Columns Archive

  • Panelists on DingDingTV discuss the fate of Vallco Center in Cupertino.

    On the Scene: February 2015

      MUSIC IN THE AIR There’s no doubt that San Francisco Symphony knows how to throw a party and when it is in honor of their beloved maestro, Michael Tilson Thomaas 70th birthday, all stops were pulled. Where else would you have a concert with […]

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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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    On the Scene: Happy Holiday Daze

        Coming up right away — I’ve always been a fan of the lively and vivacious Rita Moreno and now San Franciscans have a chance to see her in action as she narrates PETER AND THE WOLF backed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth […]

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  • Dr. Chang teaching eye surgery in Lhasa, Tibet.

    A Hero to the Seeing World: Dr. David F. Chang

      Whenever anyone mentions in casual conversation that ultimately they will be needing cataract surgery, the name of Dr. David F. Chang always pops up as the number one recommended surgeon in Silicon Valley. His practice is one busy place with up to 200 cases a […]

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  • Franz Collection VP Joe Woulfe and Rita Beckman congratulate  Fusako Hoyrup on her beautiful floral decoration accenting the Franz vase.

    On the Scene: November News

      As the holidays come upon us, there are so many places to go, events to attend, and shows to see. At the SHN Curran Theatre I was taken back to my memories of the 1950s when my favorite comedy show on my black and […]

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  • Gala co-chairs Jenny Lin, Limin Hu and Lillian Lin.

    Friends of Children With Special Needs Gala Resounding Success

          Each year, Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) has drawn  close to 800 supporters from  the East Bay communities to their annual fundraising gala. This year, their theme was BUILD OUR DREAM IN SOUTH BAY, and because in recent years, they […]

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  • Chinese Railroad Worker Memorial Project

    Bay Area Social Notes

        “Stayin’ Alive” theme of the 26th Annual Generations Fashion Show needn’t have worried anyone whether there was enough interest, man/woman power and energy to launch another fashion show-luncheon to benefit the elderly of On Lok. On Sunny Oct. 18, a large crowed filled […]

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    Adventure in China

      October 13 Monday Alas our China adventure is beginning as we leave Sunnyvale for SFO to catch our 1:30 pm Korean Airlines flight.  Fourteen of our group greet us and we all seem very excited about our upcoming trip. The modern airplane was comfortable […]

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    Telltale Signs: 12 Million Metro Manila Commuters Stuck in Gridlock Hell

      For much of the last month, my Facebook friends in Metro Manila have been posting comments lamenting their helplessness at being condemned to spend a great portion of what is left of their productive lives stuck in hours of traffic with no hope in sight. […]

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  • Chairman Jennifer Lee greets Jan Yanehiro, Thuy Vu and friend to Kristi Yamaguchi dinner.

    GLITZ AND GLAMOUR IN THE AIR

    When the Bay Area Auxiliary of the Arthritis Foundation puts on a fashion show benefit, its glamour all around on the runway and in the audience alike.  Celebrated New York collection in a great runway fashion show, showing over 40 outfits in just 20 minutes. […]

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