By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Duwamish River has long been a fishing ground for Asian and Pacific Islanders, but what
Going into his second term, President Barack Obama’s staff is already seeing a lot of changes. He has nominated a new Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R–Neb.), and a new Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D–Mass.), and he might soon have to nominate a new head of the EPA, Treasury Secretary, Energy Secretary, […]
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Yale Wong learned life’s most important lessons while growing up in a crowded home in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. “My grandparents, my parents, and my aunt all lived together in one house,” said Wong.
During these tough economic times, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and its new president and CEO Christine Takada are looking out for the aging Asian Pacific Islander (API) population. NAPCA is a national nonprofit organization and its mission is to enhance the dignity, well being, and quality of life for API seniors. I spoke with Takada, who was named the president in October, regarding the organization and what lies ahead in 2010.
You may spot business owner Yale Wong cruising the streets in his shiny black Mercedes Benz. However, it is what’s inside his luxury sedan that grabs the most attention. Wong fuels his car with biodiesel made from food grease and vegetable oil — yes, the same grease used to deep fry your fish ‘n’ chips, chicken tenders, and side order of fries. Some consider it to be a promising alternative to petroleum fuel and a better option than soy-based biodiesel, which has recently been criticized for not being “green” enough.
WESTMINSTER, California (AP) — John Fallan’s trained eye scans rows of iceboxes brimming with tiger fish and shrimp in a Vietnamese supermarket, searching for one pesky fish that threatens the health of seafood lovers.