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  • Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    UPDATE: We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's Spring, 2013 talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan). The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan...

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  • Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

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    Photo Credit: Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page Photo credited to David Scott, the Scott Family, and Little Landers Historical Society. David Scott is the grandson of Merrill Scott who was the superintendent of TCDS. Photo circa 1941-1943. The structures were removed, but the oak and sycamore trees dating back to World War II still live on this site. 

    June 25, 2013 UPDATE:

    Los Angeles

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support an amending motion by Council member Richard Alarcon to declare an approximate one acre live oak and sycamore grove as a historical-cultural monument at the former Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga in Southern California.

    The site was the U.S. Department of Justice internment camp for Japanese, German and Italian Americans during World War II. 

    The live oak and sycamore trees date back to World War II when the internment camp was in operation.

    The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission had recommended against monument status because the original internment camp structures were removed years ago to make way for the Verdugo Hills golf course. The site is now being planned by a developer for a housing development. 

    Council mmember Richard Alarcon argued that Los Angeles has designated many monuments at sites where the original structures are gone, and he pointed out that trees have also been designated as historic. 

     

    For the full story:

    Rafu.com

    Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page

    89.3 SCPR.org KPCC Public Radio, S. California

    Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment - GCVoice.org\

    ManzanarCommittee.org

    http://www.usc.edu

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    Los Angeles

    March 28, 2013

    A petition has been launched by the Tuna Canyon Historic Designation Committee on Change.org to grant historical and cultural landmark status to the former Internment Camp located in Tujunga in Southern California.  

    Tuna Canyon Detention Station Mess Hall 1933....

  • Super Hiro - Hiroki Kuroda throws complete game shutout

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    Photo: Hiroki Kuroda - Pitcher for the New York Yankees

    April 14, 2012

    New York

    Yankees 3, Orioles 0

    Photo: New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda 

    It's baseball season and it couldn't be sweeter with 38 year old Hiroki Kuroda's five-hit shutout. Kuroda is a New York Yankees pitcher. 

    The New York Daily News reports that was just part of tonight's story.

    27 year old Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan, a left-handed pitcher for the Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles matched Kuroda zero for zero over the first four innings tonight.

    Read more here.  

    Go catch a screening of "42" the new movie about baseball great Jackie Robinson which took top box office honors this weekend. Just released in theaters nationwide the movie stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey. 

    Photo: Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen

    For the full story about the New York Yankees vs the Baltimore Orioles game tonight click here.

  • Happy Birthday March Fong Eu!

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    (Photo) Happy Birthday March Fong Eu! (LtoR) Suyin Fong Stein, March Fong Eu, Suzanne Joe Kai Photo by May Hsu, March 23, 2013

    March 29, 2013

    Happy Birthday to March Fong Eu, a truly great lady. Today, March 29, the former U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia and Secretary of State of California turns 91. 

    Happy Birthday March! (LtoR) Suyin Fong Stein, March Fong Eu, Suzanne Joe Kai Photo by May Hsu March 23, 2013   

    Last Saturday, her daughter Suyin and I celebrated her birthday early. Dr. Eu is in good heatlh, and maintains her natural sense of humor. (Click on the blue headline above to the full story)

    As a successful Asian American in the public eye for decades as well as being a female in the male dominated world of politics, Dr. Eu has been one of the most popular political figures in California history.

    She has inspired generations of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. She has always had a strong connection to serve the 'common man.' For decades, her official government office staff whisked her from event to event by limousine and plane, yet she's equally comfortable just getting on a public bus. 

    Senator Edward Kennedy with Honorable March Fong EuDr. Eu was elected Secretary of State of California in 1974, becoming the first Asian American woman ever elected to a state constitutional office in the United States. 

    Dr. Eu was elected Secretary of State five times, and the only woman to be elected to that position until 2006.

    In 1978, she won in a landslide, winning every single county, including the traditionally Republican stronghold of Orange County, becoming one of only four Democrats to ever win the county in a statewide race in the past half century. 

    She succeeded Jerry Brown who was Secretary of State from 1971 to 1975. Prior to her successful election for Secretary of State, in 1966, Dr. Fong was elected to four terms to the California State Assembly from the 15th District, representing Oakland and Castro Valley.

    President Bill Clinton (lower left) looks on as March Fong Eu, Secretary of State of California delivers speech.Her influence as an American...

  • First Summit on Asian Stereotypes Urges Empowerment to Make Change

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    Jeff Yang writer of "Tao Jones" column for the Wall Street Journal

    Little Tokyo - Los Angeles

    March 23, 2013

    More than 200 people attended a summit yesterday in Los Angeles, provocatively titled "Beyond the Bad and the Ugly." The meeting was appropriately named as it took aim at the continued use of offensive images, ethnic slurs and stereotypical caricatures of Asian Americans in American media, and its impact on just about every aspect of American culture, politics, education and society.

    AsianConnections.com applauds Jeff Yang, Wall Street Journal Online writer of the "Tao Jones" column for organizing this first summit devoted to the problem, and enlisting public dialogue and empowerment. Yang brought together activisits, bloggers and others to examine the issues and encouraged people to take action against the negative stereotypes and portrayals of Asian Americans in the media. 

    Stereotypical images of Asian Americans in the media have negatively impacted the lives of Asian Americans for more than a century.

    Yang told LA Times writer Anh Do the event is "the culmination of a dream, seeing people not only talking about these issues - but doing something about it," "The point is to empower everyone, telling them, "Change is happening, and it's happening inside - with us." 

    The March 23, 2013 summit officially kicks off Jeff Yang's new book he co-edited with Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma, Shattered: the Asian American Comics Anthology (Secret Identities). SHATTERED’s 2013 tour, will take Yang and his co-editors Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma to select cities and college campuses in the East, West and Midwest (contacts are listed below if you wish to book a SHATTERED tour event). 

    Click here for the story at the LA Times by writer Anh Do. 

    Featured sessions at the "Beyond the Bad and the Ugly" Los Angeles summit March 23, 2013:

    OPENING PLENARY — “IS THIS STEREOTYPE REALLY NECESSARY?”, a fresh, frank, informative (and likely snarky) exploration of Asian images past and present, moderated by...
  • CeFaan Kim, News12 reporter mugged in Yonkers - 4 Arrested

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    Photo credit: News12 | CeFaan Kim poses for a photo after being attacked earlier in the morning. March 20, 2013

    Yonkers

    March 20, 2013

    Cops arrested four teens for an attack in Yonkers that sent a News12 reporter to the hospital. CeFann Kim, 31, a former sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve said he fought off the assailants, who ran away after bystanders pulled thier cars over to help. 

    Kim was attacked on Odell Avenue near the Greystone train station shortly before 9 a.m., authorities said. The teens hit him about 30 times before fleeing. Kim suffered a fractured nose and injuries to his head.  Click here for the full story.

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