Archives for March 2019

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: UC Berkeley JA alumnae group issues award and scholarships

On March 16 on a beautiful spring day, the Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley held its 29th annual scholarship award lunch at the Berkeley Country Club in El Cerrito, Calif. Over the years, the organization has awarded 135 undergraduate and 65 graduate scholarships to young women of Japanese ancestry attending the University of […]

Two down, one to go — Court rulings pile up against citizenship question

An Interview with Thomas Saenz by Pilar Marrero, La Opinion & Ethnic Media Services Editor’s Note: Two federal judges recently ruled against the Trump administration’s plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), is lead co-counsel on […]

S.F. supervisor proposes renaming street after late Public Defender Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney on March 19 proposed renaming a South of Market street after late Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who passed away last month. During the Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Haney introduced a resolution to rename Gilbert Street to Jeff Adachi Way. The street is located between Brannan and Bryant streets and runs […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Cool as a cuke

The fruit of Cucumis sativus is often relegated to a bit player on our dining tables. Sometimes it has a small role in America’s sandwich of choice, the hamburger, when it’s pickled and sliced. Sometimes it garnishes those finger sandwiches served at the customary British tea time. But its most frequent appearance is usually as […]

OBITUARY: Hideo “John” Yamada

YAMADA, HIDEO “JOHN”, 86, passed peacefully March 8, 2019. Born in Oakdale, California September 17, 1932 to Sake Yamada and Sekino (Iwasaki) Yamada of Japan. John was 1 of 11 siblings. In 1942, during his early years, he was sent with family to Stockton Assembly Center, then Rohwer Relocation Center, Arkansas, where he began Elementary […]

OBITUARY: Teruko Tsumura

TSUMURA, TERUKO, 92, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2019. She was born in Sacramento to the late Susumu Miura and Yasuyo Miura Okamoto. She graduated from high school while interned at Tule Lake Relocation Center and completed her education at UCLA with a degree in Music. She met her husband, Rev. Tsumura, while playing […]

OBITUARY: Lily Yuriko Warnick

WARNICK, LILY YURIKO, 97, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019. She is survived by her devoted son, Richard Warnick (Amy) of Alameda, CA, sister Sachie Serizawa of Shizuoka Ken Japan, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward, sister Kimiko, and brothers Yoshio, Paul, Shigetoshi, Shoji, and Johnny […]

Ichiro announces retirement, sent off with ovation

TOKYO — Iconic Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki, who has more hits in professional baseball than any other Japanese player, walked away from his career to thunderous applause on March 21 “When I look back on it, 28 years doesn’t seem that long a time,” he said after the game. “It’s impossible to review every step […]

Ichiro’s final bow

TOKYO, Japan — Over four games here in Japan, Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-12. He got on base once with a walk, struck out twice with a runner on second, and still, when it was all over, the crowd went crazy. For some time, the 45-year-old said he intended to keep playing until he needed to […]

Adachi mourned by hundreds during City Hall Memorial

Hundreds of people mourning the death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi packed City Hall March 4 to remember his legacy as the city’s first Asian American elected to the position. City leaders and Adachi’s close friends and family members shared their intimate memories of him. “I first met Jeff Adachi when I was […]

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