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A comfortable community for seniors Stolen bonsai tree returned Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015 Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas
 
A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

What’s a ceiling? — “Rising Stars” serving our community

22 May 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly Twelve honorees and “Rising Stars” were recognized May 15, at a luncheon held at the China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. The event was a celebration and collaboration of women who spoke about how they inspire and build communities. Master of ceremonies was Sonya Green, the first African American to […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Destiny opens its doors — New charter school accepting enrollment

22 May 2015

Tacoma area families, students and community members chose a name for the new public charter middle school that reflects the long history of Tacoma as the City of Destiny. Destiny Charter Middle School Principal Genny Cadena said members of the Advisory Committee, including families and community members, have been meeting every month to help plan […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Will Okamoto run again?

Will Okamoto run again?

22 May 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

Around the world with best friends, twins, and con-artists — Books that will make you appreciate the journey

22 May 2015

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly The extraordinary journey of the fakir who got trapped in an Ikea wardrobe By Romain Puertolas Alfred A. Knopf New York, 2015 When Ajatashatru (Aja) Oghash arrives in Paris, the first and only thing on his mind is to get to an Ikea. All the Indian fakir — or […]

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

The Layup Drill — Pacquiao loses; Munoz retires and UFC in the Philippines

22 May 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pacquiao loses “Fight of the Century” to Mayweather Manny Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in Las Vegas in the biggest money fight in the history of boxing. An estimated 4.4 million people purchased the inflated $100 pay-per-view event ($90 if you did not […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Fundraiser for Nepal

Fundraiser for Nepal

22 May 2015

NAAAP-Seattle had a unique celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and helped raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal on May 15. The event started off with a mixer at Eastern Café. Afterwards, Dr. Connie So, Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies department, presented on stereotypes of API Americans in […]

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Posted in Community News, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

LETTER: RE: A-POP! The Slants: Is it offensive?

22 May 2015

You [The Slants] are trying to use the Asian community to promote your band for your own benefit. The general public is not going to get the social statement that you are claiming to make. Instead the name just comes across as saying it is ok to mock Asians using a common racist stereotype. The […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

BLOG: Small pins make a big statement — Madeleine Albright’s collection expresses wit, irony, and diplomacy

21 May 2015

What did Madeleine Albright wear when she met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to represent America’s might? Albright visited China in 1998 to prepare for the summit meeting between President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin to illustrate improved relationship between Washington and Beijing despite US-China differences. What was her symbol? Why did Albright […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

EDITORIAL: Racial quotas, are they fair? — Affirmative action questions…

21 May 2015

Trying to get into school? Asian American applicants applying for college appear to be admitted at a lower rate than White, Black, or Latino peers with comparable quantitative scores. This is according to Princeton researcher Thomas J. Espenshade who compiled GPA and SAT test scores for selective private institutions of higher education, and compared them […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 22 | 5/23-5/290 Comments

Classified Ads: May 16 – May 22, 2015

21 May 2015

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Matsuno steps down from DON

Matsuno steps down from DON

18 May 2015

Bernie Matsuno, who has served as director of Department of Neighborhoods (DON) since 2011, will be stepping down effective June 2. Matsuno came out of retirement to serve as director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, intending to serve only a few months, but stayed on for over four years. She developed and expanded new community […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

Nguyen battles celebrity chef

18 May 2015

Seattle chef Thoa Nguyen, founder of  Chinoise & Wabi Sabi restaurants, competed on national television this past January on “Beat Bobby Flay.” The format of the show pits two professional chefs against one another for the opportunity to do battle with TV personality/chef Bobby Flay. The episode featuring Chef Thoa is titled “Homeland” and will […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Chaya auction raises over $300,000

Chaya auction raises over $300,000

18 May 2015

API Chaya’s 2015 Dinner & Auction on May 9 had over 580 registered guests and a preliminary total of approximately $300,000 dollars raised, an increase from the previous year’s $275,000.  Chaya also raised $2,800 for the Nepal Earthquake relief fund during the dessert raffle. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Okazaki awarded Kip Tokuda Award

Okazaki awarded Kip Tokuda Award

18 May 2015

The Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) announced that Mark Okazaki is the winner of the Kip Tokuda Award.  The Kip Tokuda Award recognizes a community member that has demonstrated outstanding contributions to ACLF and the Asian Pacific Islander Community. Past winners of the Kip Tokuda Award include Vera and Joey Ing, Rep. Sharon […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

Bamboo awards for Tosh Okamoto and Seattle World School

18 May 2015

Tosh Okamoto, a co-founder of Nikkei Concerns, and Seattle World School, a public school that helps immigrant children fully participate in American society, have been recognized with the Bamboo Award for Health, which honors one individual and one organization whose works have improved the lives of the International Community Health Service’s (ICHS) target populations of […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

Fukui-Sketchley receives Odegaard Award

18 May 2015

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, diversity affairs director for Nordstrom, has been named the 2015 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award. The  Odegaard award honors individuals whose leadership in the community exemplifies the former UW president’s work on behalf of diversity. It is the only University and community-selected award, and is regarded as the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Widener speaks about “Tank Man”

Widener speaks about “Tank Man”

18 May 2015

Jeff Widener, Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer of “Tank Man” spoke at the International District/Chinatown Community Center May 2. He discussed his “Tank Man” photograph, known for its portrayal of a single figure that stops a lineup of tanks after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He had to elude Chinese security to take and send the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Blakeney moves to Downtown Seattle Association

Blakeney moves to Downtown Seattle Association

18 May 2015

Don Blakeney, Executive Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, will be resigning after five years of service. At the end of May, he will be joining the team at the Downtown Seattle Association as their Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development, where he will be focusing on strengthening partnerships and policies to […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/220 Comments

Singapore teen guilty of insulting Christians in video blog

Singapore teen guilty of insulting Christians in video blog

17 May 2015

By Jeanette Tan Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Teen blogger Amos Yee was found guilty Tuesday of insulting Christians in a video monologue and of distributing an obscene image of Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew with former British leader Margaret Thatcher. The 16-year-old Yee had faced three years in jail but instead will be […]

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China island building now totals 2,000 acres

17 May 2015

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  — China’s rapidly expanding campaign to construct artificial islands, potentially for military use or airstrips, now totals about 2,000 acres (800 hectares) and could far outstrip that amount as the year goes on, a senior defense official said Friday. The new estimate, disclosed for the first time, […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 21 | 5/16-5/22, World News0 Comments

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