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 […]
Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A family trip to the Tri-Cities area in Washington State helped Dale Peterson decide on where his movie should be filmed. “When I saw the beauty of the topography, I decided to do part of the filming here,” stated Peterson.
Race, place, and culture
On October 14 (at Naked City Brewing in Greenwood) and October 22 (Royal Room in Columbia City) Humanities Washington presented a program entitled Loud and Proud, Washington State’s Asian American Civil Rights Movement.
Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand
By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.
Asian American unemployment rises according to study
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The United States Department of Labor provides some disturbing data on Asian American unemployment among young people. In its recent release, which covers July 2007 through 2010, the number of Asian-Americans between the ages of 16-24 years old unable to find work has grown since 2007.
Sengsi honored as ‘inspiring’
Senior Services CEO Paula Houston presented the 2014 “Inspire Positive Aging Award” to McCoy Khammany Sengsi of West Seattle at the agency’s 2014 annual meeting on May 31 at Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.
SF Mayor makes good on bet
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Mayor Murray present a $4,000 check to Northwest Harvest On May 15, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee made good on his NFC Championship wager with Mayor Murray by presenting the Northwest Harvest Cherry Street Food Bank with a check for $4,000, thanks to the generous donations of Bay area […]
Tomiko Santos to talk
The first Nikkei woman elected to the Washington State legislature, Sharon Tomiko Santos, will be the featured speaker at the May 16 Omoide program conducted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington.
Vietnamese New Year celebrated with mayor
Mayor Murray attended the 2014 Vietnamese New Year Celebration at the Jumbo Seafood Restaurant in Seattle, hosted by the Vietnamese American Community of Washington State on Feb. 15.
LETTER: Mayor Lee is a boost to Bellevue
Dear Editor, We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue as a growing business hub to the international community has greatly expanded Bellevue’s visibility to investors worldwide. He has tirelessly worked to bring businesses and investments to Bellevue, our region, and our state.
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