Archive | Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/24

Din Tai Fung opens in U Dist.

Din Tai Fung opens in U Dist.

The new Din Tai Fung restaurant held its grand opening in the University Village on Dec. 29.  By 5:30 p.m., about 150 people were waiting in line for the 6 p.m. dinner. Originally from Taiwan, Din Tai Fung also has a restaurant in Bellevue, and three others in southern California.

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OCA elects board, will host Golden Circle Awards dinner

OCA elects board, will host Golden Circle Awards dinner

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater Seattle Chapter has announced the election of the following board members for 2014: Ron Chew and Rebecca Chan (co-presidents), Connie So (vice president), Jael Yamamoto and Kevin Chao (secretaries), Chi Saeteurn (treasurer), and Bruce Huang, Doug Chin, Judy Lam Maxwell, Frank Irigon, Willon Lew, and Jacqueline Wu. OCA was founded in 1973 as […]

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Bryant to leave Seattle Storm

Bryant to leave Seattle Storm

Karen Bryant has announced that this season will be her last one as president and CEO of the Seattle Storm. Bryant, who is half Filipino and half white, has been involved with professional women’s basketball for more than 18 years. She was hired by the Ackerley family and the Seattle Supersonics in 1999 to help […]

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UW Bothell professor gives keynote, lessons in India

UW Bothell professor gives keynote, lessons in India

P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address at one of the top international marketing conferences in Asia. The International Great Lakes – North American Society for Marketing Education in India (NASMEI) conference included presentations from professors and doctoral students from across the globe, including the University of Washington Bothell. Balakrishnan also led students and […]

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Rocking Wok opens in the ID

Rocking Wok opens in the ID

A new Taiwanese restaurant, Rocking Wok, opened in Chinatown’s Pacific Rim Center, located at 900 S. Jackson St., in December. Yuong Tak is the owner and chef of the restaurant.

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India says no U.S. standoff as diplomat returns home

India says no U.S. standoff as diplomat returns home

By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s government said that there was no standoff with the United States over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York, as both countries appear eager to defuse the month-long dispute. After meeting with the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, following her return to New […]

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White House says gov’t can’t force Kimmel off air

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House has responded to a petition calling for an apology and the removal of Jimmy Kimmel’s television show by saying the comedian can’t be forced off the air.

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Everett police officers sue for racial discrimination

Everett police officers sue for racial discrimination

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Three Everett police officers filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 against the City of Everett, its Chief of Police Katherine Atwood, and its Police Captain David Fudge, alleging racial discrimination.

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Washington lobby group to urge lawmakers to restore food stamps

Washington lobby group to urge lawmakers to restore food stamps

Children’s Alliance, a Washington state lobby group, has announced its legislative agenda for 2014, which includes calling on state legislators in Olympia to restore state food assistance. The group will also urge lawmakers to advance early learning policies and investments, expand children’s access to oral health care, and raise revenues to help low-income families and […]

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Gov’t wants probation for Seattle man’s exploitation of Filipina maid

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. Attorney’s Office is recommending that Romulo M. Almeda Sr., of Seattle, be sentenced to a five-year term of probation, with no fine, for his unlawful employment of an alien.

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Get your small business certified

Get your small business certified

The Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises is launching a statewide “Get Certified” campaign intended to help more women- and minority-owned businesses win contracts with state and local governments.

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The Village Report — Departing Delhi

The Village Report — Departing Delhi

By Dipika Kohli Special to Northwest Asian Weekly My aunt told me that it might be a good idea to sit for a while outside, in the park. Enjoy the ambient sounds of kids playing cricket. So I sat for a bit on a bench on our block East of Kailash. Two older gentlemen sat […]

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Seahawk game prompts flag bet

A friendly bet between two American Legion Cathay posts — Post #186 in Seattle and Post #384 in San Francisco — has been waged on the outcome of Sunday’s NFL playoff game between the Seahawks and 49ers.

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Seattle youth provide relief efforts in the Philippines

Seattle youth provide relief efforts in the Philippines

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record to make landfall, battered the Philippines on Nov. 8. At least 6,100 people in the central Philippines were killed, and another 1,700 are registered as missing.

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Hudson building still too unsafe to evaluate

Hudson building still too unsafe to evaluate

The long-term future of the Hudson Building that caught on fire on Dec. 24 is still unknown because it is not safe for inspectors to go inside, according to the Seattle Department of Planning and Building. On Jan. 14, the department received a formal report from the structural engineering firm of Swenson Say Faget, hired […]

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A-pop! A scrappy end to 2013 — Out with the old, in with the new, and more wins!

A-pop! A scrappy end to 2013 — Out with the old, in with the new, and more wins!

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Happy New Year, dear readers! 2014 is here, and while I’m all for ushering in the New Year, I want to take a moment to wrap up entertainment news from 2013. Let’s look back into the vestiges of last year before we tackle this year, shall we? Questlove thinks […]

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“Beyond Outrage”

“Beyond Outrage”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Takeshi Kitano’s film “Outrage” began with the writer/director/actor, also known as Beat Takeshi, waiting outside a bigwig yakuza meeting. His character, Otomo, was a low-level flunky, obliged to put his own feelings and aspirations aside as he waited for orders. The new film “Beyond Outrage” follows the first film […]

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Battle for Vashon landmark ongoing — Appeals court allows Friends of Mukai case to continue

Battle for Vashon landmark ongoing — Appeals court allows Friends of Mukai case to continue

By Jason Cruz     Northwest Asian Weekly A recent Court of Appeals ruling granted a group known as Friends of Mukai the opportunity for a trial court to hear its case against the current owners of a King County landmark. The Friends of Mukai argue that the Mukai House and Garden on Vashon Island should […]

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First Gentleman fine with nickname, role — Mayor’s husband looks to reach out to API community

First Gentleman fine with nickname, role — Mayor’s husband looks to reach out to API community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Some of his younger relatives would like him to be called “The First Dude.”

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Skating body picks Ashley Wagner for Sochi Olympics, snubs Mirai Nagasu

Skating body picks Ashley Wagner for Sochi Olympics, snubs Mirai Nagasu

BOSTON (AP) – Two-time national champion Ashley Wagner is in, heading to her first Olympics even after a performance at the U.S. Championships she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice.” Mirai Nagasu, who finished fourth at the Vancouver Games, is out, left off the squad despite finishing ahead of Wagner at […]

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