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Filipinos prepare for heat despite living in ‘cooler’ Bay Area

By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr. SAN FRANCISCO – As Californians brace for another excessive these summer months that in the previous years were punctuated by catastrophic forest fires, San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Americans learned a lot from the past…

Dismay, anxiety and frustration build up on still pretrial stage of Roque case

By Jun Nucum LOS ANGELES – More than one year after experiencing an anti-Asian hate crime, the Roque family is still at a pretrial stage after an ‘uneventful’ hearing last week and the family is in a quandary whether their…

LA County adopts countywide racial equity strategic plan

By Claire Morales True LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Board) has unanimously adopted a groundbreaking Countywide Racial Equity Strategic Plan with five strategic goals intended to measurably improve the lives of residents and communities throughout…

Hate crime survivors backed, air appeal to community, gov’t

By Jun Nucum CITY OF CARSON — Survivors of anti-Asian hate crimes recounted their ordeal during a well attended symposium over the weekend at the Veterans Park in the City of Carson as they renewed their call to stop the…

Judge’s ruling dismissing hate crime enhancements on Roque family decried

By Jun Nucum LOS ANGELES – Nearly a hundred supporters of the Roque family condemned the ruling of the judge in the Roque family McDonald drive-thru in Hollywood California assault case dropping the hate crime enhancements on assault charges. Community…

Governor Newsom lauds Biden for bid to expand health care access to DACA recipients

By Claire Morales True SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has lauded President Joe Biden’s announcement that his administration will be expanding federal health care services to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients. “President Biden is stepping up to ensure greater…