Having come back from China this past week, I realize that what I really missed was something unexpected. This time, it had nothing to do with the little conveniences we all sometimes take for granted, at least materially speaking. China is chock full of Ferraris, Rolexes, and every little extravagance you can imagine. Let me […]
Ticiang Diangson Ticiang Diangson, director of Seattle Public Utilities Environmental Justice and Service Equity (EJSE) Division of the Human Resources and Service Equity Branch, was awarded the 2011 Management in Race and Social Justice Award by the Seattle Management Association (SMA) on Dec. 8 at the Columbia Tower Club.
Kathy Hsieh Last month, Kathy Hsieh was named director of the City of Seattle’s cultural partnerships and grants program. Hsieh has worked with the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs since 2003, originally as part of the community development and outreach team and then as part of the cultural partnerships and grants team as […]
On Dec. 13, Garfield High School Orchestra performed with the Sanyo Band of Okayama, Japan, at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus.
At a Dec. 7 meeting, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected the following new officers for the 2012 calendar year: — Michael DeBell, president — Kay Smith-Blum, vice president — Betty Patu, member at large Patu will serve on the executive committee with the president and vice president and will preside at board […]
On Dec. 15, the Seattle International District Rotary Club presented Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) with a $10,000 grant to help families with children living in transitional housing. The grant will focus on the needs of homeless, immigrant and refugee families living at Columbia Court in Seattle.
By Mary Beth Smetzer Fairbanks Daily News-Miner FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The day Pearl Harbor was bombed, Dec. 7, 1941, Brian Yamamoto’s father, Edward, was attending the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship.
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The photo was undeniably cute. A studio portrait of eight babies in identical onesies and perky white cotton hats, sports an array of expressions from giggly to goofy, baffled to bawling.
By Keni Lesa The Associated Press APIA, Samoa (AP) — Sirens wailed and fireworks exploded in the skies over Samoa, as the tiny South Pacific nation jumped forward in time, crossing westward over the international date line and effectively erasing Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the country’s calendar.
By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Washington has been lavishing attention on Taiwan, stepping up official visits and saying it will likely allow visa-free travel to the United States. The moves are raising suspicions that America is trying to influence a tight presidential election here in January.