The Census Bureau mailed out its forms this week (to everyone who is groaning, say it with us,“Yay!”). You may wonder why the Census bothers with the tedious task of counting everyone — yes, everyone — in the United States every 10 years.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It involves damage to the macula, which is the light-sensing tissue in the eye located at the center of the retina.
Chang-rae Lee, who just published his fourth novel, “The Surrendered,” was signing autographs at Costco. So I requested that he autograph his book in both English and Korean. It would be a good item to donate to a charity auction.
Lately, I’ve met many inspiring women. You’d be surprised, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.
Another event I attended was the YWCA luncheon in Bellevue on March 16 with more than 1,200 women and a few men. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Love, Pray.” What she learned from a Muslim woman in a tiny island of Indonesia was this: Anyone who lives in your community is your responsibility. Anyone can be a benefactor; you just have to pay attention.
Goodwin Liu, 39, is a liberal legal scholar who, if confirmed, could become a force on the federal appeals court for decades.
King County Executive Dow Constantine has named Ken Nakatsu as the Manager of Regional Animal Services for King County Animal Care and Control.
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington’s (JCCCW) new chief executive officer is Clarence Moriwaki. He will oversee the operations and development of the JCCCW.
The Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FUITS), music educator Kent Stevenson, music director Fred West, and the University Christian Church organized a Haiti benefit concert that included more than 100 performers. In addition to the performers, about 175 community members attended the concert at University Christian Church, raising more than $5,000.
The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) honored five local companies with their 30th Anniversary Outstanding Community Service Awards.