SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two former Cambodian refugees facing deportation for crimes committed as young adults were among seven people granted clemency on May 13 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom in his first pardons since taking office in January. Newsom pardoned Kang Hen, of San Jose, who pleaded guilty to being the getaway driver during […]
Three days after Gov. Steve Sisolak was elected governor of Nevada, he went to a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Constance Wu said she was initially unhappy that “Fresh Off the Boat’’ was renewed for a sixth season because it meant she had to give up another project she was passionate about. In a lengthy statement posted on her Twitter page on May 11, the actress said she loves her ABC […]
By TERRY TANG Associated Press Major television networks are hitting far more lows than highs in tapping into Asian American talent, according to a study released on May 1 by the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. The advocacy group’s annual report on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX came on the first day of Asian Pacific […]
By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim, California authorities said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including four who remain hospitalized. The most seriously injured […]
A New York City restaurant owner who touted her “clean” American Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in “globs of processed butter,” sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world.
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure […]
By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Documents released on April 10 showed the FBI investigated a prominent San Francisco lobbyist and Chinatown political power broker for four years before closing its fraud case as unverifiable. The documents show the FBI opened its investigation of Rose Pak in 2005 after she qualified for […]
By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge denied bail on April 15 for a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, saying there was an “extreme risk of flight’’ if she were released. Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman issued the ruling for […]
By Mike Schneider and Terry Spencer The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and charged hundreds of men with buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly blind eye […]