Social Notes Archive

  • 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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  • Quality Asian Health Care and Wellness

    Quality Asian Health Care and Wellness

    Over 100 years have passed since the creation of good systematic health care for the early Chinese community. Despite massive discrimination and anti-Chinese laws, the Chinese community was able to build the first Chinese Hospital in 1911. Against all odds, it has survived, thrived and […]

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  • Social Notes: A Thanksgiving Remembrance

    Social Notes: A Thanksgiving Remembrance

    What loveable bundles of joy we celebrated! A Red Egg and Ginger Party was recently held for Somerah Cruz Louie, daughter of Scott and Herna Louie.  First-time grandparents, Sam and Jennie Louie, are just delighted with their new granddaughter!  Grandpa Sam says, “Somerah is 50% […]

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  • Social Notes: Day of Inclusion

    Social Notes: Day of Inclusion

    Assemblyman Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) introduced 12 members of the California State Legislature, officers of the Yee Fow Museum and Sacramento’s influential Organization of Chinese Americans at a gala reception held at the California State Capitol, on Aug 25. The event was to designate and […]

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