Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Hmong speakers: SDPD needs you!

The San Diego Police Department works closely with all its communities to keep San Diego neighborhoods safe. Join the SDPD - America's Finest! - and be part of SDPD's community-oriented team. Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Hmong speakers are needed. Speakers of the East African languages of Somalia and Ethiopia are also needed, as well as Tagalog, Korean, Chinese, Japanese.

For information on how to join the SDPD as police recruit or dispatcher, log on to

The SDPD's Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Association works especially with San Diego's Asian Pacific Islander communities in all San Diego neighborhoods. Show your support for Pan Pac by supporting its Summer Luau Fundraiser, Friday, July 16, 5-10 pm, at the Balboa Park Club, off Park Blvd and President's Way. Adults $20, kids 10 & under $5. Join Pan Pac for a terrific evening of Polynesian dancing, food, music, DJ.

Thanks for your support!

Thanks to support from the community - 600 emails and 100 supporters at Council hearing - SDAFF will get another 2 to 3 years at UltraStar Cinemas, as well as additional financial support from City Councilmembers, who will also help SDAFF find a new home for the Festival; developer Oliver McMillan, and County Supervisor Ron Roberts.


San Diego Asian Film Festival Executive Director Lee Ann Kim needs your support on Tuesday, May 18, 2 pm, at City Council hearing on the Hazard Center Redevelopment Project which will demolish the UltraStar Cinemas, home to the Asian, Latino and Jewish Film Festivals. Don't let it happen! Show your support! Be at City Council meeting at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 18. Email letter to City Councilmembers and Mayor Sanders. Thank you!

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Alliance Outreach

Pida Kongphouthone, Lao Community Cultural Center trustee and host of Lao Champa TV, speaks on "Laos and the Laotian Community in San Diego" at Naval Base San Diego on May 20, 2010.

Judy Patacsil , Filipino-American National Historical Society trustee and co-author of "Filipinos in San Diego" (to be published August 2010) speaks on "Filipinos in San Diego" to Navy Public Affairs, Coronado North Island, on May 28, 2010.

Murray Lee, historian and curator of Chinese-American history at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, speaks on "San Diego Chinese American Veterans of World War II" on board the USS Makin Island on May 28, 2010.

UCSD APSA hosts 17th annual High School Conference, Saturday, November 13, 2010

API high school students: become educated, inspired, & empowered at UCSD Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance's all-day conference, "Living the Teenage Dream."

What: Discuss academics, scholarships, API identity, leadership, & community activism
When: Sat, Nov 13, 9 am - 8:30 pm
Where: UCSD Price Center East Ballroom. First-come first-served transportation provided from Lincoln HS, Crawford HS, Chula Vista HS
How: Print, sign, bring waiver form to registration

Why? It's free to registered API students!
- Motivational, informative guest speakers
- Free breakfast, lunch, dinner, t-shirt
- Tour of UCSD campus
- Entertainment with special guest performers
- Talent show to showcase talents of participants
- Chance to win UCSD APSA scholarship

Registration required
Deadline: Sunday, Nov 7, 11:59 pm
Questions? email

APIAs Vote!

Save SDPD's Multi-Cultural Storefront! Save SDAYO, San Diego's Asian Youth Organization!

SDAYO, San Diego?s Asian Youth Organization, and its sibling, the East African Youth Organization, are youth programs mentored by the San Diego Police Department at its Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office in Mid-City. There, our Pan Pacific Law Enforcement Officers and Police Service Officers teach our youths about laws and democracy, and provide them with a safe place to do constructive activities. Pan Pac is very proud that over 90% of youths from these programs graduate from high school, and about half go on to college.

In the present budget crisis, SDPD will have to cut another $15.9 million from its budget. 108 Police Officers will be laid off, along with all 8 of the Police Service Officers who staff the Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office, and work with the community on problems such as domestic violence and gang violence, and with our youth programs. In these difficult times, now more than ever, we cannot afford to lose our Multi-Cultural Storefront or our youth organizations. Please support Mayor Sanders and the City?s bipartisan efforts to keep SDPD and our San Diego communities healthy and strong.