YouthCare held its 24th annual luncheon on April 29 and raised more than $190,000 to provide services and support for homeless and underserved youth in Seattle.
On April 17–19, the 34th Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival was held at the Seattle Center. Enjoyed by more than half a million people, the festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in the Northwest. At the festival, there were activities for children, lectures, art performances, martial arts, and more.
Members of Lu Bond Construction, representatives from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the people of the community stand in front of the newly reopened pagoda in Hing Hay Park. On April 24, Hing Hay Park pagoda reopened after closing for a renovation project that began in February. The renovation focused on the 34-year-old pagoda, which […]
Pioneer in aerospace: Ted Yamamura Ted Yamamura photo by Marian Lockhart For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Boeing News Now recognized Ted Yamamura, a 30-year Boeing veteran, for his contributions to Boeing and the Asian American community. As president of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association chapter in Puget Sound, he was well aware […]
New faces in new places: Arthur L. Cruz Arthur L. Cruz The board of directors of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center is pleased to announce Arthur L. Cruz as the organization’s new executive director. A native of Tacoma, Cruz has had a lifelong passion for connecting and reaching out to diverse communities. Cruz is the current […]
SCAA closes out a successful year An SCAA eighth-grade boys basketball team celebrates its accomplishments in the 2008–2009 season on stage at the Tea Palace Restaurant. The Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA)celebrated the end of the 2008–2009 basketball season by holding an awards banquet on April 26 at the Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton. The luncheon […]
Megan Lee checks! Last weekend, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the winner of the 18 & Under section of the All Girls Nationals. A 12-year-old Bellevue resident took home the prestigious grand prize. Megan Lee from Odle Middle School won the section with girls up to six […]
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus’ (CAPAC) outgoing executive director, Victoria Tung, has accepted a position in the Obama administration in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs within the Department of Commerce, which is headed by Secretary Gary Locke. Gloria Chan, who is currently CAPAC’s communications director and Rep. Mike Honda’s legislative counsel, will […]
The Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored architects for their achievement in championing outstanding design in Seattle and the surrounding region. George Suyama of Suyama Peterson Deguchi received the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor. Suyama received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Washington. His extensive involvement in the […]
Elisa Del Rosario is the new program manager at Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Puget Sound affiliate. In her new role, she will oversee the Komen’s grantmaking process and community outreach. She has more than 20 years of management experience in health and human services, including grantmaking, fund development, marketing, and community relations among […]