Bob Santos, unofficial mayor of the International District, who hardly looks 80, celebrated his 80th birthday at the Nisei Vets Hall last Saturday with more than 200 guests. Well, Uncle Bob, if you follow comedian Billy Crystal’s advice, you are going to celebrate your birthdays for at least 20 more years.
By Bob Santos For the Northwest Asian Weekly The letter was dated Nov. 12, 2012 and said, “It is with great
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The International District’s ‘Uncle’ Bob Santos will be traveling to the Philippines at the end of November to receive the “Banaag Award” from President Benigno Aquino III, as part of the country’s “Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas” program.
Trong Pham, portfolio manager, vice president, and financial adviser with Morgan Stanley, and president of the Greater Seattle Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with Komen Puget Sound to be one of their Pink Tie Guys for 2013.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community.
The Northwest Asian Weekly 30th Anniversary Gala, to be hosted on Oct. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton, will be crawling with Seattle-area celebrities. In addition to KOMO news anchor Molly Shen and former KIRO chief meteorologist Andy Wappler, who will both be hosting the event, are former City Councilmember Dolores Sibonga; former King County Executive […]
Those who go to the International District (ID) on a regular basis know that tourists have become a regular sight. The ID was one of the strongest Asian American communities in the United States and has always been on the forefront of advancing the rights of Asian Americans. Since the ID’s foundation in 1910, generations of different Asian ethnic groups have populated the area …
By Bob Santos FOR NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Chris Hansen, a wealthy guy who earns his living moving other people’s money around, seems extra rich right now. He wants to build a multi-purpose arena that would house NBA basketball, NHL hockey, and concerts. Hansen has acquired several hundred acres of land in the Sodo area, southwest […]
This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]