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Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

Posted by AC Team - on Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp
  Photo Credit: Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page Photo credited to David Scott, the Scott Family, and Little Landers Historical Society. David Scott is the grandson of Merrill Scott who was the superintendent of TCDS. Photo circa 1941-1943. The structures were removed, but the oak and sycamore trees dating back to World War II still live on this site.  June 25, 2013 UPDATE: Los Angeles The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support an amending motion by...

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Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Living the Life of Your Dreams - The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality by Marilyn Tam
Are you wondering if you can improve your life? Be happier? Attain more business success and money? Have more fulfilling relationships? Have more energy and vitality? Look better? “Living the Life of Your Dreams – The Secrets to Turning Your Dreams into Reality” by Marilyn Tam in just 39 pages gives you the tools, action steps and secrets on to how to achieve your dream life.

Available as an ebook or softbound copy:
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This short little book is packed with wisdom, tips and stories to help you understand your life purpose and the steps to getting you what you really value in life.

Marilyn also will give you free gifts for visiting her webpage.  These are full of inspiring and useful secrets of healthy, happy and successful living. Just click on the link above.
“If you want to live the life you've dreamed of, read ‘Living the Life of Your Dreams’. Marilyn had to go through many tough challenges to achieve her dream life - she can help you attain yours.” ~ Jack Canfield, NY Times best selling author, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Success Principles.”
“At last. The book you've been waiting for. Can you make a living - and a difference in this world - and still have a life? In this slim and powerful volume, Marilyn Tam, former President of Reebok and CEO of Aveda, tells how she traded burnout for a life of Dynamic Balance. By following the simple and brilliant guidelines she suggests, you too can make the shift to living the life of your dreams.”

~ Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., NY Times Best selling Author of “Inner Peace for Busy People” and “Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive”, co-founder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinical Center, Harvard Medical School.

SF Hep B Free Ad Campaign Asks "Which One Deserves To Die?"

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 30 April 2010

California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Takes Personal Fight

Photo Caption: (L-R) Larry Kitagawa, Actor & Community Ambassador, San Francisco Hep B Free, Dr. Edward Chow, Executive Director, Chinese Community Health Care Association & Vice President, San Francisco Health Commission, Fiona Ma, California State Assemblywoman, 12th District, Sunny Teo, Executive Creative Director, DAE Advertising, Ted Fang, Director, Asian Week Foundation & Committee Member, San Francisco Hep B Free, Elaine Fong, Community Ambassador, San Francisco Hep B Free. Photo by Frank Jang

Recent data released from the National Cancer Institute confirms that San Francisco has the highest rate of liver cancer in the nation. It is the gateway for immigrants from Asian countries where there is a high prevalence of hepatitis B. San Francisco Hep B Free is a unique collaboration of over 50 private and public organizations whose goal is to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city nationwide.

For the 15th Anniversary of National Hepatitis Awareness Month in May, SF Hep B Free will launch "Which One Deserves To Die?" a provocative ad campaign alerting the public that 1 in 10 Asian Americans is chronically infected with hepatitis B compared to 1 in 1,000 in the general population. Hepatitis B infection causes up to 80 percent of liver cancers worldwide. The ad campaign was produced pro bono by DAE Advertising, a leading Asian American advertising agency based in San Francisco. These advertisements are the first major market health campaign in the country to feature more than 60 people from the Bay Area's Asian American community. This million dollar ad campaign will appear in ethnic and local newspapers, billboards, bus shelters for the month of May. TV commercials were also produced and will receive wide exposure on Comcast cable, broadcast and Asian television stations.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-SF) has chronic hepatitis B, known in the health community as...

Lieutenant Dan Choi Urges Repeal of Gay Policy in Armed Forces

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 08 April 2010

Lt. Dan Choi was arrested April 20, 2010 after he chained himself with other gay rights activists to the gates of the White House to protest the policy on forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the Armed Forces.

Special to
AsianConnections.com from
New America Media

AN INTERVIEW WITH
LIEUTENANT DAN CHOI

by Aaron Glantz

In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama promised to end the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, which forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the Armed Forces. Three months later, efforts to repeal the policy continue to languish in Congress. But when Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay New York National Guardsman, wanted to protest the policy, he didnt take it to Capitol Hill, but instead chained himself to a White House fence, where he was arrested March 18. Choi spoke with NAM editor Aaron Glantz about his arrest and his opposition to dont ask, dont tell.

