Archive for December, 2008

  • To Our Readers

    To Our Readers

    AsianWeek has played a long and significant role in helping develop Asian Pacific America, from publishing the first 1980 U.S. Census data on Asian and Pacific Islanders Americans to co-publishing the most comprehensive textbook analyzing 2000 Census data with UCLA.

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  • Asian Pacific Americans During the Great Depression

    Asian Pacific Americans During the Great Depression

    As we begin 2009, economists tell us that we are officially in a recession. Some say we are heading into the worst economic conditions since the global Great Depression that lasted from 1929 until the Second World

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  • Monster Smiles Win Strangers’ Hearts

    Monster Smiles Win Strangers’ Hearts

    Street artist’s public gifts say ‘everything will be alright’ SAN FRANCISCO – In recent days, little grinning monsters with bulging eyeballs have been spotted around San Francisco, from the benches of Yerba Buena Gardens to BART stations.

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  • City Hemorrhages Filipino American Nurses

    City Hemorrhages Filipino American Nurses

    Expect San Francisco government employee unions to turn the screws up on incoming supervisors – particularly Eric Mar and David Chiu – after the latest layoffs. Although the city budget is more than $6 billion, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the board face its inflexibility, having […]

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  • Not Just a Man, A Whole Country

    Not Just a Man, A Whole Country

    At noon, on Jan. 20, when the 44th President of the United States of America raises his right hand and swears on the Lincoln Bible as he takes office, the United States closes a sordid page of its history and opens a new chapter on […]

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  • The White Man Saves the Day Again?

    The White Man Saves the Day Again?

    Clint Eastwood in ‘Gran Torino’ Hollywood has a tradition of producing films where the heroic Caucasian protagonist saves the helpless people of color. Think Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves or Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai — not only do the white characters act […]

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  • Daily Dose: 12/30/08

    Daily Dose: 12/30/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Smuggling of Chinese Immigrants on the Rise » American Health Insurer Sends Patients to India » FWN’s First Annual Filipina Salo Salo: January Restaurant » Korean Americans Find a Home in Fullerton » Asian American Holiday Play » Winter Workshops […]

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  • Web Site Raises Money for Hep B

    Web Site Raises Money for Hep B

    Online shoppers can now purchase items and donate to S.F. Hep B Free, all in one click of a mouse at the Web site wearehepatitis.com. The site falls under the umbrella organization wearecharities.com, a new shopping Web site that serves a multitude of non-profit organizations.

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  • Asian Yes Man

    Asian Yes Man

    Yes Man is one of the hottest movies out now, and there’s plenty of new and familiar Asian American faces making their debut in this movie! John Song plays a Korean instructor in this comedy along with his beautiful student, Lauren Kim.

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  • Asians Comprise at Least Half of Students at SF’s Top Elementary Schools

    Asians Comprise at Least Half of Students at SF’s Top Elementary Schools

    All ten of the San Francisco Unified School District elementary schools recently named as 2008-2009 Title I Academic Achievement Award recipients have an Asian student enrollment of at least 53 percent.

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