Archives for November 2020

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: Japanese American singer and civil rights activist Ruby Hideko Yoshino

(Editor’s note: The following article was co-written with Jonathan Van Harmelen.) Along with classical instrumentalists, quite a number of Japanese American operatic and concert singers, mostly women, began their careers on the West Coast during the 1930s. Previous “Great Unknown” columns have featured such standout “songstresses” as Agnes Miyakawa, Toshiko Hasegawa and Tomi Kanazawa. Of […]

Morgan Hill: Gang investigation leads to arrest of two suspects, seizure of 21 firearms

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Two men under investigation for suspected gang involvement were arrested in September and 21 firearms were seized, Morgan Hill police said Oct. 20. The arrests followed an investigation of gang activities that began in June by the Stockton Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit, the California Department of Justice, and the […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander election roundup

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies reported that more than 300 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates ran for public office in the Nov. 3 elections. The following results came from the California Secretary of State’s Website, unless otherwise noted. In the U.S. House of Representatives, California Asian American and Pacific Islander politicians […]

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