- Newsmaker: Despite Holiday Sales, LA Economy Remains Slow
The rising cost of gasoline, natural gas, healthcare and housing have helped push up the consumer price index this year in Southern California. Since the base period of 1982 - 1984, what once cost $100 now costs $184. So what are the prospects of a Merry Christmas for retailers? Jack Kyser is chief economist at the LA Economic Development Corporation.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Anti-Communist Tensions Linger in Little Saigon
Though 27 years after the fall of Saigon, Communist Vietnam is now a tourist destination for many Americans, hostilities linger in the Orange County community of -Little Saigon.- John Gittelsohn, Pacific Rim reporter for the Orange County Register, says that the bitter taste of defeat still stings in the hearts of many residents of Westminster and Garden Grove.