FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —Thousands of people gathered on Dec. 27 in central California to celebrate the Hmong new year amid heightened security in the wake of a neighborhood shooting in November that killed four people. The celebration ran through Jan. 1 and featured Hmong foods, dance, music and games along with sports tournaments. It’s believed […]
TOKYO — Japan Airlines (JAL) announced on Dec. 27 that it will give away 50,000 domestic return tickets to international visitors in the summer of 2020. Participants must be a JAL Mileage Bank frequent flyer member registered outside of Japan. The traveling period for the “Win a Trip with JAL” campaign will be between July […]
By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world’s first genetically edited babies was sentenced on Dec. 30 to three years in prison because of his research, state media said. He Jiankui, who was convicted of practicing medicine without a license, […]
HONOLULU (AP) — A restoration of the iconic Wo Fat Building could serve as a catalyst in a makeover of Honolulu’s Chinatown, developers said. The proposed $10 million restoration of the 86-year-old landmark is expected to include a cafeteria-style restaurant and 23-room hotel, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Dec. 26. The building along Honolulu’s historic […]
For Scott Oki, it is important to live a life that is challenging. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1992, Oki has lived by this maxim, continually occupied with charitable endeavors through the Oki Foundation, and challenging himself to grow every day. His latest personal project was the writing and self-publishing of haiku poems.
SEATTLE — Seattle’s mayor wants community members to apply for an open position on the International Special Review District Board (ISRD). The seven-member board reviews façade alterations, signs, new construction, changes of use and street improvements, and makes recommendations to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods director for all properties within the ISRD. Board members serve […]
Starting on Jan. 2, 2020, the Seattle Public Library (SPL) says it will no longer charge daily late fines for overdue items, thanks to the 2019 Library Levy. SPL joins scores of library systems across the country in eliminating overdue fines for books and materials, and clearing past overdue fines. Fines can be a significant […]
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The Ip Man movie series has been entertaining moviegoers and pushed Donnie Yen to super stardom.