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 moving to Fresno in 1945 during the war and living with her sister, Dorothy, getting a job as a legal secretary. She discusses getting married and having a child and her decision to return to work and becoming a realtor and real estate broker. She talks about starting her own firm, initially working […]
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 growing up in Clovis, talks about his father buying a Chevrolet dealership and growing up working there and eventually taking over for his father. He discusses his early education in Clovis, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife, Coke Hallowell in high school.
Born in Fresno in 1922, where he spent most of his life. His father, from Hiroshima, opened the Aki Company General Merchandise Store with his brother. Satoshi is the oldest of three, and has a brother and a sister. He attended Fresno High School, then Fresno State for a year and a half when World […]
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.
Talks about family history and growing up in the valley, being educated in Japan and Fresno State, attempting to volunteer for the army medical corps after Pearl Harbor. He discusses being incarcerated in the Fresno Assembly Center and the Jerome War Relocation Center in Arkansas, teaching at the University of Michigan and finally being accepted […]