Archive for November, 2008

  • ABL-SF Honors Local Businesswomen

    ABL-SF Honors Local Businesswomen

    SAN FRANCISCO — Over 200 business professionals gathered for the Asian Business League of San Francisco’s annual holiday celebration on Nov. 20 inside the Financial District’s Hilton Hotel.

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  • KoreAm’s ‘Unforgettable’ Night

    KoreAm’s ‘Unforgettable’ Night

    Magazine honors actor John Cho and former ‘People’ editor Jeannie Park LOS ANGELES — Margaret Cho hosted KoreAm Journal’s seventh annual gala, “Unforgettable,” honoring actor John Cho, film producer Roy Lee and former executive editor of People magazine Jeannie Park on Nov. 21.

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  • Letters to the Editor: Equal Rights: Pay it Forward, Class Differences, Home Away from Home, We Are All Immigrants

    Letters to the Editor: Equal Rights: Pay it Forward, Class Differences, Home Away from Home, We Are All Immigrants

    Equal Rights: Pay it Forward I voted no on Proposition 8 for a variety of reasons (Voices From the Community, Nov. 21), but chief among them is this fact: All the civil rights we enjoy, we got because of the hard work and sacrifice of […]

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  • Asian Americana

    Asian Americana

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  • The ‘Lost’ Sessue Hayakawa Found

    The ‘Lost’ Sessue Hayakawa Found

    The name of Sessue Hayakawa may be unfamiliar to most movie-goers today, but at the height of his fame from the mid-1910s to the late 1920s, the Japanese issei actor was as well known to audiences as Charlie Chaplin or Douglas Fairbanks.

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  • NAPABA Celebrates 20 Years

    NAPABA Celebrates 20 Years

    SEATTLE — Over 1,000 attendees traveled to the Pacific Northwest to attend the annual national convention of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) held in Seattle from Nov. 19-23. NAPABA serves as a national network of lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. […]

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  • Local Elementary School Teacher Gets a Rewarding Surprise

    Local Elementary School Teacher Gets a Rewarding Surprise

    SAN FRANCISCO — Amid cheers from her students and thunderous applause from over a dozen people representing a who’s-who of local and national politics, Visitacion Valley Elementary School first-grade teacher Mindy Yip was stunned to receive an unrestricted $25,000 award.

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  • Mom’s Plastic Surgery

    Mom’s Plastic Surgery

    Dear Q, My mother wants to have plastic surgery — and not just injections but reconstruction. I’m very much against it. I told her it’s cultural shame to give up her Chinese looks, but she isn’t listening. Can I stop her? — Woman With Her […]

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  • ‘Bits of Paradise’: Missives of Hope

    ‘Bits of Paradise’: Missives of Hope

    New play based on Japanese American WWII internment letters With the commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbor fast approaching, local playwright Marlan Warren’s Bits of Paradise arrives at an appropriate time. Based on letters written between Japanese American girls and

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  • Secret Asian Man

    Secret Asian Man

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