Yao Ming, along with Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal, Sheryl Swoopes, Tom Izzo, and Jerry Reinsdorf, were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 4.
APIs tackle mental health stigma
Suicide. A chilling word, yet meaningless until it affects you directly. Suicide became meaningful for me when a close friend and fraternity brother, Jesse, could no longer cope with his depression, and ended his life.
Taiwan-born Navy officer accused of espionage
The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said April 11.
Kim joins Plumas Bank as VP
C. Han Kim has joined Plumas Bank as vice president. Based out of Seattle, Kim will primarily cover the Washington and Oregon markets. Kim has been in commercial banking for over 25 years. He particularly enjoys assisting entrepreneurs with the Small Business Administration (SBA) program. He personally finds it fulfilling to help business owners realize […]
Economics and trade with China
Brian Bonlender, Director of Washington State Department of Commerce, met with Yang Yihang, the Economic and Commercial Counselor, on March 11. They exchanged ideas on further developing the economic and trade relations between China and the state, the cooperation of small and medium enterprises of the two sides, and the establishment of a “mechanism of […]
Cello concert at Central Library
Cellist Ching-Jung Janice Lee and her chamber music friends (Chris, Ericka, LiTan, and Rafael) will perform Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“Trout”) and Dohnanyi’s Serenade for String Trio, Op.1 on April 17 at the Microsoft Auditorium, Central Library. Tickets and reservations are not required. Lee began playing the piano at age 5 […]
First China-Hawaii co-produced film to release nationwide
Director Jonathan Lim’s romantic thriller, “Pali Road,” will open April 29 in selected AMC, Regal, and Consolidated theatres nationwide. Shot entirely in Hawaii, Lim chose to work with a diverse cast, while developing and executing a story that works for two very different audiences. “I think in a year where the demand for diversity in […]
New bill brings cultural competency to food inspection
In the process of opening Dong Thap Noodles, restaurant owner Nick Bui learned about the restrictions applied to storing rice noodles at room temperature. Washington Board of Health regulations prevents rice noodles like those Nick Bui makes fresh from scratch to be stored at room temperature (temperatures ranging between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit) for over four hours, but Bui and other restaurants and rice noodle manufacturers argue that the limited four-hour window is prohibitive and wasteful.
True and blue: the sports fan living in your community
Melanie Hoshino, petite, pretty, with a golden tan, and long, light brown hair and a trim, athletic build, is dwarfed by the huge gray doors of the CenturyLink Seahawks Pro Shop she manages. Hoshino seems a bit shy at first as she peeks around the door, but warms up instantly and flashes an irresistibly brilliant and welcoming smile, as she invites you into her world of blue and green hats, bikinis, pet outfits, and everything else designed to melt the heart of a Seattle Seahawks fan.
Legislation to rename park after Donnie Chin moves forward, thanks to Mayor
The process to rename International Children’s Park in Seattle’s International District after the beloved community activist Donnie Chin is moving forward. On April 12, Mayor Ed Murray sent to the Seattle City Council a resolution seeking the Council’s support of renaming the park from “International Children’s Park” to “Donnie Chin International Children’s Park.”