Archive for May 30th, 2012

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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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    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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