By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A key defendant in an organized-crime case in San Francisco’s Chinatown will face more questions from prosecutors after testifying that the undercover agent leading the probe tried to drag him into conversations and force money on him. Under cross-examination by prosecutors on Dec. 22 at his […]
By Roger Dong For Northwest Asian Weekly For anyone not familiar with the non-profit organization Chinese American Heroes, Wong Chin Foo was our first Chinese American hero. Right after Wong Chin Foo came, the 12,000 Chinese Railroad workers built the most difficult and dangerous part of the greatest infrastructure project of the 19th Century — […]
For over 55 years, young women from throughout the United States have come to San Francisco to compete for prizes and scholarships in the annual Miss Chinatown USA Pageant. The winners become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community throughout the Lunar New Year. This year’s Miss Chinatown USA Pageant will be held at Palace of […]
By Staff The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors won’t file criminal charges in the case of a property management firm accused of laundering thousands of dollars in contributions to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s election campaign last year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to support charges.
By Peter Schurmann and Summer Chiang New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — San Mateo resident Dan Lin Shen says he often comes to San Francisco’s Chinatown to purchase fresh produce. But if a proposed piece of legislation that seeks to impose a tax on the use of plastic shopping bags goes forward, the 63-year-old says […]
By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee, born in Seattle and raised in Beacon Hill, held a commanding lead in the mayor’s race against a diverse slate of 15 candidates, but because he didn’t garner a majority in last Tuesday’s election, the city’s instant runoff system kicked in. Lee, a […]
More than 80 students and community members gathered outside California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office on Nov. 12 to protest the scheduled