Tourists to be shut out from national parks due to government shutdown

Tourists in the US are disappointed that national parks have to be closed because of federal government shutdown…

Father of SF deadly crash victim speaks in public

Hong Man San, the father of Kevin San who died in a deadly car crash in San Francisco last Friday, speaks in public today…

Report: US home sales volume and median home prices continue to increase

RealtyTrac today releases its August 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows the home sales volume and median home prices continue to increase…

SF City Hall raises China flag to celebrate China’s national day

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and China General Consul Yuan Nansheng raise China flag at City Hall today to celebrate the 64th anniversary of China’s national day…

Stanford asks court: Who owns Chiang diaries

Stanford University, holder of one of the largest collections related to the Chinese Nationalist Party, files a lawsuit to ask Chiang Kai-shek’s descendants to resolve competing claims for ownership of the party leader’s personal diaries…

Mountain View Police Department’s social media strategy

A Chinese police officer of the Mountain View Police Department dedicates his time on social media to interact with citizens of the city…

EV Week 2013

The EV Week 2013 kicks off at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco to encourage Bay Area drivers to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle…

Recycle scrap metals and electronic waste for cash rebate

San Francisco junk dealers offer cash rebate for customers who recycle scrap metal, iron and electronic waste such as computer, printer, cooper, aluminum…

SF businesses recognized for best workplaces for working mothers

There are 18 businesses and organizations in San Francisco awarded for their best practice policies by Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition today…

Stanford’s Start Home ready for Solar Decathlon competition

Stanford Start.Home Team is building a net zero energy home to compete the Solar Decathlon which organized by the US Department of Energy next month…

Safer alternatives to rat poisons

A resolution of the city of Foster City is urging the Foster City Community not to buy and sell rat and mouse poisons…

Deadlines for appeals on property tax assessment

On Monday, September 16, 2013, the City and County of San Francisco will close the filing period for a formal appeal of the 2013/2014 assessed property value…

Weibo celebrity Xue Manzi is arresed in Beijing

Xue Manzi, a prominent investor and Weibo celebrity was arrested last Friday in Beijing on charges of soliciting prostitution…

Immigration reform: economic benefits from small businesses

The US Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo hosts a Community Meeting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Campbell today…

Litterati’s campaign to clean up the planet

Litterati, the project by Oakland-based serial entrepreneur Jeff Kirschner that encourages people to photograph, upload, and tag litter…

Poll: most Americans don’t understand Obama’s healthcare reform

Enrollment for President Barack Obama’s health care reform kicks off in October 1, but many Californians have only a glancing familiarity…

San Jose State University fund raising exceeds $200 million goal

San Jose State University (SJSU) President Mohammad Qayoumi announced today that the SJSU has raised more than $208 million in private giving…

Taipei folk sports group at Happy Kids Day

Happy Kids Day, a multi-cultural children festival and fair, will be hold on Saturday, August 17 at Cupertino Memorial Park…

A spike in Bay Area real estate sales

If you’re planning on purchasing a home in the Bay Area soon, you may be up against steep competition. According to San Diego-based company DataQuick, house and condo sales…

Director of “Crocodile in the Yangtze” talks about Alibaba and Jack Ma

Porter Erisman, director of “ crocodile in the Yangtze”, who used to work for alibaba founder ma yun. His movie ‘crocodile in the yangtze’ is in CAAMFest San Jose this weekend…

SFPUC votes no on a CleanPowerSF’s program

San Francisco Public Utilities commission votes no on CleanPowerSF’s not-to-exceed rate today that means the CleanPowerSF program has no further move by now…

Asiana offers $10,000 to survivors of July crash

The Survivors on Asiana Airline Flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport last month will get $10,000 as an initial compensation…

CA new law to end unfair parking tickets

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s legislation to prohibit local governments from fleecing motorists who park at broken parking meters was signed by Governor Brown today…

Mills High School students protest

A group fo Mills High School students protest in front of San Mateo County Superior Cout against the College Board and ETS moving the lawsuit to the Federal Court that forced the hearing to be postponed…

Rep. Honda proposes to expand social security benefits

Representative Mike Honda proposes to expand social security benefits by phasing out the current cap on payroll taxes and changes the formula…

Chinese victim in Asiana crash files a $5 million lawsuit

The Chinese professor, Henry (Zhengheng) Xie, who was seriously injured in Asiana crash has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the airline in the US District Court…

Inside Out project in SF to support immigration reform

Insdie Out project, a new art installation on comprehensive immigration reform now is in San Francisco unitl this weekend. The project is a nationwide participatory art initiative…

Free app StreetLightsSF to improve streetlight repairs

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has recently unveiled a new smart phone application that allows cell phone users to report…

Property crimes increase 36% in San Mateo County

San Mateo County has seen a 36% increase in property crimes over the past six months. The police urges residents to call 911…

Stanford University investigating apparent IT breach

Stanford University is investigating apparent information technology infrastructure breach and urging users to change passwords…