| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:24 PM
I had been teaching since Christ was a corporal. That’s a long time. In retrospect, one of the most appealing aspects of teaching was mentoring kids according to the parameters of the animated character Buzz Lightyear: “To infinity and beyond!...
| Aug 24, 2013
In a hardscrabble district of South El Monte, near a decommissioned missile site, tucked away behind a warehouse filled with Chinese sunglasses, lies a secret orchard bearing a rare and mysterious Asian fruit. It's the work of a wealthy Taiwanese man,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The president might have been able to get a joint resolution through Congress backing his policy in Syria if only (1) he had been able to hold on to the support of the president, and (2) had a policy.
As has been observed before, it can be...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Those looking to vanish into an unfamiliar realm have a new vehicle: "Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia." The transcendent four-CD compilation and hardbound book collects nearly 100 early recordings from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
HONG KONG -- There is a clear sense that many Chinese companies are in a hurry to get somewhere fast. They covet the status and kudos that comes with global recognition, even if it is not the most logical or financially viable thing to do.
This is true...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Two men have been arrested in Thailand after singer Rihanna posted a picture with an endangered animal they were allegedly using to sell photo ops on the island of Phuket.
The "Stay" songstress, who is no stranger to racy selfies, posted one...
| Nov 5, 2013
Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The Spice Table will be closing at the end of the year, the brick building in which it's located to be demolished by the Metro Transportation Authority to make way for its underground subway station.
So chef-owner Bryant Ng is serving the last Spice...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Although malaria deaths have fallen worldwide over the last decade, health leaders warned Wednesday of a small but rising threat in parts of Southeast Asia, where anti-malaria drug resistance is confounding experts.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG - Hui Keng Ang has been named as vice president and general manager, networks, Asia for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), it was announced today
Based in Singapore, Ang will oversee the networks' robust portfolio of channels across Southeast...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia.
Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...