Memorial honors Seattle-raised Ed Lee, first Asian mayor of San Francisco


Franklin High School’s auditorium was nearly full for the memorial of former San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee. (Photo: Kelsey Hamlin)

The streets by Franklin High School (FHS) were full of parked cars as many showed up to pay their respects Saturday for the recently deceased San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.

Edwin Mah Lee was born and raised in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Growing up, his siblings saw the traits of a leader. Lee often held meetings after school, usually for student government, while playing sports and working part time. Though reaching multiple positions of considerable status, Lee never forgot how hard his own mother worked, being a first generation immigrant who lost her husband early in life.

Via International Examiner

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Memorializing Ronacin Tjhung: How systematic transportation issues can lead to tragedy

A crowd of somber faces collected at the corner of Othello Station Saturday evening in memory of Ronacin Tjhung a Filipino man struck by a car while riding his bike on Graham Street to his second job.

via Memorializing Ronacin Tjhung: How Systemic Transportation Issues Can Lead to Tragedy — South Seattle Emerald