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California History Centers 50th Anniversary

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

Traditional Japanese calligraphy was illuminated with augmented reality and displayed as the main art piece to celebrate the California History Center’s 50th anniversary at “Taste of History,” a joint benefit between the CHC and the Euphrat Art Museum on Oct. 26, Saturday. Internationally known...

De Anza California History Center director inspired by history, community

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

June 17, 2019

Tom Izu, executive director of De Anza’s California History Center, reminisces about Audrey Butcher, a grammar teacher during World War II, on the “Day of Remembrance” at De Anza College. Izu described how this “elderly white woman” narrated the story about the disappearance of her Japan...

Japanese Americans share their story on the Day of Remembrance

Amy Iwasaki Mass holding one of the 50 objects, the 'Bag by the door' at the Day of Remembrance event on Feb. 19.

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Six-year-old Amy Iwasaki Mass feared her father would be taken away, and she checked every morning if his packed leather bag was still by the front door, a sign of her father not yet detained for being a Japanese immigrant. Iwasaki Mass and her family were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain, Wyomin...

California History Center director Tom Izu retiring

California History Center director Tom Izu retiring

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

After 17 years working for the California History Center, executive director Tom Izu is retiring in June 2019. Despite retiring, Izu will still be involved in the center's activities. His goal, Izu said, is was to emphasize the idea that history has important lessons every generation needs to know. “What...

Taste of History: Past and present Cupertino mayors

Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney gives a presentation about the history of Cupertino and its mayors.

Supreet Singh, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

The California History Center at De Anza College hosted the third annual Taste of History event on Saturday, Oct. 26, honoring former Cupertino mayors from 1955 to present day. Guests included various men and women who have committed their time and services to building the city of Cupertino...