Archives for 2018

S.F.: Jury finds man who tried to rape teen inside Fillmore parking garage guilty

A San Francisco jury found a 20-year-old man guilty of trying to sexually assault a teenage girl and then claiming to be his twin brother when officers tried to arrest him, prosecutors said Nov. 21. The jury found Rayvoughn Smith guilty of assault with intent to commit a sex offense with an underage person, child […]

S.F.: Police arrest five for child pornography-related offenses

San Francisco police have arrested five people on suspicion of child pornography-related offenses, police said Nov. 20. The arrests were made either in November or in October following investigations beginning earlier this fall. Police said that in mid-November, investigators arrested a pastor of a San Francisco Lutheran church on suspicion of possessing child pornography, possessing […]

A nationwide movement for justice

In celebration of the publication of “NCRR: The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress and Reparations,” members of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, along with activists from the Redress Movement in the San Francisco Bay Area, held a series of book parties in the Bay Area Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. During the Oct. […]

Socially conscious gifts

If you’re looking to donate to a nonprofit organization in the name of a loved one, whether you’re giving in solidarity with a marginalized community, or in protest of the innumerable injustices that abound, there are many ways to empower the underserved by supporting organizations that work directly with them. RAICES: Refugee and Immigrant Center […]

Trump effect: Mid-terms a turning point for Asian American voters

The 2018 mid-terms marked the pivotal moment when Asian Americans made a difference — as voters, candidates and historic winners. An Ethnic Media Services survey of Asian American voter turnout and growing involvement in the political process reveals the surging significance of these major ethnic groups’ participation in elections in various states. With a history […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The reluctant gift giving guide

It’s about that time of year when I turn slightly green, not with envy, but more that Grinchly green hue. Why? Not because I’m a true Grinch, but because of everyone’s rush — namely the retailers — to get to Christmas as soon as possible, we’ve seemed to have bypassed Thanksgiving as an afterthought. Thanksgiving […]

Rise in hate crimes connected to Trump rhetoric, DA Gascon says

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon connected Nov. 13 anti-immigrant rhetoric made by President Donald Trump to a rise in hate crimes last year in the U.S. According to the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistic report, released Nov. 13, in 2017 the number of hate crimes nationwide increased by 17 percent compared to the previous […]

OBITUARY: Alice Hasuko Yonekura

Yonekura, Alice Hasuko, 95, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. She was born in Stockton California. Beloved aunt of the late: Susan (Bill) Stokes and Steve (Jan) Haruta. Also survived by 2 grandnephews, 1 grandniece and relatives in Japan. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 11-24-18 at 11:30a at the San Francisco Buddhist […]

OBITUARY: Kyoko Matsumaru Dumas

DUMAS, KYOKO MATSUMARU, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4th, 2018. She was very active in the Japanese community, teaching classical Japanese dance and singing, most recently at the Yu Ai Kai senior center. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Yu Ai Kai senior center at noon.

OBITUARY: Norman Tomoyuki Takahashi

TAKAHASHI, NORMAN TOMOYUKI, 73, passed away quietly overnight on Monday, October 29, 2018. Norm was born on July 15, 1945 in Topaz Relocation Center in Utah, and grew up in San Francisco, California. He graduated from George Washington High School and attended college for a couple of years before working full time at the family […]

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