Mahalo, Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012)

Mahalo, Senator Inouye: volunteering at age 17 to serve in all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team, most decorated unit in WWII; serving Hawaii & the country since Hawaii became a state, in the House of Representatives 1959-1963, & the Senate 1963-2012; bringing hope, inspiration & pride to all who honor, respect & believe in the nobility of public service. The Senator's last word was "aloha." Aloha & mahalo, Senator Inouye.

"Allegiance" is Old Globe's highest-grossing play ever!

"Allegiance" music & lyrics by Jay Kuo, with George Takei ("Star Trek"), Lea Salonga ("Miss Saigon"), Telly Leung ("Glee"); Sept 19-Oct 28, 7pm Tues-Wed; 8pm Thurs-Fri, 2 & 8pm Sat, 2 & 7pm Sun, @ Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park;, 619.234.5623

Old Globe includes exhibit of Wendy Maruyama's Tag project, & Japanese American Historical Society on Japanese Americans in San Diego.

Celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month @ Dragon Boat Festival 2012

Thank you for celebrating Asian Pacific Islander arts & heritage, cultures & customs with us at our San Diego Dragon Boat Festival 2012!


Farewell Junior Seau

CEPA Net 2012 workshops

Nonpartisan CEPA Net (Civic Education & Policy Advocacy Network) continues series of workshops to organize, educate and mobilize API communities.,Pam Hooper 858.752.2220

"Six-and-a-half and Sushi" 3/11/13!

Thanks, UCSD APSA, for turning out in force to help Alliance celebrate the coming of spring at "Six-and-a-half and Sushi", Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm, at Sushi on a Roll, 1620 National Ave. Special thanks to sushi sous-chef Amy Boudsady.

"Six and-a-half and Sushi" 3/11/2013

Come celebrate the approach of spring! Join us at "Six-and-a-half and Sushi", Monday, March 11, 2013, 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm, at Sushi on a Roll, 1620 National Ave (featured in U-T's Night+Day 2/14). It's $30 pp ($15 is donation to the Alliance). Support Alliance's Dragon Boat Festival, meet up with friends, eat sushi!
Sign up now! click to RSVP
Also check out our Facebook Event

KAC-SD Joint Happy Hour 2/28/2013

Korean American Coalition - San Diego has invited:
    1) Korean American Coalition-SD (KAC-SD)
    2) Asian Business Association (ABA)
    3) Korean American Bar Association?SD (KABA-SD)
    4) Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Ass'n - San Diego (KSEA-SD)
    5) National Association of Asian American Professionals-SD (NAAAP-SD)
    6) Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD)
    7) SD Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans (Alliance)
    8) Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
What: KAC-SD Joint Happy Hour
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:30pm
Where: Min Sok Chon, 4620 Convoy St, Ste D&E, SD 92111,
Cost: $5/pp exact change (for food only); drinks on your own
RSVP: RSVP to your respective organizations

Street Clean Up with Little Saigon Foundation 1/19/2013

National Day of Service (Environment) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 10am-3pm, El Cajon Blvd, 4654 El Cajon Blvd, Ste C, SD 92115, Allie Ebner host, info Trang Bui @ 610.663.9137:
    - remove neighborhood & district grafitti
    - repaint storefronts
    - clean up neighborhood & street trash
    - help local businesses flatten & recycle boxes
    - clean up landscape (includes sweeping & raking leaves)

Establish lunar new year as national holiday!

Happy New Year! Again? Yes, it's lunar new year. Happy New Year! Officially? That would be so great! Let's petition to make lunar new year a national holiday: Deadline is February 14. Thanks! And Happy New Year!

Once again, thank you "Sushi on a Roll"!

Alliance held 2nd "Six & Sushi" fundraiser at Sushi on a Roll, 1/8/2013. Great friends, great food, great way to start the New Year! Thanks to friends of the Alliance who braved darkness & cold to join in supporting the SD Dragon Boat Festival. Thanks, Jeff, Lorna, Hugo, and Sushi on a Roll!

Start the New Year with "Six and Sushi"!

Meet old friends; make new friends; enjoy great food.
Come help support our 9th annual San Diego Dragon Boat Festival!
Sign up here: "Six and Sushi"
6-8 pm, Jan 8th, 2013

Fundraiser for SD Dragon Boat Festival "Six & Sushi! 12/11/12

Meet old friends; make new friends; eat great food! "Six and Sushi" 6 pm Dec 11, 2012, at Sushi on a Roll, 1620 National Ave, SD 92113, $30pp includes tax-deductible donation to the Alliance
Event Brite Link:
Sign up now!!

Highly recommended! "Sushi on a Roll"

Planning a fundraiser? Meet Jeff Roberto, Lorna Ramos, Hugo Arrequin of Sushi on a Roll, 1620 National Ave, SD 92113, who will work with you for the perfect event for your group. Classic sashimi or macadamia coconut panko-crusted tempura roll? Small & intimate, or large & lively group? Sushi classes? Sushi on a Roll: customized just for you!, 619.53.sushi

13th San Diego Asian Film Festival, Nov 1-9, 2012

Counting the minutes till Asian Film Festival? So are we! (click for

Alliance is among community co-presenters for opening night film, Don't Stop Believin', to be screened again Wed 11/07 7:15pm; don't miss 2nd time 'round!

SDAFF2! Taiwan Film Showcase @ UCSD, Nov 2-4 , 2012

All films subtitled & free @ Atkinson Hall Auditorium, Calit2, UCSD (click for flyer) Parking available lots P502 & P503 (fee on Fri, free Sat Sun)

Fri 11/02 ((click for flyer)
8pm Opening night film Cha Cha for Twins (101 min)

Sat 11/03
11:30am Award-winning shorts: 5F-2 & Thief
2pm In Our Time (re-mastered New Wave classic, 106 min)
4:30pm 10+10 (115 min)

Sun 11/04
11:30am Money and Honey (96 min)
1:45pm Starry Starry Night (99 min)
4pm The Raw and the Cooked (83 min)

Sponsored by SDAFF, UCSD Taiwan Studies Lecture Series, UCSD Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in LA

Alliance is among community co-presenters for The Raw and the Cooked

2012 Fil-Am Historical Heritage Excellence Award 10/21/12

The Special Awards Committee of the San Diego Filipino-American Humanitarian Foundation, Philippine Library & Museum, Youth Foundation, Business Foundation, Philippines & Asian Report and ASIANReader awards Fil-Am Historical Heritage Excellence Award for "Cultural Heritage & Community Service" to the San Diego Alliance for Asian Pacific Islander Americans.

SD Fil-Am Humanitarian Foundation presents Excellence Award to the Alliance at annual Historical Heritage Gala, "Celebrating Excellence," Sun 10/21/2012, 4:30pm-10:30pm, SD Marriott Hotel, Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego, SD 92108. Info: Dr Yorobe 858.560.1638x3,
(click for invitation)
(click for RSVP)

APAPA-SD & CEPA Net (COPAO/SCAPAL) "We the People" 2012 Candidates' Forum

Saturday, 9/8/2012, 11am-2pm, Wesley United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 5380 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego 92115
     10:30am Registration
Congressional District 52 candidates Brian Bilbray & Scott Peters; Congressional District 53 candidates Susan Davis & Nick Popaditch
State Assembly District 77 candidates RJ Hernandez & Brian Maienschein; State Assembly District 79 candidates Mary England & Shirley Weber
San Diego Mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio & Bob Filner
Contact, phooper@qhlawyers@com,, (click for flyer)

Alliance is among community co-sponsors for APAPA-SD/ CEPA Net event.