Roger Chiu, a long-time fixture at International Community Health Services (ICHS), has decided to retire this month after 38 years of dedicated service as ICHS laboratory manager and medical technician. Described as a modest, low-key individual, Chiu started at ICHS in 1980, right after he graduated from Seattle University’s medical technology program. At the time, […]
On Aug. 12, BB6 held its first pop-up (a one-night restaurant) at Wann Yen in Seattle from 6 to 9 p.m. BB6 is helmed by Tiffany Ran, who has been a cook at popular Seattle establishments, such as The Walrus and the Carpenter, The White Swan Public House, and Miyabi 45th. Ran is also an […]
Jonathan Sposato — the chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com — announced at his VIP party on Aug. 16 that he and his wife, Heather Lowenthal, have been named campaign co-chairs for United Way of King County. At the exclusive event, held at Sposato’s house in Magnolia, Sposato also introduced his partners at Geekwire, John Cook […]
Seattle police held its Public Safety Day at Hing Hay Park on Aug. 17. Dozens of community members gathered to meet officers. The Mounted Patrol Unit were a big hit — adults and children alike surrounded the officers to snap photos.
Miss Seafair Zoraida Valdovinos knighted the president of the Rotary Club of Seattle, Cynthia Runger, on Aug. 16 for her good work in the community. Runger was the first woman of color to hold that position.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired on Aug. 16 as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public outrage over revelations of misconduct by a major vaccine producer. The officials were among four people ordered dismissed following a meeting of the party’s ruling Standing […]
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam’s conviction and sentencing of an activist last week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics “troubling.’’ A State Department statement on Aug. 17 also called on the communist government to release all political prisoners and allow […]
By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — First it was the athletes parading side-by-side in matching uniforms behind the “unification’’ flag carried by South Korean basketballer Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong Chol. Then it was an image of South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and North Korean Deputy Prime Minister […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security agents seized a large haul of counterfeit luxury handbags, wallets and belts smuggled through ports in the New York-city area and Los Angeles, officials said on Aug. 16. U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced charges in New York City against 33 people in a scheme involving fake goods it […]
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys said. Yea Ji Sea, 29, had filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to her citizenship application. She came to the country as a […]