By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When my good friend Thach Nguyen asked if I would speak on a panel of real estate experts, I was floored and humbled. How could I say no? This was Thach Nguyen of Thach Real Estate Group and co-founder of Spring Board to Wealth — a high-energy, highly successful […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Twenty months ago, I got a phone call. I picked up and I heard a woman’s voice. “This is Assunta Ng.” My jaw dropped. Up until then, I knew Assunta by reputation only. And she was calling me. THE Assunta Ng. Not an assistant or receptionist, but Assunta Ng […]
New York authorities say they have ordered 143 nail salons to pay $2 million in unpaid wages and damages to 652 workers. A state task force established a year ago said on May 9 that it has opened investigations into more than 450 businesses, completing 383 so far.
Local organizations find solutions By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Incomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have failed to keep up with the rising cost of rents and home prices, according to a report, “Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies,” released May 11. The report surveyed 15 AAPI and Native […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Dr. Andy Chiem first set foot in the United States 35 years ago, he never dreamed that he would be a doctor. “I did not know a word of English,” Chiem said in a speech April 26 at the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) annual meeting, when […]
He was first the Chinese governor in the United States, first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China, first Chinese American commerce secretary, and the King County Executive.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police say diners scattered when a man dropped a 13-foot yellow python on the floor of a sushi restaurant. Officer Drake Madison says Hiroshi Motohashi, 46, had argued with an employee and stormed out of Iroha Sushi of Tokyo in Studio City on March 20. Madison says a short […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The 2012 winner of the Bravo TV show, “Top Chef,” has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Texas. Austin police say Paul Qui was arrested the morning of March 19 on misdemeanor charges of unlawful restraint and of assault causing injury-family violence. According to an arrest affidavit, Qui’s girlfriend says […]
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic competition that could bring the state its first Asian governor. State Treasurer John […]
By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden met with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his visit to Seattle on March 21. The center describes the vice president’s visit as part of a listening tour to promote cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian […]