Aegis Gardens won the prestigious 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award for its purposeful design aimed at improving the lives of residents. Located near Lake Boren in Newcastle, Aegis Gardens is the most distinctive Asian American community in America, with an adjacent multicultural center to serve both residents and the public. The design […]
The fourth and final winner of a recent contest where our readers picked the top five biggest stories of 2017 affecting the local API community, has claimed her prize. Zer Vue won a $25 gift certificate to King’s Barbeque House.
National Parks leader
Kaiwen Lee, Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program manager at InterIm CDA, was recently named one of the National Parks and Conservation Association’s “10 under 40” leaders. Lee, 30, has worked with a variety of partners to provide opportunities for youth, including outdoor leadership training and intergenerational enjoyment of the outdoors. Lee empowers the unique […]
InterIm’s deputy director
Tom Im has been serving as InterIm’s deputy director since his appointment to that role in August 2017. Im has been with the agency since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. He also has a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii.
80 years young
More than 100 people attended the 80th birthday celebration for businessman George Hira on Jan. 7. Guests enjoyed Indian food and entertainment at the Pabla Punjabi Palace in SeaTac. Hira was born in the part of India that’s now Pakistan. His family moved to Hong Kong when he was 16, then Hira arrived in the […]
Neon sign at Tai Tung
There’s something familiar back in the Chinatown-International District skyline. The neon sign that reportedly cost $15,000 at Tai Tung is a replica of the historic sign taken down in a remodel in the 1960s, which was likely installed in the 1930s. The project was facilitated by SCIDpda and 4Culture.
Chinese university sacks professor over sexual misconduct
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese university has sacked a prestigious scholar following accusations of sexual misconduct against him by multiple women, the result of a campaign heralded by his chief accuser as the start of a Chinese chapter of the (hash)MeToo movement. Beihang University in Beijing said in a message […]
YouTube punishes star blogger over apparent suicide post
TOKYO (AP) — YouTube said it has punished well-known blogger Logan Paul over a video that appeared to show a body hanging in a Japanese forest that is said to be a suicide spot. The company said in a statement on Jan. 11 that it has removed Paul’s channels from Google Preferred and will not […]
China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan ‘country’
By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic on Jan. 12 for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a fresh show of Beijing’s acute sensitivity about the self-ruled island. Zara, Delta and Medtronic were ordered to remove the […]
Woman dies in Nepal village because of menstrual exile
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A woman has died in a remote village in Nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation, a government official said. The 21-year-old is believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire she lit in the […]