Local News 143 0By John Sammon SAN FRANCISCO — The traditional Japanese genius for vibrant colors and imaginative designs in art adorning everything from kimonos to stylized 19th century water color paintings also extends to toys—a career Mark...
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Local News 10162 0Yuriko Lily “Yuri” Torigoe, long-time resident of San Jose, California, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, at the age of 96. She was a piano teacher, church organist/pianist, and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born and raised in Alameda, California. Her parents were immigrants from Japan who ran a floral shop. She entered the University of California in Berkeley after high school...