Archive for December, 2007

  • Commerce Briefs

    Commerce Briefs

    Asian Business Association Elects Leaders The Asian Business Association of Los Angeles selected its new leadership for 2008.

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  • It’s So Easy to Say Good-bye

    It’s So Easy to Say Good-bye

    Dear Q: A co-worker is about to leave our company in a few weeks for another job, but in the meantime, he’s been complaining incessantly to me about how unchallenging it is to work here, how lazy everyone is, and how much he’s looking forward […]

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  • APA Person of the Year: Michael Yaki

    APA Person of the Year: Michael Yaki

    Looking back on 2007, several Asian Pacific Americans have broken new ground and made significant gains for themselves and the APA community. Certainly, the Indian American and newly-elected Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, fits that description.

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  • Employment Forecast

    Employment Forecast

    CHU SLOWLY: We end the year with San Francisco’s only Asian Pacific American supervisor, albeit interim, gradually bolstering her legislative resume and visibility. The longer Carmen Chu stays, the better shot she has to go from interim to permanent supe by winning a yet-to-be-scheduled retention […]

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  • Cisco CEO Connects Asian American Multi-Tech Group

    Cisco CEO Connects Asian American Multi-Tech Group

    Santa Clara, Calif. – “The emerging markets are leading the future,” Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers told the audience at the annual Asian American Multi-Technology Association conference on December 12.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Lack of APA Movie Stars I agree that Asians in general do not support APA actors and actresses (“Where Are the APA Movie Stars?” Reel Stories, Dec. 14). Regarding speaking with my wallet, I, for one, refused to pay to see Tom Cruise be a […]

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  • New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions

    As we close out 2007, let’s also look ahead to the New Year. Here are a few suggestions for your New Year’s resolutions. Get involved in the political process. With the presidential election in November, opportunities abound to get involved in candidates’ campaigns, as well […]

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  • Museum Teaches Culture Through Martial Arts

    Museum Teaches Culture Through Martial Arts

    “We’re a very kid-friendly place,” says Michael Matsuda, president and founder of the Martial Arts History Museum. Indeed, the museum, which celebrated the grand opening of its first permanent location in October, is well-positioned to appeal to the under-12 crowd.

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  • 2006 Tax Law Secret

    2006 Tax Law Secret

    In August 2006, President George W. Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which has been kept a dark secret in spite of a win-win provision for charitable organizations and some taxpayers buried in it.

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  • Keeping It Simple: Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant

    Keeping It Simple: Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant

    The clamorous Irving Street strip of San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood has long been a destination to indulge in an outstanding selection of businesses. Here, one will find Vietnamese phô, Irish pubs, Hong Kong movies, and tapioca drink joints, just to name a few. Then, […]

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