Flickr user cleverCl@i®ê UPDATE, JUNE 7, 1:46 P.M.: Opponents of the Confucius Classroom, a Chinese culture and language school program, have stopped their efforts to recall the four members of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board who voted to implement it. A small group of resident ... More >>
UPDATE: In an email to the Weekly, the owner of A Little Dynasty denies there is any basis for the criticism of his new Chinese school in Irvine (see end of post) . . . Could the Quail Hill Village Center in Irvine become the next hotspot for anti-communist crusaders fighting the spread of ... More >>
Kai Chen may not have got the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda to remove its life-size statue Mao
Tse-Tung, but the Los Angeles-based, Chinese-American activist and others are claiming victory in their spat with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.District ... More >>
Red Sparowes have a history of matching their cavernous, righteously beautiful instrumentals with suitably lofty conceptual angles. The LA post-rock act is responsible for tracks with names like "The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret ... More >>
Jay Chen, a member of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education, informs on his Facebook page that The Daily Show With Jon Stewart segment on a district school's controversial Confucius Classroom airs tonight."My Daily Show interview with Aasif re: our Chinese Class is sch ... More >>
See no Kai Chen.This post mentioned how cameras from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart were going to be at Thursday night's
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education meeting, where activists planned to protest a "Confucius Classroom" coming to a middle school.
flickr user elkitBreaking the news.The campaign against a public school's "Confucius Classroom" by the Chinese-American activist who last
demonstrations over the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and
Tse-Tung statue is about to get national media exposure--f ... More >>
Entire years, entire careers, entire lifetimes have been spent writing about Chinese cuisine, and yet it's arguably the cuisine least well-represented in the vast bulk of America. As hard as it to hear, the Chinese food that comes delivered in those little white Tetra-Paks™ with the red pagodas an ... More >>
KaiChenForum.comKai Chen and his daughter Alex, then a Yale basketball player, at home in 2005. Los Angeles-based, Chinese-American activist Kai Chen, who last September organized demonstrations against the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda for including in its permanen ... More >>
And here we thought this bust was the creepiest thing at the Nixon Library.Jeffrey Vallance has been a presence in OC Weekly and LA Weekly as an artist, writer and curator. But the presence Vallance explores in a new magazine article is the ghost of Orange County's favorite disgraced son, who app ... More >>
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace (now Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) opened in 1990 and for nearly that long there has been a permanent Hall of World Leaders exhibit featuring life-size statues of such history-shapers as Winston Churchill, Charles deGaulle and Mao Ts ... More >>
I'm not sure what I think about this Chinese hip-hop video from an act called T.H.P., other than the fact that it's depressing how they take the worst elements of the worst contemporary American hip-hop videos and duplicate them, as if all those Jay-Z and 50 Cent clips were pieces of highly conceptu ... More >>
In honor of our 37th president's would-be birthday today we here at the Weekly have decided to create a quiz to test our readers' knowledge of their only locally born president, Richard Nixon. He's from Yorba Linda, donchaknow.
1. What is Dick's middle name?
D. Milhous ... More >>
The Orange County Register's parent company, Blackstone Group, said Red money is good money May 22 as they accepted $3 billion from its newest partner, the Chinese government, according to reports from several news agencies. Blackstone Group is a private equity firm that owns 28 daily newspapers and ... More >>
Writing at Counterpunch.org, the online version of Alexander Cockburn's political newsletter, Robert Boston compiles a list of the Top 10 Power Brokers of the Religious Right. Boston used "publicly available financial data and political prominence" to rank his collection of polyester Savonarolas (S ... More >>