In February, immigration officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency raided the Bellingham-based Yamato Engine Specialists, arresting 28 illegal immigrants and processing them for deportation.
The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board will occur on Nov. 17 at the Bush Asia Hotel from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
The King County council honored the top two teams — the Snap Pea Dragons and Mick & Team Spirit UP — in the county’s fourth annual Live Well Challenge. The winners rose above the competition by holding hula-hoop competitions, recipe swaps, and lunch time walks. The challenge is a team-based event designed to help King County employees form healthy habits through diet and exercise. This year, 95 teams and 540 people participated.
Sushi chef Wayne Taniguchi is the newest culinary addition to Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar’s downtown Seattle location. Formerly the executive chef at Flo Japanese restaurant in Bellevue, Taniguchi has more than 30 years of restaurant experience.
The U.S. Census office opened in Seattle, celebrating with Chinese lion dancers, drummers, and acrobats. Approximately 250 people were in attendance. Congressman Jim McDermott reminded the crowd that the census is an American tradition and mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Roger Daniels, an Asian American studies scholar, gave an open lecture on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II.
The International District held its third neighborhood art walk featuring local artists, food specials, and outdoor entertainment. Local artists on display included Becky Sullivan, the winner of the Seamless in Seattle apparel design contest. The event also featured a free showing of “Bride and Prejudice” and a demonstration by wushu master Tianyuan Li. The art walk series is organized by the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda).
When a thousand participants commemorated the 60th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China by storming through Seattle’s Chinatown last Sunday, serendipities occurred.
On Sunday, Sept. 20, people crowded the streets of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The parade demonstrated how tensions have eased between China and Taiwan supporters.
Amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown sits a quiet, unassuming park nestled behind trees on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street. A bronze dragon hovers over a giant yin-yang arrangement made of sand and grass. Rockery symbolizing the mountainous regions of the Philippines rests alongside a small slide and merry-go-round.