Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging 29 defendants with firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and honest services fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez. […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

Global landmarks switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014

Global landmarks switch off the lights for Earth Hour 2014

(Relaxnews) – Famous buildings and monuments around the world will be plunged into darkness on March 29 to honor the global environmental initiative Earth Hour. In North America, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York and the Space Needle in Seattle are just some of the legendary sites which […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
3D-printed couture: the next stage of design?

3D-printed couture: the next stage of design?

(Relaxnews) – Cutting-edge clothing just got sharper, thanks to the creation this week of the Bristle Dress, a fully 3D-printed couture garment. Produced as part of designer Francis Bitonti‘s workshop “New Skins Brumal Bodies: Computational Design for Fashion Winter 2014” in New York, the dress was fabricated using MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop printers. Students at the workshop explored […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tours launched

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in Los Angeles launched on 13 February 2014, the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines scheduled on 28 July to 02 August 2014. Los Angeles leads this year’s ACGTDT, a joint project of all Philippine Service Posts […]

21.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
OpenTable swallows restaurant recommendation app Ness

OpenTable swallows restaurant recommendation app Ness

(Relaxnews) – In a move signaling an increased interest in expanding into mobile, online reservation site OpenTable has announced that it has acquired restaurant recommendation app Ness. When it was launched in 2011, Ness was pitched as an app that could tailor restaurant recommendations to individual tastes. Instead of simply aggregating reviews from random strangers, […]

Premium PHL food producers hold mission in Los Angeles

Premium PHL food producers hold mission in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – Philippine Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the launch of premium Philippine Food Products with a press conference and reception held at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 22 January 2014. The premium food mission participated at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food exposition held in San Francisco […]

30.01.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
San Francisco set to welcome its first cat café

San Francisco set to welcome its first cat café

(Relaxnews) – It looks like the cat café trend has made its way across the Atlantic, with San Francisco set to welcome what is thought to be the USA’s first feline tea salon. KitTea, described as “part gourmet tea house, part cat and human oasis,” is set to open in the Californian city this spring. […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

California Pacific, San Francisco, RNs Say ‘Yes’ to CNA

Despite anti-union pressure, RNs vote by 52% for union Resisting a heavy-handed pressure campaign by their employer and frontline managers, registered nurses at California Pacific Medical Center’s Pacific campus, Sutter Health’s largest hospital in San Francisco, have voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The final count, in a secret ballot, mail campaign […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

PHL formally asks US for immigration relief

Temporary Protected Status could mean no deportation for undocumented Filipinos Los Angeles, 16 December 2013 – The Philippines has formally requested Washington for additional immigration relief measures to allow eligible Filipinos to stay and work in the United States so they could support the country’s long-term post-typhoon recovery efforts, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Monday, 16 December. Foreign […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

Zagat survey reveals American dining trends and preferred eateries

(Relaxnews) – Italian food is the most popular cuisine across the US, diners in Colorado are the most generous tippers and New Yorkers cook the least. These are some of the conclusions out of a new Zagat survey that polled 8,000 Americans on their dining habits and also revealed a few interesting regional differences. According […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Andy Warhol pop-up booked for SF Mulberry store

Andy Warhol pop-up booked for SF Mulberry store

(Relaxnews) – A week-long open exhibition of Andy Warhol’s Christmas-themed work is to appear at the San Francisco store of leather fashion house Mulberry, in conjunction with auction house Christie’s. Photographs, prints, and paper-based works are due to be displayed during the December 13-19 short run exhibit, some of which works date from Warhol’s time in […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

(Relaxnews) – Colorado has emerged as the top ski destination in the US according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who gave the St. Regis Aspen Resort top marks for its ”gilded age” grandeur, butler service and stunning setting. In the latest edition of the publication’s best places to ski in North America ranking, […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A five-year-old boy recovering from cancer became a superhero for a day Friday, as San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City and thousands turned out to see the Batkid fly to the rescue. Even President Barack Obama got in on the act after the story went viral, sending pint-size caped crusader Miles […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google ended nearly two weeks of speculation about an enormous floating barge in San Francisco Bay, saying it would be “an interactive space” for learning about technology. A Google spokesperson dismissed wild conjecture about the barge, which was spotted last month by the technology news blog CNET, which spurred rumors by calling […]

Gaultier sizzles in New York museum retrospective

Gaultier sizzles in New York museum retrospective

(NEW YORK CITY, United States-AFP) – A dazzling retrospective featuring the masterpieces of couture superstar Jean Paul Gaultier opens in New York on Friday, sizzling with wit and oozing sex appeal. The Brooklyn Museum exhibition unites under one roof objects as diverse as the French designer’s childhood teddy bear, a picture of his grandmother and […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Film NICO’S SAMPAGUITA Launches ONEFILAM Film Festival In Celebration of the Filipino-American History Month of October

Film NICO’S SAMPAGUITA Launches ONEFILAM Film Festival In Celebration of the Filipino-American History Month of October

October 24, 2013 (Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA)- The ONEFILAM Film Festival, the first Filipino American film festival in Los Angeles in celebration of the Fil-Am History Month, will be launched on October 27, 2013 with the premiere Los Angeles screening of the short film, Nico’s Sampaguita. Nico’s Sampaguita is directed by Aaron Woolfolk and produced by San […]

25.10.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Skip the calcium pills, opt for kale and dairy: study

Skip the calcium pills, opt for kale and dairy: study

(Relaxnews) – To keep your bones strong, forgo calcium supplements in favor of yogurt, milk, and other calcium-rich foods, suggests a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Published last week, the new study finds that calcium supplements may increase risk of heart attack. Dr. Douglas Bauer, a professor of medicine at the University of […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

Fall harvest comes to JFK Airport in pop-up farmer’s market

(Relaxnews) – After San Francisco, and Chicago, New York’s JFK Airport is the latest hub to host a farmer’s market in an effort to tout locally grown products. At the end of the month, low-cost airline JetBlue plans to set up a pop-up market that will feature farm-fresh produce from the fall harvest like pumpkins, […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Money & Business ·
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