Daily Dose & Announcements: 06/08/09

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>> Yoon Proposes Vehicle-Sharing Program for City Fleet
>> 2009 JCCCNC Track Meet
>> Need HEP B Speakers?
>> “Adobo Nation” turns one!
>> JCCCNC presents How to Find a Job in a Recession

Compiled by Beleza Chan

Nation

Yoon Proposes Vehicle-Sharing Program for City Fleet

Boston – City Councilor-at-Large and mayoral candidate Sam Yoon will propose a new program tomorrow that would reduce the Boston’s fleet of passenger vehicles by making use of automobile-sharing technology.

“We export innovation, but we do not harness the local creativity and expertise that can make City Hall great,” said Yoon. “Fleet sharing is a program hatched by a Boston area company, and it has the potential to save millions of dollars every year and reduce our carbon footprint.”

Under the program, City workers would share more vehicles through technology that allows them to reserve passenger cars and vans on an as-needed basis. Boston would be able to cut its fleet down significantly and expedite its transition to all hybrid or electric vehicles.

Shared vehicles would also be equipped with GPS units that provide “geo-fencing” – a system that automatically triggers an alarm when cars go outside a set boundary. Department heads will be alerted when City vehicles are driven outside their intended zones.

Yoon said the current economic climate makes creative and technology-driven solutions like fleet sharing necessary.

“We are in a 21st-century crisis that requires 21st-century solutions,” said Yoon. “We need to use this economic crisis to rethink how we can use our dollars smarter and more efficiently,” said Yoon. “Boston has the potential to turn City Hall into a laboratory of innovation. Fleet sharing is the place to start.”

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Bay

2009 JCCCNC Track Meet

San Francisco – The 2009 Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) Track Meet will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Palo Alto High School. With fun and healthy activities for all ages, your entire family, team or class can participate in a variety of track and field events at the Palo Alto High School Track. Bring lunch and picnic with your family and friends to make it a full day of fun in the sun.

Events will be held in eight age divisions, ranging from those 6 years and under to a Masters Division for those 30 and older. The day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., and events kicking off at 9:00 a.m. Palo Alto High School Track is located at 50 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto.

Entry fee is only $10 per person, regardless of the number of events entered and also includes a commemorative event t-shirt.

Practices for San Francisco will be held on July 16, 18, 23 and 25 at the George Washington High School located at 30th and Anza Streets. Practices are also scheduled to be held on the Peninsula and in San Jose.

For more information about San Francisco practices, please call Craig Hamakawa at (415) 505-1654. For information about Peninsula practices, call Michelle Nieda at (650) 948-4664 and for San Jose practice information contact Tom Oshidari at (408) 257-5609.



The deadline to enter is Wednesday, June 17. To download an entry form, visit the JCCCNC website at http://www.jcccnc.org/events/apr-jun.htm#track.

Need HEP B Speakers?

Did you know that 10% of Asian/Pacific Islanders are chronically infected with hepatitis B? Did you know that Hepatitis B causes most liver cancer cases in the world? Did you know that San Francisco has the highest rate of liver cancer in the United States? Did you know that Hepatitis B infection could be prevented?
With that, the SF HEP B FREE campaign is pleased to announce the launch of its newly activated Speakers Bureau. Speakers are available to make educational presentations in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, or Tagalog. These talks can range from 20-60 minutes, with question and answer periods incorporated. There is no charge for this service. Target audiences include community groups of any type, including staff, members, special gatherings, brown bag lunch sessions, etc. The campaign’s goal is to provide basic information about hepatitis B (prevalence, transmission, prevention, and screening). To request a Speaker for your group, email Tamiko Wong at twong@awfoundation.com.

SF HEP B Free is a unique community-wide collaboration designed to address the hepatitis B health disparity afflicting the Asian/Pacific Islander population. Steering committee members include the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, AsianWeek Foundation, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. For more information, visit our website at www.sfhepbfree.org

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Arts

“Adobo Nation” turns one!

Redwood City – Adobo Nation, the Sunday evening magazine talk show that has become a weekend staple for TFC viewers in North America, recently celebrated its first year with an anniversary episode and a barrio fiesta chock-full of Philippine culinary delights.

Adobo Nation has attracted a loyal following not only for its wildly popular Lasang Pinoy (Filipino Flavor) segment that features Filipino food and restaurants, but six other highly interesting segments: A-List, a discussion of the week’s hot topics; Big Time Ka Na (You’re Big Time) that has featured the likes of two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke, Olympic swimming gold medalist Natalie Coughlin, and handbag and ladies shoes designer Rafe Totengco of Rafē New York; Sari-Sari, Etc. which showcases What’s In and What’s Out; Well Well Wellness which tackles the health of the Filipino American mind, body and spirit; ATM Ano’ng Tanong Mo (What’s Your Question) which talks about tough financial questions; and Barangay USA, a fast-paced and humor-filled interactive public service and community news bits segment.

The one-stop pop culture program with a Filipino American twist is currently hosted by the powerful female troika of brains, banter and beauty – Karmina Constantino, Jaja Bolivar and Michi Valeriano. Original male co-host JC Gonzales will continue to make occasional appearances through special segments.

Catch Adobo Nation on TFC every Sunday at 6:40pm PST. For more information, please visit www.adobonation.tv.

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Commerce

JCCCNC presents How to Find a Job in a Recession

San Francisco – The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) is pleased to announce a workshop on How to Find a Job in a Recession featuring Career Coaches Janelle Sasaki and Niki Baccam which will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco. This workshop is the first part of a series on job searching.

This workshop will provide attendees with the tools on how and where to find available jobs in their field, fine tuning resumés, and tips on how to build relationships with others in the field.

This workshop is free for JCCCNC members and $10 for non-members. For more information or reserve your space, please contact (415) 567-5505. Space is limited so call today.

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