Archive for May, 2012

  • No on A

    No On Proposition A – Keep The City Green and our Green Jobs

    A 2009 California League of Conservation Voters poll documented what we’ve always known growing up in Asian families: Asians and Pacific Islanders are natural environmentalists. We care about preserving resources and the environment for our families and for future generations. In fact, 96% of Chinese […]

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  • Ellen Osmundson

    Ellen Osmundson named Director of Diversity of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

    Pleasanton, CA – Ellen Osmundson has been named Directory of Diversity for Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, it was announced today by Ed Krafchow, CEO and Chairman of the company. This newly established role is believed to be the first of its kind […]

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  • First Lady Anita Lee (center) with Filipina Women's Network director Marily Mondejar (left) and School Board member Emily Murase (right).

    Moms, Yoda, and Ong

    YODA DISTRICT: Assembly District 20 a redistricted Castro Valley, Hayward and Fremont is 54% Democrat, 17% Republican and other 22% No-Party Preference, making it a supposedly YODA district – “Your Only Democratic Alternative.” Dems were once hands down favorites, but the open primary gives NPP voters […]

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    Pictures from the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration!

    A celebration of all Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, the goal of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration is to promote and foster Asian Pacific American identity by bringing together community and encouraging the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. The event is held every year […]

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  • The Angels of the Santacruzan being applauded by appreciative shoppers. Photo by Ben Menor

    Seasons Marketplace Celebrates Filipino Culture

    May 29, 2012, Milpitas, CA — Room 113 of the Filipino “lifestyle center” in Silicon Valley, a.k.a. Seasons Marketplace at Landess at 1535 Landess Avenue, Milpitas, California, was buzzing with activity at noontime on Sunday, May 27, as little girls dressed up as angels, accompanied […]

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  • Cuban Artist Jose Fuster, center, welcomes Californians Victor and Diane Jin, Calvin and Gerrye Wong

    On the Scene: From Sea to Shining Sea

    Ole! When I opened up my San Francisco Chronicle one day, lo and behold I found an advertisement saying “Join the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce exclusive nine-day, eight night guided Cultural Exchange Trip to Havana, Cuba.” Having always been interested in countries that have […]

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  • Gordon Hirabayashi

    President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Civil Rights Hero Gordon Hirabayashi

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, President Obama posthumously awarded Gordon Hirabayashi the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his courageous resistance to forced relocation and internment during World War II. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and Congressman Mike Honda […]

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  • Eddie Wong, AIISF Executive Director, will retire at the end of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Photo by Frank Jang.

    Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Announces Executive Director Eddie Wong to Retire

    San Francisco, May 30, 2012 – The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) today announced that Eddie Wong, AIISF Executive Director, will retire at the end of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The Foundation plans to consider internal and external candidates to fill […]

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  • Radioactive Bluefin Tuna

    Japan Famous for Kobe Beef Now Fukushima Tuna

    [Fukushima NukeBlog Index| more stories for May 29, 2012] Japan Famous for Kobe Beef Now Fukushima Tuna analysis by Arthur Hu Bad news. OMG the cesium has gotten into globetrotting bluefin tuna off California. So says Nicholas Fisher and Zofia Baumann at Stony Brook University, and […]

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    Relics Of Buddha Visit San Francisco

    A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world. This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe […]

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