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Takei takes over Seattle Services for seniors Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations
 
Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store

Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

Food for thought: Could vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel our future?

27 August 2009

You may spot business owner Yale Wong cruising the streets in his shiny black Mercedes Benz. However, it is what’s inside his luxury sedan that grabs the most attention. Wong fuels his car with biodiesel made from food grease and vegetable oil — yes, the same grease used to deep fry your fish ‘n’ chips, chicken tenders, and side order of fries. Some consider it to be a promising alternative to petroleum fuel and a better option than soy-based biodiesel, which has recently been criticized for not being “green” enough.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/48 Comments

Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

Commentary: Let’s profit from China’s industriousness

27 August 2009

If I told you that General Electric has grown four times faster than its competition for decades and will continue to do so for years to come, yet its stock trades are well below its competition, wouldn’t you sell your car to buy as much GE stock as you could?

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Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

Commentary: Reality check: immigrants and their health care

27 August 2009

As the current debate on health care rages in town halls across the nation, immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.

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Letter: ‘Thai Tom’ story was illuminating

27 August 2009

To the Editor, It didn’t surprise me that Thai Tom was cited for its fifth health code violation in three years [as reported in issue 32]. I ate there a few weeks ago. I wouldn’t go back even though the food was exceptional.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Man shot to death in Seattle, son to be arrested

27 August 2009

A 55-year-old Vietnamese-Chinese man, Thomas Thong, was shot to death last Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home in Beacon Hill. Police say Thong’s 29-year-old son, Tai Duc Thong, told authorities that he did the shooting while he was high on drugs. The son is being held at the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million.

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Burma VJ attempts to create a recipe for revolution

Burma VJ attempts to create a recipe for revolution

27 August 2009

Burma is sometimes a forgotten country. Officially called Myanmar by the country’s military junta, in late 2007, more than 100,000 people took to the streets of Rangoon in protest of the ruling regime. Called the “Saffron Revolution” because of the color of the robes donned by the monks who initiated the stand, the protest was quickly suppressed with brute force.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/42 Comments

In Rainier Valley, 85 percent of businesses survive light rail construction

27 August 2009

On Aug. 3, the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) announced the release of a report detailing the success of the Supplemental Mitigation Assistance (SMA) program.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Obamas’ Filipina chef at home with healthy ways

Obamas’ Filipina chef at home with healthy ways

27 August 2009

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — For the White House chef, serving homegrown vegetables straight from the garden is just like preparing food in her native Philippines — healthy and simple.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Memphis high school is first in state to teach Arabic

27 August 2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ Whitehaven High School has become the first in Tennessee to offer Arabic language instruction.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Japanese American paper to close after 63 years

27 August 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California’s oldest Japanese American community newspaper is set to close next month after a long, steady decline in circulation and advertising revenue.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Angkok has a surprising touch of India

27 August 2009

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Outdoor markets tout sari sales, five-star hotels feature Indian chefs, and Thais drop by a temple in the financial district to beseech Hindu gods to send profits their way.

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South Korea seeks jail for disgraced cloning scientist

27 August 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors demanded a four-year prison term on Aug. 24 for a South Korean scientist disgraced in a cloning scandal that shook the international scientific community and led to his trial on fraud and other charges.

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Aug. 22: Helping Link turns sweet 16

Aug. 22: Helping Link turns sweet 16

27 August 2009

To celebrate 16 years of service to the Puget Sound’s Vietnamese community, Helping Link invited guests to a networking event on Lake Washington. There, guests ate Vietnamese cuisine and learned some of the Vietnamese language.

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Aug. 23: Snoqualmie presents a night of music

Aug. 23: Snoqualmie presents a night of music

27 August 2009

The Snoqualmie Casino invited Hong Kong movie stars and singer Suzan Guterres and Lo Hoi Pang for two shows on Aug. 23. More than 2,000 people attended. The event was produced by Kevin Stewart Productions, which is made up of performers from all over North America.

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Aug. 18: Tea Palace celebrates one year

Aug. 18: Tea Palace celebrates one year

27 August 2009

Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton celebrated its first-year anniversary by opening a bakery and lounge. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Renton city council members, state representatives, and chamber of commerce board members cut the ribbon. Approximately 400 people attended.

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Aug. 5: Legacy House holds open house

Aug. 5: Legacy House holds open house

27 August 2009

Legacy House, a senior assistance living home, held their annual open house. The open house provided the surrounding community with an opportunity to learn about Legacy House’s integrated senior services. Legacy House provides 24-hour assisted living care to 67 residents and weekday adult day services to more than 100 clients.

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

August: Yam starts practice on the Eastside

August: Yam starts practice on the Eastside

27 August 2009

Garrett Yam, M.D., has joined his father, John Yam, M.D., at Interlake Medical Center in the Overlake Park area of Bellevue-Redmond as a physician.

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Posted in Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 36 | 8/29 - 9/40 Comments

Blog: Greg Nickels – a champion for the Asian community

Blog: Greg Nickels – a champion for the Asian community

25 August 2009

Mayor Greg Nickels got third place in his primary election. He has appointed many Asian Americans as his aides and department heads. He might have the best record in appointing Asian Americans compared to other Seattle mayors. He funded many Asian community projects and has cultivated strong ties in our community.

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Blog: Behind the news – Asian Americans and the King County Executive race

Blog: Behind the news – Asian Americans and the King County Executive race

25 August 2009

Bar hopping is not my kind of social venture. But I did it on election night from Twist to Spitfire to Kells Irish Pub in downtown Seattle. It’s adventurous, isn’t it? It’s part of my career even though I am not a drinker. I began this tradition when Gary Locke ran as King County Executive […]

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Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

Opposites Constantine and Hutchison scheduled to clash in November

20 August 2009

Coming off of last year’s exciting presidential elections, many anticipated that this year’s elections would be boring. However, this is not the case.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 35 | 8/22 - 8/281 Comment

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