By Amy Taxin Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) – When Thuy Vo Dang came to the United States as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully […]
By Staff The Associated Press IRWINDALE (AP) — City of Irwindale, Calif., files lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, says plant is public nuisance. The maker of Sriracha hot sauce is under fire for allegedly fouling the air around its Southern California factory. The city of Irwindale filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday […]
By John Rogers The Associated Press ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Although he’d been a practicing Buddhist for 20 years, until 10 months ago Dharma Master YongHua hadn’t even seen so much as one of the sacred relics known as shariras that are so important to his faith.
InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) added Andrea Akita as director of community and housing services, effective Sept. 10. She will have oversight of InterIm CDA’s direct housing and homelessness prevention services, the Danny Woo Community Garden program, the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program, and sustainable neighborhood planning activities.
Esther Puakela Kia’aina was nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas at the U.S. Department of the Interior by President Barack Obama on Sept. 11. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kia’aina would lead the Department’s efforts to coordinate federal policy for Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. […]
By Staff The Associated Press BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Federal transportation regulators ordered a discount bus service between Boston and New York to shut down June 6, saying its vehicles and drivers were a threat to public safety and that it once dispatched a bus with a large hole in the bottom.
By Assunta Ng There’s a fake Din Tai Fung? According to Din Tai Fung owner David Wasielewski, a Taiwanese immigrant, Toronto’s Ding Tai Fung is not a part of the Taiwanese chain, although the restaurant’s name has the same Chinese characters. The only difference is the English translation — the “fake” one is spelled Ding, […]
Early last week, a video of four members of an Asian American fraternity based in Southern California dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” surfaced on the Internet. One of the members, in an effort to portray Jay Z, was wearing blackface.
By Staff The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and the authority he holds in this Southern California city is limited. But as the incoming leader of a city in the heart of Little Saigon — the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam — Tri Ta’s […]
Each year, Boeing gives awards to individuals and teams who create intellectual property most valuable to Boeing and aerospace. In 2011, out of hundreds of nominations, 20 inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted patents or are awaiting them.