The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to professional community volunteer, Kiku Hayashi at its Diamond Jubilee celebration on Sept. 18. Born in a Japanese internment camp, Hayashi’s life’s work has led her to the outreach and empowerment of underserved communities. Hayashi holds leadership positions in various organizations including the Japanese […]
Hawaii native Daniel Ho will play at the Port Townsend Ukulele Festival on Sept. 30. Ho, who has won six consecutive Grammy awards for his music, called Washington’s Olympic Peninsula one of the most beautiful places on Earth. “It has probably been about 10 years or so since I performed in Port Angeles, which is […]
Chef Nongkran Daks discussed the art of Thai cooking and techniques essential to understanding Thai food, as seen in her bestselling cookbook, Nong’s Thai Kitchen. The talk, at Seattle’s Kinokuniya store on Sept. 10, was proceeded by a live demonstration in Uwajimaya market, on how to pick a pineapple and carve it. A native of […]
President Obama nominated Diane Gujarati, 47, to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Sept. 13. “I am confident she will serve the American people with distinction,” said Obama. Gujarati is currently the deputy chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of […]
Yuh-Line Niou won the Democratic primary for the 65th Assembly district in lower Manhattan, beating five other candidates in a crowded field on Sept. 13. In a heavily-Democratic district, she is on her way to become the first Asian American to represent Chinatown in Manhattan. “I am humbled to be the first Asian American to […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential community activist who turned San Francisco’s Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died. A friend of Rose Pak said she died of natural causes in her home the morning of Sept. 18. She was 68. A former reporter who covered Chinatown for The San Francisco […]
By Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Alexander Wang is, by his own description, a total sneakerhead. He once even designed a whole clothing collection around them, with dresses, tops and handbags emulating his favorite sneaks, like the classic white-and-green Adidas Stan Smith. Now, the Taiwanese American fashion designer has taken his […]
When my grandparents came to this country from China, they came for the dream of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. They knew there were more opportunities here for them, their children, and their grandchildren. But we now have a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for […]
Michelle Kim, screenwriter, co-director, and star of the new dramatic film “The Tree Inside,” is coming to the Local Sightings Film Festival.
Food trucks continue to be popular in Seattle.