Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.) does not require you to salute when you greet him. He is a down to earth leader with broad ranging interests. And he has been appointed by Governor Brown to move our State Parks system on to higher ground.
Book review by Judy Yung
Written by Marie Park Fujii, Growing Up American in Papa’s World is a heart-warming memoir of the Park family, their immigration to America and their struggles to survive as farmers in Oregon and Idaho during the Depression years. It is a story that is connected to the only photograph we have of Koreans on Angel Island, the one showing two women and a three-year-old girl in traditional Korean clothing. And it is a story that I began telling in “Immigrant Voices” (see story about Rose Young Soon Park). Now you can hear the rest of the family’s story from Marie Park Fujii, Rose’s younger sister who moved to Hawaii in 1942 and became a nurse, schoolteacher, and feature writer for the East Honolulu News.
Close to 400 people came to honor the Chinese Hospital Health System, Senator Dianne Feinstein, author and community volunteer Linda Frank, "mentor capitalist" Vish Mishra, and SF Ballet principal dancer Yuan Yuan Tan at the third annual AIISF Immigrant Heritage Awards on September 28. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee introduced Senator Feinstein, who spoke about the importance of telling the Angel Island story to many generations of Americans. Journalist Thuy Vu emceed, and Assemblymember Jerry Hill was guest auctioneer. Thanks to event co-chairs Doris Him Grover, Sharon Seto and Gerrye Wong and all of our committee members and volunteers for making the event a smashing success!
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