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  • AIISF Board member Larry Low, third left, welcomes his parents Judge Harry Lows, wife Doreen and new Board member Phil Chin to PPC event.

    Chinese New Year Doings

        Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation opened 2014 hosting a special recognition reception for its first year/founding Pacific Passages Circle members at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio.  A special tour was arranged with the Museum’s Curator Michael Labrie to see the Tyrus Wong exhibit.  Enjoying the experience of learning of the […]

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        The First Global Filipino Networking Convention, held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on August 31- Sept.1, 2002, drew 4,000 delegates and featured as keynote speakers Senate President Franklin Drilon, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, Loida Nicolas-Lewis and Alex Esclamado of the […]

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    Despite efforts to keep three sports teams in Oakland in a 2014 re-election year, Mayor Jean Quan  faces split attitudes towards keeping the football, baseball and basketball franchises. A late September poll by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce said 50% of voters thought it was […]

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  • 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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  • SF Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, passing out shopping bags to educate residents about blessing scams, has led the fight against 8 Washington condo development.


          Chinatown’s Portsmouth Square last May with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and saint of the elders – Self-Help for the Elderly’s director Anni Chung – a nice duo to hang with Board of Supervisor President David Chiu, as all three passed […]

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    The New Hollywood Model: Crowdfunding?

        The New Hollywood Model: Crowdfunding?:  Save the Date:  Potsticker lovers start gearing up for this year’s 3rd annual Potsticker Eating Contest to honor the quality coverage and empowerment of Asian Americans by veteran political columnist Samson Wong in October. Last year’s champion chowed […]

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    Racism: Milena Clarke’s Old-fashioned Experience vs. the New Kind After the Asiana Crash

          Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, the two 16-year-old Chinese school girls who died in the Asiana Airlines crash this weekend, aren’t around to experience the kind of knee-jerky modern racism toward Asians the tragedy inspired in both mainstream and social media.   […]

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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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    Were Filipinos “Aliens” in the United States?

        The last time I spoke with Joe Alfafara was at the funeral of the mother of his life partner, Anita. I had known Joe for more than 20 years but that lunch conversation, which turned out to be our last, was our most […]

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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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