Archive for August, 2012

  • Ao Dai

    Vietnamese Ao Dai Festival Set for Sept. 15 In San Jose

    Against a tapestry of colored flags and red silks, 100 dancers dressed in the Vietnamese Áo Dài will dance to the drumbeats performed by 40 drummers in front of the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, California on September 15, 2012 to mark the opening of […]

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    Voter ID Laws an Extra Challenge to Asian Americans

    In an election year where just a handful of votes could sway a tight election, some states are enacting laws to make it more difficult for citizens to vote. Voter identification laws have been passed or modified in 10 states since 2010 when Republicans made big […]

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  • Michelle Krusiec and Alex Moggridge star in Berkeley Rep’s production of Chinglish, a new comedy from David Henry Hwang which heads for Hong Kong after having its West Coast premiere here.
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    A Medly of Hot September-October Dates to Remember

    Making its West Coast Premier, the Broadway hit, “Chinglish” will debut at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre this month.  A large contingent from the UC Alumni Chinese Chapter and friends will enjoy an evening of wild mispronunciations, wit and hilarious comedy when two languages get “lost in […]

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  • District 7 supervisor candidate Norman Yee


    At least one daily should be very careful when using an Aug. 18-19 poll to gauge ethnic voter sentiment on ousting suspended SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.  North Carolina’s Public Policy Polling had interviewed 50 Asian Pacific American (APA) voters or 10% of 500 total SF voters, which is unrepresentative given nearly […]

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  • Rome Kanda at the J POP Summit Festival

    Rome Kanda Promotes New Manga Series at J-POP Summit

    Famed Japanese comedian and actor Rome Kanda appeared on the stage at the J-POP Summit Festival on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 and on Sunday, August 26th, 2012 to promote his new biographical digital manga series Samurai Spirit: The Story of Rome Kanda. The manga was previously […]

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  • Korean band wHOOL will be performing.

    Asian Art Museum Hosts Korean Culture Day

    Join the Asian Art Museum for a feast of art activities, food, music, and dance at this all-day festival of Korean Culture. The 4th annual Korean Culture Day observes Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival and holiday. The celebration will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 […]

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  • Verena Mei

    Some Girls Chase Boys, Verena Mei Just Passes Them

    Don’t underestimate an Asian woman with mission and a passion. Verena Mei is a member of True Car Racing’s “Women Empowered” Initiative and a Rally America Driver.  She’s appeared in the blockbuster movies “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” and “Rush Hour 2.”  I […]

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  • Community Tribute to Nancy Pelosi's 25 Years in the U.S. House of Representatives

    Committee to Honor Leader Nancy Pelosi’s 25 Years in the U.S. Congress

    SAN FRANCISCO- August 27, 2012 – Coming full circle to her roots, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be honored by nearly 1,000 members of the Asian community of San Francisco for her 25 years of service in the Congress at a tribute reception and banquet on Tuesday, August 28 at New Asia […]

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    Waste More, Want More: America Throws Out Good Food

    SAN FRANCISCO—When I was young, I used to eat food taken from a supermarket’s garbage bin. We first came to America from Vietnam in the mid-70s as refugees, and my eldest brother got a job working in a supermarket across from our apartment. Among his many […]

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  • Owner of Side Street Inn, Chef Colin Nishida, slices up fresh ahi sashimi to serve over 400 guests at the 2011 JCCCNC Annual Event. Photo courtesy of JCCCNC.

    Hawai`i’s Side Street Inn Returns as Featured Restaurant at JCCCNC’s 2012 Annual Event

    San Francisco (August 24, 2012) – With rave reviews from the sold out 2011 Annual Event, Hawaii’s favorite “hidden gem,” Side Street Inn, will return as the featured restaurant at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California’s 2012 Annual Event on Saturday, September […]

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