Tag Archives | Manzanar Committee

Manzanar National Historic Site will receive much-needed funding for deferred maintenance.

Inyo County Supervisors vote to “rescind” board resolutions passed by WWII Era Supervisors

Were the current Board of Supervisors actions to rescind the 80-year-old, WWII resolutions related to the Manzanar Concentration Camp and those of Japanese ancestry “Political Correctness” or simply “correcting the historical record?” Or were they rewriting history or simply an acknowledging the wrongs of the past? At their meeting last week on April 20, 2021, […]

Continue Reading ·
Manzanar Committee logo

Manzanar Committee Stands with Others in Opposing Open-Pit Mine at Conglomerate Mesa

Manzanar Committee Stands with Indigenous Leaders and Other Concerned Inyo County Residents to Oppose Open-Pit Mine LOS ANGELES — On March 29, the Manzanar Committee announced that it has joined the Paiute Shoshone, Timbisha Shoshone, and the Friends of the Inyo in opposing exploratory drilling and the proposed construction of an open-pit, cyanide heap leach mine at Conglomerate Mesa in Inyo […]

Continue Reading ·

Press release from Manzanar Committee, Owens Valley Committee on solar projects

– Press release LOS ANGELES — In a joint statement on August 3, the Manzanar Committee and the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) announced that two industrial-scale solar energy projects that would have had adverse impacts on California’s Owens Valley and the Manzanar National Historic Site have been delayed indefinitely. On March 12, 2015, the Los […]

Continue Reading ·

Manzanar Committee welcomes removal of artifacts from auction

– Press release LOS ANGELES — On April 16, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, and the more recent Manzanar At Dusk program, joined the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HWMF), the Ad Hoc Committee to Oppose the Sale of Japanese American Historical Artifacts, and many other organizations and individuals in […]

Continue Reading ·
IInyo County may still be considering opening the marked area on this map, much of which is visible fron the Manzanar National Historic Site, to large-scale solar energy development.

IMAGE CREDIT: County of Inyo

Manzanar Committee renews opposition to solar locations

– Press release from the Manzanar Committee LOS ANGELES — On February 3, the Manzanar Committee reiterated its opposition to any large-scale, industrial renewable energy development in the Owens Valley, especially that which would intrude upon the viewshed of the Manzanar National Historic Site. Further, the Committee renewed their call on the Inyo County Board […]

Continue Reading ·

Letter to the Editor: DWP’s “long, checkered history” on Manzanar

Manzanar Committee Launches Letter-Writing Campaign In Opposition To LADWP Solar Ranch Near Manzanar LOS ANGELES — On December 5, the Manzanar Committee announced the launch of a letter-writing campaign, urging community members to send letters to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) stating their opposition to the proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar […]

Continue Reading ·

Letter to the editor: Manzanar Committee opposes LADWP Solar Ranch

Manzanar Committee Denounces LADWP Proposal To Build 1,200-Acre Solar Farm Near Manzanar LOS ANGELES — On August 16, the Manzanar Committee announced its opposition to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) proposed 1,200-acre Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch, which would be constructed east of the Owens River, but in a direct line […]

Continue Reading ·