All posts tagged "San Francisco"

  • This Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo shows the tobacco in cigarettes in Philadelphia. A study ties a host of new diseases to smoking, and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several universities is published in the Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. It looks beyond lung cancer, heart disease and other conditions already tied to smoking and adds breast cancer, prostate cancer and even routine infections to the list. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California law. San Francisco...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim (Photo courtesy of Jane Kim/Luke Thomas)
    Interview: SF’s first Korean American elected official aims higher to Sacramento

    By Tae Hong Jane Kim made headlines when she became the first-ever Korean American elected to public office in San Francisco. That was five years ago — overseeing an eclectic district that includes the Tenderloin, South of...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    Museum begins video archive of SF Korean immigration history

    The San Francisco Korean American Museum — which is still undergoing construction plans — is in the midst of gathering video interviews for its immigration history archive. According to the museum this week, it has collected 35...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • Comfort women Korean girl statue in Glendale, California
    Korean-Chinese coalition plans SF comfort women memorial

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff It’s been a month after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution for the installation of a comfort women memorial in the city. A new organization comprised...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • San Francisco Korean Americans participated in a free bowling event Saturday organized by the local sports association, which will continue to hold free sports events.
    SF sports association launches free community events

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff About 60 people came out for bowling fun Saturday with a San Francisco-based Korean American sports association, which has launched a series of free lifestyle events. “This all started with...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • San Francisco Consul General Han Dong-man visited a Monterey Korean school as a one-day teacher Saturday.
    SF consul general serves as special instructor at Korean school

    By The Korea Times San Francisco staff Students at a Monterey Korean school had a special instructor in the building Saturday — San Francisco Consul General Han Dong-man. Han gave a lecture on Korea-U.S. relations to students...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Koreans and Korean Americans calling for Google to return the naming of a disputed East Sea territory to Dokdo Island from Liancourt Rocks staged a flash mob at Pier 39 in San Francisco Saturday.
    SF-area Koreans call for Google to return Dokdo name to Maps

    Ahead of Dokdo Island Day this month, San Francisco-area Koreans and Korean Americans staged a flash mob in an effort to urge Google to change its naming of the disputed island. At Pier 39 Saturday, about 50...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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