On the Scene Archive

  • The Performers Of Yulan


      A groundbreaking theatrical experience will light the skies of  San Jose in Theatre Ventures International’s North American premiere of YULAN – a creative collaboration of the spectacular talents of performers from Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Shenyang, Los Angeles, San Jose and Tokyo. The show is […]

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  • Returning veterans gathered at War Memorial Cemetery

    Korean War Veterans Return to Korea

          To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conclusion  of the  Korean War, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) and The Korean Veterans Association (KVA) celebrated by hosting a Revisit Korea program for Korean War veterans  who had served on Korean […]

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  • AACI Board members Gerrye Wong, Vi Ojakian, Ernesto Orduna, Edwin Aquino,  ED Michele Lew

    Exciting Events in the Fall

    A 40th Anniversary is really is something to celebrate about and Asian Americans for Community Involvement did themselves proud with an 800 patrons crowd at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel.  Putting everyone in celebratory mood, a happy employee-led “Flash Mob” danced in the lobby to surprise and lead the rousing crowd into […]

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  • Mother elepheant and one month old baby come up to van.

    An Exciting African Adventure

        I just returned from an adventure into the wilds of Kenya and Tanzania, and for any of you readers who have experienced a Safari sojourn before, you know it is not a facsimile of a visit to the San Diego Zoo. In 1986, […]

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  • A reception honoring the founders of AACI was held earlier this year for a reunion.

    Celebrating 40 Years of Community Service

          As Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is poised to celebrate its 40th anniversary on September 7, there arises the nostalgic question – how did it all get started and grow to become the largest social service agency in Santa Clara County […]

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  • Surrounding the newlyweds were l to r  Naomi, Lian, Ami Nordahk, Karin and Johnny Kotcher, Lian Jue, father of the bride Dr. Ronald Jue.

    It’s Celebration Time

        We were off to Laguna Beach to celebrate the wedding of Karin Wong Jue and John Kotcher at the beautiful coastal setting in the Cultural Center of Crystal Cove State Park.  The outdoor wedding on the patio was made festive with five year old Aamir Nordakh shooting off his bubble gun […]

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  • San Francisco Fairmont Public Relations Director Melissa Farrar and Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Megan Haertling enjoy buffet delicacies at  Media Reception.

    On the Scene: July 23

    MERRILY LIFE ROLLS ALONG CCTV film crew from its Production Center of China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio of Beijing came to the History San Jose park last week. As charming Jhou Jun,Director of the Documentary Department, explained, they are filming a documentary about Chinese in America, and the […]

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  • Appearing on Ding Ding TV were l to r Jeff Tong, George Leong, Gerrye Wong, Diana Ding, Michael McKechnie

    On the Scene: What’s Happening in July

        WHAT’S HAPPENING  IN JULY Met an exciting young lady, Diana Ding, who is an innovator, entrepreneur and lovely newswoman all in one nice attractive package.  She is the CEO of Ding Ding TV and Host producer of the show “Innovation Dialog” and modestly claims she has interviewed over 6000 […]

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  • William Mock, Gerrye Wong and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation Director Michael McKechnie are welcomed by Host Mina Li at her Mandarin Journal program taping.

    On the Scene: June 24

      NEWS IN THE MAKING Broadway San Jose closed its season this year with something very different for its season subscribers with GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT. A very contemporary musical that was born locally at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009 before its Tony award-winning  Broadway stint in 2010, the show was obviously […]

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  • At South Bay Chinese Service Club tourney, the Fran and Victor Gin family took all the honors, as witnessed on smiling faces.

    Summer Days in California

        There is no better city in the world to visit on a warm summer day than San Francisco when the fog has cleared, and the ocean breezes are calm. Driving up Highway 280 through beautiful mountain landscapes, Pearl Lee and I celebrated old […]

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