Talks about growing up in Fresno, attending Fresno State, getting drafted in World War II and starting his ceramics business. He discusses becoming involved in the community, working with the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame, Fresno State football and other organizations and receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award. […]
Talks about his surprise and gratitude at receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award, talks about growing up in Fresno, working as a farm laborer, joining the army and attending Fresno City College and Fresno State. He discusses running for City Council and winning and facing discrimination and overcoming it through hard work and […]
Talks about how he got into journalism while a student at Fresno State, worked his way up from reporter to editor at the Fresno Bee and eventually moved into the business side of the operation as general manager and publisher. He discusses the importance of ethics and values in business. He also talks about the […]
Talks about his businesses, the Electric Motor Shop, Industrial Waste and Salvage and Cedar Avenue Recycling and Transfer Station. He discusses attending local Catholic schools and Fresno State, learning about business from his father and the importance of service to the community. He also talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters and how he […]
Fred Hirasuna talks about how his father and mother immigrated to the United States, moved around a lot before settling in Lodi. He talks about how his father owned a bike shop as well as farmed in Lodi before moving to Fowler in 1922 and buying an automotive repair shop. He talks about graduating from […]
Talks about Fresno, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife there and going to work for New York Life Insurance, giving back to the community and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.
Talks about growing up in Kerman, attending Fresno State, joining the Marine Corps during World War II, working with Leon S. Peters on boards and committees, including the Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors and being honored to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award.