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May 1, 2010 | Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a ruptured deepwater well spilled millions of gallons of oil into the water, a White House official said. No further details were disclosed about the timing or the exact location of the visit, the official said aboard Air Force One as the president landed in Detroit for a speech. The unchecked spill has reached the coast of Louisiana, threatening fish and shrimp breeding grounds and vulnerable wetlands teeming with wildlife.
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April 27, 2014
The inside viewof Hanalei Just a quick note to say Christopher Reynolds did a great job representing Hanalei ["Rooted in Kauai," April 20]. As a born and raised Kauaian (who grew up on Weke Road), I must say I was surprised to open the paper at my current home in California and see my hometown taking over a full spread. Reynolds did a great job representing the island and calling out all the best restaurants and things to do - exactly the list I've sent to friends looking for Kauai recommendations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was greeted in Los Angeles Chinatown on Tuesday by lion dancers and hundreds of flag-waving supporters. The public appearance, unusual for a leader of Taiwan, was a sign of the country's improving relationship with the United States. Because of Beijing's view that Taiwan is a renegade province of China, Taiwanese presidents have confined themselves in previous U.S. visits to holding private meetings in hotels. Ma was on his way home after visiting Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso and Honduras -- three of Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies.
WORLD
April 26, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty human rights record. But U.S. officials also hope to strengthen “people-to-people” ties, diplomatic speak for trying to spread goodwill and burnish the U.S. image.  Obama, who spent several years living in neighboring Indonesia as a boy, relied on his family history to perform those tasks Saturday after he was welcomed at a state banquet by King Abdul Halim of Kedah, accompanied by dancers dressed in brightly hued brocade.
SPORTS
January 15, 2009
SPORTS
September 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Loyola's 7-foot center, Thomas Welsh, took an official recruiting visit to UCLA on Saturday, one week after visiting California. In an email, Coach Jamal Adams said, "He enjoyed it, learned a lot and is still sorting through the other schools on his list. " He has a visit scheduled for Colorado. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1998
As you correctly observe in your May 4 editorial, "A Soft Agenda for Beijing," any opportunity for concessions desirable to the U.S. disappeared when we agreed to the timing of President Clinton's upcoming visit to China next month. Equally troubling are the revelations that we have agreed to the Chinese conditions that the president cannot visit any other Asian country on this trip and that the official arrival ceremony will be staged in Tiananmen Square, merely days after the ninth anniversary of the June 4 massacre.
TRAVEL
March 7, 1999
66Regarding "In Old Virginia, a President Revealed" (Feb. 14): I visited Mount Vernon several years ago. President Washington still has much meaning to people. While I was heading toward his tomb, I saw a man stand at attention and salute. When I got closer, I saw that he was a U.S. army general. He had a camera and souvenir bag, so he was one of the tourists, not a ceremonial guard. MICHAEL KIRWAN Venice, Calif.
WORLD
February 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM - The itinerary and agenda for President Obama's trip to Israel next month is still being hammered out by teams on both sides. But the visit already has an official name, and by the end of the week, it will have a logo too. From hurricanes and wars to Olympic games and royal weddings, media outlets frame major events with catchy titles and logo designs. Past presidential or dignitary visits to Israel have been named, but mostly by the police, who code-named their operation to secure President George W. Bush's visit "Clear Skies" and Pope Benedict XVI's tour as "White Robe.
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will travel to Washington next month for meetings with senior U.S. officials ahead of his expected ascendance to the nation's presidency, a visit that will also include stops in Iowa and California, the White House announced today. The trip to the White House is scheduled for Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day. Xi will meet with President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other senior officials "to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues," according to a statement from Biden's office.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
As in many a thriller, the helpful stranger in "The German Doctor" turns out to be a monster. In this case, he's no run-of-the-mill sadist but Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death, and he finds prime subjects for experimentation in an Argentine family. The drama by Lucía Puenzo, adapting her novel "Wakolda," is a credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers guards Nick Young and Jordan Farmar are enjoying the off-season, making appearances at a Kings game at Staples Center on Tuesday and taking in a Dodgers game Wednesday. Young and Farmar grew up in Los Angeles -- Young played for Cleveland High School in Reseda while Farmar went to Taft in Woodland Hills. Both joined the Lakers last summer. Farmar, originally drafted in 2006 with the 26th overall pick by the team, was in his second stint after playing overseas in Turkey.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The passing of the "Late Show" torch has officially begun. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert paid his first visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater following the news that he will be taking over for David Letterman next year.  To answer your first question: No, Colbert was not in character, as evidenced by the stylish black glasses he wore, rather than the conservative wire-rim frames his blustery character prefers and, of course, by his modest and affable...
WORLD
April 23, 2014 | By Yuriko Nagano and Julie Makinen
TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan's relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington's new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy. But as the 90-year-old veteran of World War II arrived Wednesday morning to pray at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine -- a controversial site that commemorates nearly 2.5 million of Japan's war dead including 14 top war criminals -- Kyoso said he saw no connection between the shrine and Japan's ties with America. If a Japanese leader visits Yasukuni, he said, it's only natural.
NEWS
April 21, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a perfect-for-spring pale yellow dress on Easter Sunday, when she and Prince William and baby Prince George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. [Grazia] Earlier in the day she wore a chic dove-gray coat and fascinator to attend church services in Sydney. [BBC] First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Parks and Recreation" season finale on Thursday and to make a cameo on ABC's "Nashville" on May 7.  [People] The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, model Kate Moss and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman were among the mourners who gathered in Kent, England, on Monday for Peaches Geldof's funeral.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Baby George, meet bilby George! As part of the duke and duchess of Cambridge's ongoing royal visit to Australia, the wee prince and his parents got to meet George's marsupial namesake during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday.  Upon arrival at the enclosure, the excited boy was wriggling and squealing at the crowd and the rabbit-like animal, according to Clarence House.  With a little help from his folks, who helped him stand up...
WORLD
November 18, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Yangon, Myanmar  - President Obama on Monday became the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar, a once-secretive nation emerging from decades of authoritarian rule. Obama is expected to urge the Southeast Asian country's government to stay the course toward democratic reforms. The White House has billed his visit as a celebration of the recent shift by the government of President Thein Sein, symbolized most publicly by the release of dissident Aung San Suu Kyi in 2010 after years of house arrest.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in early May to push for stronger economic ties, the White House announced Wednesday. In trip scheduled for May 2-4, Obama will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was elected last year and took office in December. He last met with Obama at the White House in November. From there, Obama will head to Costa Rica, where President Laura Chinchilla will host a meeting of several Central American leaders.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON - It was an emotional visit to Arlington National Cemetery Monday for Michael Kohn, and not just because the Angels reliever saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the eternal flame at John F. Kennedy's grave and the thousands of headstones of deceased veterans dating back to the Civil War. In Section 59 of the cemetery is the grave site of the pitcher's grandfather, Rudy Kohn, a three-star Navy admiral who served in Vietnam and rose to...
WORLD
April 20, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
DAMASCUS, Syria - President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces. The president's visit, broadcast on state television, underscored his efforts to portray himself as a defender of Christians and other minorities as he prepares for an expected reelection bid in the midst of a devastating war now in its fourth year. Maaloula and several of its historic churches sustained significant damage during heavy fighting and bombardment.
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