Archive for April, 2013

  • Burmese New Year 2013

    Burmese New Year Water Festival To Be Held May 26

        The Burmese (Myanmar) Community and Cultural Center (BMCCC) Committee would like to announce the 2nd Annual Burmese New Year Water Festival, to be held at the Kennedy Community Park located at 1333 Decoto Road in Union City from 11am to 5pm on May 26th 2013. […]

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    Top San Francisco Chefs Team Up for Inner-City Students

          Charles Phan Leads Culinary Effort to Support Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco, CA – Some of San Francisco’s leading chefs are teaming up with Mission Dolores Academy to support this private, innovative K-8 school’s effort to break the cycle of poverty for […]

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  • John Funghi of SFMTA (left) and Sup. David Chiu at Central Subway forum

    BLOC OR TO BLOCK CONDO CONVERSIONS

        Supervisor Mark Farrell of heavily homeowner District 2 (Pacific Heights/Marina) is facing prospect of voting May 7 against his own affordable homeownership legislation to clear backlog of 2,000 aspiring first time and middle class homeowners thru a lottery bypass fee raising $20-$25 million for affordable […]

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  • Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen and Court.

    46th Annual Cherry Blossom Grand Parade

        Wrapping up the festivities of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival was the Grand Parade and the weather was beautiful. Temperatures reached the high 70s and the sun filled the skies with no clouds in sight. The parade began at City Hall and finshed […]

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    APAPA Salutes API Women in SF Public Office

    SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) Salutes API Women in Elected Office, on Friday, May 17th, 2013. The event will be hosted by APAPA and Mayor Ed Lee at One Ferry Plaza, one of […]

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  • Social Smoking

    Former Asian American Smokers Speak of Tobacco’s Dangers

          Rico Foz’s story is a cautionary tale for any smoker. Rico, now 47, began smoking when he 14 years old in the Philippines. He became a heavy smoker by college, smoking two packs a day. Flash forward to 2011. Rico, now a […]

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  • Martin Yan

    Learn to Cook with Martin Yan and Other Local Chefs at AHSC

      Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the 9th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District in San Francisco. Street fair […]

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    Chinese Husband and Wife Car Scam in Silicon Valley

        Eugene and Maria Chen, husband and wife, have been exporting luxury cars to China by scamming innocent people. The number of victims is estimated at 100. The cost to the victims is about five million dollars. The couple previously owned 888 Auto in Sunnyvale, CA. […]

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    Boston Bombers — The Denial of American Grandeur

        SAN FRANCISCO — As the story of the Tsarnaev brothers unfolds – from asylum, to attempts at assimilation and finally to terrorism — I hear echoes of another set of brothers from my own country, Vietnam. On April 4, 1991 three Vietnamese brothers […]

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  • Happy Helen and Adam Tom at their Cinnabar Hills Golf Club wedding reception

    Life’s Celebrations

        Life is a circle of meaningful days, some happy, some sad.  This week, I had the pleasure of attending three of life’s  most beloved celebrations – a wedding, a baby’s birth, and a 90th year old birthday.   WELCOME MADELINE LEE There were smiles all around, […]

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