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Lisa Tsering

Writer, editor, film critic

San Francisco Bay Area

Lisa Tsering

Movie critic and award-winning journalist

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'Dangal' ('Wrestling Match'): Film Review

Aamir Khan stars in Nitesh Tiwari's film based on the true story of a former Indian national wrestling champ who battles the status quo to train his two young daughters to be world-class contenders. Director Nitesh Tiwari wisely waits until the final moments of Dangal to bring out the big guns. The film’s emotional resonance, technical artistry and compelling performances are likely to drive impressive word of mouth and healthy box office, and with any luck, a well deserved large international audience.
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Berkeley Votes to Phase In Minimum Wage Increases

The Berkeley City Council approved revisions to its contentious minimum wage ordinance late in the evening of Nov. 10 after a rancorous special meeting at Longfellow Middle School. “Si se puede! Stand up! Fight back!”. shouted around two dozen protesters demanding a higher minimum wage. Many of the protesters were organized by the Service Employees International Union Local 1021, and had marched for higher wages in Sacramento earlier in the day and rallied in Oakland in the afternoon.
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Tips From Celebrity Fitness Guru Ramona Braganza

“Everything, to me, begins in your mind. We are all created equally. We all have a chance at life to decide to do something or not to do something,” explains fitness star Ramona Braganza.
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A High-Tech Way to Track Infant Health

The sturdy plastic Khushi Baby pendant holds a small near-field communication chip that stores vaccination and health records for infants in the developing world.
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Kid-Centric South Tahoe: Squeeze in a Winter Mini-Vacation

Pack a week's worth of ice-cool family activities into one breathless Lake Tahoe weekend.
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A Parent’s Guide to Berkeley’s Fourth Street

If your child is still in a stroller, munch on tortilla chips from Tacubaya and watch the trains roar by. Got a six-year-old on winter break? Visit an an old-time Santa and take in the big, colorful dangling lights at Christmas time.
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Take a Cruise on Chef Sri’s ‘Spice Route’ Goan Adventure

Taj Campton Place's executive chef Srijith Gopinathan, or “Chef Sri,” is the world's only Indian chef to attain two Michelin stars.
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Free Museum Passes? Sign Me Up!

This incredible freebie is still under the radar to many, but it will completely change your cultural life. Here's how to use Discover & Go.
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'Brothers': Film Review

Imagine 'Warrior' with an erotic, booze-soaked dance number and double the love scenes in this official Bollywood version.
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Embarking on an Adoption Journey (Part I)

On a fellowship from the South Asian Journalists Association, I traveled to India to explore the process of Indian Americans adopting children from India. The series was honored by the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club.
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Earthquake Safety Spurs Kids at 2015 Tech Challenge

Each year, the Tech Challenge presents a real-world problem and asks young scientists to help to solve it.
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Arty, Casual Shoes Put BucketFeet on Fashion’s Radar

If you enjoy turning heads in a pair of stylish sneaks festooned with unique artwork, then check out the story of BucketFeet.
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About

Lisa Tsering

I’m an award-winning writer conversant in SEO and social media, with extensive experience editing, copyediting and writing promotional copy, film reviews, travel and food content, press releases, technical materials, blogs, B2C communications and breaking news.

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Skills

  • Baking
  • Copy editing
  • Drinking coffee
  • SEO
  • Constant Contact
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • MS Office
  • AP Style