Archive for October, 2007

  • AsianWeek launches new nightlife section

    AsianWeek launches new nightlife section

    In Da Club: Top Places To Shake Your Moneymaker Submit your nightlife photos and events to clubs@asianweek.com and check in each Friday to see if you made it in AsianWeek!

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  • Ads Show API LGBT Couples

    Ads Show API LGBT Couples

    NEW YORK — Actor Alec Mapa is a unicorn, or so he says. Mapa used the tongue-in-cheek metaphor in 2005 to describe his unique role on UPN’s sitcom Half & Half as not only the sole Filipino actor in prime time, but also the first […]

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  • FilAm Youth ‘Speak Out’

    FilAm Youth ‘Speak Out’

    Pinoy Food Fight: Vegetarians vs. Omnivores. “Hosts Tallulah & JC Gonzales” Credit: ABS-CBNI “If a couple is in a lukewarm relationship and discover they’re expecting a baby, should they get married?” asks J.C. Gonzalez, co-host of The Filipino Channel’s weekly debate show Speak Out, to […]

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  • Commerce Briefs

    Commerce Briefs

    Peter J. Rho Joins Dreier Stein and Kahan LLP SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dreier Stein and Kahan LLP announced recently that Peter J. Rho has joined the firm’s Transactional Department as a member of its Asia Pacific Practice, further strengthening the firm’s expertise in cross-border […]

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  • Global Briefs

    Global Briefs

    Explosion Rocks Manila Mall MANILA, Philippines — A powerful blast ripped through three floors of a shopping mall in the heart of Manila’s financial district on Oct. 19, killing eight people, injuring scores of others, and sending police and troops on the highest state of […]

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    The Ugly Face of Beauty I read Mr. Nash’s article (“Not Just a Pretty Face,” Washington Journal, Oct. 19) with a more hopeful sense that the Asian community laboring in the beauty industry will finally wake up to the dangers that lurk behind each manicure […]

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  • Mr. (Chinese) Vampire

    Mr. (Chinese) Vampire

    The old story in China goes that people who died far from home and needed to be brought back for burial were sometimes transported as re-animated corpses to save money. They became jiang shi, or what many English speakers refer to as Chinese vampires. Instead […]

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  • Chinatown Campus Overcomes Three Hurdles: Legal and finance obstacles loom ahead

    Chinatown Campus Overcomes Three Hurdles: Legal and finance obstacles loom ahead

    SAN FRANCISCO — A proposed Chinatown community college campus won a major victory as College Board members supported two two-building plans after a seven-hour, standing room only marathon meeting that lasted until 1:30 a.m. last Friday. By a 6-to-1 vote, trustees supported two plans: 14-story […]

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  • AsianWeek Endorsements: November 6, 2007 election, San Francisco

    AsianWeek Endorsements: November 6, 2007 election, San Francisco

    For Mayor (rank up to three) » Gavin Newsom: The mayor showed leadership in saving Japantown and fighting hepatitis B. In his next term, he should increase his record of Asian American appointments and consult the community on them.

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  • No Child’s Play: Calif. first state to ban chemical often found in toys

    No Child’s Play: Calif. first state to ban chemical often found in toys

    SACRAMENTO — Challenging the Bush administration’s record on protecting children from dangerous chemicals, state Assembly Majority Whip Fiona Ma hailed California’s recent ban on toys and baby products containing more than a trace amount of a chemical used to soften plastics that scientists have linked […]

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