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March 24, 1989 | GARY KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Only time will tell whether the ultra-aggressive, free-swinging Chae-Ho Chong leaves a lasting imprint on the way baseball is played at Cal State Northridge. Matador baseball, however, already has left an indelible mark on Chong. In fact, judging from the body bruises and ever-present black eye he seems to sport, it has left quite a few. Take, for example, the broken nose Chong suffered last season after being hit by a ball while playing first base against UC Riverside .
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BUSINESS
January 12, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
The gig: Chong Guk "C.G. " Kum is president and chief executive of Hanmi Financial Corp., the oldest bank based in L.A.'s Koreatown. Nearly 10% of Hanmi's loans were delinquent in 2010. But the bank has cut that to 1%, raised capital and in June it hired Kum, a veteran of mainstream community banks, to chart a course for growth. The mission, he says, is "to make Hanmi what it used to be: the premier Korean American bank. " First big deal: The bank entered into an agreement last month to buy Central Bancorp, a troubled Texas bank with Asian American clients.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2005 | Don Shirley
The national tour of "The Marijuana-Logues," starring Tommy Chong, is up in smoke. It was canceled because Chong's permit to appear in it has been revoked by his parole officer, Chong said Thursday. According to the terms of his parole, which followed a recent nine-month stint in prison for selling drug paraphernalia, "I can't be in places where substances are being sold or used," Chong said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water will receive $4.1 million from the federal government to settle his claim for maltreatment. The settlement, approved by the Department of Justice, was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene Iredale. "It was an accident, a really, really bad, horrible accident," Chong said. Iredale said Chong has undergone intensive psychotherapy and been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
SPORTS
April 21, 1989 | SAM FARMER, Times Staff Writer
Bill Kernen says that it's just another step in the evolution of a complete baseball player. Chae-Ho Chong calls it bad judgment on the pitcher's part. Either way, Cal Poly Pomona got the message Thursday: Chong can hit a curveball. Soundly. The Cal State Northridge first baseman, who faced off-speed pitches in each at-bat, drove in seven runs on two singles, a double and a home run as the Matadors thumped Pomona, 15-3, in a California Collegiate Athletic Assn.
FOOD
September 1, 2011
Taste of Chong Qing LOCATION 172 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, (626) 288-1357 PRICE Entrees, $8 to $13; noodles and rice dishes, $5 to $8 DETAILS Open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Soft drinks and tea. Credit cards accepted. Lot parking.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2006 | Jonathan Shapiro, Special to The Times; Jonathan Shapiro is a writer and executive producer of the new Fox drama "Justice."
THE prison memoir is an interesting genre. While in custody, freed from the distractions of the outside world, blessed with time, that scarcest of commodities, such prisoners as Gandhi, Malcolm X, Oscar Wilde and Solzhenitsyn wrote highly personal, transformative pieces exploring fundamental issues: man's relationship to society, the nature of liberty and the responsibility of the artist to remain creatively and spiritually free, regardless of his corporeal status.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
Tommy Chong, who played half of the dope-smoking duo in the Cheech and Chong movies, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 Thursday in Pittsburgh for selling bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet. The 65-year-old performer was allowed to remain free until federal prison officials tell him in a few weeks where he must report to prison. Chong also forfeited about $100,000 for his arrest on federal drug paraphernalia charges.
