Filipino Americans are Americans of Filipino descent. The term Filipino American is sometimes shortened to Pinoy; the earliest appearance of the term Pinoy, was in a 1926 issue of the Filipino Student Bulletin. Some Filipinos believe that the term Pinoy was coined by Filipinos who came to the United States to distinguish themselves from Filipinos living in the Philippines. Filipinos in North America were first documented in the 16th century, other small settlements beginning in the 18th century. Mass migration did not begin until the early 20th century, when the Philippines was ceded from Spain to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. Filipino sailors were the first Asians in North America; the first recorded presence of Filipinos in what is now the United States dates back to October 1587 around Morro Bay, with the first permanent settlement in Louisiana in 1763, with small settlements beginning in the 18th century. Mass migration began in the early 20th century when, for a period following the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the Philippines was a territory of the United States.
During the 1920s, a majority of Filipino immigrating to the United States were not skilled. Philippine independence was recognized by the United States on July 4, 1946. After independence in 1946, Filipino American numbers continued to grow. Immigration was reduced during the 1930s, except for those who served in the United States Navy, increased following immigration reform in the 1960s; the majority of Filipinos who immigrated after the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 were skilled professionals and technicians. The 2010 Census counted 3.4 million Filipino Americans. S. population. They are the country's second largest self-reported Asian ancestry group after Chinese Americans according to 2010 American Community Survey, they are the largest population of Overseas Filipinos. Significant populations of Filipino Americans can be found in California, the New York metropolitan area and Illinois; the history of Spanish and American rule and contact with merchants and traders culminated in a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures in the Philippines.
Filipino American cultural identity has been described as fluid, adopting aspects from various cultures. Fashion, music and arts have all had roles in building Filipino American cultural identities and communities. In areas of sparse Filipino population, they form loosely-knit social organizations aimed at maintaining a "sense of family", a key feature of Filipino culture; these organizations arrange social events of a charitable nature, keep members up-to-date with local events. Organizations are organized into regional associations; the associations are a small part of Filipino American life. Filipino Americans formed close-knit neighborhoods, notably in Hawaii. A few communities have "Little Manilas", civic and business districts tailored for the Filipino American community; some Filipinos retain Philippine surnames, such as Bacdayan or Macapagal, while others derive from Japanese and Chinese and reflect centuries of trade with these merchants preceding European and American rule. Reflecting its 333 years of Spanish rule, many Filipinos adopted Hispanic surnames, celebrate fiestas.
Due to the legacy of colonization, Filipinos are considered Latinos of Asia. Despite being from Asia, Filipinos are sometimes called "Latinos" due to their historical relationship to Spanish colonialism. Similar to Puerto Rico, Filipinos have been subjected to both Spanish and American colonial structures and territory status; this shared history may contribute to why some Filipinos choose to identify as Hispanic or Latino, while others may not and identify more as Asian Americans. Only a small percentage of Filipino Americans identify as Latino. Due to history, the Philippines and the United States are connected culturally. In 2016, there was $16.5 billion dollars worth of trade between the two countries, with the United States being the largest foreign investor in the Philippines, more than 40% of remittances came from the United States. In 2004, the amount of remittances coming from the United States was $5 billion; some Filipino Americans have chosen to retire in the Philippines. Filipino Americans, continue to travel back and forth between the United States and the Philippines, making up more than a tenth of all foreign travelers to the Philippines in 2010.
Filipino and English are constitutionally established as official languages in the Philippines, Filipino is designated as the national language, with English in wide use. Many Filipinos speak American English due to American colonial influence in the country's education system and due to limited Spanish education. Among Asian Americans in 1990, Filipino Americans had the smallest percentage of individuals who had problems with English. In 2000, among U. S.-born Filipino Americans, three quarters responded. In 2003, Tagalog was the fifth most-spoken language in the United States, with 1.262 million speakers. Tagalog usage is significant in California and Washington, while Ilocano usage is significant in Hawaii. Many of Cal
University City High School (San Diego)
University City High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in the University City section of San Diego, United States. It is part of the San Diego Unified School District; the school opened in September 1981. The school was ranked 222nd in 2008 and 297th in 2009 on Newsweek's list of Best U. S. Public High Schools. In 2013, The Washington Post ranked the school as the 602nd most challenging high school in America. UCHS offers a wide range of instructional programs; the Advanced Placement Program and Talented Education Program, the seminar program, the special education program address the needs of identified students. UCHS students have the opportunity to take visual and performing arts courses and practical arts courses; the school offers 15 AP classes: Biology, Environmental Science, Physics C, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Art History, Studio Art, French Language, Spanish Language.
