Archives for December 2010

Spaghetti and Crab Feed

Volunteers from the JACL and the Nichi Bei Weekly at the SF JACL’s annual Spaghetti and Crab Feed fundraiser, Sat. Dec. 4, at the Christ United Presbyterian Church in SF. Ken Sogabe, Rod Suzuki, Haruka Roudebush, Doug Nakatani Nancy Satoda, Elizabeth Hayashi, Brigid Sogabe, Marie Rinne, Hiroshi Shimizu, Julie Nakatani, Yo Hironaka, Greg Marutani, Nikki […]

JapaCurry serves up street food in downtown San Francisco

What does a laid off information technology worker do after nearly two decades of living in America? For 40-year-old Jay Hamada, the proprietor of the newly established food truck JapaCurry, it is an opportunity to start over and pursue his lifelong dream of serving delicious Japanese cuisine. Starting in December, the colorful JapaCurry food truck […]

ENTERTAINMENT RE-ORIENTED: How far have we come? ‘Hawaii Five-O’ 40 years later

Any TV producer who wants to court Asian Pacific American viewership benefits from having a very low bar to hurdle. If an Asian character pops up in a sitcom and the proceeding 26 minutes aren’t full of lazy racism, it’s generally considered a small triumph. If you have a show with several Asian Pacific Islander […]

Murase becomes first Japanese American woman elected in SF

Three weeks after the Nov. 2 election, Emily Murase — the executive director of the city’s Department on the Status of Women — overcame an election night deficit to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Education. The win makes her the first elected Japanese American woman in the city’s history. The final […]

Harris declares victory in California attorney general race

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris on Nov. 30 declared victory in the race for state attorney general “humbly and with happiness.” She claimed her win at a news conference in Los Angeles, then traveled back to San Francisco for a second news conference and celebration. Harris said she feels “very thankful to the voters […]

OBITUARY: Harry Hiroyuki Shibata

SHIBATA, HARRY HIROYUKI, 84, passed away unexpectedly on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco. He was born on May 22, 1926 in Los Angeles. Harry was an engineer at Lockheed Aerospace for over twenty five years. He was also a pilot and his lifelong love of flying, whether airplanes or model airplanes, led him upon […]

Woman, 23, murdered in SF Japantown

A young woman who was shot to death in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood on Thursday night has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office as Medina Abdulkader. Abdulkader, 23, of San Francisco, was killed at about 8:55 p.m. Nov. 25 near the intersection of Buchanan Street and Geary Boulevard, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield […]

By Thor’s hammer! It’s Asano Tadanobu

Deciding that no property of theirs is too silly for a feature film adaptation, Marvel Films set about work on an adaptation of Thor, a comic book about a Norse god/alien/superhero who comes to earth to become superfriends with Captain America and the Hulk or something. The teaser trailer wouldn’t be something I’d mention here […]

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