Archive | Vol 33 No 3 | 1/11-1/17

Andrea Akita named acting director of InterIm CDA

Andrea Akita named acting director of InterIm CDA

InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) has named Andrea Akita as its new acting executive director while the group searches for a permanent director. Its former executive director, Hyeok Kim, has taken a position as one of Mayor Ed Murray’s two deputy mayors for Seattle. Akita joined InterIm CDA last fall as the director of […]

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance delivers rice

Chinese American Citizens Alliance delivers rice

On Dec. 14, members of the Seattle Chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) and their families purchased, packaged, and distributed over 500 pounds of rice to needy seniors at the Chinese Information and Service Center in the Chinatown-International District. This annual event is just one of the many activities hosted by the Seattle […]

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Heim is new director of WSCRC

Heim is new director of WSCRC

The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) has announced Kristi Heim as the new executive director of WSCRC, following Joe Borich’s retirement in 2013. WSCRC is an independent nonprofit organization that has promoted commercial, cultural, and educational ties between Washington state and China for 35 years.

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Mahnaz Eshetu to direct ReWA

Mahnaz Eshetu to direct ReWA

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) of Seattle has named Mahnaz Kourourian Eshetu as its new executive director. Eshetu assumed her duties on Dec. 1. ReWA is a multiethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish counties.

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Ng wins Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award

Ng wins Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award

Charles Ng, manager of the Contracts Administration and Support Office in the Finance Division of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, was awarded the Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club on Dec. 5.

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Man accused of setting Chinese Consulate fire ‘heard voices’

Man accused of setting Chinese Consulate fire ‘heard voices’

By Scott Smith SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After turning himself in to the police, a Chinese national told federal authorities that he started a blaze at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco because he was hearing voices. Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, said he unsuccessfully tried to use his passport to ignite gasoline he […]

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President’s nominations include APIs

President Obama sent his judicial and departmental nominations to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. Among the nearly 250 names submitted were the following members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities: Vince Girdhari Chhabria, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Susan Y. Illston, retired.

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‘I’m sorry boss, I hit the jackpot” — Second winner of $648 million lottery comes forward

By Jason Dearen Associated Press San Francisco (AP) – California’s $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from sleep and had him fumbling through a pile of lottery tickets on top of his dresser.

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Ohio veteran returns Vietnam war trophy to soldier’s family

By Vanessa McCray, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – John Wast kept the bullet-scarred pith helmet for more than 40 years.

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Help design Hing Hay

Help design Hing Hay

A youth art workshop to contribute to the design of an expanded Hing Hay Park will be held at the International District-Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., Seattle, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. It’s free. The workshop will be led by Nin Truong and WKND Studio. Materials will be […]

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Ng still not deported

Ng still not deported

Tony Ng, who was granted parole last October after serving 28 years for his conviction in the 1983 Wah Mee Massacre in which 13 people were murdered, is still in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, while the agency seeks to deport him to Hong Kong. Ng was transferred to the ICE detention center […]

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CAPAA has vacancy

The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) is currently accepting applications to fulfill the position of commissioner as part of its board. CAPAA serves to improve the well being of Asian Pacific Americans by ensuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education and other areas.

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Grants offered for cultural projects

Deadlines for 4Culture grant programs are Feb. 26 for heritage and historic preservation projects and March 6 for art projects. All applications must be received by 5 p.m.

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South Korean baritone steps into Seattle Opera’s “Rigoletto”

South Korean baritone steps into Seattle Opera’s “Rigoletto”

By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly When baritone Hyung Yun first got into opera, “Rigoletto,” by Giuseppe Verdi, became an opera he dreamt of performing. Now, Yun’s dreams will be coming true when he plays the part of Rigoletto in Seattle Opera’s production running Jan. 11 through Jan. 25. Yun, a 45-year-old from Seoul, South […]

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GeekWire: Edward Jiang is doing good

GeekWire: Edward Jiang is doing good

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Recipient of GeekWire’s “Do-Gooder of the Year” award for 2013, Edward Jiang, 22, is ready to do even better things in 2014 with his tech education nonprofit organization, StudentRND.

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BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council

By Assunta Ng Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant gave a fiery speech, overshadowing other City Council members’ swearing in at City Hall last Monday. A Socialist, Sawant gave a hard-line approach to push for her $15/hour minimum wage platform by creating a mass movement to pressure the mayor and City Council. She […]

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J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

J.R. Celski puts aside thoughts of 4 years ago

By Paul Newberry Associated Press KEARNS, Utah (AP) – For a brief moment, J.R. Celski thought about what happened before the last Olympics. He thought about how he sliced open his leg and wondered if he’d make it to the Winter Games. He quickly put those worries aside. Now, he’s heading to Sochi — this […]

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Seattle couple brings medicine, self defense to sex abuse victims in Vietnam

Seattle couple brings medicine, self defense to sex abuse victims in Vietnam

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The villages stand in stark contrast […]

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Fred Cordova remembered as a legendary leader

Fred Cordova remembered as a legendary leader

By Evangeline Cafe     Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Cordova spent his life championing social justice issues, preserving Filipino American history, and empowering the youth. The iconic historian and activist died on Dec. 21, 2013, at the age of 82.

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BLOG: Ambassador Locke amused by rumors

BLOG: Ambassador Locke amused by rumors

By Assunta Ng The Chinese media have been stirring up all kinds of rumors since U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke announced his resignation. First they claimed that he resigned because of an affair, then they said he had liver illness. One Taiwanese newspaper even printed a story of his liver transplant on the front […]

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