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February 26, 2004 | From Reuters
Affluent U.S. investors of Asian-Pacific descent tend to be richer, better educated and more willing to take risk than other wealthy people, a new survey said. Spectrem Group of Chicago said its survey of 3,300 affluent households -- those with at least $500,000 of "investable assets" -- found that those who described themselves as Asian-Pacific were "substantially more aggressive" investors than others.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1990
Los Angeles City Council members voted Friday to fund the Los Angeles Police Department's Asian task force, which had been threatened with losing its budget allocation. Police officials had warned that the unit would be disbanded this year if the city declined to fund the unit. For the last 14 years, Mayor Tom Bradley and the council had repeatedly turned down equipment and funding requests, forcing the task force to rely on money from the Police Department's general fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2000
Saying he wants to reach out to the county's quarter-million South Asian residents, Sheriff Lee Baca announced Tuesday that he is forming an advisory council to improve relations between law enforcement and that growing community. The council, led by community member Irshad Haque, will advise the Sheriff's Department on issues of concern to South Asian residents and help Baca recruit South Asian deputies.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1996 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Business ownership by Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, growing twice as fast as the national average, jumped 56% nationwide from 1987 to 1992, and receipts soared by 163%, the Census Bureau said Thursday. California was home to a third of these businesses, more than any other state. Asians and Pacific Islanders owned more than 230,000 businesses here--10.3% of all firms in the state, accounting for 9.2% of receipts.
NEWS
July 15, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a year ago, billboards in Malaysia proclaimed "The Future Is Now," and Britain's respected Economist magazine reported that 1 billion--yes, 1 billion--previously poor Asians were entering the middle class. With boom times seemingly destined to roll on, academics and financial experts cast about to find common denominators to explain Asia's extraordinary growth and enhanced living standards--Malaysia's per capita income, for example, jumped from $350 in 1957 to almost $5,000 in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1988 | Compiled from staff and wire reports
On average, Asian women live 7 years long than white women and 20 years longer than black men--disparities that may be linked to the role of extended families, says a San Francisco State researcher. Robert Schmidt, a professor of clinical science who has studied aging in California and Hawaii, noted that Hawaiians have the longest average life span of residents of any state and suggested that it is because the extended family is a tradition in Hawaii.
NEWS
January 6, 2005 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
When ImaginAsian TV launches today on Comcast cable's TV 101 in Southern California, the Asian American market will have the first ethnic programming that seeks to serve all Asian cultures and age groups as well as the general English-speaking market. Premiering as a part-time digital channel on the already existing TV 101, ImaginAsian TV will be available to 340,000 of the 500,000 Comcast households in Southern California from 6 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | VANESSA HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the Korean Senior Citizen's Assn. clear out before lunch. The men hustling over homemade chang-gi boards and the coiffed grandmas taking English classes must go home. Their lively chatter is food for the soul, but the center's cupboards offer nothing to eat. Despite the demand, the center lacks money to buy lunches and the know-how to access public meal programs for Asian seniors in the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
August 22, 1989 | IRENE CHANG, Times Staff Writer
The plastic surgeon bent over the operating table and held a small metal ruler up to the anesthetized patient's face. "Six millimeters," he said, measuring the width of the eyelid. "We'll bring it up to 12." The doctor proceeded to draw green felt tip lines over her closed lids as his assistant sterilized the instruments. The patient, Emogene Morita, had always thought her eyes made her look tired and unattractive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2002 | JOHN M. GLIONNA and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid mounting protests, college clothier Abercrombie & Fitch on Thursday said it will pull a line of T-shirts from stores nationwide after complaints that they depict racist caricatures of Asian Americans. The $25 T-shirts show cartoonish Asian characters with slanted eyes and conical hats who serve as pitchmen for companies such as restaurants, dry cleaners and bowling alleys. One portrays a man pulling a rickshaw with the words "Rick Shaw's Hoagies and Grinders.
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