Sunday 10th December 2017,

Posts by Tag: California»

Asian Americans

New Online Tool to Highlight Racial Inequalities in California

posted by Randall

California Santa Monica Farmer's MarketCalifornia’s diverse population challenges policy makers, planners and educational institutions, most of which critics say are still functioning as if the state is homogeneously White.

As a result, despite California’s healthy economy speeding into the future, they fear some ethnic groups are being left behind, forgotten or adversely affected.

“At the same time that the … Read more

Campus

Nov 10, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

California Education Board Votes for Changes in Textbooks to Accurately Reflect Hinduism

posted by Sarah Jackson

Hindu Textbook protestThe California State Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve changes in textbooks that more accurately depict Hindus and Indian Americans.

More than 75 interfaith and community groups, 17 federal and state officials, and 38 academics formed a coalition encouraging the board to reject textbooks that inaccurately portray Hinduism, Jainism and Indian history at … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on A New Bill Will Help Non-Native English Speakers in California To Cast Their Vote

A New Bill Will Help Non-Native English Speakers in California To Cast Their Vote

posted by Tanvi Wattal

California Governor Jerry Brown this week signed a bill written to assist citizens that lack required proficiency in English to successfully fill out election ballots.

The LA Times reports that the current laws did not provide non-native English speakers with sufficient assistance to vote in the 2016 election.  In fact, only “25 percent of polling … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California Declared a Sanctuary State

California Declared a Sanctuary State

posted by Randall

California FlagBy Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

A Continent separates California and Donald Trump in more ways than one.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB 54, that would make California a sanctuary state, the latest salvo in the ongoing war between the Golden State and the White House.

“These are uncertain times for … Read more

Filipino American

Jul 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Collision with Police Car Kills Filipino American

Collision with Police Car Kills Filipino American

posted by Nicole Ki

Stockton Police DepartmentA fatal car collision between a Stockton, California police car and SUV last week led to the death of a Filipino American.

28-year-old Titus Vanguardia Tabotabo III was driving alone on his way home from work last Wednesday and crashed with a police car at the intersection of Martin Luther King Junior and Airport Way, … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study Finds Higher Risk of BPA in Canned Goods Bought from Asian Grocery Stores

Study Finds Higher Risk of BPA in Canned Goods Bought from Asian Grocery Stores

posted by Randall

BPA Canned Food

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A chemical listed by the state of California as a hazardous substance that increases the risk of infertility and some cancers has been found at a high rate in canned foods purchased by researchers from Asian food stores.

The study by the Center of Environmental Health in Oakland found … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

May 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris talks Healthcare on Popular Podcast and Takes to Twitter

posted by Brittney Le

Kamala Harris on Pod Save AmericaA sold out live presentation of the popular podcast Pod Save America took the stage on Saturday in San Francisco with special guest star Sen. Kamala Harris, reports CBS San Francisco.

“Pod Save America” is a political podcast hosted by four former Obama administration staffers who discuss the latest news in politics, and, since … Read more

Asian Americans

Apr 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

Sen. Kamala Harris calls U.S.-Mexico Wall “a stupid use of money”

posted by Brittney Le
US Mexico Border Fence

This fence runs across a beach. On one side is Border Field State Park, San Diego, USA; on the other side is Tijuana, Mexico. By V.T. Polywoda 

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the first Indian American to serve in the Senate, called President Trump’s plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “a stupid use of money” … Read more

Asian Americans

Feb 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on California State Senator Removed from Floor for Criticizing Late Supporter of Anti-Vietnam War Movement

California State Senator Removed from Floor for Criticizing Late Supporter of Anti-Vietnam War Movement

posted by Brittney Le
Janet Nguyen

California State Rep Janet Nguyen (R-Orange County)

California Sen. Janet Nguyen is being treated as a hero by the GOP after she was removed from the state Senate floor for continuing to criticize the late state Sen. Tom Hayden, reports the  Mercury News. Republican Sen. Nguyen spoke during a portion of the session Thursday … Read more

Chinese American

Feb 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on John Chiang Gains Momentum in California Gubernatorial Race

John Chiang Gains Momentum in California Gubernatorial Race

posted by Cathy Sun

John Chiang 
John Chiang’s campaign for Governor of California is picking up speed.
 
According to the Los Angeles Times, Chiang’s most recent financial report revealed that he raised $4.2 million in 2016, almost matching the amount raised by Democratic frontrunner Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom in the same year.
 
Chiang, the state treasurer, has … Read more

Search

Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,671 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter