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Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
1:01 am - For Jake.

From the Los Angeles Times

Killing of Driver Triggers Search

Police will look for clues in the car of a Fontana engineer, 26, who was shot in the head, apparently on an O.C. freeway, and crashed.

By David Reyes
Times Staff Writer

March 15, 2005

Looking for evidence that might lead to a killer, police plan today to search the car of a 26-year-old man who was shot in the head Saturday apparently while he drove on the Costa Mesa Freeway.

Jake Tuason, 26, of Fontana was shot about 1 p.m. while driving north in his 2005 Subaru WRX, a car his mother said he loved to tinker with.

Tuason crashed into a wall and drove up and across an embankment on the connector to the westbound Garden Grove Freeway on the edge of Tustin, said city police Sgt. Mark Hein.

The driver was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where the emergency room staff saw that he had been shot in the head. He later died at the hospital, Hein said.

Police said they had few details to work with and didn't know where or why he was shot. An autopsy was performed Monday, but no results were available.

Police, with the help of forensic investigators for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, plan a thorough search of Tuason's car, Hein said.

Police are also seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Cellphone records of motorists who dialed 911 to report the crash are being pulled in an effort to find such witnesses, Hein said.

Tuason was an electronics engineer for a Pasadena company that manufactures cameras for NASA.

His mother, Marilyn Tuason, described him as a "hard-working, wonderful son" who loved working on his high-performance car.

She said her son was helping to pay some of the family bills because she had started nursing school and his father had recently retired as a bus driver.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Det. Shawn Porter at (714) 573-3248.

current mood: sad

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Sunday, June 20th, 2004
3:05 pm

Im new in this community, so my info is, i live in Northridge, right next to porter ranch, i went to Granada Hills Charter High School. Im 17, and my birthday is November 7. I like to talk and play games and just chill. So i joined this community, hoping i get to know more filipinos.

current mood: bored

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Monday, May 24th, 2004

Hello! My name is Kristelle Siarza, a fellow filipina in New Mexico. I have a favor to ask all the Filipinos in America – can you all do this survey, and can you forward it to your friends and family?! This is major research that will definitely affect the Filipino people, so I need everyone’s help as soon as possible.

Thank you and maraming salamat!


[x-posted, sorry]

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Saturday, October 25th, 2003

Dear friends, family, and acquaintances,

As many of you know this past week has been hard for the community of San Bernardino County. We faced 3 fires. The fire located in Northern San Bernardino has claimed over 100 homes, which means at least 200 people have been directly effected by this fire.

The Gran Prix Fire in Fontana/Rancho Cucamonga is a little TOO close to home for any of us.

Everytime there is a wildfire it claims precious things - homes, possessions, lives.

So in a cry for help for those who don't have a home to type at the keyboard tonight, I am asking all of you to do something to help. I want to start a collection center for everyone and everything. If you have any unneeded clothes, furniture, even kitchen appliances, contact me. Canned foods, even foods you can make and bring to Rancho Cucamonga High School or Valley Church in Chino would be greatly appreciated. Helping out at the Red Cross or maybe just being there to comfort them. These are our people as we are theirs. Whether it be time or money no matter how you help them, you'll feel great inside that someone is feeling better because of you.

These people have NO homes and all the little things they couldn't take with them before the fire got to their house is gone from their lives. This is our chance to help them, it's our chance to give back when it's going to be appreciated and accepted the most.

ONE person started these fires. ONE person took everything away from them. Be that ONE person that gives them hope, comfort, the ONE to get their life back on track.

I was so inspired to start helping them when I saw this special on the news. I didn't realize how serious these fires were until Friday morning when I saw the ashes. Now everywhere I drive I see ashes from the fires on cars, streets, houses, etc.

Remember guys and gals - this is our community, our county, they're part of our lives too. These people are without homes for tonight in 50 mile per hour winds. These people won't have a place that they'll call home for a LONG time. Not everyone is covered by insurance. Not all of them are lucky. Just picture yourself in their situation. Wouldn't you want someone doing the same for you?

