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Tuna Canyon Oak Grove Declared a Historic Site

An approximately 1-acre oak grove on the location of the former Tuna Canyon Detention Station was declared a historical-cultural monument on June 25, when the Los Angeles City Council unanimously supported an amending motion introduced by Councilmember Richard Alarcon and seconded by Councilmember Mitchell Englander. The Tuna Canyon Detention Stati...Read More

Legacy Fund Grants Mark a Return to 'Giving Back'

It was a very special moment at this year’s Legacy Luncheon on July 26 during the JACL National Convention in Washington, D.C. As Kaz Uyehara stepped up to the microphone to announce the 2013 Legacy Fund Grant Awardees, he was carrying on a part of his own family’s legacy. Kaz Uyehara is a member of the Legacy Fund Grants Committee an...Read More

Berkeley JACL Awards Nine Scholarships and Honors Pioneer Recipients

The JACL Berkeley chapter recently awarded scholarships to nine college-bound, high school seniors: Briana Adams, Maggie Chen, Cody Dam, Kristen Koyama, Angela Luu, Mali McGuire, Eric Phung, Tyler Tagawa and Whitney Tamaki. Pioneer Awards were also presented to Lewis Suzuki and Marvin Uratsu.     Phung, a senior at Oakland High Schoo...Read More

Bridging Communities Students Participate in Leadership Summit at Tule Lake

SAN FRANCISCO — Students in the Bay Area JACL’s Bridging Communities: Preserving the Legacy Program went on a four-day Intensive Leadership Summit at the Tule Lake National Monument June 10-13. Through interactive workshops, the high school participants engaged in a variety of topics such as intersections of identity, American Muslim an...Read More

Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. to Head Up Pacific Fleet

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. for the rank of admiral and commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced June 24. Harris would succeed Adm. Cecil Haney, who has been appointed to lead the U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska. Ha...Read More

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