OBITUARY: Yutaka Kobori

KOBORI, YUTAKA, 93, died peacefully February 28, 2019 in San Leandro, California. Private funeral services for Yutaka were conducted Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Buddhist Church of Oakland. Yutaka, a long-time resident of San Leandro, was born to Kenso and Konami Kobori on May 15, 1925 in Fresno, California. He grew up in Biola […]

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 […]

Adachi’s legacy won’t be tarnished by police leak, chief attorney Gonzalez says

Chief Attorney for the Public Defender’s Office Matt Gonzalez on Feb. 26 called the leak of a police report into the investigation of Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s death “troubling.” Adachi, 59, passed away suddenly Feb. 22 after having dinner with a friend in North Beach. After being taken to an apartment near Coit Tower, he […]

Geary Blvd. to see safety, bus improvements with Geary Rapid Project

City leaders broke ground March 6 on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Geary Rapid Project, which aims to improve transit along Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street. ‘The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of the first phase of the project, which will bring transit, safety and utility upgrades to a three-mile stretch of the heavily […]

OBITUARY: Bessie Masuda

MASUDA, BESSIE, 89, died peacefully at her home in Berkeley on Feb. 14. Born in Stockton, CA, on May 27, 1929, Bessie was the daughter of George Taro Masuda and Chiomi Sogioka Masuda. After a happy childhood in Lodi, she and her family were imprisoned in two concentration camps, Rohwer and Crystal City. After WWII […]

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