Tag Archives: San Francisco

Andrew Yang’s San Francisco Rally (Sun 10/27/19) Overview

Although I’ve interviewed and met Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang several times, I’ve never actually attended a rally of his. The previous time Andrew had a rally in San Francisco, I was out of town, or it was held on … Continue reading

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San Francisco Board Supervisor Jane Kim Running for Mayor

With the recent and sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, there has been some speculation as to who may run for mayor in a special election in 2018. Well, we now know at least one candidate, and that … Continue reading

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Rose Pak, San Francisco Political Powerhouse, Dies

If you follow or cover San Francisco politics, especially regarding Asian Americans, Chinese Americans or Chinatown, you’ll inevitably here the name Rose Pak. Pak passed away of natural causes at age 68 at home on Sunday, September 18th. Her life, … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: San Francisco Benu’s Chef Corey Lee

To be honest, I have never heard of chef and restauranteur Corey Lee nor the San Francisco restaurant Benu until I watched a recent episode of the PBS late night talk show Charlie Rose. But seeing a Korean American chef … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Tech Boom Squeezing Out Chinese American Small Businesses

While we’ve written about how Filipinos have been affected by the San Francisco Tech boom, this story from Boom (summarized here by New America Media), talks about the effects of the boom on small Chinese American businesses like these on … Continue reading

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As Tech Transforms San Francisco, Elderly Filipino Man fights Eviction

Much as been written about how the recent tech boom is transforming San Francisco and the resulting backlash.  We hear about protests of Google buses and artists leaving for Oakland (and perhaps pushing out other artists), but this New American … Continue reading

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Pelenise Faataui: Dancing Against San Francisco Bullets

While stories about the wealth and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been widely publicized, many AAPIs aren’t rich and struggle in dangerous surroundings.  This video tells the story of Pelenise Faataui, who teaches Samoan dancing in front … Continue reading

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Mayor Ed Lee Welcomes Congressman Mark Takano to San Francisco

Congressman Mark Takano, of the 41st Congressional District of California (Riverside, California area) visited San Francisco this past Sunday, February 17th and was a guest of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at a community event held at the Lady Shaw … Continue reading

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What Asian American Kids Watch on TV: Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm

I saw Number Two Son watching A.N.T. Farm on the Disney Channel, about a group of brilliant middle school students who go to a San Francisco high school.  They are part of a gifted program for students who have “Advanced … Continue reading

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Are Asian-Americans “Ideal Prey?”

With the recent spate of violence against Asian-Americans in places such as Oakland and San Francisco, this essay from New American Media expresses the opinion that Black on Asian violence isn’t about race, it’s about “economic opportunism.” Amanze Emenike grew … Continue reading

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Is David Chiu or Carmen Chu the First Asian American Acting Mayor of San Francisco?

After San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that he was withdrawing from running for governor of California, he disappeared without some of his staff knowing his whereabouts (maybe Newsom was hiking the Appalachian Trail?). In reality, Newsom jetted off to … Continue reading

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Win tickets to opening night in SF of “BIG MAN JAPAN,” a Japanese superhero comedy!

UPDATE: Our winners have been selected! Congrats to Sunny and Peter Wu! who correctly answered a) “Eat Drink Man Woman” was NOT on Roger Fan’s list of Top 5 Movies. Sunny will be seeing Big Man Japan and Peter will … Continue reading

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