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March 12, 2014 | By Susan Denley
On a trip to Manhattan on Tuesday, President Obama made an unscheduled visit to a midtown Gap to talk about raising the minimum wage and draw attention to the retailer, which has done so. And he also shopped for a jacket for First Lady Michelle Obama and sweaters for his daughters. [People] Justin Bieber wore a Dries Van Noten varsity jacket with floral-print detailing on the shoulders and sleeves to his deposition last week in Miami in a case involving a scuffle between his bodyguard and a photographer.
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NEWS
August 19, 2007 | Rungrawee C. Pinyorat, Associated Press
It was the fear of persecution that drove Yang Pahua to flee her native Laos -- twice. Yang, 17, is one of 21 girls and five boys whose stories have drawn new attention to the plight of the Hmong, an ethnic minority. Their families first fled Laos in 2004 for an informal refugee settlement in the Thai province of Phetchabun. The youths were sent back to Laos in December 2005. In June this year, it emerged that a dozen of them had run away again. They have now made it back to Phetchabun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yang "Kelly" Yang has a way with words. To hear the 15-year-old Cal State L.A. sophomore and literacy wunderkind describe her passion for the English language is like hearing a young Mozart savor his music. Since the day she arrived on these shores from China at the age of 6, knowing nary a word of English, there has been no doubt she would become a scholar, teacher and writer in her adopted language.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1995 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He Ping's exquisite "Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker" takes us to northern China at the turn of the century, where the Cai family rules over territory so vast that a peasant remarks that one could walk through it three days and three nights and still not cross it from border to border.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New York rabbi's assistant accused of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl during an airplane flight has been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. A federal grand jury issued the indictment in Los Angeles on Tuesday, charging that Yehudah Friedlander, 44, "knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a 15-year-old female" aboard a commercial airline flight from Australia to Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2002 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her first major move since taking office a month ago, U.S. Atty. Debra W. Yang has tapped an experienced former federal prosecutor to become her second-in-command. George Cardona, who currently serves as chief of the Los Angeles city attorney's criminal division, will assume his new duties July 1. As chief assistant U.S. attorney, the 41-year-old Cardona will help set policies and oversee the work of the office's 240 lawyers. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni
Akari Nakahara wakes up at 4:30 a.m. six days a week. While most people are asleep, she races through breakfast before rushing off with her mother to an ice skating rink. Once there, Akari will spend two hours stretching, spinning and soaring through the air like a ballerina on ice. Only 7, Akari is one of a growing number of young Asian Americans who have fallen in love with figure skating and dream of becoming the next Michelle Kwan or Kristi Yamaguchi. "She loves to skate," said Akari's mother, Kaori Nakahara, a piano teacher from Japan who recently began driving her daughter from their home in Santa Clarita to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center to train with her favorite coach.
WORLD
May 27, 2008 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
Deng Meirong's knees grew weak as she walked up the scenic path high above her hometown. Fallen boulders were everywhere. The air smelled of disinfectant. Then, hundreds of feet below, the remains of Beichuan came into view. Deng, 22, looked for the middle school she had attended but could see only a slope of dirt and rocks. The river was plugged by a landslide. She pointed down at the old section of the town, where her best friend had lived.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
PARK CITY, Utah - Ryan Coogler was at home in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009 when it happened: Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was killed by a transit policeman at the BART station in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood. Cellphone videos of the incident soon went viral, sparking protests and demonstrations. "I saw the videos almost at once," the 26-year-old filmmaker said. "He was dressed like me and my friends dress, he looked like us. It was kind of like it happened to me, or someone I know.
HOME & GARDEN
December 16, 2004 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
Occasionally designers produce work that changes the way we see. This is the case with Nancy Goslee Power. In the 27 years since she arrived from New York, she has rewritten the rule about what may constitute a frontyard, first enclosing it, then excavating it for good measure. She has used aloe, agave, lavender and olive trees so dramatically that the blue-gray western plant palette now belongs to this Easterner.
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