Archive for January, 2014

  • Asian Pacific Fund contest

    Growing Up Asian in America Contest Underway

    STUDENT ART, ESSAY & MEDIA CONTEST  •  $20,000 IN CASH & PRIZES •   Growing Up Asian in America, a signature program of the Asian Pacific Fund, is one of the largest celebrations of Asian heritage in America. It serves as a community resource, helping […]

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  • SF Democratic Party Chair Mary Jung (center) with Recording Party Secretary Kat Anderson (left) and former Party Secretary Leslie Katz (right)


      The San Francisco Democratic Party’s governing arm last week decisively rejected a proposal that would have stripped-power from Asian Pacific American (APA) Chair Mary Jung, Treasurer Tom Hsieh from influencing the Party’s highly coveted endorsement mailer sent to 242,000 Democratic voters making up 56% of SF voters. Hene Kelly, a retired […]

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  • CAAMFest


      SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Starting January 30, CAAMFest will begin pre-sales for its Opening Night film, Ham Tran’s HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS. The Vietnamese box office hit will make its U.S. premiere Thursday, March 13 at the Castro Theatre followed by […]

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  • Oasis Dining Room Stewards Moises Mopera and Imade Suwitra serve diners Clifford and Susan Chang, Roger and Sylvia Eng.


    CRUISING ON OASIS, THE LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD Anxiously looking forward to a winter cruise adventure, our voyage began at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As our plane landed I caught my first glimpse of OASIS OF THE SEAS and the enormity of its size took […]

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  • covered-california

    Covered California Receives Federal Grant to Continue Work Of Expanding Health Care Access

        SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After a successful launch that enrolled nearly a half-million Californians in health insurance plans, Covered California received additional federal funding this week to expand and enhance the work of providing affordable health care coverage. The $155 million grant will primarily […]

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  • (From left to right: David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS; Michael C. Huang, MD; Thomas G. Weiser, MD, MPH; Fiona Ma, CPA, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly; Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD, FACS; Shelley A. Marks, MD, FACS; M. Margaret Knudson, MD, FACS; John Maa, MD, FACS)

    American College of Surgeons and San Francisco Health Care Leaders Discuss Solutions for Improving Emergency and Trauma Care

      On Jan. 14, 2014, health care leaders from across the Bay Area took part in a community discussion around improving surgical quality, drawing on valuable lessons learned in the successful delivery of emergency and trauma care of nearly 200 injured patients at twelve Bay […]

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  • Laugh for Lives

    AADP Hosts 7th Annual Laugh For Lives on March 7

      Laugh for Lives is a comedy show benefiting Asian American Donor Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cells donors for patients with life threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. Ethnic minority individuals are desperately needed to register […]

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    The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’: Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

    In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a dog is shown lounging by a pool and saying to a pup: “Youtube’s one thing, but cats will never make it on the big screen.” A funny commentary, surely, but in America that statement could just as easily […]

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  • TetFest2014

    Vietnamese Tet Festival Set for This Saturday in San Francisco

    Each year between mid-January and mid-February the Vietnamese Community in the San Francisco area celebrates the coming of the Lunar New Year, an occasion for all Vietnamese-Americans to remember their heritage and traditions.  The annual Tet Festival in the Tenderloin district is a unique event […]

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  • The cast and crew of "Prinsesa" at world-famous 32Ten Studios

    Filipino American Kickstarter Project Boosts Visibility for Gender Variant Children

    San Francisco, CA – Among the latest labors of love to hit Kickstarter in January is a Filipino American short film titled Prinsesa. The project, inspired by the traditional Singkil dance of the Philippines, was produced with the help of an all-volunteer cast and crew […]

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