Columns Archive

  • Franz Collection VP Joe Woulfe and Rita Beckman congratulate  Fusako Hoyrup on her beautiful floral decoration accenting the Franz vase.

    On the Scene: November News

      As the holidays come upon us, there are so many places to go, events to attend, and shows to see. At the SHN Curran Theatre I was taken back to my memories of the 1950s when my favorite comedy show on my black and […]

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  • Gala co-chairs Jenny Lin, Limin Hu and Lillian Lin.

    Friends of Children With Special Needs Gala Resounding Success

          Each year, Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) has drawn  close to 800 supporters from  the East Bay communities to their annual fundraising gala. This year, their theme was BUILD OUR DREAM IN SOUTH BAY, and because in recent years, they […]

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    Bay Area Social Notes

        “Stayin’ Alive” theme of the 26th Annual Generations Fashion Show needn’t have worried anyone whether there was enough interest, man/woman power and energy to launch another fashion show-luncheon to benefit the elderly of On Lok. On Sunny Oct. 18, a large crowed filled […]

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    Adventure in China

      October 13 Monday Alas our China adventure is beginning as we leave Sunnyvale for SFO to catch our 1:30 pm Korean Airlines flight.  Fourteen of our group greet us and we all seem very excited about our upcoming trip. The modern airplane was comfortable […]

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    Telltale Signs: 12 Million Metro Manila Commuters Stuck in Gridlock Hell

      For much of the last month, my Facebook friends in Metro Manila have been posting comments lamenting their helplessness at being condemned to spend a great portion of what is left of their productive lives stuck in hours of traffic with no hope in sight. […]

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  • Chairman Jennifer Lee greets Jan Yanehiro, Thuy Vu and friend to Kristi Yamaguchi dinner.

    GLITZ AND GLAMOUR IN THE AIR

    When the Bay Area Auxiliary of the Arthritis Foundation puts on a fashion show benefit, its glamour all around on the runway and in the audience alike.  Celebrated New York collection in a great runway fashion show, showing over 40 outfits in just 20 minutes. […]

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    TREATED ROYALLY ON A PRINCESS

      Since I will never be a true princess, I can only imagine from Disney movies what it would be like, but being on a Princess Line Cruise ship,could be second best. Where else could you be greeted daily with smiling faces, all eager to […]

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  • Dr. Rolland and Kathy Lowe are congratulated by Calvin and Gerrye Wong

    August Social Notes

        The Easy Bay’s Asian Health Services recently dedicated its new clinic named the Dr. Rolland and Katheryn Lowe Medical Center. Dr. Rolland Lowe and Mrs. Kathryn Lowe are long-time community activists and philanthropists. Their many awards and honors include receiving the Chancellor’s Award […]

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    Telltale Signs: Why TPS Matters Even Now

      They are often referred to, half-jokingly, as TNTs, the Tagalog acronym for Tago ng Tago (hiding and hiding) or Takot na Takot (very afraid). But it is no laughing matter to be a Filipino out of lawful immigration status in the US, constantly hiding from immigration authorities and […]

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  • Franz fine porclain dishware is displayed by Rita Beckman and Richard Lo at recent Art Festival in Cupertino.

    Music And Arts Is In The Air

        Broadway By the Bay Patron Services Director Sarah Dunn-Rankin told me  I was in for a fast moving rip roaring high voltage musical show in DREAMGIRLS  and she was right!  When I went to see the show at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City, I […]

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