April 2011 Archives

Aruna Lee

Oakland Health Center Holds Korean Cancer Walk

By Aruna Lee, Apr 30, 2011 8:24 AM

Korean American women are among the least likely to undergo cancer screenings like Pap tests and mammograms. An Oakland-based non-profit health organization is hoping to bring attention to this issue by holding its fourth annual Korean Cancer Walk on Saturday.

Vivian Po

Grandma's Secret Fried-Chicken Recipe Reappears on Hawaiian-Chinese Food Truck

By Vivian Po, Apr 29, 2011 7:44 PM

Food trucks and the customers who love them are gathering at Fort Mason tonight for another “Off the Grid” street food party, a mobile food festival that serves up tasty treats in various locations every week. One of the food trucks featured at tonight’s event is IZ IT Fresh Grill, which serves up Hawaiian-Chinese fusion -- and a secret fried chicken recipe known to many who have visited Kwong Shing market on Clement Street.

Summer Chiang

At Angel Island, a Window into History of Chinese Immigration

By Summer Chiang, Apr 25, 2011 9:13 PM

Frank Lum came to the United States by boat from China in 1930 with his family. But because his information was incomplete, he was forced to stay alone at the Angel Island Immigration Station for 10 days when he was only 5 years old. It was a long time ago, but he said he can still remember it.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Selections from the smorgasbord of spring celebrations, learning from Passover and Black Day

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Apr 25, 2011 2:35 PM

In fifth grade, my class held a Passover dinner as part of our unit on Exodus. Exodus was a big deal then, with Charlton Heston starring in the “Ten Commandments” rerunning every year on television, so we knew the story well (that and “Gone with the Wind”).

Aruna Lee

Korean Media Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Winner

By Aruna Lee, Apr 24, 2011 1:00 AM

The Korea Times in Oakland celebrated the award of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize to Korean-American photojournalist John J. Kim, 36, of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kim was awarded the prize along with Frank Main and Mark Konko for their reporting on violence in Chicago neighborhoods. The group spent a year with victims, detectives and criminals to penetrate the code of silence that permeates the city's rising murder rate.

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