By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Gary Locke, former Washington state governor, broke a big fortune cookie and wished Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines a prosperous future at a reception in Chinatown on Oct. 20, celebrating a win-win for their collaboration and especially for customers. Alaska Airlines is joining with China-based carrier Hainan Airlines to enhance […]
More than 300 fishermen rescued from slavery from Indonesian island
By Robin McDowell and Margie Mason Associated Press TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours […]
Wang appointed CEO
Programming boot camp Coding Dojo today announces 29-year-old former tech startup executive Richard Wang as CEO and a move to larger campuses in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA. Founded in 2010, Coding Dojo plans to open new dojos in Southern California and the Philippines in Q1 and Q2 of 2015. (end)
‘I’m sorry boss, I hit the jackpot” — Second winner of $648 million lottery comes forward
By Jason Dearen Associated Press San Francisco (AP) – California’s $324 million Mega Millions jackpot winner Steve Tran had a 3 a.m. epiphany earlier this week that spurred him from sleep and had him fumbling through a pile of lottery tickets on top of his dresser.
Two winning lottery tickets sold by Asian shop owners
By Johnny Clark Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Two lucky winning tickets were sold in this week’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing. One ticket was sold at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, the other more than 2,000 miles away at a gift shop in California.
Rep. Mike Honda and AARP’s Kwok honored by JACL
Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA17) and Daphne Kwok, vice president of Multicultural Markets & Engagement for Asian Audiences at AARP, were honored by the Japanese American Citizens League at its Gala Awards Dinner on Oct. 10.
Relics transform small California Buddhist temple
By John Rogers The Associated Press ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Although he’d been a practicing Buddhist for 20 years, until 10 months ago Dharma Master YongHua hadn’t even seen so much as one of the sacred relics known as shariras that are so important to his faith.
Ex-general who briefly ran Vietnam dies in US
By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a “government in exile” in California, has died.
Auburn Temple to host 2013 convention
White River Buddhist Temple, a member temple of the Buddhist Churches of America, announced that they will be hosting the 2013 Northwest Buddhist Convention. The 66th annual convention is to be held from Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17, at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Southcenter in Tukwila.
Little Saigon gets first Vietnamese American mayor
By Staff The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and the authority he holds in this Southern California city is limited. But as the incoming leader of a city in the heart of Little Saigon — the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam — Tri Ta’s […]