Columns Archive

  • 2013 Queen and her Court at Miss Vietnam of N.C. Intercollegiate Pageant with Director Jodie Truong.

    On the Scene

        SILICON VALLEY THEATER SCENE Great theater came to town this month and it always interests me that although our valley’s population numbers over one third Asian, you barely see 5 percent Asian audience members watching local theater works.  Someone out there explain to me the reason.  When so […]

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  • Chinese American Community Foundation Directors L to r Back Hanson Li, David Lei, Dien Yuen, Ted Dang, Buck Gee; L to R Front Emily Leung, Dr. Rolland and Kathy Lowe

    On the Scene: Springtime in California

    Great news in the Bay Area was the CACF – Chinese American Community Foundation’s recent launch of a new report on the giving characteristics of Chinese American philanthropists in the Bay Area.  Chairman of CACF Dr. Rolland Lowe told over 100 attendees his sage thoughts on Chinese Americans giving prowess, saying, […]

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  • State Senator Leland Yee


       For Democrats, California is a toxic ethical environment with the legal troubles of State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco and his LA County colleagues – Roderick Wright of Inglewood and Ron Calderon of Montebello. Republicans – thanks to the trio – could regain […]

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        ALICE LIKES CHIU WHILE HARVEY LOVES CAMPOS As this column pointed out (See “Potstickers” on 9/26/13 at, the key to Assembly District 17 candidate David Chiu’s election is his ability to carve out enough LGBT support. At the same time, Chiu needs […]

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    MADISON WIN OR NO NGUYEN FOR MAYOR Spins in two different stories on a scientific poll for a 2014 election that could make Madison Nguyen the first Vietnamese American Mayor of San Jose and leader of the tech capital of Silicon Valley and the world. […]

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  • Veterans who had served in the United States Armed Forces were honored at a Commemorative ceremony sponsored by the Korean Journalists Assn.

    Honoring Heroes

      HONORING  HEROES TYK Foundation & The Korean Journalists Association of Northern California hosted a gala commemorative dinner to inaugurate the KJA new 2014 president as well as honor 11 local U.S. veterans of the Korean War. Representing the Korean Government, Hon. Dong Man Han, Consul General of Republic […]

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  • David Chiu: SF Democratic Party Chair Aaron Peskin has called on Sheriff Mirkarimi to resign. Will Board of Supervisor President David Chiu (above)?


        THE HEEL THAT FITS Will not quit. Headquartered at former Castro Street shoe store down the block from martyred Harvey Milk’s former camera store testifies to straight San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu campaign priority to compete for LGBT votes against gay Supervisor David Campos. Chiu’s top issues […]

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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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  • Illinois congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth (Courtesy of USDOJ)


      More like Kiss Cam on major TV networks for State of the Union last month. Did anyone notice higher than usual Democratic cheerleading squad of House women smooching President Obama as he entered chamber for his SOTU on Jan. 28? They complemented his oration peppered with […]

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    Potstickers Back Next Thursday

    Potstickers will be off today and return next Thursday. Readers can still follow @SFPotstickers daily on Twitter.

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