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Old School – Leland Yee, Tong Chief! – Part 1

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments

By John Steven Calder : Argonaut Political Writer First published Friday November 4, 2011 The Tongs, private Chinese only business clubs, originated as Chinese Benevolent Associations on the west coast of the United States during the Gold Rush era. Although believed to be offshoots of the infamous Triads, they were formed primarily as a means […]

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County Veterans Service Office – Finding Hidden Resources for All Veterans

May 15th, 2013 · No Comments

By John Steven Calder, Argonaut Correspondent Chronically under funded by the City and County of San Francisco, the County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) is a one-stop shop for all support resources, for U.S. Military Veterans , Spouses and their dependents. Staffed by Accredited Claims representatives, John W. Gallagher, Diana C. Kremer and Shan Yu, this […]

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The Shocking Worker Suicide Rate at iPod's Chinese Plant

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments

By Peter Weverks   You probably missed it, and Apple Computer probably hopes you missed it, especially if you read the news while listening to an iPod, but buried in last February’s business news was a blip about a visit by Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, to the Foxconn Technology Group factory in Shenzhen, […]

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Paramilitary Dude With Glock at AMC Van Ness

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

By John Calder, Argonaut360 Correspondent While attending the 9:45pm showing on Friday January 28th of the of the excellent film, “True Grit” at the AMC 1000 on Van Ness, I found myself in a very uncomfortable position. Standing at the 7th Floor concession area was a paramilitary geared male, fully decked out with a Glock […]

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