• Gunman kills 10 near Lunar New Year festival in California

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - A gunman killed 10 people at a ballroom dance studio amid Lunar New Year celebrations and then may have tried - but failed - to target a second dance hall, authorities said Sunday. An urgent search was underway across the Los Angeles area for the suspect.
    LA County Sheriff Robert Luna said the shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park left five women and five men dead and wounded another 10 people. Then 20 to 30 minutes later, a man with a gun entered the Lai Lai Ballroom in nearby Alhambra.
    Luna said it's still unclear whether the events are...
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  • Mass Shooter Kills 10 People Celebrating Lunar New Year in Los Angeles Suburb

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    Emergency vehicles at the scene of the mass shooting in Monterey Park. Courtesy OnScene.TV
    A man fatally shot 10 people at a ballroom dance venue where people were celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year late on Saturday in a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles, and he was still at large after fleeing the scene.
    Another 10 people were taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries, and at least one was in critical condition, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said early on Sunday morning, about five hours after the attack in Monterey Park.
    When local police first arrived...
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  • LA mass shooting suspect kills 10 near Lunar New Year fest

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    By ANDREW DALTON and JAE C. HONG
    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. - A gunman opened fire at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance studio following a Lunar New Year celebration, killing 10 people and setting off a manhunt for the suspect in the nation's fifth mass killing this month.
    Another 10 people were wounded and were taken to hospitals, where their conditions ranged from stable to critical, Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
    The scene unfolded late Saturday in Monterey Park, a city of about 60,000 people on the eastern edge of Los Angeles that is composed mostly...
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  • 6 Fascinating Facts about Tet, the Vietnamese New Year

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    Every year, countries around the world celebrate their own unique new year. The United States celebrates January 1 as the start of its new year but in Vietnam, they celebrate a different holiday entirely. Known as Tết Nguyên Đán or simply Tet, this holiday marks the beginning of spring and is an important time for celebration and reflection in Vietnamese culture. Let's take a look at 6 facts about Tet that will give you insight into this special occasion!
    1. When Does Tet Take Place?
    Tet usually falls between late January to mid-February and lasts for several days although some festivities...
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  • 6 Fascinating Facts About Lunar New Year

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    On the first day of the lunar calendar, millions of people around the world celebrate the beginning of a new year. The holiday is marked by colorful decorations, delicious food, and lots of red envelopes filled with money! To help you get in the spirit, here are six fun facts about Lunar New Year that you may not know.
    1. It's Not Just One Day
    Most people think that Chinese New Year is just one day-the first day of the lunar calendar-but it's actually a 15-day celebration! It begins on Chinese New Year's Eve and ends on the 15th day with Lantern Festival. During this time, there are plenty...
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