Canlis announced on May 3 that it has hired chef Aisha Ibrahim to lead its kitchen. Born in the Philippines, Ibrahim becomes the first woman—and woman of color—and the seventh chef to lead Canlis, replacing James Beard Award-winning chef Brady Williams who will open his own restaurant later this year. The Canlis brothers flew Ibrahim, […]
President Joe Biden announced his intent on April 29 to nominate Tana Lin to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Lin has worked at Keller Rohrback LLP since 2004—her practice has focused on representing employees and shareholders in consumer and antitrust litigation. Previously, Lin was an attorney with the U.S. […]
Olympia Symphony Orchestra (OSO) kicked off its celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a free concert on May 3. The event included a panel discussion on the topic of AAPI Hate with OSO Executive Director and Board Chair Jennifer Hermann, as well as two performing artists, pianist Angie Zhang and mezzo soprano Miya […]
Seattle artist Patsy Surh O’Connell is one of 70 artists accepted in the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) Virtual Online Waterworks Unlimited Exhibition. The annual membership show runs through June 30. No ticket is required for the online show. To view the exhibition, go to nwws.org. O’Connell’s painting, May Award, was among 422 entries from artists […]
Joan Seko has republished her first book in the Wither’s Series and is offering the e-book for free for Mother’s Day between May 8–10. The book is described as a “Victorian romance fiction novel about Lady Dahlia and her ‘knight and shining armor.’” Go to amazon.com/dp/B093YTDRMZ to download a free copy.
Dr. Brinda Sarathy, professor of environmental analysis at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, has been named dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell, effective July 1. Sarathy said she was struck by how closely the mission of IAS resonated with her own work at Pitzer, a […]
Steve Fortney, a former Department of Justice lawyer, current lawyer at Microsoft, and progressive Democrat, announced in April that he is running for Seattle City Attorney. “More than 15 years ago, Seattle committed to end homelessness in 10 years. It’s even worse today than it was then, despite us spending three times the amount of […]
Consul General Won-Jik Kwon, of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, presented 20,000 KF 94 Face Masks to the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on behalf of the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs on April 16. “We are grateful to the more than 120,000 Washingtonians who served in the […]
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) released her book, “Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story,” on April 20. In the memoir, Hirono traces her life from her earliest days in Hawaii to her emergence as a legislator, and it chronicles her recent transformation from dogged yet soft-spoken public servant, into a fiery advocate.
Three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Chef Shota Nakajima, will reopen his casual Capitol Hill restaurant, Taku, on May 5—nearly one year after closing it due to the pandemic. Nakajima has simplified and recreated Taku’s menu to feature his favorite childhood food—karaage, also known as Japanese fried chicken. “My favorite lunch growing up was my mom’s […]