world war ii

Opposition organizing against demolition of WWII theater in North Auburn

Supporters of an effort to keep a 70-year-old North Auburn theater from being demolished to make way for a Costco parking lot will be holding an organization meeting Wednesday. Co ...

Bud's Beat

The whole world watches Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation on March 10. At first it was reported as an 8.9 quake, then upgr ...

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 ...

UC students will finally get their degrees

A decades-long wrong will finally be corrected this year. Among the 110,000 Japanese and American of Japanese ancestry who were removed from the West Coast into internment camps i ...

Wanted: Local veterans for Library of Congress project

The wartime memories of Shigeo Yokote, of Loomis, are exactly what the Veterans History Project aims to preserve. Since 2000, the Library of Congress American Folklife Center has b ...

War hero memorialized decades after World War II

Frank Law, Bob Hansen and Frank Fujita remember Paul Mazal well. Mazal’s classmates and friends recounted the amazing story of the World War II hero at the Loomis Basin Historica ...

Loomis veterans find validation through service

Frank Kageta said he felt like he always had something to prove. The Japanese-American combat veteran had been confined in a U.S. internment camp following the bombing of Pearl Ha ...