Talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters, working with him in the wine business and how Peters helped them get their business going by financing equipment. He discusses working with Pete Peters to design and develop some of the stainless steel tanks they used in the winery business.
Talks about the changes to Fresno over the years, gives advice to young people just starting out on their own, especially in regards to getting an education. He discusses how the world of community involvement is changing and growing in scale, the importance of family and of striving to do more to help the community. […]
Talks about his working relationship and friendship with Leon S. Peters while he was president of Community Hospital and in the Rotary organization as well as Peters’ contributions to the community and Community Hospital in particular.
Paul Saito talks about his family history starting with his grandparents and their immigrating to the United States, where they were from in Japan, how some of his uncles were educated in Japan as Kibeis, the Pearl Harbor attack and the subsequent evacuation, his experiences in the Santa Anita Assembly Center, the journey from there […]
Talks about how honored and humbled he was to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award and about becoming involved in the community and giving back. He discusses his early life and moving from Visalia to Clovis and attending Temperance-Kutner Elementary and Clovis High School, graduating from Fresno State and later supporting Fresno State […]
Talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Avenal in 1940 before going to college at Purdue for civil engineering. He discusses moving his business from Avenal to Fresno, getting involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Channel 18, Measure C, and the Fresno Regional Foundation.
George Abe talks about how his parents immigrated to the United States from Japan and settled in Del Rey and bought a farm. He talks about how they grew strawberries and raisins, and where he was when the Pearl Harbor attack happened. He discusses his family’s reaction to the war and experiences in the Rohwer […]
Talks about growing up in Chicago during World War II, moving to Fresno and going to Edison High School, working in various auto dealerships in Fresno before purchasing his first dealership with Chrysler and adding more dealerships over the years.