Archive for May, 2013

  • Dodge truck and Subaru CrossTrek in bridge disaster

    No Asians Harmed at Skagit River Bridge Disaster or in Burning Taxi

    [Hu’s On First] Well I’ve seen the Great Blizzard of  1978, toured the 1989 San Francisco and Santa Cruz earthquake, the great Oakland Hills fire, and now I took my sons to see the great I5 Skagit  River Bridge collapse in Washington, a bridge we […]

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  • Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto

    Mayor of Osaka’s Comments on Comfort Women Draw Ire

        On May 13, 2013, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto of the Japan Restoration Party made statements to the press at Osaka City Hall about the “necessity” of sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II: When soldiers are risking their lives by […]

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  • Photo by Cristy Dong

    Alameda Honors American API Veterans

          On Sunday, May 19, 2013 the City of Alameda hosted the Alameda Asian Pacific Islander (API) Cultural Festival - a festive day to honor our API heritage and especially those military veterans who have served our Country.  Sponsored by the non-profit organization, […]

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  • David Lin, ATT's Director of External Affairs and OCA Chair.

    Modern Broadband Networks Offer Solutions for AAPI Community

        A significant number of the AAPI community has embraced digital technologies as a means of achieving personal and professional success. In fact, broadband adoption by Asian Americans is higher than the national average: 80 percent of English-proficient Asian Americans use high-speed broadband at […]

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  • Richard Cheu

    Overcoming Cultural Challenges for Chronically Ill Asian Patients

        According to the National Health Council, nine out of every ten persons over the age of 65 have one or more chronic conditions that diminish the quality of life. The major chronic illnesses affecting the elderly include: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis. […]

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  • 2013 APPEAL Reception Flyer long ver

    APPEAL Hosts Community Fundraising Reception

        Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership (APPEAL) will hold a free community fundraising reception on Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the 750 Restaurant, Hilton SF Financial District on 750 Kearny Street. Light hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, and a raffle of […]

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  • SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, passing out shopping bags to educate residents about blessing scams, has led the fight against 8 Washington condo development.


        At least two news outlets on May 23 have different versions of the SF Democratic Party’s May 22 opposition to 8 Washington height limit increase (from 84 to 136 feet) to allow for 134 “luxury” condos – the Bay Guardian blogged a 15-4 vote […]

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  • Jenny and Julia

    BFF: Jenny and Julia of Retrofit Republic

        One of my favorite “chick flick” movies is Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, a 1997 comedy  film starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino where two 28-year-old women roommates and best friends attend their 10 year high school reunion and invent fake careers to impress their former classmates.   Fast forward to […]

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  • KTSF Asian Heritage Celebration

    KTSF Celebrates Asian Heritage With Series on Entrepreneurs

    San Francisco, Calif. – KTSF celebrates the accomplishments of ten Bay Area Asian American entrepreneurs and shares their history and success stories in a special four-part series entitled, “KTSF Asian Heritage Celebration” every Sunday at 6:30pm beginning May 26th through June 16th. KTSF Marketing Director, Lisa Yokota […]

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  • soy

    Soy and Tofu Festival this Saturday in SF Japantown

          SAN FRANCISCO — The third annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in San Francisco Japantown’s Peace Plaza and Buchanan Mall, Post at Buchanan streets. It will feature various soy-related vendors, free samples, an educational component highlighting […]

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