Archive for November 18th, 2008

  • Lisa Ling is the New Oprah

    Lisa Ling is the New Oprah

    You probably recognize Lisa Ling as the beautiful Chinese American journalist and TV host from The View, National Georgraphic’s Explorer and even the Oprah Winfrey Show! Some people even mistake her as Lucy Liu since they are both Chinese American women in the television biz. […]

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  • Making the Vietnamese Community Hep B Free

    Making the Vietnamese Community Hep B Free

    One in seven Vietnamese Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B, and the rate of liver cancer among Vietnamese American men is the highest of any ethnic group. To outreach to the Vietnamese American community in the Bay Area and to educate them about the […]

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  • Pacific Islanders’ Need Boost in Academic Scores

    Pacific Islanders’ Need Boost in Academic Scores

    S.F. School District working on a five-year plan SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco Human Rights Commission hearing at City Hall on November 13 discussed solutions to low high-school graduation rates, especially among African Americans and Pacific Islanders. In nine of California’s largest urban districts, […]

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  • Daily Dose: 11/18/08

    Daily Dose: 11/18/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Korean American Community Foundation New Executive Director » City Officers Claim Hiring Bias » Woman Helps Locate Alleged Scammers After Seeing TV Ad » Ed Jew Pleads Guilty to Perjury » Stallone, Statham and Li to Team Up for The […]

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  • Who’s That Girl?

    Who’s That Girl?

    If Freida Pinto’s stardom was a stock option, it would be worth a ton of money.

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  • The ‘F’ Word

    The ‘F’ Word

    What do the cities of Vallejo, Daly City, Stockton and Las Vegas have in common? Aside from each being home to a Jollibee Filipino fast-food restaurant, all have large Filipino populations and the highest foreclosure rates in the United States. The dirtiest word in the […]

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  • Justice Translated: Need for more court interpreters in Calif.

    Justice Translated: Need for more court interpreters in Calif.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Andy Ta received his first interpreting assignment in 1984, when a lawyer visited the school where he worked in search of someone with bilingual capabilities. “The Vietnamese community was relatively new back then,” said Ta, who speaks Vietnamese and received his […]

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  • Ford’s Takeshi Abe: Urban Wheel Awards’  Asian Executive of the Year

    Ford’s Takeshi Abe: Urban Wheel Awards’ Asian Executive of the Year

    Dr. Takeshi Abe, an expert in researching noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), was named Asian executive of the year at the 2008 Urban Wheel Awards. “I am very pleased and honored by the Urban Wheel Award,” says Abe. “I am grateful to Ford and to […]

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  • ‘Invisible’ Minority More American Than First Glance Suggests

    ‘Invisible’ Minority More American Than First Glance Suggests

    As we prepare to usher in a new year and the newest crop of autos, we asked Thomas Tseng, a principal and co-founder of New American Dimensions, a Los Angeles-based multicultural marketing research organization, to discuss winning in the Asian American market.

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  • Chrysler Taps Into ‘Fast And Furious’ Popularity of Dragon Boat Racing

    Chrysler Taps Into ‘Fast And Furious’ Popularity of Dragon Boat Racing

    Chrysler is no stranger to drag racing, but dragon boat racing? The Chinese sport of dragon boat racing, said to be more than 2,000 years old, has caught on internationally with well-attended races held in cities as diverse as London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, […]

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