Archives for 2017

Astros player’s racist gesture on display during World Series

Houston Astros infielder Yulieski Gurriel will be suspended for the first five games of the 2018 MLB season for making a racist gesture Oct. 27 during the World Series. After hitting a home run off the Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish during Game 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Gurriel, 33, brought […]

OBITUARY: Fred Utaka Oda

ODA, FRED UTAKA, 94, resident of Watsonville, CA, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2017. Fred was born in Watsonville, CA to parents Tokuzo and Toku Oda who immigrated from Hiroshima, Japan in early 1900. He is survived by his two daughters, Becky Henry (Steve) and Diane Onizuka (Victor), five grandchildren and brothers John Oda […]

OBITUARY: Mike Yoshiaki Niimoto

NIIMOTO, MIKE YOSHIAKI, 87, passed away on October 24, 2017 in San Jose. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he was in the flower growing business is San Jose for 34 years before he retired. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Yasuyo, his two daughters Jeannie Williams and Linda McReynolds, two son-in-laws, Roger and […]

Nikkei recount their escape from NorCal’s rampaging fires

Fires have ravaged part of Northern California since the Tubbs, Nuns and Atlas fires started the night of Oct. 8. The deadly firestorm has since been almost fully contained as of Oct. 25, but not before dozens of deaths and thousands of structures were burned to the ground. According to Cal Fire, as of Oct. […]

Let’s talk … About secondary trauma

If you haven’t been following the news lately, you probably have smelled the smoke and noticed the ash dust on your car window. The catastrophic fires in California’s North Bay brought tragedy to our back door. We in the U.S. have recently experienced repeated natural and man-made disasters. If you were fortunate enough to not […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Get that protein glow

So you’ve finally decided to start (or restart) that intensive exercise regimen that your physician, significant other or buddies have been heckling you to implement. Perhaps it’s that 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity cardio on the stationary bike, rowing machine or simply brisk walking. Maybe it’s the twice weekly session with various resistance […]

Japanese ‘wine king’ exhibit lost in California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Gingerly stepping over melted bottles and charred debris that was once Paradise Ridge Winery’s tasting room and event hall, owners Sonia Byck-Barwick and her brother Rene Byck searched for a samurai sword in the rubble left after one of the worst wildfires in California’s history swept the area. For the last […]

OBITUARY: Roy H. Doi

DOI, ROY H., 84, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology at the University of California, Davis, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on October 9, 2017. He had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer earlier this year. Roy was born in Sacramento, California, on March 26, 1933, and grew up in Loomis, California. His […]

Vision and driving

Are you becoming more uncomfortable driving at night or avoiding it completely? Do you need a bright light to see anything? “Seeing” is not just 20/20 on the eye chart. Just to list a few other factors, there is color vision, stereo vision, contrast sensitivity and your eyes ability to adapt to light and dark. […]

Minami Tamaki LLP recognized by Asian Pacific Fund for leadership in philanthropy

In recognition of their decades of commitment to Asian Pacific American community concerns and philanthropic endeavors, the Minami Tamaki LLP law firm — rooted in historic legal cases such as overturning the World War II conviction of civil rights icon Fred Korematsu for resisting relocation orders — were presented the Leadership in Philanthropy Award by […]

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