11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

11 California-wide Propositions You’ll be Voting On

The Midterms are more about candidates and issues in your particular geographic area. There are 11 propositions, however, that affect all Californians. (There were initially 12 propositions; Prop 9 was removed by the California Supreme Court.) If you haven’t had time to do your ballot homework yet, here is a …

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

Who is Beto O’Rourke?

The first televised presidential debate in the U.S. took place 58 years ago. We learn about the historic event in school: it was Richard Nixon vs. John F. Kennedy. Nixon wasn’t a villain yet; analysts and those listening on the radio judged him the winner of all four debates. But …

12 Things to do This August

12 Things to do This August

August is peak summer season, packed with street fairs and outdoor events. We’ve rounded up the top 12 happenings of the month, and there’s something for everybody. From a Renaissance fair and a matchup between football giants AC Milan and Barcelona, to Desi Comedy Fest and classical Indian performing arts, …

Records of Naturalized Citizens Under Review by USCIS

Records of Naturalized Citizens Under Review by USCIS

Think the latest crazy bout of politics has nothing to do with you, in particular? Think again. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a quiet, largely unpublicized move to target naturalized citizens. L. Francis Cissna, director of USCIS, announced last month that several thousand previously approved applications …

Get Involved with AACI!

Get Involved with AACI!

 SAAFBA promotes involvement in likeminded organizations in the area! This week we’re boosting the profile of AACI Health and Wellness. What is AACI and what do they do? AACI Health & Wellness, formerly Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), is Santa Clara County’s largest community-based organization focused on Asian Americans …

Run for a Great Cause at Sevathon!

This Sunday, July 9th, is the annual ICC Sevathon. Hosted by the Indian Community Center, the Sevathon is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Salt March in 1930, during which Gandhi walked 240 miles across villages, towns, and unpaved roads of India to protest the British-imposed salt tax. It was the …