Archives for 2021

Nikkei gifts simplified

Here are some gift ideas that you can get moving on holiday shopping, which can be stressful when you’re short on time. So this year, we’re keeping it easy. Some of these options have local storefronts so you can show up and shop in-person, and all of them have online purchasing options so you can […]

‘Sesame Street’ debuts Ji-Young, first Asian American muppet

What’s in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of “Sesame Street,” her name is a sign she was meant to live there. “So, in Korean traditionally the two syllables they each mean something different and Ji means, like, smart or wise. And Young means, like, brave or courageous and strong,” Ji-Young explained […]

Joy in Japangeles

Japangeles, a Los Angeles Little Tokyo streetwear clothing shop, had to close its doors for more than half of 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roy Kuroyanagi, a Sansei, established the store in 2010, its Website states. He had always been interested in clothing and streetwear and “wanted to find a way to express my […]

FINDING YOUR NIKKEI ROOTS: A few of my favorite things

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Have you begun to ponder holiday gifts for your friends and family? How about genealogy gifts and gadgets from or for your favorite family historian? Consider the following gifts FOR the genealogy geek in the family: A scanner for digitally preserving photos and documents. There are […]

Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

BOSTON — Michelle Wu was sworn in Nov. 16 as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city’s long history. The swearing-in of the city’s first Asian American mayor came two weeks after Wu won the city’s mayoral election. Before Wu, Boston had elected only white men as mayor. “City […]

S.F.: African American leaders say ownership of Fillmore Heritage Center should be part of reparations plan

Leaders with San Francisco’s African American community, along with actor and San Francisco native Danny Glover, on Nov. 12 called on the city to donate the building that houses the Fillmore Center to a local nonprofit as part of the city’s reparation plan. According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People San […]

Pregnant? Planning to become pregnant? Get vaccinated against COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, I have been treating pregnant patients at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Before the vaccines, there were a lot of unknowns and people were worried. But today, I recommend the COVID-19 vaccines to my pregnant patients. I tell them it is part of taking good care of themselves […]

Wilma Chan’s chief of staff appointed to fill her seat on board of supervisors

OAKLAND — Following the untimely death of Supervisor Wilma Chan, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 16 appointed Chan’s former Chief of Staff Dave Brown to replace her. Brown will serve the remaining 14 months of Chan’s current term. Chan died in a collision with a vehicle in Alameda on the morning of […]

S.F.: Man arrested after alleged unprovoked attack on elderly man in Inner Sunset

A 37-year-old man was arrested after an alleged unprovoked attack on an elderly man in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood on the evening of Nov. 17, a police spokesman said. Aaron Rosberg was arrested following the assault reported around 7 p.m. in the area of Ninth Avenue and Irving Street, just south of Golden Gate […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: It’s that time again

You know that right after those Halloween pumpkins appear, it won’t be long until those Hallmark specials seem to be playing on every cable station and garland and boughs are adorning every shop window. And while the release of three effective vaccinations since last Christmas has put a little hope in peoples’ hearts early this […]

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