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SF Planning Commission Approves Former Oakland Mayor’s Jean Quan’s Pot Dispensary

posted by Randall

Jean Quan Marijuana Protest
 
The Planning Commission, amidst a noisy protest, has approved a controversial marijuana dispensary in a predominantly Chinese neighborhood in San Francisco, reports ABC7
 
Former Oakland mayor Jean Quan and her physician husband want to open Apothecarium near a Lutheran Church and preschool.
 
The decision can be appealed to the San Francisco Board … Read more

Chinese American

May 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Proposed Pot Dispensary Meets Opposition

Former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Proposed Pot Dispensary Meets Opposition

posted by Randall

Former Mayor Jean Quan Marijuana Dispensary plan attracts protestorsTwo dueling protests blew smoke at each other over plans by former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to open a pot dispensary in San Francisco’s Sunset District, reported ABC7.
 
The dispensary would be down the street from the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.
 
“I cannot even stand it,” said one of 100 … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on NBC News: AAPI Clinton and Sanders Supporters at Odds as DNC Begins

NBC News: AAPI Clinton and Sanders Supporters at Odds as DNC Begins

posted by Frances Fu
Bernie Sanders protesters

Bernie Sander’s protesters interrupt a meeting of the AAPI Caucus at the Democratic National Convention

On Monday morning of the Democratic National Convention, a few hundred members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus gathered to discuss the election.

AAPI Democratic delegates make up almost 200 Clinton delegates, according to Vikrum Aiyer, deputy director Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Breakthroughs and Stumbles for Asian Americans in Local Races

Breakthroughs and Stumbles for Asian Americans in Local Races

posted by Randall

Ed LeeThe nation’s two highest profile Asian American mayors are making news this week.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced he will seek a second term, reports KCBS. A poll taken in May shows Lee has an approval rating of 65 percent from voters. Yet a more recent poll shows State Senator Mark Leno leading … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Contra Costa Times: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan a Distant Second in Polls

Contra Costa Times: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan a Distant Second in Polls

posted by Randall

Jean Quan Oakland Mayor Jean Quan would likely lose her bid for re-election if the election were held today, according to a new poll reported by the Contra Costa Times.

Quan trails 61 percent to 39 percent to challenger Rebecca Kaplan in a ranked choice voting scenario.

Ranked choice voting is an instant runoff in which … Read more

Asian Americans

Journalisms: Columnist apologizes for use of “chink in the armor” quote

posted by Randall

Tammerlin DrummondBay Area News Group columnist Tammerlin Drummond has apologized for her use of a quote which included the racially offensive phrase “chink in the armor” in a story about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, reports Journalisms Richard Prince.

“I apologize for anyone feeling that it was somehow racially or ethnically insulting,” Drummond told Journal-isms by telephone. … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on “Chink in the armor” used in reference to Mayor Jean Quan in News column

“Chink in the armor” used in reference to Mayor Jean Quan in News column

posted by Randall

Jean QuanThe offensive phrase chink in the armor has once again surfaced in a news piece about a Chinese American.

This time it occurred in a column written for the Bay Area News Group  about Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and the credibility issues raised by a recent accident involving the mayor. The column included the following … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KQED: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan caught in firestorm

KQED: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan caught in firestorm

posted by Randall

Jean QuanWhat seemed like a minor accident has turned into a credibility issue for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, reports KQED

Quan is in the midst of a re-election battle that has certainly added fuel to the fire.

Oakland Police say she was rear ended by someone who ran a red light, but some witnesses say it … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Mercury News: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan escapes injury after traffic accident

Mercury News: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan escapes injury after traffic accident

posted by Randall

Jean QuanOakland Mayor Jean Quan was involved in a traffic accident Sunday evening just a week after being photographed with her phone to her ear while driving, reports the Mercury News (photo from Mayor Quan reelection campaign).

Police say the Mayor was rear ended by a driver who ran a red light and hit the left … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Public CEO: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan coming back from the dead

Public CEO: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan coming back from the dead

posted by Randall

Mayor Jean Quan In political terms, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was thought to be dead, a one term mayor about to be voted out of office.

But Public CEO reports, the tide may be changing for the former UC Berkeley activist and embattled mayor.

News stories about Oakland’s high crime and murder rate have been replaced about stories … Read more

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