Archive for October 18th, 2007

  • Newsom Courts Japantown Vote

    Newsom Courts Japantown Vote

    SAN FRANCISCO — On Oct. 11, members of the San Francisco Japanese American community gathered for the Japantown reception and fund-raiser for the re-election of Mayor Gavin Newsom at the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California. Japanese American community members voiced support for […]

    Full Story

  • Arts Briefs

    Arts Briefs

    Cast of Thousands CD Release EVENT: With Mud, Company Car, Cervantes DESCRIPTION: Release of first full-length CD, This is Where I Confess. Burt Hashiguchi (guitar, vocals), Derrick Hostetter (drums, vocals), Jennifer Yee (bass, vocals). DETAILS: $7-10, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Red Devil Lounge, 1695 Polk […]

    Full Story

  • Bay Briefs

    Bay Briefs

    Muay Thai Fighters EVENT: “War of the Contenders” DESCRIPTION: Fifteen bouts of Muay Thai boxing, featuring Armando Ramos vs. Dan Rawlings. DETAILS: $40-$150, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., San Francisco. CONTACT: (415) 392-4400,

    Full Story

  • Net These Butterflies

    Net These Butterflies

    The story known as Liang Zhu or The Butterfly Lovers is one of the most popular and well-known legends of China. While often called the Romeo and Juliet of the East, the first record of Liang Zhu is from the ninth century, 700 years before […]

    Full Story

  • Aiming to Keep Millbrae’s Small Town Flavor

    Aiming to Keep Millbrae’s Small Town Flavor

    MILLBRAE, Calif. — For the first time in the town’s 59-year history, Millbrae has two Asian American candidates seeking two of three vacant city council seats. Banker Paul Seto and environmental inspector Wayne Lee are the first APAs seeking to represent the major Bay Area […]

    Full Story

  • Joyce Tempongko Remembered

    Joyce Tempongko Remembered

    Seven years ago this month, Claire Joyce Tempongko was having dinner with a friend when her ex-boyfriend, Tari Ramirez, called her cell phone. As he had done in numerous calls before, Ramirez begged for another chance to get back together. If she didn’t say yes, […]

    Full Story