Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced on Sept. 20 that he will appoint interim Chief Adrian Diaz as the next permanent Chief of the Seattle Police Department, following an extensive national search and robust community engagement. “Throughout this process…Chief Diaz was the clear choice to respond to concerns about crime and safety and to drive the […]
Michelle Li will be the keynote speaker for ACRS’s Benefit Gala at MOHAI on Oct. 1, ACRS announced on Sept. 17. A former KING 5 anchor, Li co-launched the Very Asian Foundation (veryasianfoundation.org) in January 2022. Her response to a racist voicemail became a global movement of unity. Her reporting has been honored with a […]
King Wha restaurant in Burien is closing its doors for good next month. In a Sept. 7 Facebook post, the Yu family wrote, “Our family has been serving the Burien community since 1976. You’ve celebrated birthdays, graduations, weddings, and more with us. It has been our pleasure to serve you, your children, and your children’s […]
Alexandra Eala became the first player from the Philippines to win a tennis Grand Slam singles title after beating No. 10 seed Lucie Havlickova of Czech Republic in the final to win the U.S. Open junior girls’ title in Flushing Meadows, New York on Sept. 10. The 17-year-old from Quezon City says she hopes her […]
Yajuan (Susan) Liu, CPA and principal of Hongxin Wealth & Tax Planning Group, has been appointed to the University of Washington Bothell School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board.
Seattle Port Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa received the Aki Kurose Award for Public Service, on Aug. 28 from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, in conjunction with the 59th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom,
Aug. 30 was the signing ceremony and Proclamation of Mazu Day by King County.
Actress Michelle Yeoh is set to receive the 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Naomi Ostwald Kawamura was elected unanimously by Densho’s board and staff search committee to succeed Founding Executive Director Tom Ikeda. She will join Densho’s staff in September and formally succeed Ikeda on Nov. 2. “We had a very competitive candidate pool, but as an educator with specialized knowledge of Japanese American history, and with her […]
Neighborhood House received $275,000 in Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act funding this month. This is part of an additional $4.1 million in federal funding for key projects Rep. Pramila Jayapal secured for our region. The funding will allow Neighborhood House to hire additional dedicated, multilingual staff members that have the expertise and community trust to […]