Washington State Book Awards, which honors outstanding books written by Washington state authors, named E.J. Koh of Seattle, the winner of its Biography/Memoir award. Koh translated her mother’s Korean letters into English and incorporated them into her memoir, ‘The Magical Language of Others,’ which was published in 2020.
Canlis recently hired renowned sommelier Linda Milagros Violago to run the restaurant’s wine service, replacing Nelson Daquip, who left in May. Violago is now the first woman in Canlis’s 71-year-old history to head up the award-winning program, which consists of seven sommeliers and around 22,000 bottles. The Winnipeg-born Violago has traveled far and wide during […]
Volunteers helped to distribute 500 boxes of mooncakes to Chinatown seniors last week in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Entrepreneurs Peter Pang and Jin Zhang donated the mooncakes. The donation and distribution was coordinated by Seniors in Action Foundation. It’s one of the organization’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations on Sept. 19 at Joyale Restaurant. King County […]
TIME has named Stop AAPI Hate co-founders, Cynthia Choi, Manjusha Kulkarni, and Russell Jeung to the 2021 TIME 100 annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “It is a great honor to be recognized for this award among this list of influential leaders,“ said Kulkarni, who is also the executive director […]
KIRO 7’s Essex Porter interviewed Chinatown leaders on Sept. 20 about Seattle possibly getting its first mayor of Asian heritage in Bruce Harrell. The segment is expected to air in October.
Construction of George Fleming Place, which includes 106 affordable apartments near Othello Station, is now finished. Named after former State Sen. George Fleming, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is currently leasing studios and one-bedroom to three-bedroom apartments at the building on 7357 43rd Avenue South. Former Gov. Gary Locke said of Fleming, “He was […]
On Sept. 9, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joined Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning leaders, Councilmember Debora Juarez, and staff from the Refugee Women’s Alliance to celebrate the first week of the 2021-2022 Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) school year. SPP, which has consistently served over 70% BIPOC children, has steadily increased its kindergarten readiness […]
Joon Y. Bang will join Iona Senior Services on Oct. 1 as CEO of the nonprofit serving older adults and their families across the District of Columbia. Bang brings over 12 years of nonprofit leadership experience to Iona. Currently, he is president and CEO of the Seattle-based National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. He previously […]
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has hired Dr. Tao Kwan-Gett as its Chief Science Officer. In his new role, Kwan-Gett will serve as DOH’s key spokesperson on public health issues. Currently, Kwan-Gett is a primary care pediatrician at Virginia Mason Sand Point Pediatrics at University Village and serves as the faculty lead for […]
Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Rebecca Chan to the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees. She is a licensed CPA and finance manager at Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital with more than 15 years of healthcare finance experience. A University of Washington graduate, Chan currently serves on the King County Women’s Advisory Board, focusing on gender-based […]