“It speaks to something we all know—that places are important to people—and reminds us of the changing nature of places and the fragility of their communities,” said Gregory Masao Tanbara in the forward to the newly published book, “Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Lives in Prewar Tacoma.”
He’s owned a record label, owned a music promotion company, and owned and ran a clothing store. He’s played in several rock bands, coordinating concerts, albums, and videos. He’s masterminded charity drives.
Orange King, the iconic restaurant in the U-District, closed last December after struggles with the pandemic among other unknown factors.
Vote for your favorite stamp by March 7.
We asked readers to send in their photos of Lunar New Year attire. Now, we want you to vote on your favorites. Winners for the best costume and People’s Choice will be announced on March 25. Prizes include stuffed cows in honor of the Year of the Ox, restaurant gift certificates, and other goodies.
This Year of the Ox, around Spring Festival, my father would have been 100 years old. Beer or whiskey.
Story time! Have you ever wondered where the 12 animals of the lunar calendar come from? It comes from this legendary great animal race.
School principal Ronnie Belle is sponsoring a clean up around the school on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Supplies will be provided, but you may bring your own gloves if you prefer.
If you have dined at a variety of restaurants in the Puget Sound area, it is likely you have been indirectly affected by my father’s work (chances are higher if you frequent restaurants featuring Asian cuisines).