On the Scene Archive

  • 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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  • Moanalani Jeffrey catches Samantha Seto with siblings setting up sales of Chinese goods for the San Francisco Symphony Gift Shop at  San Francisco’s Davies Hall.

    On the Scene: Making News

      Viewing Vu The beautiful face of Thuy Vu has graced Bay Area television screens since the 1990s when her first job was as a reporter and fill-in anchor for KPIX. She joined ABC7 in 2000 to co-anchor the ABC7 Sunday Morning News, and also was a reporter based in South Bay Bureau.  An Emmy […]

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  • At  Saratoga History Museum, featured Chinese watercolor artist Doan ZhaoNan  meets CHCP Co-Founding members Lillian Gong Guy, Cynthia Chang and Gerrye Wong

    On the Scene: Community Role Models

      In my work sharing news with you, I am fortunate to come across leaders in the communities and often feel they are unsung heroes who contribute quietly as role models in our Asian American society. I would like to tell you about some of […]

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  • Meeting at their West San Jose building were new and old Board Directors of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

    On The Scene: Summer News

        SUMMER NEWS When you think of summer, it brings thoughts of blue skies, pleasant breezes and a busy schedule of weddings, graduations, and celebrations. In Hawaii, The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii held an auspicious inauguration for its new president Robert Yu […]

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  • Claudia Quan of Lafayette and Carol Fong of Sunnyvale traveled far to meet Lisa See at her Menlo Park Kepler’s Book Store appearance to get a signed copy of her new book China Dolls.

    On the Scene: Everyone’s A Celebrity

      Everyone’s a Celebrity I was first going to name this column Celebrity Time but when I started thinking about it, everyone’s a celebrity in their own time and place.  So here goes with whom I met and who’s made the news this time. LISA SEE […]

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  • Happily receiving proclamation from City of Saratoga City Council were members of the Organization of Chinese American Women –Silicon Valley Chapter

    On the Scene

    Names in the News  The City of Saratoga celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month by honoring two well recognized organizations inSilicon Valley.  On May 21, Mayor Emily Lo presented a proclamation to the Organization of Chinese American Women – Silicon Valley Chapter, which was founded in 1986. With a membership of about 200 members, […]

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  • “Scholarship Selection Committee”

    On the Scene

          In the Spirit of Giving It always gives me great pleasure to write about non-profit organizations with a giving spirit. This was the atmosphere at the Chi Am Circle Scholarship Awards Dinner on May 16 when 30 high school seniors were happy […]

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  • A fitting end to wonderful cruise is visiting Berlin's  famed Brandenburg Gate.

    On the Scene

    Let’s Go Cruising People are always asking what is the difference between a voyage on an ocean liner versus a cruise in a  smaller boat going down a river.  This year I tried both so would like to share my conclusions.  In January I went […]

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  • Grant Avenue Follies 11th Anniversary celebration welcomed back many fans of yesteryear.

    On the Scene: April 21

        FUN WITH THE FOLLIES San Francisco came alive when the Grant Avenue Follies ladies celebrated their 11th anniversary with a splash bang show before a packed house at the Four Seas Restaurant in Chinatown.  This event was so popular when I arrived to find a packed room, I […]

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  • 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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