LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Southland’s heat wave could become distinctly
unpleasant today and Saturday because of an injection of moisture that will
produce humid conditions and create a risk of showers and thunderstorms,
by Winston Chua
LOS ANGELES – Rueibin Chen this past Friday
night at Walt Disney Concert Hall performed spectacular renditions of some of
the greatest classical songs of all time. The event, sponsored by the Cathay?Bank Foundation headquartered in El
Monte, featured the works of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Bach, Stravinsky (Three
Movements from the Ballet Suite) and S. Prokofiev.
A highly appreciative audience gave Chen multiple rounds of
standing ovations and the reputable pianist treated the crowd to extra songs,
despite being visibly fatigued. At one point the musician took a handkerchief
from his pocket to wipe away sweat, cough and catch his breath.
After the performance Chen graciously signed
autographs and took photographs with his fans, who made no qualms about waiting
in a long line for the chance to meet the performer.
PASADENA (CNS) – The magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rattled the East
Coast today is an unusual occurrence and the largest temblor to hit the region
since the late 19th Century, but the area has had its share of quakes in the
past, seismologists at the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena said today.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A warming trend will begin in the Southland today,
sending valley temperatures soaring to 100 and above and ushering in a period
forecast to be the hottest of the summer and to persist through the weekend.
In the Greater Los Angeles Area, the hottest spot will be the Antelope
Valley, where highs will reach 108 degrees by Thursday, according to the
National Weather Service.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – “Girls Gone Wild’ founder Joe Francis was charged
with misdemeanor false imprisonment stemming from a January run-in with three
women after a college graduation party at a Hollywood club, the City Attorney’s
Office announced today.
SAN MARINO (CNS) – A stamp depicting the Edward Hopper painting “The
Long Leg,’ which is part of the collection of The Huntington Library in San
Marino, will be issued Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Private funeral services were pending today for John
Randolph “Jack’ Hubbard, the eighth president of USC and a former U.S.
ambassador to India.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Southland grocery workers and union officials staged
a rally today in another push for a new contract, stressing they do not want
to go on strike, but they will if they don’t believe they are receiving fair
labor offers from the owners of Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.
Foothill Unity Center’s annual Back to School Fair has always been powered by local people coming together.
PASADENA (CNS) – Pasadena police sought the public’s help today in the
search for the vandals who have been plastering racist and anti-gay graffiti on
surfaces in Pasadena.