Union Bank gave out grants as part of its Advancing Communities Forward Program (ACFP) initiative. Two checks for $25,000 — with each being eligible for renewal up to three years for a total of $75,000 — were presented to HomeSight and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) at Joy Palace restaurant […]
Kinokuniya in Seattle held an anime and game meetup on Nov. 5. It included the annual Artist Alley — dedicated to fan and DIY culture. Attendants browsed booths and interacted with local artists. Also, vocalists and chamber musicians from the Seattle Video Game Orchestra returned to perform fan-favorite video game, movie, and anime chamber pieces.
A handwritten and signed essay that Bruce Lee penned as a high school student in Hong Kong was auctioned off on Oct. 27 for $8,319. The essay, written in the late 1950s, is about the history of aviation. It’s one of the first known examples of Lee’s signature and handwriting. It shows the martial arts […]
Sean and Catherine Lowe flew into town from Dallas last month to get Catherine’s grandmother’s blessing of their new baby, Samuel Thomas Lowe, born on July 2. The family enjoyed a hearty dim sum lunch on Oct. 4 at Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant. Catherine Lowe, of Filipino, Italian, and Scottish heritage, was born in Seattle […]
Daniele Meñez is the newly elected president of Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW). Meñez was born in Saipan and lived in the Philippines until her family decided to settle in Guam when she was 4. Some of her goals as ASUW president include continuing to advocate for in-state tuition reductions, committing to […]
By Andrew Selsky Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who was adopted as a 3-year-old from South Korea almost four decades ago and flown to America is in detention awaiting deportation because of “the severity of his criminal history,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. Adam Crapser was ordered deported last month back […]
BEIJING (AP) — China’s cabinet issued a new climate plan targeting an 18-percent cut in carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2015 levels, the same day that the Paris Agreement of nearly 200 countries took effect. Under the new State Council plan announced Nov. 4, coal consumption must be capped at about 4.2 billion tons […]
By Biswajeet Banerjee Associated Press LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The sickening air pollution that led the Indian capital to shut schools and construction sites this week has prompted similar measures in nearby cities. Officials in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said on Nov. 7 that they expect the acrid smog to blanket the state […]
By Foster Klug Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In only a few days, South Korea’s biggest scandal in years has done what six decades of diplomacy and bloodshed couldn’t. It has united the rival Koreas, at least in one area: indignation against South Korea’s leader. North Korea’s propaganda mavens have never been shy […]
“Of Race and Reconciliation,” an hour-long documentary produced by Tacoma’s KBTC television station and currently available on the station’s website, comes well-directed, well-assembled, well-written, and well-polished.