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Nora Vargas attackers under sex harassment shadows

Hit piece late fees In what appears to be a much-belated post-election payoff, two Los Angeles-area Democrats forced from office amid sexual harassment scandals came up with big money in 2021 for a 2020 campaign ...

Ae Southammavong levels up on Next Level Chef

Ae Southammavong says she always liked cooking. As a little kid in Laos, she learned things in the kitchen at home, and by the time she was about 10, she was helping her parents prepare ...

January 26, 2022
A lesson in spices at Ban Lao Cuisine

Night has clanged down on City Heights like an emergency curtain at a movie theater. It’s easy to get lost in this gloom once you’re out of the #7 bus, but, just past Happy Bubbles ...

January 20, 2022
Shirtless at Danny’s in Coronado

“Attention!” It’s midnight on Friday. A shirtless, tattooed guy jumps up onto the counter at Danny’s, the Coronado bar in which Navy Seals and other special ops types like to gather to let off steam. ...

What winners of those KSON, KCBQ, KGB give-aways got

It feels good to be a winner. Who doesn’t love being the best — or at least the first, or the luckiest? People congratulate you, make you feel special and singled out. And you get ...

Villa Angostura, High Argentina

The seductive village of Villa Angostura sits between mountain and lake, Tahoe style, an hour north of Bariloche (also well worth your time) but a world apart. Villa Angostura lies on the famed Seven Lakes ...

Must-see Melbourne by neighborhood

Population-wise, Melbourne is Australia's second-biggest city after Sydney, with almost five million inhabitants. In the next few years, however, Melbourne is set to surpass Sydney as the city grows – visible in the construction of ...

October 20, 2020
The essence of Montevideo in 48 hours

The capital and only major city of Uruguay doesn't get the acclaim of some neighbors – notably Buenos Aires and Punta del Este – but it's a vibrant and fascinating place, and if time is ...

Manaus, Brazil: quick and cheap across the Meeting of Waters

June 2020 UPDATE: The Brazilian state of Amazonas has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic – with the capital, Manaus, having the only intensive care beds in the state. Read more about how ...

The road to Cádiz, Spain

Sometimes an adventure shifts your perspective and uproots your priorities. For me, that adventure was a road trip through Portugal and Spain in September. The story begins in Lisbon, Portugal: My friends picked up me ...

El Bolsón and the Andes refugio system

My third trip to Patagonia was tremendous, great weather for all but one day and my best survey of the acclaimed mountain hostels that now number 15 in all. Once sleepy <a hreEl Bolson, fabled ...

Portugal’s Atlantic Coast: rich history meets seaside serenity

Portugal has a long, rich history that colors everything from its language, food and architecture. It was settled by homo sapiens 35,000 years ago and retains traces of a non–Indo European language and even DNA. ...

October 25, 2019
Panama City: since I was in the area...

A relatively short distance from San Diego (just a few small countries south of Mexico) lies Panama, the final Central American nation before you hit South America. Yet, for a tiny country, the capital, Panama ...

Wild Peninsula Valdez, Argentina

I first became aware of this enormous peninsula years ago when I heard about the burgeoning whale-watching attraction there. A thousand miles south of Buenos Aires on the south Atlantic coast, this region lies at ...

Ancient Wroclaw, Poland

I visited Wroclaw, Poland, during an interesting time in history: it was the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. As for Wroclaw itself, it ...

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