Columns Archive

  • Thirty  Happy Chi Am Circle recipients of 2015 scholarship grants totaling over $80,000.

    Celebrating the Stages of Life

        CHI AM CIRCLE once again made 30 young high school seniors very happy when they were awarded the club’s annual scholarship grants at a dinner recently at the China Stix Restaurant in Santa Clara.  As always, proprietor Frank Chang opened up his large […]

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  • Buck Gee, center, welcomes Angel Island Honorees at recent Gala Dinner event.

    SPRING SPLENDORS

      Exciting news was announced at the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) Annual Benefit Dinner to “OPEN THE DOORS” , the start of a campaign to create THE ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK PACIFIC COAST IMMIGRATION CENTER. As Board President Buck Gee announced to the […]

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  • California golfers Deanna Hom, Marie & Ray Lu, Herb Hom and Calvin Wong brave winds at Makai Golf Course.

    On the Scene: Heaven in Hawaii

      Although we have had mainly dry weather in California, the temps are cold, the winds chilling. So what better escape than to go to the island of Kauai, often called the most exotic of all the Hawaiian Islands. Met up with an old friend, […]

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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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  • TPS

    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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  • 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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  • Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, John Burton and former Assembly Pro Tempore Speaker Fiona Ma. Photo courtesy of Fiona Ma.

    BETTY YEE COUNTING VOTES IN CONTROLLER’S RACE

      The California Controller’s race is in recount territory as Democratic candidates Betty Yee and John Perez closed in on 870,000 votes each and were fighting for second place to qualify for the November election under California’s “Top Two” rule. As of early Thursday, 16 days after the election, Board of Equalization member Yee […]

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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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