NY State first Chinese Congresswoman Grace Lin visits the Bay Area

The New York State first Chinese congresswoman Grace Meng visits the Bay Area and meets with Chinese community leaders…

Federal spending cuts affect poor people

If federal government’s sequester starts on March 1, what’s the immidiate impact to San Francisco? Mayor Ed Lee says if there’s no federal funding…

Undocumented students can apply for CA financial aid

It’s first time that undocumented students have access to California state financial aid via the Dream Act…

South Bay domestic violence deaths decreased last year

Santa Clara County’s domestic violence deaths decreased by 30 percent last year, and 20 percent of domestic violence prosecutions involved in Asians…

Meteor shattered over Russia is unrelated to asteroid passing earth

The asteroid 2012 DA14 passes earth at the closest distance, hours after a different and unrelated meteor shattered over Russia injuring more than 1,000 people…

Jinghua Wu’s former coworker testifies in court

Jinghua Wu’s former coworker testifies about Wu’s mental state when they worked at the same company between 2002 and 2004…

China National Orchestra at Stanford

China National Orchestra holds a concert at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall to celebrate Chinese New Year…

McMaster shutting down Confucius Institute over human rights complaint

Canada’s McMaster University plans to close its Confucius Institute this summer due to the controversy over human rights…

Hero of the Environment in China

Zhao Zhong, a Chinese grassroot leader and named “Hero of the Environment” by Time Magazine, founded a watchdog group…

Recology proposed new rates for SF customers

Recology, a San Francisco refuse collection and disposal company, plans to increase its rate 24 percent from $27.91 to $34.54…

Chinese gun owners’ opinions on Obama’s gun control plan

What is Chinese gun lovers’ view on the national gun control debate…

Third consective “Spare the Air” alert is issued for Friday

The third consective Winter Spare the Air alert is issued for Friday, January 18, 2013, which bans burning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel…

Stir Fry Tofu Sung

Taste of the Bay tells you how to make a veggie dish, Stir Fry Tofu Sung…

SF Sups pass Smoke Free Street Events Ordinance

The Smoke Free Street Events ordinance is to prohibit smoking at San Francisco’s street festivals and fairs…

CleanPowerSF rates more than expected

The new proposed rates for The CleanPowerSF, a program designed to offer 100 percent renewable energy to San Francisco’s residential consumers…

“Images of Chinatown” exhibition

As the first exhibition in the Episode series, the Chinese Culture Foundation welcomes Images of Chinatown, photographs by Maurice H. Edelstein. Edelstein’s work was selected…

Healthy Veggie Soup

Taste of the bay tells you how to make healthy veggie soup which is especially good for winter…

Pedestrians make a citizen’s arrest for a cellphone robbery

The cellphone robbery was happened last Saturday morning in Oakland Chinatown. Chinese perdestrians chased the suspect and made a citizen’s arrest…

CA schools plan new critical thinking testing

California plans to implement a new testing sytem next year to replace the current STAR tests…

Turn old Christmas tree lights into slipper soles

The old, unwanted Christmas tree lights that Americans throw away every year are shipped to the Chinese town of Shijiao in Guangdong for recycling…

Deadly sneaker waves on California coast

“Sneaker Waves” are blamed for the drowning deaths of three people on Bay Area beaches lately. What is sneaker wave…

Bay Area home prices, rents spike

Bay Area rents and home prices go up sharply compare to the same time last year. Santa Clara county home prices went up 16.3%…

San Jose homicide rate – 20-year high

The City of San Jose homicide record hits 20-year high. There were 46 homicide in 2012…

New laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

Many new laws go into effect on New Year’s day including to increase california sales tax one quarter of one percent, and rise San Francisco’s minimum wage again to $10.55…

Carjacking in South San Francisco

Three women were punched during a carjacking at a motel’s parking lot in South San Francisco early Sunday morning, according to police…

Recycle used cooking oil

During the holiday season, many cities in the Bay Area encourage residents to recycle used cooking oil…

Japanese diplomat admits to domestic violence

Japanese vice council Yoshiaki Nagaya pled no contest for two felony counts of domestic violence in San Mateo County Superior Court…

Alameda County residents will need to bring their own bags

Alameda County’s Reusable Bag Ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2013. When you do holiday shopping, the reusable bag is a great gift idea…

SF ok’s tiniest apartment

San Francisco’s new legislation allows to build tiny apartments as small as 220 square feet…

Alameda City Hall installs LED holiday lights

The City of Alameda installs new LED holiday lights at City Hall Powered by 100 percent renewable energy from wind and solar sources…