Obituaries

OBITUARY: Kenji Nakatani

Kenji Nakatani, longtime owner of Osaka-ya, Sacramento’s popular Japanese sweets shop, died on Sept. 17 at the age of 80 from a rare form of cancer that attacks blood vessels. A veteran of the Korean War, Nakatani operated the manju-ya for 46 years. With his children at his bedside, he succumbed to a two-year battle […]

OBITUARY: Gina Hotta

Gina Hotta, host of the Apex Express show on Pacifica radio’s KPFA, passed away from a heart attack at the age of 56 on Sept. 28. The longtime community activist collapsed while attending a meeting of the University Professional and Technical Employees to discuss the week’s walkout protest at UC Berkeley, where she worked as […]

OBITUARY: Gina Hotta

Journalist,  writer, musician and  community  leader Gina Hotta passed away of a heart  attack  early Sept. 28. She was 56. Hotta was perhaps best known for her work as executive producer on the radio show Apex Express on Berkeley’s KPFA since 2001.  She won numerous  national  awards there, including  ones from the Asian American Journalist […]

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