Just please, help them out in your spare time.

Much love,
Tiffany Bautista

AIM: Truly TiFFy
Email: tjoybautista@yahoo.com

Please contact me if you'd like to help me help them.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
6:52 pm - Do it cuz it changed my life! It'll change yours, too! (If you live in CA)



Here’s the deal:

The state legislature is on the verge of deciding UC’s Outreach budget. If Outreach is not fully funded, Student Initiated Outreach is first on the list to get axed. There are 2 versions of
this budget. The Senate version only partially funds Outreach, but the Assembly version fully funds Outreach. Please FAX and CALL the Governor to urge him to FULLY FUND OUTREACH!

Its sooo easy! Attached is a fill in the blank letter (Thanks Peter Gee!) to fax.

When calling:
1) Identify yourself and organization you represent.

2) Say “I urge Governor Davis to support the State Assembly Version of the Budget which fully restores outreach funding.

3) Thank you.

Phone #: 916-445-2841

Fax: 916-445-4633

Honorable Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
If it had not been for the Youth and Community Outreach Programs at UCR or the people who worked for the program, I would be naive about myself, my culture, and the issues Asian Americans and Asian American teens face in current society and what we went through in earlier society. Therefore, I encourage all those who believe in positive learning, cultural gain of any kind, and the power one person does to please call Gov. Gray Davis. It's one thing to cut back on educational funds, but to wipeout the outreach budget. There are hundreds of teens and young college students in California whose lives have changed through the API Outreach, Hispanic Outreach, African Outreach that UC campuses offer to them!! Outreach programs are a learning experience that should never be pased up!! Please support and save the Outreach budget!

current mood: determined

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Sunday, June 29th, 2003
6:14 am - 6D9 Productions

6D9 Productions first event


2 Rooms!!!
INFO LINE 1(714)903-7770

For a free flyer just im meh at BrightLilAznStar. Or e mail me at


Hope to see ya there-!

sorriez for cross posting ... I need to get the word out.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2003
4:47 pm - hi! please come, support and have fun =)


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Sunday, April 27th, 2003
11:54 am - Upcoming Events (SoCal)

Ok here goes...

[[May 3rd]]
***Margaret Cho at the Wiltern Theater in LA.
*****more info: http://margaretcho.com/tour/wiltern.htm

***I Was Born With 2 Tongues at Japanese American National Museum
****(369 East First Street, Los Angeles, California 90012) Time & Price TBA

[[May 10th]]
***Rap Session, UC Riverside 10am-12noon

***Phillippine Exposition and Trade Show [Rex is performing!]
****more info: http://www.fairplex.com/fp/Calendar/ViewEvent.asp?EventId=328

[[May 17th]]
***Friendship Games at UC Riverside

[[May 30th]]
***Dance hosted by Glendora HS
****$15 @ door, attire is semi formal
*****Claremont Inn, 7:30 - 11:30pm

thanks and come to these events! happy, happy asian american heritage month!

yay for crossposting

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
12:55 am - Asian-American OSCAR NIGHT PARTY!

email camillegomez@hotmail.com with subject: Oscar Night for ticket info!


in association with the ORPHANS THEATER COMPANY
Hosted by the cast of
Director Justin Lin's groundbreaking Asian American film
(opening in theatres from MTV Films in early April)
Scheduled to appear from the BLT cast: Karin Anna Cheung, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Parry Shen and more celebrities and surprises to come...

All proceeds to benefit Lodestone and Orphan's co-production of
The World Premiere of Angela Kang's
Directed by Robert Shinso
Opening this summer at the Victory Theatre in Burbank

Come out and watch the Academy Awards on the JUMBO screen, sing your heart out at karaoke, chow down on the all-you-can-eat buffet (price includes soda, coffee and free samples of the 5 delicious ales brewed on premises), enter to win cool prizes in our raffle, see exclusive "Better Luck Tomorrow" footage including the new trailer and the making-of featurette "BLT Genesis," hang with your favorite Asian American celebrities, enjoy the fully stocked cash bar and more at Koreatown's hippest and hottest new hangout! Plus other surprises to be announced soon!!!!


