Social Notes Archive

  • 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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  • Mary Gee Louie and Wilson Tso

    Social Notes

    “Mary, Mary…we love you!” sang the adoring vocalist as he led nearly 100 close friends at an extraordinary dance party for an extraordinary lady, Mary Gee Louie on her milestone birthday. She danced like a star on TV. She moved like a swan as her […]

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  • Lion Head bows to Hep B Heroes

    July Social Notes

    “It had to be you, it had to be you…wonderful you…” went the song.  50 Golden years of love and marriage were celebrated on June 18, the same day, that Ellen and Quock Fong pledged their solemn vows to each other 50 years ago in […]

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  • Carolyn Gan with Dr. Steven Chu and friends.

    Social Notes

    It only happens once in a lifetime; and surely it was an honor to be there when the University of California, Berkeley, celebrated its 143rd birthday and Gala Charter day Event with not just one, but two Chinese American alumnae being honored, especially with Dr. […]

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  • China President Hu Jintao and USA President Barack Obama

    Social Notes: Happy New Year

    There has never been a better time to be Chinese American especially from the years of unjust discrimination heaped upon the Chinese who came through Angel Island to the 1943 repeal of all those anti-Chinese laws. When I saw the photos of China’s President Hu […]

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  • Much To Be Thankful For

    Much To Be Thankful For

    It was a near-miracle when Oakland Council member Jean Quan was pronounced winner and the in-coming mayor of the largest city in the East Bay, Oakland. After a hard-fought campaign and election with the odds running as high as nine percentage points against her by […]

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  • Fashion With a Passion

    Fashion With a Passion

    Evangeline Lum joins models on the runway for the 22nd Annual On Lok Generations Fashion Show. Fashion shows just keep getting better each time. At the Sept. 11th 22nd Annual On Lok Fashion Show Luncheon, the President of the Friends of On Lok, Cynthia Yee […]

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  • The Story of Maggie Gee And the Sacramento Fair

    The Story of Maggie Gee And the Sacramento Fair

    She was the youngest among a group of women who formerly numbered 1,000 out of a pool of 2,500 applicants.  She stood tall and proud when President Obama presented her with the gold Congressional Medal of Honor at an awesome ceremony held 66 years later […]

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  • Social Notes: The Best of Fundraisers

    Social Notes: The Best of Fundraisers

    22nd Annual Generations Fashion Show Luncheon on Sept. 11 To salute three generations of service with the U.S. Air Force, Ret. Colonel Richard F. Hum will be a special honoree at the upcoming 22nd Annual Generations Fashion Show Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of On […]

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  • Social Notes: Summertime Flings

    Social Notes: Summertime Flings

    By Carolyn Gan They say that “life is a gamble” when we choose our lifetime careers, partner and the pursuit of happiness. Truer words were never more predicated than when 10 supporters of the UCSF Asian Heart and Vascular Center became 100 devotees on May […]

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