Archive for February, 2007

  • The Final Battle for Veterans Equity

    The Final Battle for Veterans Equity

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing Feb. 15, on the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the day the U.S. Congress passed the infamous Rescission Act. The act had excluded Filipino WW II veterans […]

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  • Thirty Years of ECAASU

    Thirty Years of ECAASU

    Thirty years ago, Bob Marley’s reggae, the Sex Pistols‚ punk and the disco beat of Saturday Night Fever were popular on college campuses. Women were just starting to be admitted to elite formerly all-male schools, but they already had won 13 of the coveted 32 […]

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  • An Open Letter to Rinko Kikuchi

    An Open Letter to Rinko Kikuchi

    An open letter to Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi offering unsolicited career advice… Dear Ms. Kikuchi: Congratulations on your Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Babel. It is quite an accomplishment to receive the industry’s highest accolade for your very first Hollywood project. And […]

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  • How Street Fairs Make Asian Americans

    How Street Fairs Make Asian Americans

    If a street fair could be personified, it would be Pablo Heising. With his hippie long hair, Pablo was not only full of life, energy and passion, but he also had the ability to bring the entire community together and entertain his audience with stories […]

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  • Yellow Enough For You?

    Yellow Enough For You?

    There are questions about Barack Obama’s “blackness” that are making me wonder about my own “yellowness.” It’s enough to make a guy go amok. Just how yellow am I? And let me not leave you out, dear AsianWeek reader.

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  • Blanc de Chine to Flaunt Latest at S.F. Symphony

    Blanc de Chine to Flaunt Latest at S.F. Symphony

    San Franciscans will have the chance to preview the spring collection from Hong Kong design house Blanc de Chine, when its fashions hit the runway at the Imperial Dinner following the San Francisco Symphony’s Chinese New Year Concert on Feb. 24. Initially known to Hong […]

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  • Overseeing a $53 Billion Purse, What Next?

    Overseeing a $53 Billion Purse, What Next?

    SAN FRANCISCO — To many, the California Board of Equalization (BOE) is somewhat of a mystery. Most are unsure of what the board does, how many members it has or whether it is a local, state or federal agency. Constitutionally established in 1879, the BOE […]

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  • Love for Baseball and Sex

    Love for Baseball and Sex

    MIHO HATORI FUMES OVER MISINFORMATION Former Cibo Matto vocalist Miho Hatori rocked San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall for her first U.S. tour since releasing her solo album, Ecdysis, in 2005. And, dressed in an outfit possibly inspired by the ‘80s and The Fifth Element, […]

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  • Friends Look for Julie Lee’s Vindication

    Friends Look for Julie Lee’s Vindication

    Prominent San Franciscans, both Asian and non-, are continuing to lend their support to community activist Julie Lee, who is due in court on May 4, to face felony charges related to the ill-fated and yet-unbuilt San Francisco Neighborhood Resource Center. Lee is accused of […]

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  • GenerAsian Now in San Francisco

    GenerAsian Now in San Francisco

    San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in of civil service commissioner Yu-Yee Wu (an AsianWeek contributor and formerly with law firm of Minami Tamaki) along with status of women commissioner Jing Xu Lee of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee are just the latest in a […]

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