Columns Archive

  • 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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  • Posticker Sig revised

    Potstickers Back Next Thursday

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

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  • State Board of Equalization member Betty Yee

    GRANDMA UPHOLDS THE YEE FAMILY NAME

      Last week, this column downplayed the impact of State Senator Leland Yee’s legal troubles (he pleaded innocent) on Betty Yee’s campaign for State Controller, especially in light of her rival and Assembly Speaker John Perez’s potential ethical issues and the contagion of the Yee-Wright-Calderon scandals (See below and “Potstickers” on […]

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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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  • FredCordova

    Telltale Signs: FRED CORDOVA AND THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE COMMUNITY

        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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  • Postickers by Samson Wong

    MAYOR QUAN’S SALES PITCH

    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

    CHINA COMES TO SAN JOSE

      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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