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    Social Notes: Spectacular 36th Annual Dance Festival

          Fancy footwork, artistic handwork and undulating bodies matching the beat of pounding drums made a mesmerizing dance show at the 36th Annual Ethnic Dance Festival held at the Yerba Buena Center, June 5-29. Standing room-only crowds couldn’t stop applauding. The timeless quality […]

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    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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  • Lao Seri Association members walk in the Asian Heritage Street Celebration Faces of Asia Cultural Procession. Photo by Melissa Zarza.

    A Celebration of Heritage, Achievements, and Recognition

        It was a long time coming…but it gets better every year, as the May Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration grows with more events. During the merry, merry month of May, no less than four weekends plus weekdays were filled with fun activities and […]

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  • UC student Julie Woo; Engineer and Mentor Jesse Ante, Award Recipient; Emmeline Wong, UC student, scholarship recipient; Carolyn Gan, Co-president, UC Chinese Alumni Chapter.  Photo by L. Lee

    Spring Highlights in the East Bay

        While celebrating 145 years at a Charter Day Gala, the University of California honored 10 extraordinary Outstanding Alumni members with talents at an evening in the Garden Court and Grand Ballroom of the Palace Hotel, March 16. At the top of his game, […]

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  • Longtime Cal Bears Warren and Jennie Louie Chin celebrate 7 years of happy marriage.

    Universal Love Versus Translation Gaps

    In a brilliant play, currently making its West Coast Premier at the Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, Playwright David Henry Hwang held a capacity audience in awe with tears of laughter and gasps of anguish and surprise. The comedy “Chinglish” has many scenes of doing business, […]

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  • Michelle Krusiec and Alex Moggridge star in Berkeley Rep’s production of Chinglish, a new comedy from David Henry Hwang which heads for Hong Kong after having its West Coast premiere here.
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    A Medly of Hot September-October Dates to Remember

    Making its West Coast Premier, the Broadway hit, “Chinglish” will debut at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre this month.  A large contingent from the UC Alumni Chinese Chapter and friends will enjoy an evening of wild mispronunciations, wit and hilarious comedy when two languages get “lost in […]

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  • Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation visits City of 10,000 Buddhas. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation.

    AsianWeek Salutes Cultural Heritage

    Some things never go out of style, just as some things are always a joy to behold!  At a recent benefit fashion show, the oldest Chinese American women’s service organization, the Square and Circle Club, scored a triple winner with a successful fundraiser, a delicious healthy luncheon […]

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  • Dr. William Loui, center, honored for his lifetime achievements by the Susan Komen Race for a Cure, pictured with wife Sherree, right and a guest.

    Susan G. Komen Society Honors Dr. William Loui

    It was a small step going in the right direction, but it was a giant step that benefited mankind in his home community, family and paradise city and state of Honolulu, Hawaii. Having lived the core value of service to others, a value of his […]

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    Fabulous San Francisco Arts of the Pacific Asia Show

    Considered one of the best Asian art shows in America, the 16th Annual San Francisco Arts of the Pacific Asia show, Feb. 3-5 featured more than 70 private and international galleries, showcasing over 10,000 pieces of museum-quality textiles, sculptures, jewelry and antiques from mainland and […]

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  • Newly appointed Federal District Judge Edward M. Chen, with wife Jane Chen and daughter Tara, at the reception following his induction ceremony on Sept. 27.  Photo by Carolyn Gan.

    September Social Notes

    Keeping the ball rolling, Cal Bears earned victory and the “Big Spike” in the Pac-12 Conference opener when Cal’s women’s volleyball team beat Stanford, No.2 in national ranking on Sept. 13. Playing before and excited crowd of over 3,850 fans at Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion, the […]

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