News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 2 to 3 p.m.

SoCal malls hope to cash in on Chinese New Year




A man steps out of a shop selling curios and trinkets looking toward a Year of the Horse on the shopfront window in Chinatown's Central Plaza in Los Angeles on January 30, 2014, on the eve of the Year of the Horse, or 4712 in the Chinese Calendar.
A man steps out of a shop selling curios and trinkets looking toward a Year of the Horse on the shopfront window in Chinatown's Central Plaza in Los Angeles on January 30, 2014, on the eve of the Year of the Horse, or 4712 in the Chinese Calendar.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to story

04:51
Download this story 0MB

Last year was the Year of the Snake, and this is the Year of the Horse, the seventh designation in the 12-year Chinese calendar cycle. Like every other holiday, some companies and shopping malls are trying to cash in on the Lunar New Year.

Tiffany Hsu, reporter for the Los Angeles Times, joins the show with more