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Classified Ads: December 20 – December 26, 2014

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Pham appointed to serve the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Pham appointed to serve the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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Lan Pham with Mayor Ed Murray

John Okamoto, Interim Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced Lan Pham as the manager of the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention. Pham previously worked as the senior planning and development specialist within HSD’s Domestic Violence Unit. Prior to this, she served as the executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center. She has also served in critical roles at International Community Health Services, Asian Counseling and Referral Services and University of Washington’s School of Social Work, where she conducted research on health behaviors. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

Patel appointed CEO of CHI Franciscan Health

Patel appointed CEO of CHI Franciscan Health

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Ketul Patel

Ketul Patel was appointed as CEO of Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for the Hackensack University Health Network and its University Medical Center, which employs about 11,300 people.

Franciscan has about 12,440 employees, about 5,400 of whom are in Pierce County. He will be one of seven senior vice presidents for CHI, overseeing the Pacific Northwest Division. (end)

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

New Chinese Consul General arrives in San Francisco

New Chinese Consul General arrives in San Francisco

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Luo Linquan

Luo Linquan arrived at SFO on December 5 to start his tour of duty as the 12th Chinese Consul General in San Read the full story

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Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

Chinese Chamber of Commerce announces Board of Directors

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Back row left to right: Millie Su, Alvin Wong, Lawrence Pang, YP Chen, Jesse Tam, Harry Hu, Van Vong, Patsy Bonincontri, Dennis Su, Ty Wong, Rose Guo. Front row left to right: Pauline Lau, David Leong, Martha Lee, Felicity Wang, Shiao-Yen Wu, John Liu

The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (TGSCCC) announced the results of its 2015 election for the Board of Directors, and its 2015 Officers. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

Hong Kong teen protest leader ends hunger strike

AP Wire Service

HONG KONG (AP) — A prominent teenage leader of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests ended his hunger strike Saturday after 4 1/2 days at his doctor’s urging. Read the full story

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Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees

Threatening e-mail sent to Sony employees

AP Wire Service

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“The Interview,” a Sony Pictures film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco depicts an assassination attempt on Kim Jong Un

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Friday it is investigating threatening e-mails sent to some employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which was hit by a cyber attack last week that disrupted its computer system and spewed confidential information onto the Internet. Read the full story

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Swiss hostage escapes from Filipino extremists

By Jim Gomez
Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got shot as he dashed to freedom amid a military bombardment, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said. Read the full story

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Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

By Teresa Cerojano and Oliver Teves
Associated Press

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. Read the full story

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Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assaults

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Mark Wahlberg

By William J. Kole
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, so he can be a role model to his children and others. Read the full story

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Project Fukushima! — An interview with documentary director Hikaru Fujii

Project Fukushima! — An interview with documentary director Hikaru Fujii

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_51/ae_fukushima.jpg“Project Fukushima!” is a documentary examining the Japanese city and prefecture in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns that hit the region in 2011.  The film, directed by Hikaru Fujii, focuses intently on a music and arts festival in the region, roughly five months after the disasters, spearheaded by prominent Japanese musician Otomo Yoshihide.  It screens Sunday, Nov. 23rd, for free at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:45 pm) at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, located at 1414 South Weller Street in Seattle. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

Viewing through plastic and glass in Cambodia

By Dipika Kohli
Northwest Asian Weekly

Yellow sun cooks the layers of dust off the edges of the curbs. So many curbs, so few sidewalks. Bits of brick and paper and cane juice plastic cups (biked over, ripped) compete for attention. They poke up from the dirt, insist themselves into the light. Read the full story

Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

Top Contributors honored

Top Contributors honored

By Minal Singh
Northwest  Asian Weekly

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From left: Sherwin Tsao, Dr. Jai Jun Byeon, Frieda Takamura, Leny Valerio-Buford, Lori Wada, Louise Kashino-Takisaki, Fred Yee, and Dr. Dat P. Giap (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Every year, the Northwest Asian Weekly and Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hold a banquet in honor of the Top Contributors to the Asian Community in the past year. These honorees are passionate about improving their communities in such areas as education, health, activism, and politics. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

ICHS offers preventative cancer screenings for the API community

By Minal Singh
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Mihn Nguyen-Wichman and Abbie Zahler (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides health care services throughout the Seattle region. Read the full story

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Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

Rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the community

By Minal Singh
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Mayor Ed Murray (Photo by Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs)

In light of current debates surrounding the Ferguson trial and Obama’s recent address on immigration, local Seattle officials and government leaders understand the need for better communication between the police and the community they protect. Senator Pramila Jayapal of Seattle’s 37th district told Seattle Weekly she is looking into legislation regarding guns. “I’m interested to know if there is a role for state government to play around de-escalation training and mandating a certain set of steps someone has to go through before they can use a gun,” she said. Further, Jayapal urges that the city needs “to focus on people who are falling through the cracks.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

LETTER: RE: ‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

I was with a group of Filipino teenagers, who worked in a farm picking grapes in Delano in the summer of 1965. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

COMMENTARY: Asian American civil rights group calls on retailers to pull ads targeting Alibaba

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The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which includes retailers such as Target, J.C. Penney, Walmart and Best Read the full story

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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Protestors at Union Station in Chinatown (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of Eric Garner (the words he spoke when he was dying) and “black lives matter.”

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Protestors in Chinatown (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

In Chinatown, the protestors  sat down at the intersection of 5th and Jackson and raised their hands. The tunnel bus had to be shut down during that time. Although the event was protesting the deaths of the two men, it was a peaceful event (although loud) with a diverse population from all Seattle neighborhoods. After approximately half an hour, the crowd proceeded to the police station on 6th Avenue. The protesting continued on Sunday. (end)

Staff can be reached at info@nwasianweekly.com.

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Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Teams at the International Asian Basketball Showcase (Photo by Jason Cruz/NWAW)

It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game. Read the full story

Posted in Features 51, Sports, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (0)

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha
KoreAM

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Sam, left, and Anais in Los Angeles

Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other Read the full story

Posted in Features 51, National News, Vol 33 No 51 | 12/13-12/19Comments (1)

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