On political accomplishment

How many people might have dreamed San Francisco’s next mayor would be an Asian American? I have no way of knowing, but I remember one guy who actually predicted it. On a June Saturday back in 2007 — an eon ago in political time — I attended a summit hosted by the Asian Pacific American […]

Murase makes history

Emily Moto Murase, who serves as executive director of San Francisco’s Department on the Status of Women, was sworn in as the first Japanese American member of the San Francisco Board of Education on Jan. 7. Murase was installed with fellow board members Kim-Shree Maufas and Hydra B. Mendoza at a ceremony at the Tenderloin […]

City officials help restructure debt for Asian Art Museum

San Francisco officials announced a long-term financing agreement for the Asian Art Museum Jan. 6, saving the facility from impending bankruptcy. “I can confidently say that the fate and future of this museum have been significantly secured,” Mayor Gavin Newsom said. The proposal, coordinated by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, City Controller Ben Rosenfield and City […]

Ed Lee sworn in as SF’s first Asian American mayor

In a historic City Hall ceremony attended by local, Bay Area and state political luminaries, Ed Lee was sworn in as San Francisco’s interim mayor Jan.11, becoming the city’s first Asian American mayor. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Lee, formerly the city administrator, that day to replace Gavin Newsom, who assumed his new post […]

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