Archive for July, 2014

MPK Night Market draws crowds for sticky rice burgers, Hong Kong waffles and more

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Monterey Park celebrated its first free night market food event on Friday evening at Barnes Park. Asian food stands and food trucks specializing in dishes such as Japanese takoyaki pancakes and sticky rice burgers fed hungry locals into the night. Like past night markets, this proved to be hugely popular among families (dogs are okay […]

Jean Quan files papers to seek second term as mayor

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by imprentacomm

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan filed papers Wednesday seeking re-election to a second four-year term, saying, “Our city is rising overall.” Surrounded by a group of supporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Quan said she has developed “momentum” in improving Oakland’s economy and reducing its crime rate and would like to […]

Teach For America Launches Asian American And Pacific Islander Initiative

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Asian Americans are often cast as the “good student.” In the 2002 documentary Spellbound about the Howard Scripps spelling bee, one of the teachers is shown as saying “I love have Indian students, every time I see an Indian student I get excited.” At first glance, this perception of Asian students seems warranted: 83% of […]

Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by imprentacomm

When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus, bursting with more than 1,200 pupils. It is a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange county’s Asian population, which ranks […]

Report targets Asian ‘model minority’ myth

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by imprentacomm

The stereotype of Asian Americans as stellar students who flock to the best universities and graduate into high-paying jobs as doctors and engineers ignores some deep-seated problems, says a report issued by two Asian advocacy groups. With nearly 600,000 Asian Americans, Orange County is home to the nation’s third-largest Asian American population, according to 2010 […]

Asian-Americans face election hurdles in Los Angeles despite population, but that may be changing

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by imprentacomm

For Asian-Americans in Southern California and beyond, this year’s election season has served as a demonstration of how far they have advanced in political representation. Around the region and the state, Asian-American candidates have legitimate shots at winning several offices never held by members of their community before, from congressional seats to statewide office. And […]

America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, Detained in Texas

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by imprentacomm

VIA @RYAN GRIM Update (6:00 P.M.): Vargas has been released from custody by Border Patrol. The development was confirmed by Define American, an immigrant rights group that was working with Vargas at the time he was detained. Though no further information was available at the time, Define American did post a statement from Vargas to its […]

Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by imprentacomm

en the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It’s a reflection of the explosive growth of Orange County’s Asian population, which […]

Is SF Losing Its Chinese Working Class?

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by imprentacomm

In an article published in Boom: A Journal of California, David Lee reports that San Francisco is “becoming too expensive for many Asians.” Namely, the working class Chinese. Lee calls San Francisco “America’s most important Chinese city,” a claim he backs with the facts that we have a Chinese American mayor, board of supervisors, and president […]