Manzanar Defiled By The DWP

On January 2, the Los Angeles Times published an unsigned editorial supporting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposal to build a 1,200-acre solar energy generating facility adjacent to the Manzanar National Historic Site. You can read their editorial at: A Solar Array Won’t Hurt The Mood At Manzanar. Dr. Arthur A. Hansen,... Continue Reading →

LADWP Clinging To Old Model For Building Infrastructure: It’s Time For A Mindset Change

We continue to get letters opposing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch, a 1,200-acre solar energy generating facility that would be built adjacent to Manzanar National Historic Site, in California’s Owens Valley. In this letter, Mary Adams Urashima, Chair of the Historic Wintersburg Preservation Task Force, provides... Continue Reading →

Tule Lake Committee Calls LADWP’s Proposed Solar Ranch Adjacent to Manzanar “Inappropriate And Offensive”

For years, the Manzanar Committee and the Tule Lake Committee have stood, side-by-side, in our efforts to preserve, protect and interpret Japanese American World War II confinement sites, such as Manzanar and Tule Lake, for future generations. Once again, The Tule Lake Committee is supporting our efforts to protect Manzanar, announcing their opposition to the... Continue Reading →

Kizuna Speaks Out Against LADWP’s Proposed Solar Energy Generating Station Near Manzanar

The following is a letter written by Craig Ishii, Executive Director of Kizuna, a Los Angeles-based community organization that works to create an empowering culture and environment, to engage and advocate for the community by igniting the passion of young Japanese Americans, and to build a collective identity through multi-generational and multi-ethnic collaborations. December 13,... Continue Reading →

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