Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bills would provide $23 million in start-up funds and remove prohibition against using state general fund dollars Sacramento - State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties), Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) will introduce legislation today to start funding a statewide earthquake early warning system to help save lives and protect the public before temblors strike. The mandate to create the statewide warning ...

Cebu City, Philippines --- A post-event photo with two of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress’s organizers during a luncheon hosted by one of Cebu’s furniture designers, Vito Selma, at the House of Lechon on Acacia Street, Cebu City. From left to right: Evelyn Delfin, CPA, Moises Selma and his spouse, Evelyn Dira Selma flanking Father Mar Balili, who was in charge of the liturgy, and Father Jan Limchua, a visiting Vatican City diplomat who traveled all the way from Be...

More than 3,000 undocumented undergraduate students will have access to a system-wide student loan program for the first time as the University of California implements the California DREAM Loan Program it sponsored, UC President Janet Napolitano announced last Friday. The financial aid offices of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses will be reaching out to undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with offers of loan assistance through the program, now available for the 2015-2016 ac...

Award-wining author to give training By Blesilda Carmona San Francisco, CA - Global Filipino Network, a nonprofit that seeks to build a stronger and more united Filipino community worldwide, is bringing you a writer’s workshop next month about “Writing from the Heart”, at 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4510 Peralta Boulevard, Suite 4, Fremont, CA 94536. Bestselling and award-winning author Geraldine Solon, who penned the Top 100 Amazon bests...

By Harvey I. Barkin DALY CITY – Almost everybody who was part of the community turned up for the recent grand opening of the Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center along Gellert Boulevard. That is the whole point of the Dragon Dance and the Chinese Hospital – strength in community building to rise above a common obstacle. The Tung Wah Dispensary was established in 1899 to serve the Chinese community who were discriminated and could not access full medical and health care...

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2016 – Recognizing the milestone 50 represents, AARP recently launched “Fearless at 50,” a campaign to celebrate real people who are challenging outdated perceptions of what it means to be 50 and over. The campaign features real people boldly trying new things or just feeling good about who they are in video vignettes. Roxanne “Rock N Roll” Cai co-founded The Initiative, a group working to fight crime, help the needy, and make the San Francisc...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – As part of its ongoing dedication to help foster education, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced the launch of its fourth annual PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship program. The program awards a total of $1 million in scholarships to local high school, community college and “non-traditional” students pursuing higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Scholarship winners wil...

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that #SFWiFi, the City’s free municipal wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) service, will receive technology upgrades along Market Street, the City’s busiest and most economically diverse corridor and home to some of the City’s largest, free public celebrations, including free events for Super Bowl 50, in time for Super Bowl week. Service expansions will also include #SFWiFi availability in five San Francisco Municipal Transpo...

By Harvey I. Barkin SAN JOSE – By all appearances, Marcelo Quevedo Taganas has led a charmed life. He was a participant in one of history’s most tumultuous moments and lived to tell the tale. He served with the 15th Infantry United States Armed Forces in the Philippines – Northern Luzon (USAFIP--NL) and survived World War II. And unlike many other Filipino World War II veterans, Taganas was lucky to get into the U.S. and collect his benefits. Nowadays, he battles the...

The rain did not dampen the spirit of the devotees of the Sto.Nño who held their annual feast and procession of the St. Leander multipurpose gym just across the church proper. Right after the Saturday anticipated vigil mass, St. Leander parish devotees in San Leandro celebrated the feast of Santo Niño that they brought along as a Filipino tradition by bringing along their different images of the child Jesus held in a hall. To the tune of traditional Filipino music, devo...