Ethnic media outlets discuss intersections of ‘Exclusion’

The Presidio Trust and New America Media held a panel discussion among San Francisco Bay Area ethnic media outlets Oct. 5 at the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco’s Presidio. The panel, entitled “Your Voice Matters” featured ethnic media leaders from a variety of ethnicities and reflected on their respective communites’ parallels to the “Exclusion: […]

APAs gain seats on election day

Several Asian Pacific Americans won their bids for political office during the Nov. 7 election. Ravi Bhalla was elected as mayor of Hoboken, N.J. according to NJ.com. Bhalla faced discrimination attacking him for his Sikh faith during the campaign. Similarly, Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel also won seats to the Edison, N.J. school board despite […]

New America Media, which empowered ethnic media, to close

The board of directors and staff of the nonprofit New America Media, and its parent organization, Pacific News Service, announced in a statement Nov. 1 that the two entities will cease operations by Nov. 30. “Long before terms like civic engagement, youth media, collaborative reporting, and inclusive journalism were in vogue, PNS and NAM were […]

Let’s talk … About secondary trauma

If you haven’t been following the news lately, you probably have smelled the smoke and noticed the ash dust on your car window. The catastrophic fires in California’s North Bay brought tragedy to our back door. We in the U.S. have recently experienced repeated natural and man-made disasters. If you were fortunate enough to not […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Get that protein glow

So you’ve finally decided to start (or restart) that intensive exercise regimen that your physician, significant other or buddies have been heckling you to implement. Perhaps it’s that 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity cardio on the stationary bike, rowing machine or simply brisk walking. Maybe it’s the twice weekly session with various resistance […]

Vision and driving

Are you becoming more uncomfortable driving at night or avoiding it completely? Do you need a bright light to see anything? “Seeing” is not just 20/20 on the eye chart. Just to list a few other factors, there is color vision, stereo vision, contrast sensitivity and your eyes ability to adapt to light and dark. […]

Acid erosion on teeth

As a kid growing up in the Japanese American community, I spent many of my weekends playing in basketball tournaments as a member of the San Francisco Associates basketball team. I remember picking up a 32-ounce bottle of red, orange, or blue Gatorade for each game so I could “Be like Mike (Michael Jordan).” Little […]

Fundraiser launched for family of woman killed at Vegas shooting

A close friend of one of the victims of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting has launched an online fundraiser to support Nicol Kimura’s family. News outlets have reported that Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival and injured hundreds from his Mandalay Bay hotel room, before […]

Contributing to Japan’s ‘moral salvation’

THE QUESTION BEGS ITSELF: How does a fourth-generation Japanese American justify on the one hand writing very critical things about the current Japanese government and about Japan’s WWII Fascist Imperial past, and yet extend his hand in friendship to Japanese male counterparts in Japan and say, “I love you” to Japanese women from Japan? It […]

Woman killed in Las Vegas mass shooting identified as Independence High grad

One of the victims of the Oct. 1 deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada has been identified as a graduate of Independence High School in San Jose, according to the East Side Union High School District. Michelle Vo graduated in 2003. She was active in the school’s performing arts department and served as the […]

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