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The Manhattan Transfer had a 1975 Summer show on CBS. L-R, Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Laurel Masse. (credit: CBS/Hulton Archive)

Founder, Singer Of Grammy-Winning Manhattan Transfer Dies At 72

Tim Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer and helped launch hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy from New York City.”

10/17/2014

A new Hello Kitty exhibit will be open to the public starting Saturday and running through April 2015. (credit: CBS)

Hello Kitty Literally Takes Over Museum Downtown Los Angeles

The exhibit features more than 500 different Hello Kitty items.

10/10/2014

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Dining Guide To LA’s Little Tokyo

Barry Lancet, author of Tokyo Kill from Simon & Schuster, gives his guide for finding the best food in LA’s little tokyo.

09/09/2014

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Get Your Ramen Fix At LA’s Kitakata Ban Nai

One of Japan’s most popular restaurants, Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, expanded this month from their 57 locations in Japan, and opened one across the pond, in Costa Messa.

08/28/2014

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Justin Bieber Detained For Questioning At LAX

Fresh off a flight from Japan, Justin Bieber had arrived to LAX Thursday when he was pulled aside for questioning.

04/25/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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No Danger In Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Despite Fukushima Disaster, USC Professor Says

A University of Southern California professor says there is no danger in eating Pacific Ocean-caught fish despite concerns about possible radiation contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

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Japanese Retailer Opens First US Store In Torrance Just In Time For The Holidays

From convertible ponchos, to pajamas that double as blankets – Zakanaka is tailoring it’s merchandise to all things Japanese.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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No U.S. Tsunami Concern After Japan Quake

The National Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami danger for Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California following a powerful earthquake off Japan’s east coast.

10/25/2013

Two rare oarfish - one as long as 18 feet - have washed ashore Southland beaches in recent days.

‘Sea Serpents’ Or Harbingers? Oarfish Washed Up Year Before Japan Quake

Could the appearance of rare “sea serpents” washing ashore beaches in Southern California portend disaster?

10/21/2013

British adventurer Sarah Outen rows her ocean rowing boat 'Serendipity' in preparation ahead of her charity attempt to row solo across the Indian Ocean from Perth to Mauritius this Saturday, on March 13, 2009 in Perth, Australia. Outen is set to embark on the 3,100 mile journey to become the first woman, and youngest and fastest person, to make the crossing. She is rowing in aid of Arthritis Care in memory of her late Father. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Woman Becomes First To Row Solo From Japan To Alaska

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.

09/24/2013

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Dodgers Sign Japanese Right-Handed Pitcher Numata

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent Japanese right-hander Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.

09/16/2013

Members of the Tokyo, Japan team pose with the banner after defeating the West team from Chula Vista, Ca 6-4 during the Little League World Series Championship game on August 25, 2013 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Japan Beats California 6-4 For Little League World Series Title

The victory lap around Lamade Stadium never gets old for Japan, nor does the players’ ritual of scooping up some souvenir dirt near the mound after another Little League World Series triumph.

08/25/2013

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Survivors Of WWII A-Bombings To Be Tested As Part Of Historic Research Effort

As part of a historic effort to learn more about the long-term effects of radiation, doctors in Torrance are working with local survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II.

06/28/2013

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Japanese Troops To Drill Beach Invasion At Camp Pendleton

The troops will practice an amphibious assault on San Clemente Island and conduct a mock beach invasion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

06/10/2013

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