Family of man who died from COVID-19 files suit against cruise ship lines

The family of a San Francisco man who died from the novel coronavirus is suing both Carnival and Princess cruise ship lines, alleging the companies intentionally hid knowledge that passengers and crewmembers had become infected by COVID-19 and did nothing to prevent the virus from spreading onboard the Grand Princess ship. The suit has been […]

Docuseries offers fresh look at Asian American experience

“Asian Americans,” a five-hour film series chronicling the contributions and challenges of the fastest-growing ethnic group in America, is being shown this month on PBS during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Personal histories and new academic research cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it. Renee Tajima-Peña, […]

Cameron Iwasa perseveres and scores with hometown team

Cameron Iwasa never thought he would be playing professional soccer. The Sacramento Republic FC forward thought he would simply play the sport at the University of California, Irvine while pursuing his degree in business economics, which he plans to obtain this summer. But upon seeing some of his college teammates getting a chance to play […]

Alumni physician sisters battle COVID-19 in three cities

The Kagihara sisters — Jamie ’04, Jodi ’06 and Jaclyn ’08 – are physicians fighting COVID-19. Jamie is a pulmonary critical care intensivist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. Jodi is a hematology/oncology fellow at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver, and Jaclyn is chief medical resident at The Queen’s Medical […]

Asian Americans have disproportionately high mortality rate from COVID-19 in California

Asian Americans account for 52 percent of the deaths from COVID-19 in San Francisco, according to a new research brief released May 11 by the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) at the University of California San Francisco’s School of Medicine. San Francisco has 1,754 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 31 deaths; 16 Asian Americans […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The new normal?

Even with some states judiciously re-opening for limited business, I don’t think we are ever getting back to the previous “normal,” at least not until next year, if at all. Of course, there are some states that seem to be recklessly re-opening at all costs, placing the economy squarely above public health. So, for this […]

Renaissance Journalism awards $185K to news orgs for COVID-19 coverage

Renaissance Journalism has awarded $185,000 to 20 “nonprofit community, ethnic and university news organizations that are covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the San Francisco Bay Area,” it announced. The project aims “to provide emergency funding relief to a select group of nonprofit news organizations that, at great risk to their own journalists, […]

In the midst of the global pandemic, waiting game continues for Bay Area J-Towns

Two historic ethnic enclaves in the Greater Bay Area are among the communities that began May having learned that they must endure another month of shelter-in-place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since temporarily shuttering most businesses March 17, only a few essential businesses, mostly restaurants, continue to operate in San Francisco and San Jose’s Japantowns […]

Bay Area chef J. Kenji López-Alt delivers meals to health care workers

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of restaurants across the country. In the interim, many are selling takeout or offering meal deliveries.The Nichi Bei Weekly interviewed chef and New York Times food writer J. Kenji López-Alt by e-mail about how his restaurant, Wursthall in San Mateo, Calif., is staying afloat while giving back […]

Asian athletes give back during quarantine

With people being required to stay indoors and prohibited from holding large gatherings, athletes across the board have had their seasons postponed, and the Olympics has been postponed to next summer. However, some Asian American and Pacific Islander athletes are among those helping out amid the pandemic, while other athletes have found other ways to […]

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