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Ravishing!

Ravishing!

The “Ravishing Women” team— a non-profit group that supports women and has various events throughout the year that lead up to the judging of Miss India Washington in May, was invited to do a grand finale fashion show of the Wedding Passport event hosted by Redmond Town Center and Marriott late February. It was very […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Polintan elected

Polintan elected

Rick Polintan was elected on January 20, 2015 as Chair of the 11th Legislative District Democrats. Marvin Rosete was elected Vice-Chair. Robert Kangas was elected State Committeeman. All three are Asian Americans. The 11th is made up of very diverse communities. His goal is for those diverse communities to be engaged politically. Polintan retired as a union […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

“Grace Notes” Gala raised over $800k

“Grace Notes” Gala raised over $800k

Komen  raised over $800k for their annual “Grace Notes” Gala/auction and was attended by 320 people in early March at the Fairmont Hotel. Yuen Lui has provided portraits for all the guests pro-Bono for over 10 years. A BBQ with Fred Brown raised $90k at the live auction and “raise the paddle” exceeded $250k. Mona […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Yoshitomi receives surprise award

Yoshitomi receives surprise award

Karen Yoshitomi was the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) PNW Regional Office Director (National Staff) for over 22 years. Her office was in the ID. Last year, Karen resigned to be Executive Director for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington. The Seattle JACL used the Banquet as an occasion to give Karen a […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

Demolition begins on Louisa Building

Demolition begins on Louisa Building

  On April 1, the Woo family started with a cleansing ceremony for the victims who died in the Wah Mee Club. Firecrackers were set off to symbolize a new era of rebuilding, repairs, and improvements for the Louisa Building. Afterwards, demolition of the western wall began. Demolition and cleanup is expected to take 20 […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 15 | 4/4-4/100 Comments

A night at the market

A night at the market

  MarketShare’s “A Night at the Market” on March 14, celebrated the launch of two businesses by MarketShare Fellows, Jackie Nikirote and Rosario Carver. There was also a Silent Auction and Raise the Paddle to fundraise for future programs. The event raised more than $20,000.  (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Appreciation for seniors

Appreciation for seniors

  Over 1000 seniors were served with free meals over three days last Tuesday through Thursday at the House of Hong. Funds to provide the meals were raised by the the Chinese community leaders. The fundraising was such a success that there was a surplus and there is another planned Senior Appreciation dinner for later […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Tuan will be new Dean of the College of Education

Tuan will be new Dean of the College of Education

Dr. Mia Tuan has accepted University of Washington’s offer to become the new Dean of the College of Education. Mia, of Chinese descent, worked at the University of Oregon (UO), where she held numerous leadership positions. She was interim dean of their college of education, associate dean of the Graduate School, director of UO’s Center on […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Honoring diverse cultures

Honoring diverse cultures

  Congressman Adam Smith, 9th district, presented Estela Ortega and Frank Irigon, recipients of the  Congressman’s 2015 Champions of Justice award. On Mar. 12, over 200 people attended the second annual Taste of the 9th, a community celebration featuring the diverse cultures of the 9th Congressional District at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club. Smith’s event also featured food from […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

Ta receives scholarship

Ta receives scholarship

  Anthony Ta received a $300 scholarship from the Chew Lun Family Association March at the House of Hong Lunar New Year celebration in Chinatown. Ta is a 9th grader who attends Jackson High School in Mill Creek. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

McNally appointed CID-BIA Policy and Program Manager

Wren McNally will be working with the Chinatown-ID community and advancing the mission of the neighborhood. She brings over 6 years of community development and project management experience to her role as Policy and Program Manager. As a recent Master in Urban Planning from the UW College of Built Environments, she is interested in the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Louisa Building demolition

Louisa Building demolition

  The demolition of the Wah Mee Club and Liem’s Pet Shop of the historic Louisa Building located at 669 South King Street in Chinatown has been determined to be in late March. A Christmas Eve 2013 fire burned the western half of the building. The fire compromised the structure, leaving the roof and floor […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

Lau has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of MarketShare, a non-profit program which empowers immigrants and refugees to become small business owners of their own mobile food operation. Wayne has been a resident in Seattle since 1956 and is a graduate of Rainier Beach High School. He has a 35 year plus […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

Chen publishes book on yoga

Chen publishes book on yoga

  Christine Chen, recently published a new book, “Happy-Go-Yoga.” Chen is a two-time Emmy Award winning American journalist, a  certified Yoga instructor, and founder of Christine Chen Yoga. She has been an anchor and reporter for several U.S. television news networks. She is the managing partner of Chen Communications, a marketing communications consulting group founded […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 13 | 3/21-3/270 Comments

GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

GSCCC annual banquet raises funds

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce celebrated Lunar New Year with its annual banquet at China Harbor on March 5. The GSCCC raised $2000 for Kin On Health Care Center and $1000 for the International District Emergency Center. May Wan also received a special award recognizing her dedication and service to the GSCCC. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

Do resigns; will help development for Special Olympics

Mary Do has resigned from Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area CID-BIA to join the Special Olympics as Vice President of Development. Her last day as BIA’s marketing director will be March 13. (end)

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

McDermott awarded by Japan Embassy

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold & Silver Star award at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. for his contribution to “promoting Japan-U.S. legislative exchange, and maintaining and deepening the Japan-U.S. alliance through the promotion of enhanced understanding of Japan in the U.S. Congress.” The Order of the […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Vigil protesting domestic violence

Vigil protesting domestic violence

  There was a rally and march around the King County courthouse last week in honor to remember the lives of Susanna Remerata Blackwell, her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, who were shot and killed at the Courthouse in 1995 by Susanna’s estranged and abusive husband. This year was the 20th anniversary […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

Yoshitomi launches “Memories” program

Karen Yoshitomi, the new Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) executive director, has launched the “Omoide (Memories)”program series for 2015. She presented her organizational vision and goals in her first public appearance last week. The JCCCW resumes its series, at its cultural center at 1414 South Weller Street. A native Washingtonian, Karen is […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 12 | 3/14-3/200 Comments

Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

Doane running for Bar Association Board of Governors

James Doane is running for the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors position in District 7-S. Doane has been Corporate Counsel at Costco Wholesale for 10 years, following more than 20 years in private practice in Seattle, including 12 years as a partner at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K & L Gates), employment […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 10 | 2/28-3/60 Comments

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