Archive for August 8th, 2003

  • Home Away from Seoul: An examination of Korean adoption

    Home Away from Seoul: An examination of Korean adoption

    Jennifer Leuba was ready for children. She thought of adopting a child from China because her husband is Chinese American. But after some investigating, the couple chose Korea instead, because of the country’s superior postnatal child care system.

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  • From Activist to Artist: Shift>>>Physical Theater pays homage to Carlos Bulosan

    From Activist to Artist: Shift>>>Physical Theater pays homage to Carlos Bulosan

    In the 1940s, Carlos Bulosan gave voice to the oppressed through stories that were as raw as they were poetic. He died in 1956, penniless and forgotten, but his work lives — and is the inspiration for San Francisco choreographer Manuelito Biag.

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  • EWP Celebrates Dang’s Wonderful 10th Anniversary

    EWP Celebrates Dang’s Wonderful 10th Anniversary

    Ten years ago, I graduated from college, moved to Los Angeles and saw my first play at East West Players. It was a revival of the David Henry Hwang classic The Dance and the Railroad and the star of that production was Tim Dang.

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  • Messy ‘Le Divorce’: Merchant, Ivory miss with star-laden film

    Messy ‘Le Divorce’: Merchant, Ivory miss with star-laden film

    With the distinction of holding the Guinness world record for the longest-running partnership in independent cinema (more than 40 years), the multinational filmmaking team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory is renowned for producing award-winning period pieces, including The Remains of the Day, Howard’s End […]

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  • Heaven Sent: Late, great Larry Ching releases ‘Till the End of Time’

    Heaven Sent: Late, great Larry Ching releases ‘Till the End of Time’

    I may have been ahead of the curve when it comes to artists like the Neptunes/N.E.R.D., the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Black Dice, but I’m sorry to say I was too late on the scene for the Asian Pacific American performer who came before so […]

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  • Plaza Tenants Lose First Legal Battle

    Plaza Tenants Lose First Legal Battle

    Tenants at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza (PRP) facing eviction lost their first legal battle on July 28 when Alameda County Superior Court Judge Judy Ford dismissed their suit seeking a restraining order.

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  • APA Leaders Condemn Prop. 54: But Connerly says health argument is bogus

    APA Leaders Condemn Prop. 54: But Connerly says health argument is bogus

    Calling Prop. 54 a devastating blow to health care and a reversal of civil rights, a handful of Asian Pacific American leaders spoke out in front of the Chinese Hospital in Chinatown against the initiative that would ban state and local agencies from collecting data […]

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  • Connerly Sounds Off

    Connerly Sounds Off

    California’s demographic and immigration trends make racial classifications obsolete, said Proposition 54’s author. If the measure passes on Oct. 7, Ward Connerly’s Racial Privacy Initiative would eliminate such classifications.

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  • New Bond, Touchy Issue

    New Bond, Touchy Issue

    Carrying the first bond measure she’d overseen since taking the reins of the San Francisco Unified School District three years ago, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman marched into the Department of Elections last month and delivered the thick document.

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  • UpFront News Briefs

    UpFront News Briefs

    OVERHEARD “I hope that other people won’t have to go through this horror … I’m a very staunch American. I eat hamburgers and hot dogs. This was a real shock to me.”

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