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BITTER HARVEST - The Washington Post
Only hours after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7. 1941, Austin E. Anson, managing secretary of California's powerful Salinas Valley Vegetable Grower-Shipper Association, was dispatched to Washington to urge federal authorities to remove all individuals of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. In an interview for the May 1942 Saturday Evening Post, Anson told how he drew a frightful scenario for the War and Navy departments, the attorney general and every congressman he could get to listen to him: an invading army coming ashore in Monterey Bay and advancing into the Salinas Valley while Japanese residents blew up bridges, disrupting traffic and sabotaging local defenses.

Many in Washington, caught up in the war hysteria, believed Anson. But officials at the Justice Department and the attorney general's office did not. Some 42 years later, Edward Ennis, director of Justice's Enemy Alien Unit, said on CBS's "60 Minutes," "We told the president we didn't believe there was any need to remove these farmers who were helping feed the civilian population and the military, and it was really nonsense."

The commander of the Western Defense Command, he added, probably believed he was protecting the country from possible sabotage, espionage and even invasion by taking such action, "but he didn't move in that direction until he learned by political events -- not military events, political events -- that he would be supported . . . ."
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4 hours ago by perich
The Majestic (film) - Wikipedia
Part of the auto wreck scene in The Majestic was shot at College Cove Beach on 19 March 2001.
Winter  2018  January  USWest  California  NorthernCalifornia  NorthCoast  BWRT  NorthCoastRegion  HumboldtCounty  vacation  Trinidad 
yesterday by ahasteve
10 San Diego Trails to Get You Outside in 2018 - Cityfiles - Winter 2018 - San Diego
MORE Links: To a degree, you haven't witnessed our city until you've seen all its nature's beauty. From the highest point in county to the La Jolla Tide Pools and peeks at the Pacific from above your handlebars, there’s no shortage of ways to get outside in the New Year. Go on, now—take a hike!
Winter  2018  January  SanDiego  USWest  California  BWRT  SanDiegoCounty  SouthCoastRegion  Vacation 
3 days ago by ahasteve
San Diego's List of 18 Things to Try in 2018
MORE Links: Splashing in the waves, playing in the sand and soaking up the sun are a must during a visit to San Diego. However, there is so much more to do away from California Beach City's 70 miles of picturesque coastline.
Winter  2018  January  SanDiego  USWest  California  BWRT  SanDiegoCounty  SouthCoastRegion  Vacation 
3 days ago by ahasteve
Birders block bikers in Marin trail battle
The trails will be closed after sunset to sunrise for the next five years during the typical northern spotted owl breeding season, Feb. 1 to July 31.
Winter  2018  January  USWest  California  BWRT  SanFranciscoBay  BayRegion  vacation  MarinCounty  NorthBayRegion  NorthBay 
3 days ago by ahasteve

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