Nobel Laureates Boycott South African Summit Over Dalai Lama

by Lawrence Bartlett CAPE TOWN, September 25, 2014 (AFP) – Six Nobel peace laureates will boycott a global summit in South Africa next month after the government refused to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, a spokeswoman said Thursday. South Africa denied Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader permission to attend the summit to avoid angering China, which […] Read More

U.S. Condemns Scholar’s Sentence

US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed what he called a "harsh" life sentence handed down Tuesday in China against a prominent Uighur scholar for "separatism," and called for his release. Read More

Uighur Scholar Gets Life in Prison for Separatism

by Tom Hancock BEIJING, September 23, 2014 (AFP) – A prominent academic from China’s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority was jailed for life Tuesday for “separatism”, sparking international outrage over the “harsh” response to criticism of Beijing’s policies in the restive Xinjiang region. The EU, United States and human rights groups had all been calling for the […] Read More

Taiwan Youth Delegates Take A Peek Into San Marino

Taiwan youth delegates Some 16 youth ambassadors from Taiwan stopped by San Marino last Friday to learn a bit about how the City is run and how it compares with their native country. For many of the 19 to 29-year olds, it was their first trip to Southern California. Read More

Metro Gets $22 Million to Improve Two Stations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Metro was awarded $22 million in federal grants today to improve amenities at a pair of Metro light rail stations, including building more sidewalks and bike lanes and installing street lighting. The Regional Connector’s future station at First Street and Central Avenue in Little Tokyo, will get $11.8 million from the […] Read More

Pasadena Part of Plan to Alleviate Homelessness

A coalition of businesses and foundations announced the awarding of nearly $213 million in grants to two dozen social service agencies in hopes of providing housing for at least 1,400 homeless people in the region for as long as 15 years. Read More

San Marino Rotary Welcomes Congresswoman Judy Chu

by Winston Chua San Marino Rotarians gathered for their weekly meeting this past Thursday, one that featured a presentation from Congresswoman Judy Chu, this city’s representative in the 27th Congressional District. After an introduction by Councilman Richard Sun, Congresswoman Chu lauded the San Marino club as “the only club that thought to honor” recently nominated […] Read More