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The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres
The Year of Sheltering Dangerously By Ben Fong-Torres   Well, hasn’t THIS been a fun 365? As we approached the anniversary of the shelter-in-place orders for the San Francisco Bay Area, on March 16, I thought of some of the changes we’ve been through.  In February, our calendar was packed with restaurant dinners and a large, loud gathering at Harbor Villa, saluting our friend, the civil rights attorney Dale Minami. And there was my 24th time as co-anchor of the...

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Avoiding the Winter Blues

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 19 December 2005

Preventive measures to avoid frostbite as the mercury dips below freezing.

Ice skating, skiing, sledding and snowball fights are all fun winter activities. It only takes minutes for exposed skin to become frostbitten in temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and winds of 20 miles per hour or more. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) have a few suggestions for the proper precautions to fight frostbite.

Your body's first priority is to maintain its core temperature when you are out in the cold. To do that, it shifts blood away from the extremities and toward the central organs of the heart and lungs. This increases the risk of cold weather-related injuries, such as superficial or deep frostbite to the arms, hands, legs and feet. With superficial frostbite, only the skin surface is affected, whereas deep frostbite also affects underlying tissues. Body tissue can freeze when it is frostbitten. Ice crystals form in the tissue cells, which can cause physical damage and permanent change in cell chemistry. When the ice eventually thaws from the body tissue, additional changes in the cell may occur, resulting in infection or cell death (gangrene).

"Since it's easier to prevent frostbite than treat it, it is critical to dress properly for the weather and go inside if you are wet or in the cold too long," said Richard F. Kyle, MD, first vice president of AAOS. "If you believe you or someone you are with has frostbite, it is crucial to seek proper medical attention...

What's in store for the Year of the Fire Dog?

Posted by Angi Ma Wong on Sunday, 29 January 2006

What's in store for the Year of the Fire Dog?

The influence of the fire element creating earth prevails, increasing the opportunities for harmony and peaceable solutions to global and environmental challenges, even as there remain potential for fire-earth related disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, nuclear events, building and mining collapses, etc. Industries related to wood such as writing, publishing, furniture, textiles, will do well because they fuel fire. Healthwise, the fire element governs the blood circulation, heart, and the earth element affects the spleen, shoulder, stomach and digestive system, cancer and diabetes. Finance, energy, electricity, stock market and airline industries will do well.

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Remembering Betty: The Voice of Flight 11

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Remembering Betty: The Voice of Flight 11

by Lynda Lin, September 11, 2006

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Editor's Note: Betty Ong, a flight attendent on United Flight 11, has been called an unsung hero for her 23-minute phone conversation relaying vital information that later allowed the FBI to identify the terrorists including purported ringleader Mohammed Atta. But the public has been fickle with Betty's memory.

Sept. 11, 2006

Pacific Citizen News Feature

by Linda Lin

NAM Editor's Note: Betty Ong, a flight attendent on United Flight 11, has been called an unsung hero for her 23-minute phone conversation relaying vital information that later allowed the FBI to identify the terrorists including purported ringleader Mohammed Atta. But the public has been fickle with Betty's memory.

How do you heal a wound? Each time this year, the suture seems to bleed a bit and some commemorate the loss in the same way America has traditionally honored presidents: renaming streets, schools and public buildings. On the East Coast, a post office named Todd Beamer reminds its patrons of the exhortation, "Let's roll." And for the new school year in San Jose, Calif. students pass through the threshold of Capt. Jason M. Dahl Elementary School, the pilot of United Flight 93 whose untimely death has recently been immortalized in a Hollywood movie.

But who remembers the young woman with the calm voice telling American Airlines officials the morning...

AALDEF Election Protection PLAN for 2006 Midterm Elections IN PLACE

Posted by AC Team on Sunday, 05 November 2006

Multilingual Asian American exit poll survey expands in eight states, to document voters' experiences and choices in key congressional and state races.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old civil rights group, today announced details of its Election Protection 2006 efforts on Election Day. Tomorrow, more than 620 attorneys, law students, and volunteers will cover more than 60 poll sites in eight states and Washington, D.C., with a focus on precincts where Asian language assistance is provided, where Asian American voter registration has increased, or where Asian American voters historically have experienced intimidation.

AALDEF will document incidents of voter discrimination at poll sites, receive reports via its toll-free hotline, 800.966.5946 and via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc = 'votingcomplaints' + '@'; addy310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc = addy310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc = 'votingcomplaints' + '@' + 'aaldef' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc').innerHTML += ''+addy_text310222b2e628a27592ff6af812a00fbc+''; , and conduct a multilingual exit poll of Asian...

What's in Store for the Year of the Fire Boar?

Posted by Angi Ma Wong on Tuesday, 30 January 2007

It's the Year of the Fire Boar. What''s in store for you?

The year of the Fire Boar begins on February 18, 2007. The predictions for each lunar year, is calculated by the relationships of the five elements and how they relate to each other during the reign of the zodiac animal of the year.

The Year 4705 of Boar reveals that the two elements in place are fire on top of water. In the relationship of these two elements, it is one of conflict as water will extinguish fire, thus destroying it, portending international disharmony, tension and conflicts. But the Boar is of the water element, which gives birth to the wood element, representing germination that results in new life and beginnings so there is the possibility of new relationships and partnerships, traveling which will stimulate tourism and moving.

The Boar is the symbol of prosperity of industries that are governed by the element of earth such as property, mining, hotel, chemicals, insurance and those of the metal element including machinery, computer, high tech industries, skincare and health-related businesses. Wood-related businesses such as textiles, fashion, books, publications, paper, forestry, and furniture will continue to prosper as they did in 2006, but not as strongly.

The prospects are less optimistic for water and fire-related businesses and industries such as shipping, communication, drinks, stocks, finance, energy, electricity, entertainment, and airlines.

Health challenges encountered this year will...