Mission Statement To preserve stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others, at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station which was operated by the Department of Justice during World War II in the City of Los Angeles.

Letter to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez

Click the button below to read a letter of support written to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez

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Recent Updates

The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”

The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.

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Current Events

Los Angeles City Council Approves Street signs Posted Feb 18, 2018

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to install a sign at the former site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station in Tujunga in recognition

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Opening Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum Posted Feb 07, 2018

The opening ceremony at the Santa Barbara historical Museum was spectacular. The community, descendants, and pilgrims came to learn about the connection to the World

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Council Members Monica Rodriguez and David Ryu Make Motion for the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Historic Cultural Monument #1039 Posted Jan 21, 2018

Thank you to council members Monica Rodriguez and David Ryu for making the motion for the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Historic Cultural Monument no. 1039.

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