Archives for November 2010

Riding the GOP Wave: How ethnic candidates fared in key races

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ethnic candidates rode the GOP/Tea Party wave on Nov. 2, with Latinos and Indian Americans capturing historic governorships (including South Carolina’s Nikki Haley, above) and two black Republicans heading to Congress for the first time since 1997. Ethnic minorities also prevailed in some key Democratic races. Here is a roundup of the most […]

Asian Americans win seats

Longtime U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawai‘i) led the class of 2010 in winning (73 to 20 percent) his ninth term over little-known Republican Cam Cavasso on Nov. 2. Inouye, 86, is the nation’s most senior senator and is chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. As the Senate’s president pro tempore, Inouye is third […]

Lin makes pro debut on Asian Heritage Night

OAKLAND — Rarely in the NBA do the final minutes of an early season blowout feel so consequential, but judging from the roar of the crowd in Oracle Arena Oct. 29, the Warriors could have been down to the wire in a playoff game. Why were Golden State fans unleashing pandemonium when their team held […]

Japanese American Museum of San Jose celebrates grand opening

SAN JOSE — The grand opening ceremony of the newly renovated Japanese American Museum of San Jose at 535 N. Fifth St. on Oct. 16 drew an enthusiastic crowd of 800 people to the cream-colored farmhouse-style building. The ceremony also marked the 88th birthday of Jimi Yamaichi, who is unofficially known as the “Mayor of […]

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