Politics Archive

  • Supervisor Katy Tang and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu


      Who really won the Nov. 5 election, besides the environmental, neighborhood and progressive coalition that’s claiming bragging rights as to what gets built on the waterfront? On the face of it, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has chits from environmentalists and NIMBY activists to collect […]

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    Headlines Bring Halloween Terror Every Day?

        (updated 11/31) There was a novel series and a movie called “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”. It was inspired by all of the headlines of terrible things happening to people for random reasons, author Daniel Handler thought it would be make […]

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    SF Political Movers and Shakers Face Off in Potstickers Eating Contest

    - AsianWeek Political Columnist Samson Wong Holds 3rd Annual “Potstickers” Golden Potsticker Eating Contest and Reception on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Drake Bar and Lounge - WHAT:  A reception to honor the quality coverage and empowerment of Asian Americans by a veteran political columnist will take place on Thursday, October 24, from […]

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  • Boonmlee Lee, 21, one of two men facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a traditional Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.

    Festival Shooters Were Hmong With LA Gang Ties

    Hmong Shooters had gang ties A judge has set november hearings for Boonmlee Lee and Meng Lee. It is now known the two shooters as well as the shoot-ees were all ethnic Hmong. Boonmlee is believed to be connected to the Menace of Destruction gang in […]

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  • Boonmlee Lee, 21, one of two men facing multiple charges in the shooting of five people at a traditional Hmong New Year's festival in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday Oct. 12, 2013.

    Mao’s Holocaust Deniers

    Mao’s Holocaust Deniers First we had the National Socialism apologists who denied that 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis during the WWII “holocuast”. Now the New York Times tells us that leaders in China are alarmed that “historical nihilism” is an ideological threat […]

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  • McDonald's CC Yin and wife Regina Yin at APAPA voter education forum in Sacramento


      Californians Allied for Patient Protection’s “thank you” mailer on behalf of Assembly Speaker John Perez well outside of his LA district. Mailer was a prelude to Perez’s declaration to run for California Controller (now held by John Chiang who’s running for Treasurer in 2014) last Wednesday against Board of Equalization member Betty Yee of Alameda County and […]

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    Ting Launches Obamacare Enrollment Campaign at SF State University

        San Francisco, CA – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) kicked off the first of a series of community events today designed to help San Franciscans obtain health insurance through the open enrollment period under Obamacare, which started on October 1.  Today’s health […]

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  • Gregory Cendana sports a white t-shirt that reads: "Not Your Model Minority."
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    AAPI Leader Engages in Civil Disobedience Outside U.S. Capitol

        WASHINGTON – Gregory Cendana, a member of the executive committee of National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a coalition of 31 national Asian Pacific American organizations that advocates for thousands of community members across the country, was among 200 national leaders, immigrants […]

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    Asian Family Runs From Motorcycles

    Asian Family Runs From Motorcycles           Update: 10/7/2013 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/undercover-lied-role-biker-beatdown-suv-driver-source-article-1.1479369 An undercover cop was the guy who broke his tailgate window: A damning new video contradicts an undercover NYPD detective’s story about his role in a motorcycle mob’s attack on a panicked driver, […]

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  • College Board member Lawrence Wong's swan song


      With SF City College trying to emerge out of its accreditation deep doo-doo, College Board member Lawrence Wong will end his 20 years by not running for 2014 re-election after successfully shepherding construction of the Chinatown campus. He hasn’t groomed someone, although he’s urged the Chinese American Democratic Club to […]

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