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Donation to Sophia Liu

劉家怡基金Sophia Liu Fund c/o Bank of the West
505 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94111

JoyLife Club organic farm tour

JoyLife Club organic farm tour

Date: June 29

Time: 8am

Meet up place: BART Millbrae Station

Fees: $10

Tel: (650) 552-0055

Youths discounts on summer SamTrans bus passes


Young people in San Mateo County can get around at a huge discount this summer with the SamTrans Summer Youth Pass.

The $40 pass gives riders ages 17 and younger unlimited access to SamTrans bus service from June 1 through Aug. 31, according to SamTrans officials.

The bus system includes dozens of routes throughout San Mateo County and into San Francisco and Palo Alto.

Starting Tuesday, passes can be purchased in person at SamTrans headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos or by mailing or faxing an order form that can be found at

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Lifeline Wireless Phone Program for low-income families

Lifeline Wireless Phone Program for low-income families, seniors, veterans and homeless people.

 ·         Free cellphone

·         250 free voice minutes & 250 free text messages each month without a contract

Apply By Phone: 1-888-898-4888 to request an application

More information available at


Fundraising for Chinese engineer slain in Oakland

Metropolitan Bank 
250 E. 18 Street
Oakland, CA 94606
“Kang Family Fund”

S.F. Botanical Garden’s Family Fundays

Family Funday! 1st and 3rd Sundays each month

Enjoy stories, garden walks, and craft activities! Join us for Library Story Time, then get outside for a guided family garden walk! Be sure to drop by our activity station and create a garden craft project to take home.

Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

Address: S.F. Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.

Fee: Free (SF Residents), $7 (Non SF Residents)

Phone: (415) 661-1316.

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Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program

Program Begins March 1, 2013

Applications now being accepted!

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, will launch the Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program March 1, 2013. This program will provide low and moderate income students residing in San Francisco free access to Muni for a 16-month period when using a Clipper® card.

All San Francisco youth aged 5 to17 with a gross annual family income at or below 100 percent of the Bay Area Median Income level are eligible for the program.

For more information: Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program

Related news article:  Free Muni for youth program begins March 1

Oakland Public Library Free Job Searching Classes

Job On! The Oakland Public Library Offers Free Series of Job Searching Classes

Oakland, CA – The Oakland Public Library is offering a series of free classes to help people involved in a job search. Job On! Secrets to Job Search Success is a four-part program to provide instruction to job seekers as they enter the complicated and sometimes confusing job market. Four courses, starting March 5 and continuing until early April, will be offered at the Main Library and the Dimond Branch Library.

Class # 1, PREPARING TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT, will provide an overview of the cycle of job searching, covering issues such as establishing job goals, taming the emotions and roadblocks of job searching, examining what employers look for, planning and organizing your search, and self-assessment.

Classes # 2 and 3, get into THE NITTY GRITTY OF JOB SEARCHING. These two courses cover topics such as networking, honing your One-Minute Self-Introduction, getting the most out of informational interviews, searching job ads, writing resumes and cover letters, and using sing social media.

Class # 4, HOW TO ROCK YOUR INTERVIEW, is all about preparing for an interview. The course delves into topics such as answering and asking questions, handling illegal questions, what to wear, projecting confidence, and follow up.

The class schedule for each location is as follows:

Main Library, 125 14th Street. Call 238-3134 to sign up
Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #2 Tuesday, March 19, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Class #4 Tuesday, April 2, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue. Call 482-7844 to sign up.
Class #1 Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #2 Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #3 Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 – 8 pm
Class #4 Friday, March 29, 1 – 3:30 pm

Instructor Nancy Rhoda is a teacher, small business owner, and librarian. She brings experience from over 35 years working in careers she loves.

For more information, please visit or call (510) 238-3513.

Bay Bridge opening celebration info

For information of all the Bay Bridge opening celebration activiites, please go to: Bay Bridge Celebration

Related news: Bay Bridge opening celebration billed at $5.6m

Asian jewelry scam report hotline

Asian jewelry scam report hotline: 415-553-9212

Related stories: Asian jewelry scam series

Check ‘n Go loan interest refund information


San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced a three-month outreach effort targeting Check ‘n Go borrowers in California whose online installment loans at exorbitant interest rates may entitle them to significant repayments for the interest, fees and finance charges they paid on their loans.


Phone: 1-855-581-2350
Deadline: March 28, 2013

Related Story:Check ‘n Go to refund $4.3 million to borrowers

Asian American Cancer Support Network Contact Info

Asian American Cancer Support Network

Contact Info:

Phone: 650-968-8488

SFPD: Stolen goods can be identified

Go to this SFPD website to check if any stolen items belong to you.

Related: SFPD cripples auto burglary syndicate