LOS ANGELES， May 23 (Xinhua) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned against Bernie Sanders here for the California primary Monday， but she has already set her sights on a possible face-to-face with Republican hopeful Donald Trump.
Half a month before the June 7 California primary， Clinton turned down an invitation by the Fox News network to participate in a California debate with Sanders， who tentatively accepted the invitation last week.
Sanders said Clinton's decision was "insulting to the people of California -- our largest state."
"A number of months ago our campaign and her campaign reached an agreement on a number of debates， including one here in California，" he told a rally.
In a statement released on Monday， Jennifer Palmieri， director of communications for the Clinton campaign， said Clinton plans to compete hard in the remaining primary states， especially in California， while turning "attention to the threat a Donald Trump presidency poses."
"We believe that Hillary Clinton's time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across California and preparing for a general election campaign that will ensure the White House remains in Democratic hands，" Palmieri said.
Fox News Channel's Vice President Bill Sammon said the network was "disappointed ... especially given that the race is still contested and she had previously agreed to a final debate before the California primary."
Clinton arrived in Los Angeles for an early evening fundraiser at the home of Bryan Lourd and Bruce Bozzi after a speech in Detroit earlier in the day.
Lourd is the managing partner of the Creative Artists Agency. Bozzi is a co-owner of The Palm restaurants chain. The event was hosted by Anna Wintour， editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue.
The trip is Clinton's 12th to the Los Angeles area since she declared her candidacy on April 12 last year， and the second this month.
At a rally of thousands， Sanders told the crowd that he is aiming to have rallies all over the state of California and that his team is going to speak personally "in a grassroots way" to over 200，000 people.
"That's what our campaign is about. It is a grassroots campaign，" he said.
There are 475 delegate votes at stake in California， more than in any other state. "We are going to win the state of California，" Sanders said.
Sanders advocated higher wages， an end to deportations， protecting voting rights and addressed issues of immigration reform.
Clinton and Sanders are expected to remain in Southern California on Tuesday. The 74-year-old Vermont senator， who described himself as a socialist， would be the nation's first Jewish president if elected， and will hold a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The 68-year-old former secretary of state， who would be the nation's first woman president if elected， is scheduled to join Representative Karen Bass in a discussion and speak at a union headquarters.
LOS ANGELES， Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Los Angeles Lakers hosted an official media conference for its new Chinese player Yi Jianlian Friday at the team's training center.
Aided by an impressive individual performance at the recently concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics， Yi was signed by the Lakers， one of the most popular National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Terms of the deal were not released.
"Going back to NBA feels both familiar and new，" Yi told Xinhua and other local media reporters for the first time as an official Laker， "but it won't take too long for me to get use to it."
Yi has prior experience in the NBA. Drafted as the 6th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2007， Yi last appeared in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011-2012 season. Over his five-year NBA career， the forward averaged 7.9 points and nearly 5 rebounds per game.
Although Lakers won the NBA Championship for 16 times， their performance was poor during the last two years.
However， Yi showed his confidence for the new season Friday.
"After Kobe's retirement， Lakers will start a new journey，" Yi said， "we will go step by step in this new journey， try our best to win more games. The first goal it to get into the playoff."
A native of Guangdong Province， Yi competed for China at the Summer Games in Rio averaging 20.4 points and grabbing 6.6 rebounds. He also shot over 46 percent from three-point range. That included a stellar individual effort against the NBA All-Star-filled USA team where Yi dropped 25 and six boards on them in the Olympics， including two three-pointers.
As the 2016-2017 NBA preseason will kick off early October， Yi arrived at Los Angeles on September 2 and started his training right away， but he confessed that the team had not decided his position so far.
"Coach has not decided my position for yet，" Yi said， "I can shoot three-point shot， I am good at spread the floor， I could be playing power forward or center." Enditem
CAIRO cheap adidas nmd xr1 , Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in a bid to break peace talks stalemate cheap adidas nmd r2 sale , official MENA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Egyptian authorities said in a statement the two had met on Monday ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Sisi separately met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his residency cheap adidas nmd r2 , where they agreed to continue working toward a two-state solution.
The meeting came just days after Egypt helped broker an agreement with the Palestinian Hamas group to dissolve the administration that runs Gaza and hold talks with Abbas' Fatah movement cheap adidas nmd r1 womens , its Palestinian rivals.