Archives for August 2011

Latest CA redistricting maps satisfy most minorities — but not Latinos

LOS ANGELES — Now that the California Citizens Redistricting Commission has approved new political boundaries for the state, civil rights groups are weighing what impact the maps will have on communities of color. On July 29, the commission voted 13-1 to approve final maps for the state Assembly, Senate and Board of Equalization and 12-2 […]

Yankees teammates react to Irabu’s passing

NEW YORK — Former teammates of New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu were surprised and saddened July 29 after hearing that he was found dead the previous day at his home in a Los Angeles suburb in an apparent suicide. He was 42. Current Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who caught Irabu’s major league debut against […]

Commerce Secretary Locke becomes Ambassador to China

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned Aug. 1 and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While swearing in Locke, a former two-time governor of the state of Washington, […]

IL: Buddhist Temple of Chicago Bon Odori

The Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Ill. 1151 W. Leland, Chicago, IL, will hold its Bon Odori at 7:40 p.m. Info: (773) 334-4661 or

OBITUARY: Hitoshi Tsufura

TSUFURA, HITOSHI, born in Los Angeles to the late Rev. Shosetsu Tsufura and Midori Tsufura, passed away in his sleep on July 17, 2011 in Berkeley at the age of 84. During the war he and his family were interned at Gila River Relocation Camp in Arizona. At the age of 16, Hitoshi left Gila […]

Nihonmachi Asian American Film Retrospective Aug. 13-14

Nihonmachi Asian American Film Retrospective during Street Fair Aug. 13-14   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: or Kenji G. Taguma at (415) 673-1009 A Nihonmachi Asian American Film Retrospective, featuring a selection of award-winning classics and new films, will be held on the weekend of Aug. 13-14, with screenings beginning from 2 p.m. at Viz […]

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