InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) has named Andrea Akita as its new acting executive director while the group searches for a permanent director. Its former executive director, Hyeok Kim, has taken a position as one of Mayor Ed Murray’s two deputy mayors for Seattle. Akita joined InterIm CDA last fall as the director of […]
On Dec. 14, members of the Seattle Chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) and their families purchased, packaged, and distributed over 500 pounds of rice to needy seniors at the Chinese Information and Service Center in the Chinatown-International District. This annual event is just one of the many activities hosted by the Seattle […]
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) has announced Kristi Heim as the new executive director of WSCRC, following Joe Borich’s retirement in 2013. WSCRC is an independent nonprofit organization that has promoted commercial, cultural, and educational ties between Washington state and China for 35 years.
The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) of Seattle has named Mahnaz Kourourian Eshetu as its new executive director. Eshetu assumed her duties on Dec. 1. ReWA is a multiethnic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugee and immigrant communities throughout King and Snohomish counties.
Charles Ng, manager of the Contracts Administration and Support Office in the Finance Division of the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, was awarded the Leadership in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association’s Excellence in Management luncheon at the Columbia Tower Club on Dec. 5.
By Scott Smith SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After turning himself in to the police, a Chinese national told federal authorities that he started a blaze at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco because he was hearing voices. Yan Feng, 39, of Daly City, said he unsuccessfully tried to use his passport to ignite gasoline he […]
President Obama sent his judicial and departmental nominations to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6. Among the nearly 250 names submitted were the following members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities: Vince Girdhari Chhabria, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Susan Y. Illston, retired.
By Jason Dearen Associated Press San Francisco (AP) – California’s $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from sleep and had him fumbling through a pile of lottery tickets on top of his dresser.
By Vanessa McCray, The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – John Wast kept the bullet-scarred pith helmet for more than 40 years.
A youth art workshop to contribute to the design of an expanded Hing Hay Park will be held at the International District-Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., Seattle, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. It’s free. The workshop will be led by Nin Truong and WKND Studio. Materials will be […]