Lifestyle Spotlight

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 26 November 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
When I got married and moved to a Ranch north of Tucson, Arizona, I was still a broadcaster for an ABC TV affiliate Magazine show, but the rest of my life completely changed. I remember when the late First Lady Rosalynn Carter arrived at our Kai Ranch and greeted our family. She was beautiful and very kind. She wrote me a handwritten note wishing me good wishes in happiness and health. I wish I could thank her for her kindness again. Thank you First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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Stanford’s New Allergy Clinic Treating Seasonal Sufferers, Complex Cases

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 31 May 2007

The nice weather that makes Northern California so attractive creates ideal conditions for allergies, according to Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD of Stanford Medical Center's Division of Allergy, Immunology and Asthma.

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The wonderful weather that makes Northern California so attractive also creates ideal conditions for allergies, according to Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD of Stanford Medical Center's Division of Allergy, Immunology and Asthma.

"Almost one out of every 11 people on the Peninsula has some form of allergy," said Nadeau, who is on the staff of Stanfords new Allergy Clinic. Nadeau says the Bay Area has many pollens, dust and molds that stimulate a lot of common allergies and theres no winter cold season to provide respite from pollen.

Although common, allergies of the eye (allergic conjunctivitis), nose (allergic rhinitis) and lung (allergic asthma) can escalate into serious complications, according to Nadeau. Sinusitis as well as other infections that can spread to other parts of the body, including the brain and lungs; hearing loss and a variety of breathing complications such as sleep apnea and asthma may occur. Allergies also are a contributing factor to many chronic sinus infections.

Over-the-counter medications control symptoms for 10 to 20 percent of allergy sufferers. Prescription medications and nasal sprays help another 30 to 40 percent. But about half of all allergy sufferers fail to find relief with these methods, whose primary aim...

SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day "Heroes" Celebration

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 24 January 2013

SF Jan 27, 2013 - Fred Korematsu Day
FRED KOREMATSU DAY "HEROES" CELEBRATION

WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2013. 1:00pm VIP reception with honorees, 2:30-4:30pm program

WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

WHAT: The Korematsu Institute celebrates Fred Korematsu Day 2013 by honoring 16 American civil rights heroes who’ve been long overlooked (see list below). This will be a historic gathering of civil rights heroes and the descendants of heroes who have passed on. The event also features celebrity emcee DANNY GLOVER, as well as a special performance by American Idol star JASMINE TRIAS.

TICKETS: Available for purchase here

$100 VIP reception with honorees + program admission

$25 program general admission

$10 senior (65+) / student / youth (under 18) admission

If you are a Filipino WWII veteran, Japanese American WWII veteran, Internment Dissenter (No-No, Draft Resister or Renunciant), or Dollar Store Striker wishing to attend, please call us to request complimentary tickets.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGEhttp://bit.ly/kdayheroesfb

MORE INFO: Call 415-848-7737

FLYER: Download the flyer here


MEDIA CO-SPONSORS: see below

COMMUNITY CO-SPONSORS: see below

ABOUT FRED KOREMATSU DAY: Learn more about Fred Korematsu Day (actually on January 30th, Fred Korematsu’s birthday).

FEATURING:

Program emcee, DANNY GLOVER: actor, community activist, humanitarian Special performance by JASMINE TRIAS: American Idol star,...

NBA Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin makes appearance and Q&A after the Rockets vs Warriors Game

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 07 February 2013

Houston Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin  Photo courtesy GQ Magazine

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin made an appearance and talked with fans at Golden State Warriors Asian Heritage Night.

We will be posting images and more. Stay tuned!

 Lin's appearance at Asian Heritage Night event is hosted by the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort, February 12 when the Warriors play against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California (7:30 p.m. PST). The event will also be aired live to China on CCTV.

NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed capturing the February 12 in-arena celebrations, events and activities to air live in China on CCTV.

A portion of the event night ticket sales benefit the AsianWeek Foundation to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community

The Warriors Asian Heritage Night is part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013, its largest international tribute ever from February 7-14.

Warriors players will wear specially designed Adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by Adidas, the shooting shirt features “Year of the Snake” graphics that integrate the NBA logo, Chinese characters and basketball elements.

Fans purchasing Asian Heritage Night tickets for the February 12th game will receive a commemorative Heritage...

Memories of Sweet Caroline, and of Oakland's Chinatown by Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by AC Team on Sunday, 17 March 2013

Memories of Sweet Caroline, and of Oakland's Chinatown by Ben Fong-Torres

Berkeley, California 

Memories of Sweet Caroline,

and of Oakland’s Chinatown 

by Ben Fong-Torres

 

Caroline Chin was a neighbor and classmate of mine when we grew up in Chinatown, Oakland, in the ‘50s. We went to Lincoln Elementary, Westlake Jr High, and Chinese school together.

She went on to become a teacher, an administrator and, finally, principal at (full circle) Lincoln School, in the early 2000’s, just before retiring. Under her leadership, it became a California Distinguished School, and would go on to become a National Blue Ribbon School. At her various stops, she encouraged kids and teachers alike to "work hard; learn a lot."

A large, overflow crowd--maybe 750 or 800--learned a lot about Caroline Chin Yee, who passed away last month, at her services at the First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.

Caroline had what appeared to have been a full and perfectly balanced life. She and her husband since 1968, Gary Yee, were devoted to their church – and to traveling the world. She even combined globetrotting with teaching, once in Zhongshan; another time, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  She had wonderful siblings, two children, grandkids and in-laws. One niece, Terri Lee, introduced herself as “the oldest of her nieces. So I’m guessing I was her favorite.” 

She and others, family and friends, told of Caroline’s dedication to them, and to children in general, and to the wider community.

Caroline passed away on February 21; her memorial was...

GIRL RISING - in Select Regal Theaters April 19-26 Frieda Pinto, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, and others narrate

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 03 April 2013

GIRL RISING to screen nationwide in select Regal Cinemas April 19-26, 2013 Photo credit: GIRL RISING

Sokha is one of nine girls featured in GIRL RISING. She was a Cambodian child of the dump, orphaned and forced to pick through garbage to survive. Through a series of miracles she finds her way to a school and has risen to become a star student with a promising future. Photo credit: GIRL RISING


April 19-26, 2013 GIRL RISING is screening nationwide in selected Regal Cinemas.

“No one is more vulnerable than an uneducated girl, and this film is a wake-up call to the world that it’s time to educate girls,” actress Freida Pinto said in a statement to India-Times.com. “Right now, 66 million girls are not in school, and 14 million girls under 18 will be married this year — that’s 38,000 girls married today, and 13 girls married in the last 30 seconds."

Freida Pinto joined other actresses Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, and Cate Blanchett to narrate GIRL RISING which recently premiered in Los Angeles and screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


Sometimes it only takes a single person to start a revolution. This time, its a documentary film. GIRL RISING is the centerpiece of a campaign for girls' education. The film's message: "Educate Girls and you will change the world." A simple notion, yes, but in reality - not so simple.

Millions of girls in developing countries face barriers to education that boys do not encounter.

The film's campaign reports that 66 million school-age girls are...