Tuesday 25th July 2017,

Posts by Tag: San Francisco»

Chinese American

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

Jun 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Witnesses Say Gunman in UPS Shooting Singled Out Victims

Witnesses Say Gunman in UPS Shooting Singled Out Victims

posted by Nicole Ki
UPS Memorial

Makeshift memorial to three UPS worker killed in workplace shooting

The gunman involved in the San Francisco UPS shooting on Wednesday appears to have targeted the three victims that were killed, CBS News reports.

The shooter was identified as 38-year-old Jimmy Lam, an employee of UPS for 18 years. There were four deaths, including … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 14, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATED: Three Asian Americans Killed in UPS Killing Spree in San Francisco

UPDATED: Three Asian Americans Killed in UPS Killing Spree in San Francisco

posted by Randall
Mike Lefiti

Mike Lefiti is among the dead at a workplace killing spree at UPS in San Francisco

All three people killed by a  co-worker in a shooting spree at a UPS facility in San Francisco are Asian American.

They have been identified as Wayne Chan, 56, of San Francisco and Benson Louie, 50, also of San … 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

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

Bad Ass Asians

Mar 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Did President Trump Save SF Mayor Ed Lee from Being Recalled?

Did President Trump Save SF Mayor Ed Lee from Being Recalled?

posted by Randall

Ed LeeSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has survived a recall effort.

The SF Chronicle reports supporters of the recall failed to get the necessary 47,565 voter signatures needed to put the recall on the ballot.

In fact it appears no signatures were ever turned in at all.

Lee rode a wave of popularity and won a … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 27, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

Mayor Ed Lee says San Francisco will Remain Sanctuary City, Despite President’s Orders

posted by Brittney Le

Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reaffirmed the commitment of his city to remain a sanctuary city despite threats from President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, the president signed an executive order to deny federal grant funds to “sanctuary cities.” These cities have policies in place to restrict local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, with the … Read more

Filipino American

Jan 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino American Man Pinned Underneath Train Dies

Filipino American Man Pinned Underneath Train Dies

posted by Randall
Jeff De La Fuente

Jeff De La Fuente

A man rescued after falling between two BART trains in the San Francisco Bay Area has died days later from his injuries, reports ABC7.

San Francisco Firefighters used inflated balloons to lift the train off him Wednesday and rushed him to the hospital.

Jeff De La Fuente. 31, fell off … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Chinese Exclusion Act Exhibit Makes Brief Appearance in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Chinese Exclusion Act Exhibit Makes Brief Appearance in Manhattan’s Chinatown

posted by ShirleyNLew

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

 

In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester Arthur. It denied the Chinese of their basic American civil rights solely because of their race. They were denied their right to become naturalized citizens, their right to vote and denied … Read more

Community

Apr 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino Cultural District Established in San Francisco

Filipino Cultural District Established in San Francisco

posted by Randall

Victoria Manalo Draves plaque unveiling

A park in the South of Market was recently named for Victoria Manalo Draves, a Filipino American Olympic gold medalist

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week approved a Filipino Cultural Heritage District in the South of Market, reports GMA.
 
The creation of SoMa Pilipina will give the Filipino American community a … 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 296 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