Tag Archives: California

California Asian Americans divided on Proposition 16, which would reestablish Affirmative Action in California

On November 3, 2020, one of the ballot measures that Californians will vote on is Proposition 16, which would reestablish the use of race in public education, employment, and contracts. The use of race in these areas was prohibited in … Continue reading

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DNC 2016 – Day 4 – Quick Chat with CA State Treasurer John Chiang and Governor 2018!

Although I had seen California State Treasury John Chiang several times during the week at the Democratic National Convention, I hadn’t had a chance to do an interview. On Day 4 at the California Delegates Breakfast, I finally did, though only … Continue reading

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8Asians at the Democratic National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, Day 1

I had such a good time four years ago at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2012 (my blog posts): My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience (Video – 6:08 minutes) My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – … Continue reading

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Ex-California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty in Chinatown Corruption Case

Back in March 2014, I had blogged about California State Senator Leland Yee had been arrested, along with others, on public corruption charges. He initially pleaded not-guilty, but now has changed his plea to guilty: “Yee, who previously has pleaded … Continue reading

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North Korea Refuses Envoy for Three Americans

As reported by CBS News, North Korea has refused to allow a high level envoy to retrieve three American citizens from their detainment. The three include Matthew Miller of Bakersfield, CA; Jeffrey Fowle of Miamisburg, Ohio; and Kenneth Bai of … Continue reading

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Neel Kashkari Running for Governor of California and Will Lose

Living in California, I almost forgot that there is an Asian American running for governor for the state – Indian American candidate Neel Kashkari. If his name sounds familiar, it’s most likely that you’ve heard of Kashkari due to his … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Ted Lieu for Congress 2014

Ted Lieu is currently a California State Assembly member in the California state legislature and he is running for Congress. Full disclosure: I think I have donated to to his campaign in the past, and have met him a few … Continue reading

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Asians Have Biggest Drop in Home Ownership

It turns out the recent Census data recently blogged about on 8Asians had some additional interesting information buried in the numbers. With the recession, it was no surprise that the home ownership rate in the U.S. has dropped as scores … Continue reading

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