Bambu, a smoothie and juice bar, had its grand opening March 19. Located at 516 7th Avenue South in Chinatown, this is the smoothie and juice bar’s second location in western Washington. The first location is at the Great Wall Mall in Kent, and a third location is set to open in the fall in […]
Last month, Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) executive director, was invited by Joey Manahan of the Honolulu City Council to explore solutions to the homelessness crisis in Honolulu, including Chinatown and areas around Waikiki. Lee also met with Gov. David Ige who had declared a state of emergency due to the large numbers […]
Tek Hong Wong, a quiet pioneer in the local Asian Community, passed away on Feb. 5. A dedicated family man, decorated World War II veteran, and Seattle businessman, his legacy is evident in our community and through the many different people’s lives he touched. He is survived by his children Rick Wong Andy Wong, Phillip […]
Next Tuesday, March 15, there will be a public meeting at 5:30 at Seattle City Hall for citizens to chime in on how they feel about the proposed SoDo Arena, a stadium from San Francisco developer (but Rainier Valley-raised) Chris Hansen. The much-delayed stadium project, sometimes dubbed the “Sonics Arena” has been in the works […]
Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Feb. 24 to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Senior […]
On Feb. 13, at the grand opening of the Yesler Hill Climb, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that he has submitted a resolution to Seattle City Council to rename the International Children’s Park in Chinatown in honor of Donnie Chin, the former International District Emergency Center head, who was fatally shot in July 2015. The […]
Children celebrate the Lunar New Year with parade in Chinatown. On Saturday, Feb. 13, children of all ages lined up outside the doors of Northwest Asian Weekly (NWAW), anticipating the start of the NWAW Children’s Parade and Costume Contest. Tied first place winners Vivian Zhao and Perry Jones received $100. Second prize winner Caitlin Watanabe […]
Travelers on the First Hill Streetcar were able to ride for free on Saturday, Jan. 23, during a promotional service period. Conceived as a link between Seattle’s Link Light Rail at its Capitol Hill station and King Street Station adjacent to the International District, the First Hill Streetcar has undergone testing over the last several […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways through meditation and become a role model for wayward youth has been convicted of racketeering, murder and scores of other crimes in a major organized crime investigation in San Francisco’s Chinatown that also brought down a state senator.
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie