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  • Smiler Greely and his family.

    AAJC Welcomes President Obama’s Plan for Immigration and Family Reunification

      WASHINGTON - Today President Barack Obama unveiled his plan for commonsense immigration reform. In reiterating his commitment to fix our broken immigration system, he outlined four general themes: update our antiquated immigration system to keep families together, strengthen border security, hold employers accountable for unfair […]

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    Vietnam and the Cell Phone Revolution

        Vietnam, a police state where freedom of expression can come with a multi-year prison term, is awash in cell phones. Whether for talking, texting or taking photos, Vietnamese are buying up mobile devices at a rate exceeding the country’s own population. A sign […]

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  • Men visit Taiwan scenic park.

    On the Scene: Visit to Taiwan

        TAKING A TIMELY VISIT TO TAIWAN       For my annual trek to Far East with a group of friends, we decided let’s include Taiwan, a destination most of the 20 of us hadn’t ventured to for over four decades.   Yes, we found many changes […]

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  • Nohelani Cypriano is surrounded by Silicon Valley fans at her Santa Clara Hawaiian Divas concert.

    On The Scene: October 30

    ON THE RUN IN OCTOBER  It was a grand night of Hawaii music and entertainment when Hawaiian Divas Malveen, Nohelani Cipriano, and Ho’omana performed in Santa Clara University Music Building in front of an enthusiastic small group of fans and friends. Lori Wong and her […]

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  • Longtime Cal Bears Warren and Jennie Louie Chin celebrate 7 years of happy marriage.

    Universal Love Versus Translation Gaps

    In a brilliant play, currently making its West Coast Premier at the Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, Playwright David Henry Hwang held a capacity audience in awe with tears of laughter and gasps of anguish and surprise. The comedy “Chinglish” has many scenes of doing business, […]

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  • Symphony Supper diners enjoy ambiance of City Hall Rotunda Balcony.

    On the Scene: Sept. 25

    BEAUTY ALL AROUND US When the San Francisco Symphony Gala Opening Night is announced, all the ladies of the area must swarm to their favorite designers to choose their gowns, for this year’s event brought the brightest and best designed dresses of the season.  In tune […]

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    Shiseido Launches New Fall 2012 Skincare and Makeup

    Join Dick Page and his team as they introduce Shiseido’s newest launches and top products for the season. The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shiseido Beauty Counter located at Nordstrom in the San Francisco Centre. Shiseido […]

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  • Event Co-Chair Jennifer Lee and Kristi Yamaguchi celebrate their fundraising dinner success

    On the Scene: Summer in San Francisco

    A DAY ON THE BAY TO REMEMBER OUR FOREFATHERS You couldn’t have asked for a better day, weather wise, and history wise, when 1000 people jammed the Ferries from San Francisco, Tiburon and Alameda, to cross the bay to Angel Island last weekend. Everyone was there […]

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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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  • Calvin Wong family arrive in Costa Rica.

    On the Scene: Wong Wanderings Abroad and At Home

    No matter what your age, there is no better place for sight-seeing than the Bay Area.  For the young families in tow, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great place for a Summer Night Sleep-Over, and so is the California Hall of Science in San Francisco.  It is a […]

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