Entries by Jonah Most

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SF Superior Court Delays Development of Still-Toxic Hunters Point Shipyard

By Jonah Most, Jul 14, 2011 10:07 AM

In a ruling Monday, the Superior Court of San Francisco rejected plans to transfer contaminated Navy property to the city, SF BayView reports.

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Redistricting May Split Fremont's Indian Vote

By Jonah Most, Jun 26, 2011 10:01 AM

Members of the Indian American community in Fremont are upset by plans to split the city into two Congressional districts, India West reports.

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Ethnic Americans Consume Large Share of Mercury-tainted Fish

By Jonah Most, Jun 15, 2011 11:50 AM

Ethnic Americans face a high risk of mercury poisoning, but they don’t always know it. New data from a Sierra Club-commissioned study reveals that high rates of subsistence fishing among minorities contribute to high levels of mercury in the body, which can affect the nervous system, especially in unborn babies and children.

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San Francisco Hasn't Lost Travel Mojo

By Jonah Most, May 24, 2011 9:23 AM

More than a 1,000 tour operators from around the world have converged on San Francisco this week to talk shop, meeting with some 3,500 exhibitors in an expo that is expected to generate more than $350 million in tourism revenue for the city, AsianWeek reports.

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Chinese-American Mayoral Hopefuls Seek to Build on Lee's Legacy

By Jonah Most, May 23, 2011 1:23 PM

San Francisco is home to more than a quarter million Asian Americans but, before January, had never had an Asian-American mayor. But this milestone may be short lived as Mayor Ed Lee has said he does not plan to run for election in November.

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San Francisco to Celebrate Asian Diversity in Nation's Largest Pan Asian Street Fair

By Jonah Most, May 21, 2011 10:34 PM

Come for the ‘Fast and Furious’ J-Cars and Thai prayer, stay for the balut eating contest (nearly developed chicken and duck eggs) and Cambodian R&B, this Saturday at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The 7th annual street fair, which is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation to celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, is supposedly the largest Pan Asian street fair nationwide, drawing over 80,000 people and 150 organizations.

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Water Updates Via Text Message

By Jonah Most, May 15, 2011 12:05 AM

“Will I get water today?” This question, asked daily by millions of people in South Asia, was the inspiration for a service created by UC Berkeley and Stanford graduate students that won the prestigious Global Social Venture Competition last month, India-West reports.

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Local Groups Advocate for Prison Reform

By Jonah Most, May 11, 2011 9:47 PM

A new provocative billboard at Larkin and O’Farrell Streets reads: “Felony sentencing for possession—are you high?” This billboard is the most visible expression of a recent campaign for prison reform that includes various Bay Area NGOs, San Francisco Bay View reports.

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Wal-Mart Enters the Social Media Business

By Jonah Most, May 9, 2011 9:53 AM

Wal-Mart sells you tires, groceries and, now, thanks to its recent acquisition of the Mountain View-based company Kosmix, Wal-Mart can tell you what’s trending on Twitter, India-West reports.