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Ode to Love, Life and Le Hama Jewelry

Photo caption: From left to right: Francis and Sirdana Ma, longtime owners of Le Hama Jewelry. Photo courtesy of Michael Yee. The other Saturday afternoon I dropped by Le Hama Jewelry to ask several questions to...

Our Neighborhood’s Storefronts Will Never Be the Same

Starting on May 17 and over two weekends, there will be six dance performances by Spectrum Dance Theatre of Bela Bartok’s "Miraculous Mandarin" in the first floor windows of the Bush Hotel Building that...

Stop Closing the Doors on the Community

The turnaround in our local economy that we all wished for in 2011 didn’t occur. If you’re like me, you’re apprehensive about 2012. Cuts to federal, state and city government budgets seem to continually...

Op-Ed: Do More and Inspire Others to Do More

   Last week I had a chance to travel to Toronto. My 11 year-old son attended a week long ice hockey camp at Eagle Lake, Ontario, about l50 miles north of Toronto. On our 4...

It’s Hard Work Being a Champion

I have spent 20 years working on public safety issues with the community and Seattle Police Department in the Chinatown/International District. We battle typical urban drug and crime problems as an urban...

Op-Ed: Enough With the Dragons

After working in the International District/Chinatown for 20 years and studying other Asian ethnic neighborhoods, I know developing the ID into a more economic vibrant neighborhood demands community collaboration and creativity. The new economic...

Facebook Makes Me Feel “Old”

Nothing makes me feel more “old” than the Internet, cell phones, texting and social media. I’m talking about the “old” feeling, like when we thought our parents were old when we were fifteen. Facebook,...

Be a Coach, and Have the Time of Your Life

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Be a Coach, and Have the Time of Your Life

I took a hiatus from writing this column for a month because I have had no time to write between my regular job and my seasonal cross country coaching at Holy Names Academy. To...

Fight Crime with Prevention

“Public safety is our number one concern.” I hear it at resident meetings and business meetings. Seattle Police Department (SPD) officials, the Mayor and City Council members all say that improving public safety is a...