Archive for September, 2007

  • Park Renovations Target APA Neighborhoods

    Park Renovations Target APA Neighborhoods

    SAN FRANCISCO — More than one-third of a proposed $185 million bond would renovate neighborhood parks in largely Asian Pacific American residential areas if the Board of Supervisors agrees next Tuesday to submit it to voters in February.

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  • Yeh Campaigns for Palo Alto City Council

    Yeh Campaigns for Palo Alto City Council

    PALO ALTO — Yiaway Yeh kicked off his campaign for Palo Alto City Council on Sept. 16. Yeh, 29, is one of 11 candidates running for four open seats in the Nov. 8 election. He is currently a budget and and government analyst for several […]

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  • Banning China: How American-Style Capitalism Led to Toxic Products

    Banning China: How American-Style Capitalism Led to Toxic Products

    BEIJING — Five months after the deaths of 14 animals in the United States were linked to China-exported pet food ingredients, Zhang Shuhong — the owner of Lida Toy Company in Foshan, China — hung himself in his own factory’s storage room. This incident occurred […]

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  • Poking Holes Through The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’

    Poking Holes Through The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’

    No, the “bamboo ceiling” is not just another way to green your home. It’s a term from Jane Hyun’s 2005 book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians, a guide for Asian Americans who want to move higher up the (white American) corporate ladder. […]

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  • Nation Briefs

    Nation Briefs

    Senate to Rescue Hmong From Terrorist Label WASHINGTON — Hmong who fought for the United States in the Vietnam War are now finding they are defined as terrorists under a Homeland Security measure, the Real ID Act of 2004. The Act broadened the definition of […]

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  • Bay Briefs

    Bay Briefs

    EBALDC Anniversary Celebration EVENT: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation 32nd anniversary celebration

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  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    APAture Comedy Night EVENT: Part of the 9th annual APAture Festival

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  • Global Briefs

    Global Briefs

    Miscarriage Prompts Japan Pledge TOKYO — Japan’s health minister has pledged to address the shortage of doctors in the country after a woman in labor was turned away by eight hospitals.

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  • Daechelle No ‘Brat’ About Success: Young Filipina singer makes ‘fearless’ contribution

    Daechelle No ‘Brat’ About Success: Young Filipina singer makes ‘fearless’ contribution

    Like many girls her age, Daechelle Hernandez grew up with the Bratz: she collected the multiracial, multiethnic line of fashion dolls geared toward “’tweens,” or kids ages 8 to preteen. Now Hernandez’s song “Fearless” is featured in the live-action Bratz film, which was released in […]

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  • Oakland Tenants Win Settlement

    Oakland Tenants Win Settlement

    OAKLAND — A four-and-a-half year battle over affordable housing in Chinatown ended last Tuesday after the city council voted to approve a legal settlement involving a developer, housing advocates and tenants who had received eviction notices.

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