400 S. Western Ave. (at 4th. St. in Los Angeles' Koreatown)
Sunday, March 23

4:30 PM-Midnight
(Oscars start at 5:30 PM and buffet is from 6-8 PM. Arrive early for the best seating)
21 and over!
Valet parking only $2

Tickets only $20 in advance (if purchased by March 20) and $22 at the door (if tickets are still available).

We sell-out every year so purchase your tickets early!

To order your tickets in advance, send a check (made out to: Lodestone Theatre Ensemble) for $20 per ticket to:
Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
c/o Oscar Night
P.O. Box 1072
Studio City, CA 91614

Please include "Referred by Camille Mana", your phone number and e-mail address so that we can confirm your order. Tickets will be waiting for you at the door. All checks MUST be received by March 20 for the $20 pre-sale price.

To contact us:
(323) 993-7245

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble is an L.A. based Asian American theatre company founded by Alexandra Bokyun Chun, Philip W. Chung, Chil Kong and Tim Lounibos with a mission to develop, create, promote and present edgy, compelling and impassioned works that bridge communities through truthful and entertaining artistry.

Lodestone's Board of Directors are Terry Hong, Howard Hsieh, Ted Kim, Jason Lee, Steve Lee, Quan Phung and Julian Chang Zolkin.

Orphans Theater Company exists to give a body and voice to the offbeat, and a home to unique theater by presenting bold new works and adaptations created in a collaborative, ensemble-driven spirit. Orphans Theater Company: The antidote to community theater.

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2003
9:46 pm - Hiyee!

Hi! I'M NEW!! Yay me. LoL, Well, let's see, recently I went to SDSU on Friday and watched A.B. Samahan's "The ReX-Clusive!" Show. Wow! They had hella dope Pinoy-American performers. It was off the hook. And of course, Rex was the greatest ever. If you ever get the chance to see him live, do it!!

Anyway, I'm from the 9o9, from Ontario. I'm like, president of everything and involved in everything and I don't know how I do it, but I do my thang. Yeah. Whatever.

Add mee!! I want more friends!! =D I'm friend greedy. Oh, btw, my LJ is friends only, so yeah. That's all.


current mood: bouncy

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Thursday, November 28th, 2002
1:44 am - any Osbournes fans??

Anybody here gonna go to Kelly's instore this weekend?

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002
3:11 pm - ATTENTION!!

The Filipino American Vets need your support on Mon 11/11 in getting
their Justice, Equity, and Full Recognition! Join us at 9am at FACLA
(1740 Temple) for the 2nd JFAV Filipinotown Veterans Day Parde in LA!

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2002

All Set for November 11th—2nd JFAV Filipinotown Veterans Day Parade
in Los Angeles

Los Angeles—All are set for the 2nd Filipinotown Veterans Day Parade
in Los Angeles.

The People's Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment
(Peoples CORE) and the Justice for the Filipino American Veterans
(JFAV) campaign is spearheading the 2nd "Filipinotown Veterans Day
Parade and March for Recognition, Justice and Equity" on November 11,
2002 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. The theme for the parade and march
is: "Recognize the Filipino Veterans Now! Justice and Equity Now!"

People's CORE Executive Director Joe Navidad said: "We who have
started the veterans campaign since the early 1990's with the
formation of the December 7th Movement (D7M), which held the first
massive mass action in the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard on
December 7, 1993 will not let up with our efforts despite the
setbacks in the US Congress. The more we will persevere!

