Summit day started with a 1 a.m. wakeup call, a quick bite and final equipment check before setting out into a dark and freezing night. A line of climbers' headlamps showed the way up a steep trail of seemingly endless switchbacks, an inspiring and daunting sight.
August 19, 2016|
BY MATT JOHANSON
Special to the Journal
Yuriko Masuda, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on August 15, 2016 at the age of 94. As a longtime resident of the Cortez Japanese farming community (near Ballico, CA), Yuriko will be remembered for her loving and giving spirit to all she came in contact with. Her unwavering religious and spiritual beliefs were ever present in everything she did and everyone she encountered. She will truly be missed.
Teruko was born in Japan to Tomejiro and Chise Iwamoto. She was a survivor of the Nakasaki atomic bomb. Teruko immigrated to the U.S. with her husband in 1958. They traveled throughout the United States, living in Stockton, San Diego, Bremerton, Washington, and Charleston, South Carolina before they settled in Turlock in 1979, where she lived until she passed away at the age of 84.
Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster.
Tobacco excise taxes are proven to save lives by reducing the use of tobacco among current users and preventing many youth from using it all together. These taxes also raise much needed revenue for our state. Prop 56 will be on the November ballot and will help protect kids, fight cancer, and will help fund cancer treatment, smoking prevention, health care, and cancer research. This will help cut health care costs by decreasing the amount of tobacco-related medical expenses.