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Sherry Chen, Falsely Accused, Wins Case but still has not been Restored to Her Job

Sherry Chen, Falsely Accused, Wins Case but still has not been Restored to Her Job

Image courtesy of NBC News. Back in 2015, I had watched on 60 Minutes and also read with dismay Chinese American Sherry Chen’s story: “On Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, Sherry Chen drove, as usual, to her office at the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, where she forecast flood threats along the Ohio River. She was a bit jet-lagged, having returned a few days earlier from a visit to China. But as she headed to […] Continue »

The meaning behind ‘Maile,’ the name of Tammy Duckworth’s new daughter

The meaning behind 'Maile,' the name of Tammy Duckworth's new daughter

ICYMI: Senator Tammy Duckworth gave birth to her second child, a girl named Maile Pearl, April 9.  The junior senator from Illinois is the first member of the Senate to give birth while in office.  This past Wednesday, the Senate changed its rules to allow infants on the Senate floor during a vote, enabling Duckworth to stick close to her child while sticking close to the proceedings. There’s some confusion out there about Maile’s name, […] Continue »

The Fred Yamamoto Scholarship Fund

The Fred Yamamoto Scholarship Fund

A friend of mine, Steven Lee, who is a Palo Alto resident and involved in city government is helping to raise a scholarship fund in memory of Fred Yamamoto and provided a prepared statement: “As a 3rd generation Chinese-American and a Palo Alto Human Relations Commissioner, I was strongly in favor of the committee’s recommendation to name a school after Fred Yamamoto, and was disappointed by both the opposition raised by certain members of my Chinese-American […] Continue »

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Congressman Ted Lieu & The Democrats Push to Take Back the House

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Congressman Ted Lieu & The Democrats Push to Take Back the House

I don’t regularly watch The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, but I saw that one of my favorite Representative Ted Lieu was on the show recently: “Congressman Ted Lieu makes the case for revoking Jared Kushner’s national security clearance and pushes a bill to rein in the president’s nuclear first-strike capabilities.” Ever since Trump became President, Lieu is most known for being a hilarious Twitter troll to Trump’s tweets: “Through his Twitter account, the Congressman has catapulted […] Continue »

John Chiang Remains a Top Contender in Race for California State Governor

John Chiang Remains a Top Contender in Race for California State Governor

California state treasurer John Chiang was in the San Jose area supporting California assemblymember Evan Low on Sunday, March 18th, and I had a chance to catch up with him after the belated Lunar New Year fundraising dinner. The last time I saw John was when he was in town being endorsed by Evan last November. The more recent exciting news about the race for California governor was at the California Democratic state convention, where […] Continue »

Michelle Kwan Endorses Vivek Viswanathan for California State Treasurer

Michelle Kwan Endorses Vivek Viswanathan for California State Treasurer

Michelle Kwan and Vivek Viswanathan Here with Michelle W. Kwan reminiscing about our time on the 2016 campaign trail with Hillary Clinton. Thanks so much for your support, Michelle! Check out our campaign at www.vivekforca.com #VivekforTreasurer #RunwithVivek Posted by Vivek Viswanathan for California Treasurer 2018 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 Video & Image courtesy of Vivek Viswanathan for State Treasurer 2018 – https://www.vivekforca.com/ Back in early March, I was on Facebook and I saw a fundraising event […] Continue »

Dr. Mai Khanh Tran is running for Congress in hotly contest seat for CA-39

Dr. Mai Khanh Tran is running for Congress in hotly contest seat for CA-39

I recently had a chance to meet Dr. Mai Khanh Tran while she was visiting in downtown San Jose. She’s one of many running for an open seat in the 39th Congressional District of California, after Republican incumbent Ed Royce announced, like many Congressional Republicans in “purple” districts, that he was retiring from Congress. But Republican Young Kim is the anointed successor by Royce (having worked for him previously), a Korean American business woman who previously had served a term […] Continue »

8Asians Interview with Dave Min for Congress (CA-45)

8Asians Interview with Dave Min for Congress (CA-45)

Back in January, I was able to meet up with Korean American Dave Min, who is running for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District, which is in Southern California, encompassing part of Irvine: Min was raised in the Palo Alto area and we have a mutual friend who introduced us to each other. Min is currently a law professor at the University of California, Irvine. From his campaign website: “A first-generation Korean-American, Dave worked as […] Continue »

8th Annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution – with Daniel Ellsberg

8th Annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution - with Daniel Ellsberg

Every year since the kickoff year in 2011, I’ve tried to make the annual Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties & the Constitution in the Bay Area. This year, I was particularly interested since after watching the movie The Post (about The Washington Post and its reporting of the Pentagon Papers, which was leaked by Daniel Ellsberg), the keynote speaker this year was was Daniel Ellsberg, who apparently lives in Northern California. Ellsberg did not disappoint! Ellsberg’s […] Continue »

Chloe Kim’s Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Box -Sold Out in 7 Hours!

Chloe Kim's Kellogg's Corn Flakes Box -Sold Out in 7 Hours!

I first heard that Olympic Gold medalist in halfpipe snowboarding Chloe Kim made the cover of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes while watching an interview with her on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and then later, finding the press release: “To celebrate Chloe Kim’s Gold Medal win with Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Kellogg’s® has announced that she will be featured on Gold Medal edition boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®. Boxes are available in limited quantities for a short […] Continue »

Asian American Commercial Watch: Minute Maid’s #ShibSibs Journey – Maia and Alex Shibutani

Asian American Commercial Watch: Minute Maid's #ShibSibs Journey - Maia and Alex Shibutani

Congratulations to brother-and-sister duo Maia and Alex Shibutani on winning the Bronze in the 2018 Winter Olympics for Ice Dancing. No doubt, if you’ve been watching the Winter Olympics, you’ve seen this ad, which really doesn’t seem like an ad, highlighting the sibilings’ journey to the Olympics: “Minute Maid is proud to support Maia and Alex Shibutani on their journey to The Olympic Winter Games. The siblings and teammates know a thing or two about […] Continue »

Asian American Commercial Watch: Team United & Nathan Chen

Asian American Commercial Watch: Team United & Nathan Chen

While watching the Olympics, I saw this United TV commercial and was surprised to see U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen, since I wasn’t aware that United was one of his sponsors, unlike Kellogg’s, Bridgestone and John Wilson. The super hero-themed commercial itself is a little bit weird if you ask me: Helping superheroes fly for 38 years. Proud to fly Team USA. The behind the scenes video on YouTube on how they made the commercial is […] Continue »