Archives for 2017

Rec and Park Commission votes 4-2 to rename Justin Herman Plaza

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted 4-2 Nov. 16 to drop the name of former Redevelopment Agency head Justin Herman from a prominent city plaza at the foot of Market Street, but the question of who it will be named for instead remains unresolved. The commission’s vote Nov. 16 was its second take […]

Police identify suspect filmed yelling slurs, slapping man on BART

A suspect has been identified in a viral video that showed him yelling racial slurs and slapping a man on a BART train the evening of Nov. 13, BART officials said Nov. 17. “At this point we can confirm that BART police have successfully identified the man (suspect),” BART spokesman Chris Filippi said. “BART will […]

Escaped psych patient from Hawai‘i apprehended in Stockton

A violent offender who escaped from a mental institution in Hawai‘i and flew to California was apprehended the morning of Nov. 15 in Stockton, Calif., according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. Randall Toshio Saito, 59, was arrested in the vicinity of state Highway 99 and Waterloo Road around 10:30 a.m. as a result […]

OBITUARY: John Takeo Enomoto and Roz Barako Uyeda Enomoto

ENOMOTO, JOHN TAKEO, 88, passed away August 16, 2017, and ENOMOTO (UYEDA), ROZ BARAKO, 88, passed away October 15, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland after 67 years of marriage. John and Roz were longtime residents of Woodside, California. Roz was born in Watsonville, California in 1929. During World War II, the Uyeda family was relocated from […]

Walmart criticized for selling War Relocation Authority photos

Walmart removed several posters depicting the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans after members of the public notified the company Nov. 11. The Facebook group “Japanese American History: NOT for Sale,” which protested the 2015 auction of objects from the camps at the New Jersey-based Rago Arts and Auctions, protested the sale of posters depicting the […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The most wonderful time of the year

OK, maybe it’s not the most wonderful time of the year. It’s probably because Andy Williams always seemed so cheerful and merry that swayed us with the lyrics. Or maybe it’s because of all of those Hallmark series Christmas specials on the cable network. You know, there’s the one where the poor housekeeper meets the […]

Stanford’s Hoji Shinbun project digitizes prewar Japanese American newspapers

Persons interested in preserving Japanese American history from the late 19th century to 1945 will have the opportunity to do the research, thanks to Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Their Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection project is an ambitious effort to digitize all prewar Japanese newspapers in America, as well as other collections. This will make data […]

Ethnic media outlets discuss intersections of ‘Exclusion’

The Presidio Trust and New America Media held a panel discussion among San Francisco Bay Area ethnic media outlets Oct. 5 at the Presidio Officers’ Club in San Francisco’s Presidio. The panel, entitled “Your Voice Matters” featured ethnic media leaders from a variety of ethnicities and reflected on their respective communites’ parallels to the “Exclusion: […]

APAs gain seats on election day

Several Asian Pacific Americans won their bids for political office during the Nov. 7 election. Ravi Bhalla was elected as mayor of Hoboken, N.J. according to Bhalla faced discrimination attacking him for his Sikh faith during the campaign. Similarly, Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel also won seats to the Edison, N.J. school board despite […]

New America Media, which empowered ethnic media, to close

The board of directors and staff of the nonprofit New America Media, and its parent organization, Pacific News Service, announced in a statement Nov. 1 that the two entities will cease operations by Nov. 30. “Long before terms like civic engagement, youth media, collaborative reporting, and inclusive journalism were in vogue, PNS and NAM were […]

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