Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Los Angeles  – Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was welcomed by the Filipino-American World War II Veterans at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles, 27 September 2016. The meeting was organized by Filipino Veterans Foundation Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque.  Special guests during the meeting were Department of Veteran Affairs District Manager Alberto Alpasan […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. CNA, the premiere nurses’ organization in California, is also stepping up efforts to pass Prop. 61, the […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Carson kicks off Filipino-American History Month Celebration October 1

Carson kicks off Filipino-American History Month Celebration October 1

This month-long celebration showcases amazing talents and performing artists in music, creative arts, and other varied forms of entertainment from the Filipino-American community. The festivities will start on Saturday, October 1 at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center East Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. located at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson.  This event is open to […]

22.09.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Emmys red carpet: red, black, yellow… and cleavage

Emmys red carpet: red, black, yellow… and cleavage

Hollywood’s A-list sparkled in the California sunlight on the red carpet Sunday for the Emmy Awards, television’s top honors. Bright colors — red, yellow and emerald green — dominated the annual fashion parade, but basic black was still a winner. Unusual dress cutouts provided visual allure, and plunging necklines were plentiful. The following are briefs […]

19.09.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Healthcare providers urged to adopt new national TB screening

Healthcare providers urged to adopt new national TB screening

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith have urged health care providers to adopt new recommendations recently announced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force calling for adults 18 years of age or older who are at increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) to be screened for the disease. Those considered to be […]

10.09.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News ·
BMW to show its racer side at LA’s Petersen Museum

BMW to show its racer side at LA’s Petersen Museum

A new exhibition — “BMW: 100 Years of Performance” — set to open at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California on September 1 aims to highlight the German carmaker’s on-track innovation as part of its centenary year celebrations. The cars assembled will include a 1970 Alpina 2002ti racecar and the year 2000 FW22 […]

01.09.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
ABC extends Oscars broadcasting deal until 2028

ABC extends Oscars broadcasting deal until 2028

ABC has secured its coverage of the Academy Awards for the next decade. The TV network has extended a contract set to expire in 2020 and will now continue to broadcast the annual Oscars ceremony through 2028. Each year the prestigious ceremony is broadcast live around the world to over 225 countries, from the Dolby […]

31.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Brown signs Huff CA Education Code Cleanup Bill

Brown signs Huff CA Education Code Cleanup Bill

SB 1211 closes Chapter on old funding mechanism and helps remove confusion SACRAMENTO: Legislation designed to amend the California Education Code by removing sections that were dropped during adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula is now law in California thanks to the Governor’s signature on SB 1211. Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) introduced the measure […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Census says there are now 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US LOS ANGELES - New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

Viji Sundaram OAKLAND, Calif. – California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity could expire next year. Eighteen months into Prop. 47’s enactment, the state has received some 211,000 […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Legal Matters, Services ·
Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

Thousands of nurses set late june strikes in California, Minnesota

More than 6,600 registered nurses in Minnesota and California are prepared to strike in late June. They may be joined by up to 3,300 nurses in Massachusetts who are taking a strike vote today. If all the nearly 10,000 RNs walk out, it would represent national strike of nurses on a series of patient safety and quality care concerns. All […]

15.06.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Colorful PHL, other cultures shown in Asean Fest in Los Angeles

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General, led by Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism in Los Angeles and Tourism Director, Mr. Richmond Jimenez, participated in the  LA-ASEAN Fest 2016 held at the South Coast Mall in Costa Mesa, California on 04 June 2016.   It was a unique […]

13.06.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

Trucking firm owner pleads guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste soap into San Gabriel River

LOS ANGELES – A man who ran a trucking company in Sante Fe Springs has pled guilty to dumping 11,000 gallons of waste water and soap into a tributary of the San Gabriel River in Santa Fe Springs, California. David Lee Flury, the 61 year old owner and operator of the Flury Industries, Inc., a waste-hauling […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·

Our Lady of the Valley Parish Church to Blessed Virgin Mary

CALIFORNIA  (Mabuhay) – Our Lady of the Valley (OLV} Parish Church in Canoga Park, California is dedicating the month of May to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Filipino Ministry is leading the celebration with novena starting on  the 6th of May to the 14th. This will culminate at the Filipino Mass on the 15th, […]

05.05.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

Chanel unveils sun-drenched makeup collection for summer 2016

After seeking inspiration in the flamboyant colors of California for its springtime collection, the French luxury brand has presented a new sunlight-drenched summer makeup line channeling the season’s laid-back vibes and uplifting feeling of well-being. The “Dans la lumière de l’été” makeup collection is due to roll out from May 2016. Chanel’s summer 2016 makeup […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

Lopez, veteran immigration lawyer, dies in car accident

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American immigration lawyer Atty. Luisito L. Lopez, died on Tuesday, April 5, after a car accident while on his way to visit a client in an immigration detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. He was 76. Lopez’s eldest daughter Rose, who was driving the Honda Odyssey van, was seriously injured and is now […]

14.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

Earn Less Than $13,870? California Rewards Low-Income Tax Filers.

SACRAMENTO–The Golden State’s poverty statistics are grim: Two in five people live just over the federal poverty level (FPL), and the state has the highest child poverty rate in the nation. But this year, for the first time, California’s working poor will get to keep more of their earnings in their pockets thanks to the […]

13.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Raising the US minimum wage to $15 an American dream

Raising the US minimum wage to $15 an American dream

By Ivan Couronne Washington, United States | AFP |   – New York, Seattle, California: in the battle over the US minimum wage, cities and states are taking their own initiative, making regional advances toward the goal of a $15 an hour floor. Some cities have voted through spectacular increases, making the dream of better pay a reality for hundreds […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

Democrats Court Fil-Am, AAPI Voters

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – As the race for the White House heats up, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to tap better ways to reach Filipino-American and other Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey told reporters yesterday (Wednesday in Manila) they have expanded their grassroots outreach […]

02.04.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·