Archive for January 5th, 2007

  • Law Students Help Score Win For Immigrants

    Law Students Help Score Win For Immigrants

    SAN FRANCISCO — Immigrants whose lives are upended by unfair rules and arbitrary law enforcers should thank the day electrical engineer Jayashri Srikantiah decided to leave Intel to become a lawyer.

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  • More Experience: Chow or Stanford’s New Hire?

    More Experience: Chow or Stanford’s New Hire?

    Stanford University, which will admit golfing prodigy Michelle Wie this fall, last month hired as football coach University of San Diego coach Jim Harbaugh, an ex-pro quarterback who arguably had less coaching experience than Norm Chow. Knocked for only lacking head coaching experience, Chow, with […]

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  • Speed Solvers to Battle in Rubik’s Cube Competition

    Speed Solvers to Battle in Rubik’s Cube Competition

    All he needs is 10.48 seconds. That is all the time the current world record holder Toby Mao, 18, of Burlingame, Calif., needs to solve a standard Rubik’s cube. His brother, Tyson, 22, is just as impressive, after looking at a scrambled cube, he can […]

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  • ‘Lost’ actors cursed?

    ‘Lost’ actors cursed?

    RAI SECRET WEDDING Keanu Reeves isn’t the only actor dropping hints that the biological clock has struck. Indian crossover actress, Aishwarya Rai, wants the whole world to know that she want to settle down. A journalist claimed to have spotted secret religious rituals performed between […]

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  • Becoming People I Dream About

    Becoming People I Dream About

    “Yea, things are f—– up, but what are YOU going to do about it?” a friend asked me. I joined the Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth (CAPAY) movement and am now raising my voice loud enough to reach out for those biting their nails, […]

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  • APA Life and Times and President Ford

    APA Life and Times and President Ford

    Gerald R. Ford’s public support for gay rights, a woman’s right to choose and affirmative action made him a true “compassionate conservative.” Unlike the current crop of right-wing authoritarian republicans, he wanted government out of the classroom and bedroom, and opposed using “wedge issues” like […]

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  • YumGuide reviews Out the Door

    YumGuide reviews Out the Door

    If you don’t want to wait an hour to be seated and don’t want to pay exorbitant amounts of money for your food, I don’t blame you. This is where Out the Door comes in. It’s the spiffy, affordable version of The Slanted Door. For […]

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  • The Beautiful Lie of ‘Happyness’

    The Beautiful Lie of ‘Happyness’

    Every year on Christmas, after all the presents are opened, it’s become sort of an annual tradition for our family to catch a matinee. This year was The Pursuit of Happyness, which stars Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a real-life S.F. resident who overcame incredible […]

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  • Ford and the Birth of Vietnamese America

    Ford and the Birth of Vietnamese America

    His memoirs captured an essence of him. When the former Leslie King met his biological father, he described him as a “man who didn’t really give a damn about the hopes and dreams of his firstborn son.” That candid characterization came from an adopted son […]

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  • RIP: A Ford, Not a Lincoln

    RIP: A Ford, Not a Lincoln

    How would Vietnamese Americans feel about Gerald Ford, who just passed away at the end of 2006? It’s one of those instances where history, in its whimsical sense of random, throws us a curve ball out of nowhere and suddenly we’re stuck with this or […]

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