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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 25, 2012 | Gregory Rodriguez
It's official! A new study by the Pew Research Center proves the old trope true: Asians are the new Jews. All those essentially positive stereotypes you've heard about - the hard work and the Tiger Moms - have made Asian Americans the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Not only that, in the last few years, Asians have overtaken Latinos as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S. This is all good news - both for Asian Americans and the United States - but the Jewish comparison has a dark side.
August 8, 1985 | Al Martinez
The Jonathan Club of Santa Monica is once more fighting back against accusations that it discriminates on the basis of race and national origin. Just recently the club proudly announced that among its members are three Jews, two Koreans and a Mexican. Well, actually, it announced the three Jews and two Asians. However, I know for a fact that one light-colored Mexican is also among the club's estimated 3,000 members.
December 6, 2006 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
With each generation in the United States, adolescents from Asian immigrant families improved their health habits, while their Latino counterparts either showed no improvement or developed worse habits, according to a Rand Corp. study released Tuesday. The study, which looked at diet, exercise, television viewing and other practices among at least three generations of youths aged 12 to 17, could help explain rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Latinos.
April 3, 1994 | ANTHONY DAY, Anthony Day is Times Senior Correspondent. and
Last fall, Ben Hong walked with his cello onto the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to play his first concert with his new employer, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. For Hong, then 24, it was a triumphant moment in an arduous journey that began 15 years ago in Taiwan. The voyage was one of intense pressure: Hong remembers his parents sitting beside him as he practiced the instrument he'd taken up at the age of 9.
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