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Mayor Eric Garcetti Asian American Roundtable

Mayor Eric Garcetti geared up and wore the Giant Robot pin - the orange Big Boss Robot head when we took a photo yesterday in his meeting room. I was there along with a contingent of Asian Americans as part of a roundtable discussion about issues surrounding the Asian American community. I can admit that I felt dwarfed by the great orgs represented, but then again Giant Robot has a long track record of providing and working with others with no subsidization from grants or government.  It has to be normal that anyone who speaks will bring up what their group needs most. So there were some specifics that wouldn't apply to me, whether it's funding or some type or city...

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The Mayor of Little Saigon

  That’s Tri Ta, who came to the US at 19 in 1992 is the first Vietnamese American Mayor of Little Saigon. He’ll be inundated with work and he’ll be held to a high standard. He’s also a young guy. (LA Times – Tri Ta) There also seems to be some rich stories about Little Saigon that are starting to trickle into media. Maybe it’s the Small Town, USA vibe, but keep them coming! We re posted one earlier about the local mail man who serves almost as a Mayor as well. (GR – Raymond Tran)

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