442nd regimental combat team

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (March 24, 1961 Issue) On March 21, a blaze destroyed an old historic two-story building across from the Masonic Hall in Penryn. The building and all of its contents ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Nov. 11, 1960 Issue) The gasoline war that was prevalent in the Rocklin, Roseville and Sacramento areas reached Loomis. Some stations cut their gasoline prices to 25. ...

Saturday dance honors military

The “Red, White & Blue” annual country western dance honors military, past and present, from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Special recognition ...

Statue to honor area Japanese American World War II heroes

As plans progress to honor Japanese-American veterans with a bronze monument, they might be getting sooner recognition in gold. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confer the Con ...

Local members of 442nd attend documentary reception

Central Square in Auburn was filled last week during a reception for the Northern California premiere of the World War II documentary “Valor with Honor.” The film by Burt Take ...

Documentary of 442nd Regimental Combat Team screens June 24

“Valor with Honor” will be screened at 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the State Theatre in Auburn. The documentary film is based on over 35 interviews of veterans of the 44 ...

Loomis war hero Alfred Nitta dies at 87

Loomis lost one of his war heroes on Memorial Day. Alfred Nitta, who fought with the highly decorated 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died May 31, 2010 at the age of 87. Mr. Nitta di ...

Let's memorialize contributions of Japanese Americans

My generation of Americans of Japanese ancestry owes much to our parents, who ingrained in us the Japanese work ethic, prodded us to pursue higher education and encouraged us to be ...

Soldier statue drive battles soaring bronze price tag

Many Japanese American soldiers from Placer County paid a high price for freedom and respect during World War II. But the high price of raw materials is now making a dream of honor ...

Loomis war heroes honored by county

It was a day 67 years in the making. On Dec. 16, Placer County officials and members of the Japanese American Citizens League unveiled the first phase of a monument to honor the P ...