Archive for 2004

  • Join the Club: ‘Top’ Ramen at Peninsula noodle house

    Join the Club: ‘Top’ Ramen at Peninsula noodle house

    The fast-food industry has packaged instant gratification. This convenient way of eating, or grazing, has grown from Big Grab and snack-sized pouches of cookies, chips and candy to ready-cooked soups and meals that only need heating.

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  • Of Lines and Circles

    Of Lines and Circles

    Yoneko Tajitsu was born in Seattle in 1925 to Japanese immigrant parents, and she moved easily between the two worlds inhabited by many immigrants. She was active in Girl Reserves and Seattle public-school activities, sometimes representing Garfield High School in various citywide events, but she […]

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  • Bill Lee, Blowing In The Wind

    Bill Lee, Blowing In The Wind

    Bill Lee’s standing has become a weathervane on where the San Francisco Asian American — particularly the Chinese American — community stands with any mayor in power.

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  • Generation Gap Widens in Queens’ Mini-Seoul

    Generation Gap Widens in Queens’ Mini-Seoul

    NEW YORK — When the young male clerk spoke Korean to an elderly customer at the dollar shop in Queens, New York, she couldn’t understand him. “What?” the Korean customer asked in heavily accented English. “Did you say $1.99?”

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  • Dos and Dont’s for Appointment Seekers

    Dos and Dont’s for Appointment Seekers

    Here’s a checklist for winning an appointment to an administration position or a seat on a state board or commission. Seeking an appointment is like a campaign. The more prestigious the appointment, the more intensive the campaign, unless one has a direct personal relationship with […]

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  • Betty Yee Faces Governor and Confirmation Vote

    Betty Yee Faces Governor and Confirmation Vote

    On Dec. 6, Betty Yee was sworn into office as acting board member of the state Board of Equalization (BOE), representing the First District. She hopes to complete the remainder of former BOE member Carol Migden’s term and run for the seat in 2006.

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  • Mineta Family Adds Grandson Matthew

    Mineta Family Adds Grandson Matthew

    David Mineta, the oldest son of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, and his wife, Christine, have become the parents of a new baby son on Dec. 20. Weighing in at 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches in length, the new baby is […]

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  • Richmond Library to Undergo Renovations

    Richmond Library to Undergo Renovations

    The Richmond branch of the San Francisco Public Library is expected to close in mid-2005 to undergo renovations to improve building safety and accessibility and expand library services.

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  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    Mouse Comes to Hong Kong Next September HONG KONG — Disney and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government jointly announced that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park will officially open its doors on Sept. 12, 2005.

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  • Bay Briefs

    Bay Briefs

    Yee Wants GOP Included in Asian American Caucus SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republican Assemblymens Alan Nakanishi, of Lodi, and Van Tran, of Garden Grove, are asking to be admitted to the Legislature’s Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, currently made up of all Democrats.

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