Archive | Vol 30 No 44 | 10/29-11/4

Oct. 21: Bruce Lee Action Museum kicks off with inaugural fundraiser

Oct. 21: Bruce Lee Action Museum kicks off with inaugural fundraiser

The Bruce Lee Foundation held its inaugural fundraiser for the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) at Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant at the Great Wall Mall in Kent.

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Oct. 1–2: Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing scores big at Pacific Cup Regatta

Oct. 1–2: Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing scores big at Pacific Cup Regatta

Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing, which has locations in Bellevue and Renton, competed in the Pacific Cup Regatta held at Whonnock Lake in Maple Ridge, B.C.

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Oct. 8: ACRS raises more than $121,000 at annual gala

Oct. 8: ACRS raises more than $121,000 at annual gala

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) hosted its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at The Westin Bellevue. About 385 guests attended the sold-out event and more than $121,000 was raised to support ACRS’s 13 programs.  

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Oct. 5: Boeing honors three Chinese Americans with Special Invention Awards

Oct. 5: Boeing honors three Chinese Americans with Special Invention Awards

Each year, Boeing gives awards to individuals and teams who create intellectual property most valuable to Boeing and aerospace. In 2011, out of hundreds of nominations, 20 inventions were recognized, most of which have been granted patents or are awaiting them.

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Ohio town welcomes immigrants as policy point, not everyone a fan

By Dan Sewell The Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the same afternoon thousands of Latinos in Alabama took the day off to protest the state’s strict new immigration law, Mexican-born Francisco Mejia was ringing up diners’ bills and handing containers piled with carnitas to drive-thru customers on the east side of Dayton.

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Jindal takes an easy ride back into La. office

By Melinda DeSlatte The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — It was a landslide win by any measure. Gov. Bobby Jindal had a cake walk into a second term, turning back nine challengers who couldn’t muster name recognition or significant financing to put up a major challenge.

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Health officials say India is close to wiping out polio

By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.

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Police arrest two drivers in Chinese 2-year-old’s death

BEIJING (AP) — Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by, newspapers reported on Sunday, Oct. 23.

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What is Halloween all about, anyway?

What is Halloween all about, anyway?

By Betty Wang Northwest Asian Weekly I still have no idea what Halloween is all about. And it’s not because this holiday has no Asian roots. My family is made up of fast learners and, so far, has had little trouble adapting to American holidays and traditions. We’re not religious, but we totally get Christmas, and […]

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COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

COMMENTARY: Families and education levy hold key to livable wage jobs for our children

By Janice Deguchi and Kristina Johnson For Northwest Asian Weekly By 2018, 67 percent of jobs in Washington will require post-secondary education. Today, only 25 percent of King County residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher were born in Washington state. The City of Seattle elections are quickly approaching, and on the ballot this […]

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Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

Stories about Asians who are gay — NWAW’s October must-reads

By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly “Leche” By R. Zamora Linmark Coffee House Press, 2011 After 13 years of living in the United States, Vicente De Los Reyes is returning home. Born in the Philippines, Vicente, or Vince, came to Hawaii when he was only 10 years old. He returns after winning a contest and […]

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Merger a good idea for InterIm CDA and IDHA? Both say yes

Merger a good idea for InterIm CDA and IDHA? Both say yes

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This week, two local nonprofit organizations have announced their plans to merge.

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Rachel Wong wants to be more than an idol  — Chinese American performs to promote debut album

Rachel Wong wants to be more than an idol — Chinese American performs to promote debut album

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Rachel Wong will not win American Idol, but that’s fine by her. The 23-year-old singer/songwriter hopes to represent Asian American women in music as she is pursuing her passion. Without a record deal, Wong wrote, performed, and is now promoting her debut album, “Curtain Fall.”

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Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

Giving back: the secret to the successes of Pioneers in Social Entrepreneurship

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb.

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EDITORIAL: It’s never too late to say you regret

By Assunta Ng Resolution 201 was approved by the Senate on Oct. 11, and it was a moment that was 60 years in the making — perhaps even 160 years in the making.

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BLOG: Beauty at Daejeon

BLOG: Beauty at Daejeon

By Assunta Ng   I snapped this photo at Daejeon Park in North Beacon Hill. Look at how beautiful the leaves are. Daejeon Park, featuring a Korean pavilion, is named after one of Seattle’s sister cities, Daejeon, South Korea. You should visit for yourself, as the leaves will soon fall as the cold settles in. […]

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BLOG: In a tough economy, there is some good news for BLAM

BLOG: In a tough economy, there is some good news for BLAM

By Assunta Ng   If you are wondering how the Bruce Lee Action Museum (BLAM) can overcome a dire economy, just look at its kick-off dinner held last Friday, Oct. 21, at the Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant.

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BLOG: What’s a chef’s real job?

BLOG: What’s a chef’s real job?

By Assunta Ng You would think cooking delicious meals, finding fresh ingredients, and creating inspiring menus are a chef’s duties. But Chef Lisa Nakamura, owner of Allium on Orcas Island, has a different take on her job. “Don’t ask me what I do. I bring people to the table,” said Nakamura in a video interview, […]

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BLOG: Chelesa Clinton gets a $300,000 offer

BLOG: Chelesa Clinton gets a $300,000 offer

By Assunta Ng InterActiveCorp IAC named Chelsea Clinton to its board. The U.S. online media holding company  has offered her $300,000 a year. Obviously, IAC picked her because of her name, not because of what she has done. “Your mother’s name is nothing!” I told my son, laughing. “It would never find you a job. […]

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