Archive for October, 2006

  • Media in Touch, Out of Touch

    Media in Touch, Out of Touch

    Former S.F. Chronicle deputy managing editor Mi-Ai Parrish, now The Idaho Statesman publisher, in May 2002’s San Francisco magazine admitted the Chronicle “failed to tell the story of the Bay Area” by citing the story of Asian Pacific Americans, who make up 20 percent of […]

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  • Diversity: The 3rd American Revolution

    Diversity: The 3rd American Revolution

    And it came to pass that in the morning hours of Oct. 17, the 300 millionth resident of the United States was born somewhere in this country. Or, for that matter, she might have simply slipped across the border illegally in the Sonora desert, or […]

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  • Women Rock! Showcase Highlights Asian American Musicians in San Francisco

    Women Rock! Showcase Highlights Asian American Musicians in San Francisco

    In a gray T-shirt and blue jeans, Sputterdoll’s Rio Gache sang at the top of her lungs, “Some might say I’m a troubled youth, no my friend I’m a traveled soul,” while fellow Filipina Bernadette Cordova rocked the drums to the beat of their song […]

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  • Dean Hara’s Dilemma

    Dean Hara’s Dilemma

    Gerry (pronounced "Gary") Studds, the Massachusetts democrat who was the first openly gay member of Congress, died Oct. 14 at age 69, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He was well-respected for his efforts on behalf of the fishing industry, and served 24 years. Studds, despite […]

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  • Autumn Moon Party Draws Hundreds

    Autumn Moon Party Draws Hundreds

    Hundreds of Bay Area party people came out to the Subaru Autumn Moon Party on Oct. 21, filling the four dance floors of the popular local nightclub, Suede. Many were swaying their hips and arms as they danced and sung along to hip-hop and top […]

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  • APAPA hosts State’s Only Lt. Gov. Debate

    APAPA hosts State’s Only Lt. Gov. Debate

    <p><font face=”Helvetica, Geneva, Arial, SunSans-Regular, sans-serif” size=”2″>SACRAMENTO &mdash; When the curtain came down at the 5th Annual Voters Education and Candidates Forum this month, event chairman Amy Tong heaved a big sigh of accomplishment. C.C. Yin, entrepreneur-turned-activist for bringing Asian Americans into the American democratic […]

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  • Fang Donates $3 Million To UC Berkeley Library

    Fang Donates $3 Million To UC Berkeley Library

    BERKELEY — Inside the cozy Morrison Library at UC Berkeley, AsianWeek chairwoman Florence Fang announced her $3 million donation to the construction of the campus’s new C.V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies on Oct. 19.

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  • Sushi in a Box

    Sushi in a Box

     Retail giants have led us to believe that everything is better in a box. Whether it’s the little blue box, a gilded box of chocolates, a box of fine scotch or a box outfitting some electronic gadget, sometimes it’s the packaging that garners the most […]

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  • AsianWeek Recommendations

    AsianWeek Recommendations

    General ElectionTuesday, November 7, 2006(choose one unless stated otherwise) – PROPOSITIONS   YES on Prop. A – Half of the students are APA. YES on Prop. B – More effective government. NO on Prop. C – Don’t give politicians a raise. YES on Prop. D […]

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  • New Orleans Vietnamese and Latinos Adapt Together After

    New Orleans Vietnamese and Latinos Adapt Together After

    NEW ORLEANS — Taqueria Mexico used to be a thriving Vietnamese restaurant called Bien Tinh, or Ocean Love. Now under new ownership, its waitresses serve salsa in the floral faux-china bowls that once held fish sauce.

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