through 100 objects? "Japanese Design Today 100," a small but choice touring exhibition sponsored by the Japan Foundation and making its world debut tonight at Perloff Hall at UCLA, attempts to do just that. The free show...
  • Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM's campaign to attract younger buyers

    While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors' post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand. Helping to lead that...
  • Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery

    Datebook: Steve McQueen, Allora & Calzadilla and L.A.'s new gallery
    Artist-selected Internet videos, the debut performance of Allora & Calzadilla in L.A., video from artist and director Steve McQueen and artist books and cookies! It's a delicious week in L.A., with lots to do: Steve McQueen, "Drumroll," at MOCA...
  • Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to start at $69,000 in Japan

    Toyota's fuel cell vehicle to start at $69,000 in Japan
    Toyota, whose Prius jump-started our appetites for hybrids almost two decades ago, is hoping for another eco-revolution. The automaker announced Wednesday the production version of an all-new fuel cell vehicle. The car -- currently named the FCV -- will...