Living Archive

  • Hyeon Sook Ko (right) and daughter.

    Hyeon Soon Ko: Entrepreneur and Working Mom

        Hyeon Sook Ko exemplifies both the preliminary as well as historic struggle of a first generation immigrant as well as the inner strength and outer public charisma of an illustriously intelligent single working mom who remains at once entirely devoted to the daily responsibilities of […]

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    Play in the Hill Physicians AHSC Children’s Area!

    by Lauren Liu, Public Allies AmeriCorps member   By Lauren Liu, Public Allies AmeriCorps member At the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration Children’s Area, children and young people will be able to explore what it means to be Asian American and Pacific Islander through […]

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  • Grant Avenue Follies 11th Anniversary celebration welcomed back many fans of yesteryear.

    On the Scene: April 21

        FUN WITH THE FOLLIES San Francisco came alive when the Grant Avenue Follies ladies celebrated their 11th anniversary with a splash bang show before a packed house at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown.  This event was so popular when I arrived to find a packed room, I […]

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  • San Jose Taiko mesmerizes audiences with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the taiko drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT has broadened this historical art form into a style that joins traditional rhythms with other world and contemporary music, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin, jazz and hip hop, bridging many styles.

    The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Releases Lineup

          San Francisco, CA – The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival recently announced the programming for the 2014 Season at Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco running Sunday, May 4 through Sunday, October 26, 2014.  The Festival kicks-off on Sunday, May 4 with Ten-time Grammy winning Latin Jazz pianist and NEA […]

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    Chinatown YMCA kicks off Diabetes Prevention Program with Diabetes Awareness Health Fair

      San Francisco, CA – The Chinatown YMCA, in partnership with Chinese Hospital, the Chinese Community Health Plan, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and NICOS hosted a Diabetes Awareness Health Fair on Friday, February 21st at the Chinatown YMCA. This event was […]

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  • AIISF Board member Larry Low, third left, welcomes his parents Judge Harry Lows, wife Doreen and new Board member Phil Chin to PPC event.

    Chinese New Year Doings

        Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation opened 2014 hosting a special recognition reception for its first year/founding Pacific Passages Circle members at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio.  A special tour was arranged with the Museum’s Curator Michael Labrie to see the Tyrus Wong exhibit.  Enjoying the experience of learning of the […]

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    Graton Resort & Casino Gives Away a Car and Cash Every Day in February

      ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – From February 1 through February 28, 2014, Graton Resort & Casino will give away a total of $800,000 including 28 cars and $210,000 in cash. Daily drawings will be held to give away one 2014 Ford Mustang or Ford F150 as well as […]

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  • Desert Adventure Tours leaders Phil and Morgan take the Wong family on a jeep eco tour of San Andreas Fault area.

    On the Scene: Winter Vacation in Palm Springs

          When the San Francisco Bay Area winds were blowing wildly, bringing freezing temps in December, I decided it was time to spend the winter holidays in warm Palm Springs with my Wong family.  We were not disappointed when clear blue skies and temperatures in the mid […]

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  • Chef Ray Garcia shows Carole Yamaguchi, Jacquelyn Kerns and Gerrye Wong around his boutique restaurant The Fig.


      EXCITEMENT ON THE ROAD   As soon as we turned our car into the long driveway past the gate to enter the grounds of the  famed Fairmont Miramar Hotel, we spied the magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Tree, which is surely a symbol the hotel’s history of more than […]

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  • Miss San Francisco Heidi Cheung (left) Miss San Francisco’s Outstanding Teen Julia Li (middle) Miss Golden Gate Raquel Fatiuk (right)

    Miss San Francisco: Competing for the Crown

        San Francisco crowned Heidi Cheung as Miss San Francisco 2013 in the Miss America Program. She is the third Miss San Francisco title holder in three consecutive years starting with Crystal Lee in 2011 and Vivian Wei in 2012. This year San Francisco […]

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