Jane Yano, right, born a prisoner at Crystal City Texas in 1947, states her case for compensation Thursday, January 6, 2000, while Rep. Xavier Becerra, left, and Doug Kato, son of an internee who was also denied redress listen. Six Sue U.S. for WWII Reparations Former internees Jane Yano, Kay Kato and the Ogura family want equitable treatment in receiving compensation from the U.S. Government. By TAKESHI NAKAYAMA RAFU SHIMPO ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Sheriff's Sergeant Brian Moriguchi poses Tuesday, November 30 1999 with a photograph of a racist caricature scrawled in his office in 1996. The photo served as evidence in a trial Moriguchi won against the County of Los Angeles in August 1999. Sergeant Battles Racism in Sheriff's Department Sgt. Brian Moriguchi alleged harassment against the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, stemming from a 1996 racial affront. After three years of failed suppression by superiors and near-exile to Lancaster, Moriguchi's supervisors are censured unanimously by judge and jury. An appeal is pending. By JOHN LEE
Anna Aoki, above, nears the finish line in fifth place at the Pac-10 Cross Country Finals in Long Beach. At left, Mary Huang of Stanford struggles for twelfth. Leader of the Pack Washington Husky long-distance runner Anna Aoki, former Pac-10 champion at 10,000 meters, takes fifth at cross country championships in Long Beach. By DAVID INANA
Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Bill Lann Lee, second from left, smiles as Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) calls for his confirmation during a luncheon in L.A.'s Chinatown Thursday, July 8, 1999. Feinstein in Chinatown Luncheon address by U.S. senator speaks to Asian Pacific Islander concerns. By JOHN LEE
A shadow beckons as retired L.A. County Coroner-Chief Medical Examiner Thomas Noguchi presents a slide show Saturday, July 21, 1999 and remembers the battle to retain his job in 1969. City powerbrokers tried to fire Noguchi alleging incompetence, drug abuse and a penchant for willing air disasters. His supporters say he was attacked because he spoke candidly and publicly of deaths caused by drug abuse and police misconduct.
Director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Stewart Kwoh, right, introduces California Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa to Asian American media professionals gathered in the financial district to hear a promotion for the 2000 U.S. census Thursday, July 22, 1999. The speaker urged the participation of minority groups traditionally undercounted by census-takers. Noting that higher population figures mean more federal dollars, he requested that the media help to spread the word: "Part of the role of the media is to criticize government, but another part, an important part is to be a booster."
"This is a stick-up!" Bus Riders Union member Kate Kincade, center, and others lampoon MTA boardmembers Saturday, July 10, 1999 at MTA headquarters downtown.
Nishijima Yosuke knocks out Algenon Debose in the sixth round on Monday, March 22, 1999, at the Forum in Inglewood.
Zapatista delegates, Rosa and Carlitos, arrive at the steel fence that marks the border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro, California to meet students and activists from the United States Saturday, March 20, 1999. Around 5000 indigenous Maya rebels left their communities in Chiapas and travelled to all parts of the country to hold a transborder public referendum on the rights of Mexico's indigenous people.
Lauryn Morita of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Panthers appears to levitate as she tightly guards El Toro's Gioconda Mendiota during the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA title game at the Long Beach Pyramid on Saturday, March 6, 1999.
Members of the local Chilean community march in front of the Westwood Federal Building on Friday, January 15, 1999 to call for the extradition to Spain of former Chilean dictator and now Senator-for-life, Augusto Pinochet. Activists all over the world want Pinochet tried for human rights abuses committed under his rule. Pinochet is being held in Britain as Spanish prosecutors pursue his extradition.
Sassy Nava, 2, descends from Santa's lap with her Christmas present Saturday, December 12, 1998. Shaun Oshita, right, and other Yonsei Basketball Association players donated gifts to the children living in Little Tokyo's Casa Heiwa.
Students of the California Sushi Academy prepare to roll their midterm exam Saturday, November 21, 1998, in Venice. At right, Jun Makino works alongside an unidentified chef from Mexico City.
Surrounded by young supporters, California State Assembly candidate Mike Matsuda watches early election results on the evening of Tuesday, November 3 1998 in a hotel room above the site of the Democratic Party gathering in Anaheim. To his dismay, results show him trailing Republican Ken Maddox by 18% in the race for the 68th district seat (Buena Park, Garden Grove).
As part of their community policing efforts, members of the Los Angeles Police Commission convene their meeting in the gymnasium of a school in South Central Tuesday, October 20, 1998. Lack of publicity led to a paltry turnout of local residents.
Mike Macfarlane of the Oakland Athletics flies through the air with the loose ball as L.A.'s Raul Mondesi slides safely into home plate at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 8, 1998.