Why did you chain yourself to the gates of the White House?

Pres. Obama has the authority right now to demonstrate leadership. The president has made clear that he wants to see dont ask, dont tell repealed and the only way you can see repealing this through Congress is for the president to take executive leadership. We needed to make that message loud and clear.

In March, you came out as openly gay on the Rachel Maddow show, but now you have been recalled to drill with your unit. How is that possible?

In June, I was put on trial [for violating 'dont ask, dont tell'] and they recommended discharge. But now its been nine months, 10 months, and I have been recalled to drill with my unit. Our unit is going to deploy and they need experienced leadership. Ive been deployed to Iraq before. I graduated from West Point with a degree in Arabic and I speak Arabic with a degree of proficiency. There has been no disruption in my unit [as a result of my coming out]. It is certainly proof that our...

CNN HEROES Honors Efren Penaflorida of The Phillipines and Budi Soehardi of Singapore

Posted by AC Team on Sunday, 17 January 2010

With the massive humanitarian efforts underway in Haiti after the earthquake devastation, we are reminded and inspired that heroes are everywhere.

Here below is a list of heroes that were honored from more than 9,000 nominations at the third annual CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

Efren Penaflorida of The Phillipines and Budi Soehardi of Singapore are among the honorees at CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

With the massive humanitarian efforts underway in Haiti after the earthquake devastation, we are reminded and inspired that special people like Efren Penaflorida are working hard to make our world a better place.

Here below is a list of heroes that were honored from more than 9,000 nominations at the third annual CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

Press release from CNN:

Carrie Underwood, Leona Lewis Perform at Third Annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute"

Celebrity Presenters, Performers Honor Everyday Citizens Changing the World

Hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the third annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," honored everyday citizens who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.

Celebrities scheduled to present the awards included: Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Randy Jackson and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

During the November 26 broadcast, the Top Ten Heroes will each be awarded $25,000, and CNN will reveal the CNN Hero of the Year, who will receive an additional $100,000.

The Blue Ribbon Panel judges included: Sir Elton John, Colin Powell, Mariane Pearl, Shakira, Wallis Annenberg, Tavis Smiley, Ted Turner, Tory Burch, Kirk Cameron, Whoopi Goldberg, Malaak Compton-Rock, Rossana Rosado, and Masi Oka. In its third year, the CNN HEROES initiative garnered a record number of nominations - over 9,000 - and a record number of online votes for CNN Hero of the Year,...

Swine Flu Could Hit Minorities Hard

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 16 October 2009

New America Media Health Editor Viji Sundaram reports on the H1N1 Flu vaccination efforts. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist briefs an ethnic news media meeting in Los Angeles organized by New America Media.

New America Media
News Report
Health Editor,
Viji Sundaram

LOS ANGELES -- Aside from pregnant women and children, such high risk communities as African American, Hispanic and Native American should get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus because many of them suffer from chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems, said a federal health official.

Even though well be offering the vaccine to everyone who wants to get vaccinated, well give priority to the most vulnerable people, said Felipe Lobelo, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at a New America Media-organized ethnic media briefing on Oct. 13.

Nearly 20 journalists, representing the Chinese, Korean, African American and Hispanic communities, attended the event at St. Annes, a social services agency.

Were excited to be able to reach all these communities through you, Lobelo remarked.

A highly contagious form of influenza, H1N1, also known as the swine flu, was first detected in the United States this past April. Since then, the nation has seen a number of cases in nearly every state. Nearly 1 million people have so far been infected, and 600 people, including 76 children, have died from it. Around 6,000 people have so far been hospitalized.

Our priority group (for the vaccine) will be those between 6 months and 24 years, Lobelo said.

Even though the benefits of the swine flu vaccine greatly exceed the risks, and even though the CDC is making every effort to publicize this, Lobelo said he expects that around the same number of people who die each year in the United States from the seasonal flu -- 36,000 -- will die from swine flu.

He stressed...