The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) raised $425,000 at its annual gala at the Four Seasons Hotel on Nov. 1. Proceeds from the event benefit LIHI’s supporting housing programs, urban rest stops, and tiny houses. Michele Wang, principal architect with Runberg Architecture Group, was honored as one of LIHI’s 2019 Housing Heroes. LIHI Executive Director […]
The Rotary Club of Shanghai held its centennial celebration on Oct. 19 at Grand Millennium Shanghai HongQiao. There were about 200 guests including senior Rotary International leaders, and Rotary leaders from Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, and the United States. That club has accomplished many service projects over the years, including multiple clean […]
Rosa Leung sang her heart out at a concert on Nov. 2 to raise money for CISC. The event was held at China Harbor Restaurant and 250 people attended. Guests came from Hong Kong and from all over North America. The event raised $5,000 and coincided with the first wedding anniversary of Leung and her […]
Singer Tiffany Young performed on Oct. 29 at the Showbox in Seattle. Earlier in the day, she met with local Asian Americans at Amazon. The group “Asians at Amazon” organized the gathering. Born and raised in California, Young was discovered by a South Korean entertainment agency at the age of 15 and subsequently moved to […]
BOSTON — A new study is recommending Massachusetts officials address gambling addiction in Asian American communities. Researchers with the University of Massachusetts-Boston presented to state casino regulators in late October results from a recent study in Boston’s Chinatown. The researchers say they focused on the neighborhood because casinos have long targeted its residents with promotions […]
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Fire and police investigators were inspecting the burned-out ruins of Shuri Castle on Okinawa to determine the cause of the fire that nearly destroyed the symbol of the Japanese island’s cultural heritage and history of struggle. The fire on Oct. 31 burned down the three main halls […]
On Nov. 2, Seattle Goodwill held its annual Glitter Gala & Fashion Show at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.
Growing up in South Korea in the post-Korean War era, current Director of Economic Development Bobby Lee saw firsthand how different economic strategies can help pull people out of poverty and transition a country to prosperity. He said this experience had a formative effect on his career choices.
The 2019 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will be held on Nov. 19, from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Bush Hotel in the plaza-level meeting room.
When employees from the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI) came to the Northlake tiny house village on Oct. 29 to tell the formerly homeless residents that their village would be closed in December, things quickly got ugly.