We invite everyone to join the march, express your support for the
Filipino veterans through displays, floats, signs and streamers. We
welcome in kind donations such as food and drinks for the
participants. By this mass action we can show the US Congress that we
have not forgotten our veterans and we will continue on the struggle
for veterans recognition and justice."

The Veterans Day Parade will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Filipino
American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), located at 1740 Temple
Street. Following the parade and march there will speakers and
cultural performances.

Confirmed speakers include Congressman Xavier Beccera,Hila Solis,
Assemblymembers George Nakano and Herb Wesson and District 13
Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Peoples CORE Executive Director Joe
Navidad, JFAV Coordinator Peping Baclig, FASGI Executive Director
Susan Maquindang, Scott Schiffer and others. The grand marshal for
the parade will be Councilmember Eric Garcetti and the deputy grand
marshal Philippine town Mayor Jacinto "Jay" Valencia.

Veterans Ready for Full Mobilization

Veterans organizations are preparing for full mobilization for the
Veterans Day Parade. The American Coalition for Filipino Veterans
(ACFV) headed by Faustino "Peping" Baclig, Society of Guerrillas and
Scouts (SGS) headed by Bong Agbunag and Manny Aquino, Los Angeles
Veterans Forum headed by Commander Franco Arcebal, United Filipino
American Veterans (UFAV) headed by Cres Abad, Eugene Mondoc and
Arcadio Basat, and 80 veterans from the San Fernando Valley headed by
Commander Segundo Calderon are all getting ready for the parade.

Floats supporting the veterans issue mounted on small trucks will be
provided by GABRIELA –LA, FACLA, National Philtown USA and FASGI.
Health services booths will provide free diabetes screenings, blood
pressure and other health screenings for adults and senior citizens
before and after the march-parade. Free lunch will also be provided
for all the participants. Parking will be at the Burlington St. and
surrounding streets around FACLA compound.

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Friday, November 1st, 2002
2:32 pm - Hey all!

Hey everyone! I'm a newbie. I'm 21 yrs old and I live in the city of West Covina. Just wanted to say "hello!"

Where you all from?

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Sunday, October 27th, 2002
1:19 am - PRAY FOR PEACE

Sup everyone... I'm new and I just wanted to raise some consciousness to ya'll out there. This was an entry i posted in the Flipunited Community:

Hey, I posted an event a couple days ago, it was called "Let it be known: US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES NOW". It was a benefit/ show type thing in LA last night.

I hope some of ya'll went because that shit helped me open up my eyes.

It was a dope night of music/spoken word/guest speakers to unite and raise consciousness of whats goin on in our homeland. There are now 15,000 U.S. Troops in the PI and the number is growing... more and more of our brothas, sistahs, cousins, aunts, uncles, mothers and fathers are becoming innocent victims, especially the women who are being sent for the pleasure of US TROOPS...

Now, i'm not the most knowledgable person on this subject because I only knew about it last night, which is why i'm so glad i attended... it was a lot of information to grasp in one night.

how many more out there are unaware?
this is bullshit.

I totally intend on learning all i can about this... and you all should too... it's important for us to know whats going on so we can do something about it right?

if you know more about this please please, by all means drop some knowledge!!

i have another event:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11th Filipino Veterans Rally
hosted by JFAV (Justice for Filipino American Veterans)
to stand for our Lolos, Manongs, Titos and Tatays who faught in WWII and are recieving NO benefits!
come out and support

current mood: OUTRAGED

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Monday, October 7th, 2002
9:25 pm

HI Y'all-

I'm Andy. 15-m-soCal. Northridge to be exact. I'm a sophomore in high school and I recently joined this community that I saw in my friend bobalicious818's journal. I'm bored most of the time so if anyone wants to add me, go ahead and I'll add you back. =)

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2002
1:49 pm

hey imma kinda new can and i need more friends can i add anyone?

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Sunday, April 7th, 2002
9:21 am - we're new

Anyone who has an interst in ANYTHING should join NOW! =)

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