SAN GABRIEL – The San Gabriel Unified School District is continuing to deliver positive changes for its students and community members. The District’s latest endeavor will deliver savings to local taxpayers of almost $1,500,000 from the refinancing bonds from its 2002 Measure “A” Authorization. Under the leadership of the District Governing Board and Administration, the [...]
The city of San Marino paid tribute to local veterans today, May 28. Mitch Lehman emceed, welcomed and introduced the event, which featured a sharing by Mayor Richard Sun, an invocation by San Marino Police Chief John Schaefer, “God Bless America” by Lianna Gutierrez and a host of inspirational speeches. All San Marino military personnel [...]
The prizes won by Cristian Mungiu’s film “Beyond the Hills” at the Cannes film festival Sunday are “a confirmation” for the Romanian cinema and actors, two figures of the Romanian new wave told AFP....Read More
TOKYO, May 28, 2012 (AFP) – The euro firmed against the dollar and yen in a “relief rally” in Asia Monday as opinion polls suggested Greece’s conservative pro-austerity party was in the lead prior to next month’s election. The single currency, which briefly fell below $1.25 last week to its lowest level in nearly two [...]...Read More
by Danny McCord Hong Kong, May 28, 2012 (AFP) – Asian markets rose on Monday as an opinion poll indicated a victory for pro-austerity conservatives in next month’s Greek general election, but gains were tempered by concerns about Spain. The euro also saw a small “relief rally” on hopes that a win for one of [...]...Read More
by Emma Charlton CANNES, France, May 28, 2012 (AFP) – Cannes crowned “Love” by Austria’s Michael Haneke, the wrenching tale of a man and his dying wife, with its Palme d’Or prize Sunday as Europe swept the awards at world cinema’s top showcase. Haneke’s octogenarian actors, French screen icon Jean-Louis Trintignant, 81, and Emmanuelle Riva, [...]...Read More
LOS ANGELES – A man accused of stalking actress Mila Kunis from July 2011 until his arrest earlier this month is expected to appear in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom tomorrow morning for arraignment, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall of the Target Crimes Division said Stuart Lynn Dunn, 27 (dob [...]
LONDON, May 21, 2012 (AFP) – European stock markets mostly rebounded on Monday as G8 support for Greece to remain in the eurozone boosted sentiment after last week’s sharp sell-off, traders said. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index closed up 0.70 percent to 5,304.48 points after tumbling by five percent last week. In Frankfurt, the DAX [...]
by Mynardo Macaraig MANILA, May 21, 2012 (AFP) – Lady Gaga rocked the Philippines Monday, defying critics and state censors as thousands of fans, many of them dressed as outrageously as she was, roared their approval. Despite the protests of conservative Christians and warnings by state censors, Lady Gaga declared “I’m not a creature of [...]
When Tadashi Okuno got a part in Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s new film, the 82-year-old had never set foot outside of Japan. Now he is about to walk up the red carpet at Cannes.
“As soon as shooting began, Abbas said to me: ‘We’ll go to Cannes together, you’ll see’. And I said no, I don’t want to, I don’t like travelling abroad,” he told AFP ahead of the premiere at the French Riviera festival.