When your father’s the state governor, then a member of Obama’s cabinet, then the ambassador to China—and when your mother’s a Miss Asian America, then a television reporter—you could be forgiven for thinking your family isn’t quite like anybody else’s.
Editor’s note: This was written by Mona Lee Locke and posted on her Facebook page. I am appalled that this election has become the biggest reality show of our country’s recent history. In fact, I am so sick to my stomach that I have to speak out. I have been sexually harassed. Not once, not […]
The late June Chen, a community leader, who passed away more than two years ago, had left funds for the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation in her will to honor the memory of June Chen. The foundation has re-donated the funds for Seattle Colleges to set up a scholarship endowment under the June and Henry Chen […]
Komen raised over $800k for their annual “Grace Notes” Gala/auction and was attended by 320 people in early March at the Fairmont Hotel. Yuen Lui has provided portraits for all the guests pro-Bono for over 10 years. A BBQ with Fred Brown raised $90k at the live auction and “raise the paddle” exceeded $250k. Mona […]
Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke, a former journalist best known as Washington State’s former first lady, as its new senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.<!–more–> The hire was announced by the controversial patent holding and technology firm, based in Bellevue, Wash., and led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold. Locke’s appointment promises to improve the […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,
On March 1, former U.S. Ambassador to China Gov. Gary Locke and former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke joined Komen Puget Sound executive director David Richart and honorary co-chairs Jerry and Charlene Lee at Komen Puget Sound’s annual Grace Notes Gala. About 300 benefactors attended the event at the Fairmount Olympic Hotel, raising $600,000 […]
Former Washington State First Lady Mona Locke has agreed to return to Komen Puget Sound on a consulting basis to fill in after the departure of Executive Director Cheryl Shaw. In this role, Locke will oversee operations and cultivate relations with donors and supporters, and oversee the hiring process for the next permanent executive director. […]
By Assunta Ng If you see U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke’s family walking around Seattle’s Chinatown this fall, you’d probably think that Locke is back in town. Well, no, he isn’t, but his family will be. While Gary will continue serving in China, his wife and children will be moving back to Seattle this […]
Approximately 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of Cheryl Chow on Saturday, April 20 at Town Hall Seattle. Chow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, passed away on March 29 at the age of 66.