Michael Ty from Las Vegas is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) new national president. He was elected by his peers. Ty was born to Chinese parents in Manila, Philippines.
A student at South Seattle Community College, Nicole Mau is the grand winner of the national Pears Competition. Her creations, using the red anjou pear, beat competitors from Texas Culinary Academy and Florida Culinary Institution.
In the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 18, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse any candidates during the primaries.
Byron Yee graduated with special honors and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts and business administration. Yee was named an “Outstanding Graduate” by the theatre arts department. He was also selected as the student speaker for his commencement ceremony by the College of Business and Economics. Yee’s rousing and fiery speech received a standing ovation and is currently being used as a promotional tool by the university.
Public Health — Seattle & King County responded to a complaint filed by a patron at Thai Tom restaurant, who saw a cockroach on the counter where food was being served.
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A quarter commemorating the U.S. territory of American Samoa is going into circulation.
On June 9, legislation passed by voice vote in the Senate will keep widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, who are currently in the family immigration system, from getting deported.
A free workshop series will be held by the Greater Seattle chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and State Farm Bank on Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. The topic will be personal finance and money management.
The National Asian Pacific Center on Again (NAPCA) is searching nationwide for a president and CEO.
On July 14, the city of Seattle announced that it is taking nominations for the Mayor’s Small Business awards.