The school participates in the Accelerated College Program with San Diego Mesa College to offer Calculus, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Political Science. These classes are taught by Mesa College professors on the University City High School campus; the school provides some performance programs, such as breakdancing and freestyle dance. UCHS Badminton - CIF Champion: 2015, 2017 UCHS Boys' Varsity Soccer - CIF Champions: 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2017 UCHS Boys' Varsity Soccer - 2011: State semi-finalists UCHS Boys' Varsity Basketball - 2011: Centurions 1st Division III CIF UCHS Girls' Varsity Softball - 2011, 2010, 2009 CIF Champions UCHS Boys' Varsity Track and Field - 2011 CIF Champions UCHS Baseball - 2007 CIF ChampionsUniversity City High School offers sports programs for student-athletes; the color palette of the school, as well as their three primary logos, the UC Script, the Centurion, the UC block logo, are given below. The block logo is used as the "Varsity Letter" style for all varsity letter-earning athletes.
Rhett Bernstein - soccer player Matt Brock - professional football player in the National Football League Kent Ninomiya - TV news anchor and executive Tyler Saladino - professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers Félix Sánchez - two-time Olympic gold medalist Tim Patrick - NFL wide receiver for the Denver Broncos Kyle Holder - shortstop in the New York Yankees organization School website University City High School football University City cross country
Diagnosis Murder is an American action comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry; the series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three TV movies, a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Joyce Burditt wrote the episode in Jake and the Fatman and is listed here as the creator of the spin off series; the series struggled at first and was canceled at the end of the second season, but it returned as a midseason replacement in the third season, was renewed thereafter. 178 episodes were made and aired in the show's eight seasons on the CBS network in the United States and two more TV movies aired after the series' cancellation on May 11, 2001. The show was produced by The Fred Silverman Company and Dean Hargrove Productions in association with Viacom Productions and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
In the Jake and the Fatman episode, Dr. Mark Sloan was a widower with no sons. Dr. Amanda Bentley is played by Cynthia Gibb in the TV movies and Victoria Rowell in the TV series. Stephen Caffrey played Dr. Jack Parker in the movies, a role that went to Scott Baio as Dr. Jack Stewart in the weekly series; the first two TV movies were shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, the third was shot in Denver, Colorado. The first few episodes of the series were shot in Denver, before shifting to Los Angeles for the remainder of the show's run. Since 1997, reruns of the show have been shown in syndication and on Freeform, Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, CBS Action and MeTV; the plot centered around Dr. Mark Sloan, a former United States Army doctor who served in a MASH unit. After his service ended, Dr. Sloan became a renowned physician and consults with the local police department, can't resist a good mystery or a friend in need. Cases involved his son, Detective Steve Sloan, the elder Sloan's friend Norman Briggs, a hospital administrator.
Assisting Dr. Sloan are his colleagues, medical examiner/pathologist Dr. Amanda Bentley, two residents: Dr. Jack Stewart in the first two seasons and Dr. Jesse Travis from season 3 onwards. Dr. Mark Sloan, Former army doctor and Chief of Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital, protagonist of the series. Son of a cop and father of another, in whose cases he gets involved, he is a medical consultant to the LAPD. Dick Van Dyke was considered for the lead role after the positive reviews he received from his dramatic role in the 1990 movie Dick Tracy. In the pilot the character had interests in tap clarinet playing. Lieutenant Detective Steve Sloan, a police detective sergeant in the Robbery/Homicide Division of the LAPD and Dr. Mark Sloan's son. After an earthquake destroyed his apartment, he lived in a separate apartment in his father's beach house in Malibu. Steve uses his "patented" dive to apprehend criminals. Dr. Amanda Bentley Bentley-Livingston, resident Pathologist at Community General Hospital and assistant County Medical Examiner, Dr. Mark Sloan's straightwoman and medical partner, involving in each of Mark's & Steve's cases, after the accident.
As a favorable character of the show, she dated Jack and was Jesse's best friend. During the series, she married a military man, had a son named C. J. Depending on the episode, she divorced he was killed in an airplane crash. In the series, she adopted another boy, Deon. Dr. Jack Stewart, a doctor at Community General Hospital and Steve's best friend, whom he helped in his cases, he left to open his own practice in Colorado. Jack Stewart does reappear in a couple of Lee Goldberg's Diagnosis Murder books, "The Silent Partner" and "The Last Word". In the first three TV Movies his name was Jack Parker. Dr. Jesse Travis, a resident and handsome student at Community General Hospital who Mark took under his wing and who became best friends with Amanda. Another favorable/breakout character of the series, he got involved in Mark and Steve's cases, with good intentions but not always good results. In the crossover double episode "Murder Two", he himself became the prime suspect of a rival doctor's killing, hence he badgered Mark to call his old friend Ben Matlock for help.
