Commentary: A Labor of Love

By Vivian J. Malauulu Samoans have a firm and long-standing reputation for being extremely family-oriented, deeply proud of their Polynesian ancestry, and very religious. These beliefs were epitomized for the entire world to see when, within hours of the magnitude-8.0 temblor and subsequent tsunami that devastated the islands of American Samoa and independent Samoa on…

A Big Relief

During a press conference at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) last Monday, 55th District Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-South Los Angeles County– far right) presents a $10,000 check on behalf of the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus to various Samoan relief organizations. Also pictured, from left, are 49th District Assemblymember Mike Eng, 53rd District Assemblymember…