Archive for August 1st, 2008

  • Daily Dose 08/01/08

    Daily Dose 08/01/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Korean Immigrant Chef Files Suit to Recover Thousands of Dollars in Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay » Japantown’s 35th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair Bringing Communities Together on August 9 and 10 » L.A. County Fire Department Honors Its First Asian […]

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  • Calendar: 08/01/08

    Calendar: 08/01/08

    ‘18 Mighty Mountain Warriors’ EVENT: World Premiere of Just Like White People DESCRIPTION: 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors is renowned for finding humor in Asian American issues and pop culture touchstones. This new comedy features Junko Goda, Michael Chih Ming Hornbuckle, Kennedy Kabasares, Jully Lee, Greg […]

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  • Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh: From ‘Tai Chi Master’ to ‘The Mummy’

    Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh: From ‘Tai Chi Master’ to ‘The Mummy’

    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the third in the popular franchise, pretty much follows the same plot as the previous films: Mummy comes to life, wants to take over the world and is eventually defeated by Brendan Frasier and cohorts (including Maria Bello […]

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  • New Hing Lung: Cantonese Comfort Food

    New Hing Lung: Cantonese Comfort Food

    SAN FRANCISCO — Since opening in 2000, New Hing Lung has served neighborhood cuisine at value pricing. Despite being surrounded by numerous options on Noriega’s restaurant row, this cozy restaurant has a number of elements that set it apart. Entering the 130-seat restaurant, I am […]

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  • Work It, Widget: Grapple Entertainment Fuses Hollywood and Web 2.0 via Widgets

    Work It, Widget: Grapple Entertainment Fuses Hollywood and Web 2.0 via Widgets

    Imagine reality shows that are not the property of big television channels but broadcast online by independent producers. Not only that, but imagine a “widget,” or a small web application, that allows people to watch reality shows from your Facebook or MySpace page. Grapple Entertainment, […]

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  • Righting Wrongs

    Righting Wrongs

    This week, the House apologized to black Americans for the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow” segregation. It comes more than 140 years after slavery was abolished and after these detrimental seeds have grown strong roots hidden deep inside American […]

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  • Connecticut APAs Succeed After Hard Fought Battle

    Connecticut APAs Succeed After Hard Fought Battle

    Asian Americans in Connecticut will now officially have a Commission. On June 12, Republican Governor Jodi Rell signed Public Law H.B. 5321 that passed in the final two minutes of the legislative session that ended on May 7. The Commission’s implementation will be delayed until […]

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  • APA Legislative Staff Hosts Intern Reception

    APA Legislative Staff Hosts Intern Reception

    LOS ANGELES — California Assemblymember Warren Furutani, Long Beach Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and actress Tamlyn Tomita spoke to more than 70 APA high school and college students at the annual Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff Network Intern Reception in downtown Los Angeles on the evening […]

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  • Secret Asian Man

    Secret Asian Man

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