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  • CeFaan Kim, News12 reporter mugged in Yonkers - 4 Arrested

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    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...

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  • Memories of Sweet Caroline, and of Oakland's Chinatown by Ben Fong-Torres

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    Berkeley, California 

    Memories of Sweet Caroline,

    and of Oakland’s Chinatown 

    by Ben Fong-Torres

     

    Caroline Chin was a neighbor and classmate of mine when we grew up in Chinatown, Oakland, in the ‘50s. We went to Lincoln Elementary, Westlake Jr High, and Chinese school together.

    She went on to become a teacher, an administrator and, finally, principal at (full circle) Lincoln School, in the early 2000’s, just before retiring. Under her leadership, it became a California Distinguished School, and would go on to become a National Blue Ribbon School. At her various stops, she encouraged kids and teachers alike to "work hard; learn a lot."

    A large, overflow crowd--maybe 750 or 800--learned a lot about Caroline Chin Yee, who passed away last month, at her services at the First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.

    Caroline had what appeared to have been a full and perfectly balanced life. She and her husband since 1968, Gary Yee, were devoted to their church – and to traveling the world. She even combined globetrotting with teaching, once in Zhongshan; another time, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  She had wonderful siblings, two children, grandkids and in-laws. One niece, Terri Lee, introduced herself as “the oldest of her nieces. So I’m guessing I was her favorite.” 

    She and others, family and friends, told of Caroline’s dedication to them, and to children in general, and to the wider community.

    Caroline passed away on February 21; her memorial was on March 16. The family took time to plan a service, and a reception, that would chronicle her marvelous life, her achievements and the people she touched. Even with the passage of time, there was a palpable sense of shock from this loss.

    I had seen Caroline here and there in recent years. Just last October, she attended an informal  Westlake Jr. High reunion in Oakland’s Chinatown and consented to say a few words to a filmmaker (AsianConnections founder Suzanne Joe Kai) for her documentary about me,...

  • SF State University celebrates its new President Leslie E. Wong

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    New President Leslie E. Wong SF State University Photo: CA State University

     

     San Francisco

    A week-long celebration begins March 9 to 15, 2013 to commemorate the investiture of San Francisco State University's 13th President, Leslie E. Wong.

    The formal investiture of President Wong will take place Thursday March 14, at 2pm in McKenna Theatre on campus.

    A celebration dinner honoring President Wong's investiture, and the induction of alumni into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame will take place on Friday March 15 at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco.

    The celebration dinner will be emceed by author and former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine Ben Fong-Torres, also a San Francisco State Hall of Famer.

    After a nationwide search, the California State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Leslie E. Wong, as president of San Francisco State University last May, 2012. Dr. Wong, was the head of Northern Michigan University since 2004. San Francisco State University has a campus of nearly 30,000 students.

    Dr. Wong is a native of Oakland, California. His mother is of Mexican descent from a family of farm workers. His father is Chinese American, and was an executive of the National Dollar Store.

    The full schedule of week-long events are listed at presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu

    http://presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu/content/leslie-e-wong-phd-13th-president-san-francisco-state-university

     

  • Wear glasses? Want to improve your eye sight? Try Ortho-K

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  • Happy Year of the Snake! Angi Ma Wong's Predictions for the Year

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    Angi Ma Wong Predicts Year of the Snake

    by Angi Ma Wong

    FenSShui Lady ® Predictions for the

    Year of the Water Snake 4711  

    Currently Angi is scheduled to appear at an event called "The Chinese in America Interactive" with storytelling, displays, music and a surprise at the end!

    Wednesday May 29, 20134:40pmLive Oak Library4153 E. Live Oak AvenueArcadia, California

    You can order her feng shui books and kits at www.AngiMaWong.com                                              

    GENERAL FORECAST

                During the Year of the Water Snake, the element of water sits on top of the fire element so they are in conflict. The Snake represents the month of May, a time of vigorous plant growth and signaling the oncoming zenith of summer, the hottest time of the year, possibly sparking revolution, change, violence and conflict. In recent times, the attack on Pearl Harbor fall of the Berlin Wall as well the Soviet Union, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 all occurred during Snake years. It is likely that there will be accidents and disasters involving air and sea, trains and ships, tornadoes and hurricanes, explosions and fires.  Children continue to be at risk.

                      In contrast to last year’s Dragon, the most yang of the twelve zodiac signs, it is followed by the Snake which represents the other end of the spectrum as the most yin. It can bring innovation, new ideas, reform, invention and advances in trade, travel and communication. The months of the Tiger (February) and the Monkey (August) create a trinity of hidden danger with the Snake. Unfortunate disasters involving fire or explosions during those months, as well as major health problems related to the heart, kidneys, circulation, brain, eyes, and blood. There may be viruses and epidemics as already evidenced with this year’s flu season which is proving to be one of the worst.

                Those born in the Year of the Boar are opposite to the Snake on the zodiac, and both Snakes and Boars should carry a Monkey charm for protection....

  • NBA Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin makes appearance and Q&A after the Rockets vs Warriors Game

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    Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

    Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin made an appearance and talked with fans at Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night.

    We will be posting images and more. Stay tuned!

     Lin's appearance at Asian Heritage Night event is hosted by the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort, February 12 when the Warriors play against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California (7:30 p.m. PST). The event will also be aired live to China on CCTV.

    NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed capturing the February 12 in-arena celebrations, events and activities to air live in China on CCTV.

    A portion of the event night ticket sales benefit the AsianWeek Foundation to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community

    The Warriors Asian Heritage Night is part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013, its largest international tribute ever from February 7-14.

    Warriors players will wear specially designed Adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by Adidas, the shooting shirt features “Year of the Snake” graphics that integrate the NBA logo, Chinese characters and basketball elements.

    Fans purchasing Asian Heritage Night tickets for the February 12th game will receive a commemorative Heritage t-shirt and be treated to a postgame Q&A with Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin.

    In-game elements for Asian Heritage Night will also feature cultural entertainment by local performance groups and artists of Asian descent as well as scoreboard recognition for groups of 15 or more during halftime.

    For full event details, please visit www.warriors.com/asianheritage.

    The AsianWeek Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a focus area on containing hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently...