Solano County

Civil rights group honors Yamada

By From page A5 | November 21, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, was honored last week by the Sacramento chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League for her work with constituents.

The recognition came at the 17th Annual Community Awards Dinner in Sacramento. She was singled out for her work with the aging population, her recognition of local centenarians in her district and civil rights legislation addressing religious accommodation in employment, according to a press release.

“Thank you so much for this honor,” Yamada said in her acceptance speech. “To stand here in the presence of so much hard work, history and perseverance gives me pause, but also gives me great hope for the future.”

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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