By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It takes a village to raise two newspapers. The village of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post consists of amazing leaders and remarkable people. And we lost many of them during the past 35 years of publishing. Since 2015, we lost four giants (Ruth Woo, Donnie Chin, Bob […]
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
A celebration and remembrance in honor of Robert “Uncle Bob” Santos will be held on Sept. 23 at the WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field from 3–6 p.m.
Diane Narasaki, ACRS executive director
Bob’s legacy is immense. The Chinatown International District as we know it would not have survived as a living, working neighborhood with its residents, culture and history as intact as is currently the case.
Cindy Domingo, King County Councilman Larry Gossett’s Chief of Staff: I met Bob during the mid-1970s, like so many Asian American activists, as we fought to save the International District as a community.
By Elaine Ikoma Ko For Northwest Asian Weekly The world has lost a hero. Bob was larger than life, and so full of life and energy that we cannot fathom that he is gone. As I write these personal reflections, I am still unable to grasp the depth of losing him. You see Bob was […]
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Deadline to submit is June 4, 2016. APPLICATION DURATION: June 27—July 14, 2016 PLACE: Massive Monkees Studio 664 South King St., Seattle TIME: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.—3 p.m. CREATING LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE The Summer Youth Leadership Program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since Donnie Chin’s slaying four months ago in the International District, there’s been little progress when it comes to getting information about the case. Why? Chin was the founder and one-man staff of the International District Emergency Center, providing patrol and emergency services in the ID. There have been […]
Donnie Chin was murdered from shots fired by a gun. That is the damn issue here, another human life lost by a gun-toting killer. The Asian Pacific American communities need to step up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and demand that they support GUN CONTROL. To NRA members, keep guns to protect your family—don’t […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Within less than a month, Mayor Ed Murray reversed his decision to close down all of the city’s hookah lounges after lounge owners and supporters’ two protests at City Hall. Murray’s initial reaction to shut down the lounges was in response to Donnie Chin’s slaying on July 23 near […]