Archive for October 28th, 2007

  • 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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  • AREAA Grows During Mortgage Meltdown

    AREAA Grows During Mortgage Meltdown

    Allen Okamoto, AREAA Chairman 2007 with Speaker Pelosi.Photo courtesy of AREAA With the real estate industry taking pause over the mortgage meltdown, the Asian Real Estate Association of America — founded four years ago to help close the homeownership gap among Asian Pacific Americans — […]

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  • Community Discusses Future of Japantown

    Community Discusses Future of Japantown

    Daryl Higashi raises questions concerning the Japantown Better Neighborhood Project at the community meeting last Thursday attended by about a hundred participants, including residents, businesses and nonprofits. Higashi is a member of the advisory board of the Japantown Task Force, Inc., the organization whose mission […]

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