| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:15 PM
After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe.
Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...
| Sep 21, 2012
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest peak by 13% in the last 50 years, researchers have found.
Rocks and natural debris previously covered by snow are appearing now as the snow...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The number of tigers living in the wild in Nepal has leapt. A new survey shows Royal Bengal tigers now number 198 -- that's 63% more than four years ago.
The country's efforts are part of a global program to pull tigers back from the brink of...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
NEW DELHI – Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura broke the record for the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest when the 80-year-old reached the summit Thursday at 9 a.m., according to his website.
But the octogenarian may not be able to bask in the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Staff photographer Ricardo DeAratanha shares his passion for visual communication with his family....
| Jul 19, 2013
The R Star Foundation is holding a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at 1427 Regatta Road, Laguna Beach, to benefit women and children in Nepal.
The group is asking people to donate items for the sale on or before July 26.
For information, email...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG - "Soongava - Dance of the Orchids," a lesbian romance, has been selected to represent Nepal in the foreign-language Academy Award race.
The film's selection was unveiled Sunday by Laxminath Sharma, a veteran film-maker and member of Nepal's...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Commission to review complete streets proposal
Adding bike lanes and enhancing crosswalks are a possibility for Glenneyre Street.
The Laguna Beach Planning Commission will look into a proposal to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to Glenneyre at 6:...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Memorial Day activities in town will kick off with the annual pancake breakfast, hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club, Laguna Beach Police and Firefighters departments from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Heisler Park, the corner of Myrtle Street and Cliff Drive....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
From Sierra Leone, from Peru, from Nepal and elsewhere, the nine lives at the heart of "Girl Rising" are impossible to ignore. This consciousness-raising documentary from filmmaker Richard E. Robbins risks making the harsh conditions these girls have...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 3:36 PM
A ferocious leopard may have killed 15 people in Nepal in a 15-month span, its latest victim a 4-year-old boy that the creature dragged away into the jungle to eat.
The head of boy was found in the forest a kilometer from his home Saturday morning,...