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Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Oct. 14, 1960 Issue) Word was received of the death of Fred E. Kayo, 78, of Penryn. He was born Dec. 13, 1882 in Sacramento. The Loomis Volunteer Fire Department was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Japanese American soldier statue drive battling price hike for bronze

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 hono ...

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 ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Oct. 2, 1959 Issue) Loomis Sea Scouts of Ship 12 attended the first of several training sessions for the Winter Olympics at Camp Pahatsi and Squaw Valley. Loomis boys ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Aug. 28, 1959 Issue) Young people from Loomis attending Placer Union High School, Golden Hillmen Band Camp during the week were Pat Schweigert, Jeff Ross, Jackie Yoko ...