The hospital staff thought he wrote the tell-all book "Big City Hospital" as Dr. Anonymous but found out it was written by someone else. Jason Tucker was a character in the book who sounded like Jesse, why the hospital staff thought it was him. Norman Briggs, administrator at Community General Hospital and a close friend of Dr. Mark Sloan though he is exasperated by him. Delores M
Port Charles is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. It was a spin-off of the serial General Hospital, running since 1963 and takes place in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York; the new show features longtime General Hospital characters Lucy Coe, Kevin Collins, Scott Baldwin, Karen Wexler, along with several new characters, most of whom were interns in a competitive medical school program. In its years, the program shifted more towards supernatural themes and stories, with a reduced emphasis on the original hospital setting. Plans to spin off General Hospital were announced in December, 1996. ABC had passed on the idea of a GH spin off proposed by former head writer, Claire Labine. Tentatively titled GH2, the series was set to revolve around interns at the medical school across from General Hospital. Wendy Riche, executive producer of General Hospital, was hired to fill the same role for the new series. Riche said of the new show, "This will be a multigenerational show, the kind of drama we've always done at GH".
It was announced that the series would be titled Port Charles, after the fictional city the series are set, would star Jon Lindstrom and Lynn Herring, playing their roles from GH. The series premiered with a two-hour prime time special, that aired on June 1, 1997, it started in its regular timeslot the following day. The series featured the return of General Hospital characters Scott Baldwin, Karen Wexler. After the series premiered, it was unclear if Lindstrom and Shriner would remain with the series, it was confirmed the actors would stay on the show. Riche recalled the creation process by saying, "We knew that The City was not going to last. I was having lunch with Pat at some event. We were talking about The City. I said,'If I were a programmer, I would start the ABC lineup with a half hour of the west wing of General Hospital with the interns in a learning hospital, cap the day off with General Hospital. I would interface the characters in Port Charles with both wings of General Hospital.' Pat thought, a great idea.
She thought about it for a few hours, ran it by upper management, told me to write it up. I sat down, wrote down some characters and storylines, sent her back some pages, created the show; that was a natural bridge as a programmer. I had worked as a programmer at ABC and FOX so my head thinks in those terms. We wanted to bring continuity to the show, Lucy and Scotty."In the first episode, tenured nurse Audrey Hardy was injured and an intern had to operate on her with a power drill to save her life. Despite low ratings, Port Charles celebrated its first anniversary on June 1, 1998, as the series continued to establish its own audience and improve in its time slot. In its first few years, Port Charles developed a reputation for focusing most of its energies on the medical school program, setting more of its main action at Port Charles' General Hospital than was seen on the parent show, General Hospital; as it evolved, it turned its focus to stories with gothic intrigue that included themes such as forbidden love and life after death.
In December 1999, Julie Hanan Carruthers was promoted to executive producer after Wendy Riche wanted to step down to focus on General Hospital. Carruthers was the senior supervising producer of Port Charles, while serving the same role on General Hospital at the inception of Port Charles. In December 2000, it was announced that Port Charles would abandon the traditional open-ended style of storytelling, in favor of 13-week story arcs, similar to Latin telenovelas; each arc is referred to as a "book", has its own plot line. The approach was designed to attract more younger viewers, with shorter format being easier for many viewers to keep up with. ABC's head of daytime, Angela Shapiro said of format change, "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey, still, we need to come up with stories that have a beginning and end." The new production model allowed the cast and writing staff to only work six months out of the year. In June 2003, Port Charles was cancelled by ABC after six years due to low ratings.
