Li Li Leung was named as the new president and CEO of U.S.A. Gymnastics in February. The organization has struggled since revelations that its long-time team doctor, Larry Nassar, had sexually abused hundreds of girls and young women for decades. Leung says her first priority will be to reach an equitable resolution of the lawsuits […]
This year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, held Feb. 20-24, showcased over 20 display gardens. This year’s theme was “Gardens of the World” and five exhibitors were awarded gold medals, including Filipino Anthony Fajarillo of Redwood Builders LLC, Landscaping for his creation, “The Isles of the Blest: Tao Myth.” Two other gardens, “Mystic Gardens” and […]
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its annual Lunar New Year dinner on Feb. 21. Three-hundred-sixty people attended the event at Seattle’s China Harbor Restaurant, including Seattle Deputy Mayor Mike Fong and Assistant Police Chief Adrian Diaz. The International Lion Dance Team performed a lion dance.
Surviving members of the 1978-79 SuperSonics returned to Seattle for a 40th year anniversary reunion of their NBA championship. Former Governor Gary Locke welcomed the team at Chihuly Gardens on Feb. 7, at an event emceed by Mimi Gan. Just two starters, Jack Sikma and Gus Williams, are still living. They were joined by Coach […]
Kim-Khanh Van, an attorney and married mother of two, is running for a Renton City Council seat. A refugee from Vietnam, Van said she is running “because I want to make every one of our neighborhoods safe — it’s unacceptable that we now live in one of the top 10 most unsafe places in the […]
Shin Lim, a Canadian American magician, earned the first-place trophy on the finale of the 2019 “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” on Feb. 18 Lim was already ecstatic when he won the AGT title back in September 2018. Now, months later, his card tricks have once again led him to victory. Filipino American singer Angelica […]
Marcus Naylor was sworn in last month as a judge for King County’s Northeast District Court in Redmond. Naylor started his public defense work at the Northwest Defenders Association as a licensed legal intern in 1992, before the agency was a part of King County. When he left King County in late December, he capped […]
Sea-Tac Airport got into the Lunar New Year spirit on Feb. 19 with a kickoff celebration. The airport celebrated the forthcoming openings of Caffe D’arte and Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, both locally and Asian-owned concessionaires at the new North Satellite Modernization Project. It was followed by a performance by the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club […]
A proposed bill would establish October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington.
The Wing Luke Museum held its annual Lunar New Year Celebration & Fair on Feb. 2.