SPORTS
April 6, 1986
Chong Pal Park of South Korea, the International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion, will defend his title against Vinnie Curto of Miami Beach in a Scheduled 15-round bout Friday night at 8 at the Sports Arena. It will be Chong's first fight in the United States. Chong is 43-3 with 37 knockouts. Curto, 29, is 79-6-3. He has been fighting since 1972, when he was 14. He said he lied about his age in order to qualify as a pro.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Now that their feud is up in smoke, Cheech & Chong are high on plans to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years. Comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong unveiled plans Wednesday for a U.S. tour of 24 dates, beginning Sept. 12 in Philadelphia and including a Dec. 6 stop at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. Marin and Chong, who broke up amid creative differences, have tried to reunite before, but have always fought too much. Marin, 62, said: "It takes about 3 minutes for that to happen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Tommy Chong thinks the controversy over his daughter Rae Dawn using a racial slur to describe Oprah Winfrey should just go up in smoke.  Earlier this month, former "The Color Purple" costar Rae Dawn Chong kicked up a fuss when she called the queen of talk TV a "field [n-word]" and a "fat" "ugly" "bee-yotch. " But now her 75-year-old dad -- half of the popular 1970s reefer-smoking comedy team of Cheech & Chong -- is downplaying the whole thing. "Knowing Oprah, she would probably read it and just chuckle and probably agree with Rae Dawn ... she probably would be working in the field," Chong told TMZ in a video interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The entertainment world hasn't thought much about Rae Dawn Chong lately, but now she's become the latest celebrity trying to backpedal away from an N-word controversy. In a radio interview, Chong -- a veteran of 1980s movie hits like "Commando" and the daughter of comic Tommy Chong -- launched a tirade against Oprah Winfrey, her costar in 1985's "The Color Purple. " Chong -- whose ethnic makeup includes Afro-Canadian and Cherokee roots -- attacked Winfrey for everything from being too fat to too black.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "Sixty years ago she would have been a housekeeper, luckily," she said on "Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Nick Nolte has put a Malibu compound up for sale that has seen a galaxy of stars come through its arched entryway. Besides Nolte, other notables to have owned the house include comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster. Priced at $8.25 million and set in the Bonsall Canyon area, the two-acre retreat is covered with sycamore and pine trees. The main house, built in 1963, features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six stone-and-carved-wood fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors.
SPORTS
August 7, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
LONDON — There were two divers from China on the medal podium for the men's three-meter springboard ceremony. Just not in the usual spot at the Aquatics Centre. China's chance at a gold sweep of the diving events at the London Olympics ended when Ilya Zakharov of Russia nailed his final dive, scoring 104.50 points on it to win gold Tuesday night. PHOTOS: London Olympics, Day 11 An emotionally spent Qin Kai of China took the silver and defending Olympic champion He Chong claimed the bronze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Talk about a bad trip. It started when Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old UC San Diego student, spent a night with friends to mark April 20, which some pot afficionados consider something of a holiday. It ended with an ordeal behind bars. The Drug Enforcement Administration apologized Wednesday to Chong, who was "accidentally" left in a holding cell for five days and reportedly drank his own urine to survive. San Diego attorney Gene Iredale said his client was "still recovering" from the ordeal.
FOOD
September 1, 2011
Taste of Chong Qing LOCATION 172 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, (626) 288-1357 PRICE Entrees, $8 to $13; noodles and rice dishes, $5 to $8 DETAILS Open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Soft drinks and tea. Credit cards accepted. Lot parking.
SPORTS
April 6, 1998
Ben Lee of San Jose and Andy Chong of Massachusetts won the men's doubles title at the U.S. Adult National Badminton Championship Sunday at the Orange County Badminton Club. Lee and Chong upset top-seeded Howard Bach and Mark Manha of Colorado, 15-8, 9-15, 15-10. In men's singles, Colorado's Kevin Han, the nation's top-ranked player, defeated Bach, 15-10, 15-9, for the championship.
SPORTS
May 17, 1989
Cal State Northridge first baseman Chae-Ho Chong was selected to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Assn. first team in a vote of conference coaches. Chong, a senior who batted .308 with 10 home runs and 36 runs batted in, was the only Matador selected. CSUN senior pitchers Fili Martinez and Robert Wheatcroft and freshman outfielder Craig Clayton were named to the second team. Martinez, a left-hander, was 8-4 with a 2.45 earned-run average. Wheatcroft, a right-hander, was 11-3 with a 4.11 ERA. Clayton batted a team-high .314 with six home runs and 32 RBIs.
FOOD
September 1, 2011 | By C. Thi Nguyen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you're familiar with the Chinese food wonderment that is the San Gabriel Valley, you probably know what to expect from Sichuan food. It's searing, brain-rattling Chinese food from a different dimension, one in which there are two forms of spice — the usual chile burn and the otherworldly ma la, the pins-and-needles tingle of the Sichuan peppercorn. At the new Taste of Chong Qing you'll get your tongue seared and razzed with the strange electricity of ma la , you'll also experience delicate fishes and the subtle complexity of fresh vegetables.
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