The final episode aired on October 3, 2003. Brian Frons said of the decision to cancel the young series, "This was an difficult decision, we were pleased with the creative execution of the show, but the 30 minute format in this time period posed significant financial challenges, which led to this decision." Since the program taped for only six months out of the year, the remaining episodes were aired with the cast not allowed to return to tape resolutions to storylines. This left the final episode as a cliffhanger. ABC returned the 12:30 P. M. time slot to its affiliates after Port Charles ended its run. After Port Charles, the characters of Scott Baldwin and Audrey Hardy returned to General Hospital, many of the other actors from Port Charles moved on to play roles on other dramas, including a few who took on new roles on General Hospital, such as actors Kelly Monaco, Kiko Ellsworth, Eddie Matos, Kent King, Jay Pickett; the cancellation of Port Charles, along with ABC's relinquishing of what was a death slot at the time of the s
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965, it has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. Until the network's closure in 2013, Soapnet rebroadcast episodes of Days on a same-day basis each weeknight at 8:00 and 10:00; the series was created by husband-and-wife team Ted Betty Corday. Irna Phillips was a story editor for Days of Our Lives and many of the show's earliest storylines were written by William J. Bell. Due to the series' success, it was expanded from 30 minutes to 60 minutes on April 21, 1975; the series focuses on the Hortons and the Bradys. Several other families have been added to the cast, many of them still appear on the show. Frances Reid, the matriarch of the series' Horton family remained with the show from its inception to her death on February 3, 2010, her last appearance however was in December 2007.
Suzanne Rogers celebrated 40 years on Days of Our Lives in 2013, appearing on the show more or less since her first appearance in 1973. Susan Seaforth Hayes is the only cast member to appear on Days of Our Lives in all six decades it has been on air. Days of Our Lives aired its 10,000th episode on February 21, 2005, its 12,000th episode aired on January 11, 2013; the soap was given the title of most daring drama in the seventies due to covering topics other soaps would not dare to do. The show's executive producer is Ken Corday, co-executive producers are Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. In 2019, NBC renewed the serial through September 2020. Days of Our Lives is the most distributed soap opera in the United States; the show has been parodied by SCTV and the television sitcom Friends, with some cast members making crossover appearances on the show, including Kristian Alfonso, Roark Critchlow, Matthew Ashford, Kyle Lowder, Alison Sweeney. The show has had high-profile fans such as actress Julia Roberts and Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.
The Cordays and Bell combined the "hospital soap" idea with the tradition of centering a series on a family, by making the show about a family of doctors, including one who worked in a mental hospital. Storylines in the show follow the lives of middle- and upper-class professionals in Salem, a middle-America town, with the usual threads of love, marriage and family life, plus the medical story lines and character studies of individuals with psychological problems. Former executive producer Al Rabin took pride in the characters' passion, saying that the characters were not shy about "sharing what's in their gut."Critics praised the show for its non-reliance on nostalgia and its portrayal of "real American contemporary families." By the 1970s, critics deemed Days of Our Lives to be the most daring daytime drama, leading the way in using themes other shows of the period would not dare touch, such as artificial insemination and interracial romance. The January 12, 1976 cover of Time magazine featured Days of Our Lives' Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, the only daytime actors to appear on its cover.
The Hayeses themselves were a couple whose on-screen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press. In the 1990s, the show branched out into supernatural story lines, which critics panned, as it was seen as a departure from more realistic storylines for which the show had become known. However, these storylines did have the desired effect, making Days of Our Lives the most-watched daytime soap among young and middle-aged women becoming one of NBC's five most profitable shows in any time slot. In 2006, when asked about his character, Jack Deveraux, "coming back from the dead"—for the third time—actor Matthew Ashford responded, "It is hard to play that because at a certain point it becomes too unreal...actors look at that and think,'What is this — the Cartoon Network'?"In addition to receiving critical acclaim in print journalism, the series has won a number of awards, including a Daytime Emmy for Best Drama in 1978 and 2013 and a Writers Guild of America, East Award for Best Drama in 2000 and 2013.
Days of Our lives actors have won awards: Macdonald Carey won Best Actor in 1974 and 1975. Susan Flannery and Eileen Davidson won Best Actress in 2014, respectively. Suzanne Rogers, Leann Hunley, Tamara Braun won Best Supporting Actress for 1979, 1986, 2009 and Billy Warlock won Best Younger Actor for 1988. In 2009, Darin Brooks took home the Emmy for Best Younger Actor", Tamara Braun won for Best Supporting Actress, the show's first acting victories in over 21 and 23 years, respectivelyAs with all other network programming, Days of Our Lives' ratings have declined somewhat since the 1990s. In January 2007 it was suggested by NBC that the show "is unlikely to continue past 2009." In November 2008, in an eleventh-hour decision, it was announced the show had been renewed through September 2010. The 18-month renewal was down from its previous renewal, for five years; the show made somewhat with ratings increasing as the year progressed. In March 2010, the show was renewed once again through September 2011.