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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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  • Victoria Lam

    Victoria Lam: Getting Out and Doing Good

    Ms. Victoria Lam is only a dissertation away from earning her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame (ND).  In addition to her core studies, Ms. Lam is passionate about connecting youth to the outdoors and recently found a non-profit – “Triple […]

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  • SF Entertainment Commissioner and The Grand owner Steven Lee (left) with Mayor Lee (Courtesy of Steven Lee on Facebook)

    SUGAR & SPRITE, OR WAS THAT SPITE

        American Beverage Association’s $5,000 donation this spring to non-partisan, non-profit Chinese American Voters Education Committee makes for interesting dynamic. ABA’s been spreading goodwill in SF to fight Supervisor Eric Mar’s two cents per ounce soda tax. Among them was David Lee, director of CAVEC, a non-partisan voter registration and […]

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    Potstickers Back Next Week

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

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  • California visitors  Garrett Wong, Melissa and Justin Matsuura are shown Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel’s rooftop garden by Hotel Associate Maude.

    On the Scene: O Canada Land of Wonderful Sights

        For our annual family vacation this year, time restraints prevented us from going to Europe to celebrate two grandchildren-graduates ready to embark on college careers. We found the best alternative was to fly to Canada’s very European cities, Montreal and Quebec. All too […]

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