On Aug. 12, BB6 held its first pop-up (a one-night restaurant) at Wann Yen in Seattle from 6 to 9 p.m. BB6 is helmed by Tiffany Ran, who has been a cook at popular Seattle establishments, such as The Walrus and the Carpenter, The White Swan Public House, and Miyabi 45th. Ran is also an […]
Jonathan Sposato — the chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com — announced at his VIP party on Aug. 16 that he and his wife, Heather Lowenthal, have been named campaign co-chairs for United Way of King County. At the exclusive event, held at Sposato’s house in Magnolia, Sposato also introduced his partners at Geekwire, John Cook […]
Seattle police held its Public Safety Day at Hing Hay Park on Aug. 17. Dozens of community members gathered to meet officers. The Mounted Patrol Unit were a big hit — adults and children alike surrounded the officers to snap photos.
Miss Seafair Zoraida Valdovinos knighted the president of the Rotary Club of Seattle, Cynthia Runger, on Aug. 16 for her good work in the community. Runger was the first woman of color to hold that position.
By CARLA NELSON Opelika-Auburn News AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — When Cassie Chen moved to Auburn from a small city in China three years ago to pursue her master’s degree, she was far from a culture she knew and family that she loved. But with the help of a local program, Friends of Internationals, Chen now […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In everything but name, the case of Donnie Chin’s murder has gone cold. On Aug. 21, standing before a room of over 50 people at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, Assistant Chief Marc Garth Green gave an update on the investigation into Chin’s murder. “Unfortunately, I don’t have any […]
Here are the AAPI appointments: Lori Wada as commissioner to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Wada immigrated to Washington from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. She holds a BA degree from St. Martin’s University. Kunal Walia to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. Walia graduated in 2007 […]
SEATTLE — In an effort to ensure a fair and accurate census accounting, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the leadership of Seattle’s Census Task Force on Aug. 8. Led by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda and Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) Executive Director Mahnaz Eshetu, the task force will be comprised of representatives from immigrant communities, organized labor, the […]
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Next week, from Aug. 21 to 25, nearly 1,000 businesses, aviation professionals, government officials, and individuals from around the country will descend on The Westin hotel in Seattle for the 34th Annual Airport Business Diversity Conference. The goal of the conference, which moves around the nation, is to provide […]