BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The law school at the University of California, Berkeley has stripped itself of a 19th century namesake who espoused racist views that led to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. John Boalt’s name was removed from a school building on Jan. 30 after a three-year process. University officials say this is the […]
China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall
By JOE McDONALD Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s virus death toll reached a new high, at least 1,113 as of press time, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread may be slowing as other nations stepped up efforts to […]
Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears
By MICHAEL MELIA and KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in countries that host Chinese students […]
Thailand mourns victims of country’s deadliest mass shooting
By PREEYAPA T. KHUNSONG and TASSANEE VEJPONGSA Associated Press NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — As mourning began for the victims of Thailand’s worst mass shooting, the country counted its losses: a mother shot dead at the wheel of her car as her son sat beside her, a 13-year-old student gunned down as he was riding […]
The Layup Drill
Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 other people as they were traveling to a game for Bryant’s daughter.
Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library
The University of Washington (UW) announced on Feb. 4 a $6 million gift from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation to the East Asia Library. In recognition of this gift, the library will be renamed the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library. “The East Asia Library has a long tradition of innovation […]
Tim Lee is new HK Club Association president
Tim Lee, owner of Real Home Networks, has been selected as the president of the Hong Kong Club Association. His first official event for the club was an annual Lunar New Year gala at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on Feb. 8. Lee is also vice president for the Lee Family Association.
Nagai is Kinokuniya manager
Yasunobu Nagai is the new manager of Seattle’s Kinokuniya book store at Uwajimaya. Born in Japan, Nagai began working for the store in 2008, selling paperbacks. He moved up the ladder and was promoted to Seattle recently. Kinokuniya celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. Nagai enjoys Seattle’s outdoors and traveling. He has visited Mt. Rainier […]
Rotary Club gives $40k to Plymouth Housing
The Seattle Rotary Club presented a $40,000 check to Plymouth Housing on Jan. 29, to help fund the first year of the nurse’s station at 501 Rainier. The new supportive housing building developed by Plymouth is opening in April at the intersection of Rainier Avenue and South King Street in the Chinatown-International District.
James Wong’s Vibrant Cities breaks ground on Alki condos
Vibrant Cities held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 28 for its newest project—Infinity Shore Club Residences at Alki Beach. The six-story building will be a collection of 40 condominium estates in one plus den, two-, and three-bedrooms to be offered from below $1.5 million to more than $5 million. It will also feature an infinity-edge […]