French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Feb 16, 2015

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Veteran French actor Louis Jourdan, who starred in “Gigi” and “Octopussy,” has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93, his official biographer said Sunday. Jourdan died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home on Saturday, Olivier Minne told AFP by phone ...

Feb 16, 2015

Woman stung by scorpion on flight from L.A. to Portland

A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off. Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway Saturday night when the passenger was stung, Alaska Airlines spokesman Cole Cosgrove said. The plane returned to the ...

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

Feb 1, 2015

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. More than 100 women gathered Friday at the interfaith Pico-Union Project for the inaugural prayer marking the launch of the Women’s Mosque of ...

Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurt

Dec 30, 2014

Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurt

A man fired a rifle at two Los Angeles officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack that comes amid tension nationwide between police and protesters rallying against their tactics. LAPD spokeswoman Officer Nuria Venegas said Monday that one ...

Crews douse two large fires in Los Angeles

Dec 9, 2014

Crews douse two large fires in Los Angeles

Two raging fires in Los Angeles destroyed a massive residential complex under construction, heavily damaged a building undergoing renovations and snarled rush hour traffic while raining ash over a large area early Monday. More than 250 firefighters fought a downtown blaze that was sparked ...

Nov 15, 2014

Japanese man shot dead in LA parking lot

A Japanese man was shot dead near a parking lot for a Yoshinoya “gyudon” restaurant in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles, local media reported. Three people are believed to have been involved in the assault, which took place around 4 a.m. last Sunday, ...

Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

Oct 1, 2014

Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

Artists from Beppu, Oita Prefecture, which is famous for bamboo products, are exhibiting works made of bamboo for sale at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event is to promote Beppu’s traditional bamboo crafts as artworks ...

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

by Keiichiro Otsuka

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that ...

Sep 11, 2013

U.S. students send 'miracle boat' back to Rikuzentakata

A boat sent adrift by the 2011 tsunami and found earlier this year on the California coast has begun its journey back to Japan, thanks to the efforts of high school students in Crescent City. The 6-meter-long fishing boat belongs to Takata High School ...