Archive for December, 2006

  • Nation, APAs In Sync ’06

    Nation, APAs In Sync ’06

    APAs in tune with the nation: According to Newsweek magazine, nationwide statistics showed APA voters leaned democratic, but less so than any other racial minority.

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  • Drug War in C-Town

    Drug War in C-Town

    The old photograph depicting a street scene of cops, a pile of drugs and a crowd of Chinese onlookers had hung on the walls of the San Francisco Police Academy for years. Old-time Chinatown residents used to tell stories of a public destruction of opium […]

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  • Heroic Filipina Honored in Hit-and-Run Case

    Heroic Filipina Honored in Hit-and-Run Case

    This past August after a SUV hit-and-run spree left one dead and 18 injured, Filipina nurse Grace Lopez demonstrated remarkable leadership in the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital.

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  • Air China Goes Full ‘Boar’ in Coming Lunar New Year

    Air China Goes Full ‘Boar’ in Coming Lunar New Year

    Air China started its China-U.S. route in 1981, but now is exploiting opportunities in the booming China business trade in advance of the Lunar New Year of the Boar. As general manager, Air China Los Angeles Zihang Chi announced, “We are totally committed to the […]

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  • The Year in Review: the Good, the Bad & the Tasteless

    The Year in Review: the Good, the Bad & the Tasteless

    BEST 10 TIDBITS 1. The line starts here: Keanu Reeves announces in June that he’s ready to wed. 2. Rejected: Vanessa Minnillo nixes Nick Lachey’s marriage proposal, possibly ruining only chance for A-list fame via speedy divorce and reality show à la Jessica Simpson.

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  • Transporter Room, Millions to Beam

    Transporter Room, Millions to Beam

    Asian Pacific Americans have traveled far and wide — whether it’s television’s reality show star Yul Kwon, or NASA shuttle astronauts Sunita Williams and Mark Polansky. APAs made well over 33 million person-trips in 2002 and spent 13 percent more than the average traveler, according […]

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  • Hu’s on First

    Hu’s on First

    OK, so I’ve been catching up on my videos and books, but it’s not too late to add some fresh perspectives:

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  • The Hapa Whole in One

    The Hapa Whole in One

    I went to Kip Fulbeck’s show “part asian, 100% hapa” at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. “Hapa” was originally a derogatory term derived from the Hawaiian word for “half.” The word has been reclaimed as a term of pride by those whose […]

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Keep the Heat On, Yvonne I caught some of ABC’s The View, and I watched in horror as Rosie O’Donnell (“Racist Ring Around the Rosie Tightens,” Dec. 22) made a blatant racist joke about the Chinese language on the air. I wrote an angry e-mail […]

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  • CAAEN Inspires With Can-Do Attitude

    CAAEN Inspires With Can-Do Attitude

    SAN FRANCISCO — Bolstered by three years of providing corporate networking opportunities and civic service, the rapidly growing Corporate Asian American Employee Network, (CAAEN), recently announced the establishment of a one-of-a-kind leadership development/training program for Asian Americans who work in corporate America. This six-month CAAEN […]

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