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Sea rise will bring floods to parts of Silicon Valley

Aerial view of the San Francisquito Creek flood in 1998 PHOTO BY SAN FRANCISQUITO CREEK JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY

Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. “It was bad enough that you couldn’t get out of your driveway,” he said.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors still struggling—Red Cross


Tens of thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) face long-term problems finding permanent homes and jobs half a year after the disaster, the Red Cross said Monday.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Las Vegas charities, Fil-Ams, other ethnic groups plan Yolanda fund-raising

Filipino-American and other groups plan fundraiser for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” Monday night in an event widely covered by the Las Vegas media.  PHOTO BY EVAN LOUIE.

Charities and nonprofit groups in this city, home to a large Filipino-American community of about 100,000, pledged support for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the islands nearly a week ago.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN to launch major aid appeal for battered Philippines

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations will Tuesday launch an urgent aid appeal expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars to help the Philippines recover from the ravages of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino expats in US seek news after typhoon

Former U.S. Army Private Alfredo Carino stands at the door of the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service center in San Francisco while volunteering with other veterans to accept donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippine islands last week on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced a huge relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. AP

The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was so loud they could barely hear each other.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »