If you’re in the smartphone industry, you know that Samsung and Apple have been suing each other over patent infringement for the past few years, and the case happens to be overseen by Silicon Valley based judge and coincidentally, Korean American Lucy Koh. The New York Times does a nice brief profile in a blog posting on her: “Appointed to the federal court in 2010, Judge Koh, 45, is the first Asian-American district judge in [...] Continue »
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s (OACC) #APIVoices video contest will conclude today MONDAY, 4/14! Submit a brief 30 second to 3 minute video about an issue you care about as an API for the chance to win $50, shoutouts from talented YouTube artists, and VIP tickets to OACC’s Rhythms and Sounds: Celebrating Our #APIVoices concert!
I’ve blogged about the initial efforts to ban shark fin soup in California. Last July, the ban went into effect. I was aware of, but didn’t know exactly all the details of a law suit trying to overturn the law, but apparently that failed: “A federal judge on Tuesday [3/25/14] upheld California’s ban on possession or sale of shark fins, rejecting claims that the law discriminates against the Chinese community – where shark fin soup [...] Continue »
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook You know you are a corrupt politician when you are skewered by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. On Monday, in a segment at minute 3:10 entitled Innocent Until — Who Are We Kidding, Stewart summarizes the charges against California State Senator Leland Yee. Stewart also highlights Lee’s co-conspirator Raymond “Shrimp Boy” and his past criminal charges which he served [...] Continue »
As I have blogged previous, one of the closest watched Congressional races for this November 2014 will be for California’s 17th Congressional District, where two Democrats, incumbent Congressman Mike Honda and newcomer Ro Khanna are running (whom I had interviewed last year). Khanna has impressively been a fundraising machine, and has been aggressively running hard – which he should – raising a total of $3.2 million with $2 million on hand as of Q4 of [...] Continue »
The last time I blogged about current California State Senator Leland Yee was when he was running for the mayor of San Francisco about an SF Weekly unflattering profile of Yee, SKETCHY – Leland Yee Can’t Erase His Past. I’ve met and see Yee a few times in the past attending political events in San Francisco, and he definitely seemed like a guy who was sketchy – showing up late at events, schmoozing, then [...] Continue »
According to an article on March 6, 2014 in The Times of India: WASHINGTON: Indian-American attorney Vince Chhabria, who has represented San Francisco in defence of its health insurance law, adoption rights of same-sex couples and other major cases, has won Senate confirmation for a federal judgeship. Chhabria, 44, who presently serves as the deputy attorney of San Francisco City, will become California’s first federal judge of South Asian descent and one of only a [...] Continue »
SAN FRANCISCO — The Center For Asian American Media (CAAM) builds on its history of film, music and food with the launch of CAAMFest 2014. The 11-day festival brings “stories to light” from 20 different countries showcasing talent and artistry from around the world. CAAMFest 2014 celebrates contributions of Asians and Asian Americans in media by paying tribute to significant benchmarks in history and by showcasing the trailblazers of the 21st century. From the legacy [...] Continue »
) Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s no surprise that I see television commercials for Pacific Gas & Electric (commonly known as PG&E). So it was nice to see this ad highlighting a San Francisco native, Sandy Locke, talk about her role at PG&E as a gas distribution central design supervisor. No doubt, PG&E is trying to improve it’s image, given the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion it was responsible for, which killed [...] Continue »
Silicon Valley, CA – Yesterday, Congressman Mike Honda received the sole endorsement of the California Democratic Party (CDP) for his re-election in California’s 17th Congressional District. The endorsement follows an overwhelming show of support for Honda at last month’s Pre-Endorsement Caucus, where 92% of Democrats from the 17th District voted for him.
8Asians is an official media partner of this project. The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) is proud to present our national #APIVoices YouTube Video Contest! This is YOUR chance to share a topic that you feel is relevant to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, and challenge the stereotype that social issues do not affect APIs. Select video submissions will be posted to the OACC YouTube page. WHAT: Create a video that describes an issue [...] Continue »
At the end of January, the Golden State Warriors had their annual Asian Heritage Night themed game. This was the first time in a while that I recall that did not feature Jeremy Lin playing (even though he has since moved on from the Warriors) to the Houston Rockets. This year seemed a little bit more subdued. Fans who purchased an Asian Heritage Night event ticket received a limited-edition Asian Heritage Night t-shirt. The big [...] Continue »