Washington, DC – OCA released the following statement on the passing of the Honorable March Fong Eu: March Fong Eu was a pioneer and trail blazer for many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and women of color. As the daughter of Chinese immigrants who operated a laundry business in San Francisco, Eu rose from the career of a dental hygienist to that of a highly regarded public servant whose many accomplishments have shaped both California and National public pol...

After the first fall rains, the East Bay hills come alive with mushrooms. Sprouting in an array of dazzling colors, these fungal fruitbodies can be beautiful – but some of them contain dangerous toxins. The Bay Area is home to two of the world’s most toxic mushrooms – Amanita phalloides (death cap) and Amanita ocreata (western destroying angel). The death cap and western destroying angel mushrooms contain amatoxins, a group of molecules that inhibit cellular metaboli...

Glistening eyes were glued at the doors of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rodeo, Hercules, as love ones and parishioners watched not one but six couples marched down the aisle. Love was in the air noontime last December 30 for a dozen lovebirds who wanted their years of being together convalidated with Fr. Larry Young officiating over the sacrament of matrimony. As the couples knelt to exchange their “I dos,” close friends and love ones reminisce how it all started. ...

1. Magdamit ng may disenyong bilog-bilog. Ang bilog ay nangangahulugan ng pera. Nagbibigay daw ng suwerte sa buong taon. 2. Maglagay ng maraming barya sa bulsa at alugin pagsapit ng alas dose ng gabi. 3. Magbilang ng perang papel sa harapan ng pintuan. Ang pagbilang ay papasok para raw maraming perang darating sa inyo. Gawin ito pagtunog ng alas dose ng gabi 4. Naghahanda rin ng 12 ibat-ibang bilog na prutas. Bakit labingdalawa? Palagay ko dahil may 12 buwan sa isang...

DALY CITY, Calif., Dec 20, 2017 --- This Christmas, the management and staff of TFC participated in a company-wide gift-giving initiative that benefited over 150 children from elementary schools near the company’s headquarters in Daly City: Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and Daniel Webster Elementary School. Elisha Lawrence, AVP, Global Anti-Piracy, approached Jerry Bennett, ABS-CBN Foundation International Managing Director, with the idea to help provide holiday cheer t...

US Marines along with San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa celebrate a South San Francisco business, Amoura Restaurant, that stepped up to provide a place to store an overwhelming number of toy donations that came in this holiday season.

By Harvey I. Barkin DALY CITY – Former Vice-mayor Juslyn Manalo stepped up to become this city’s first Filipino woman Mayor at the reorganization meeting last December 11. Manalo worked for the Veterans Equity Center for 11 years and was Citizens Advisory Committee Chair for the San Mateo County Transit District for three years. Before becoming vice-mayor for a year, she was with Forest City’s 5M Project. She holds a B.A. in Asian American Studies with a minor in Wom...

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and the University of the Philippines Alumni Association San Francisco (UPAASF) presented Paskuhan sa Konsulado, an evening of Filipino Christmas traditions. The event kicked off with Simbang Gabi, followed by the lighting of parols and the singing of Christmas carols. The celebration was topped off with popular delicacies shared and enjoyed with family and friends. The sound, the taste, the spirit took everyone back home for ...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — With more cold nights in the forecast this week in cities across the Bay Area as a cold weather system moves in Tuesday evening, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to be cautious when heating their homes. Electric heating devices, such as space heaters, are a home fire hazard when not properly used or monitored. Fuel-burning appliances, such as gas furnaces, stoves and water heaters, can increase the risk of carbon monoxide,...

By Lorna Dietz EL CERRITO, CA --- Councilmember Gabriel Quinto was selected as mayor during the reorganization of the city council last December 19 at City Hall. Quinto is El Cerrito’s first Filipino American and LGBT mayor, as well as the third mayor of color in its 100-year history, following Mayor Leticia Moore (of African descent) and Mayor Ann Cheng (of Asian-Chinese descent). The Berkeley-born Quinto was sworn into office by Contra Costa’s Superior Court Judge ...