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.

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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

Tuna Canyon fights for Memorial Posted Sep 10, 2017

In summer 2013, the City Planner, Ken Bernstein chaired a Working Group consisting of members from the Little Landers Historical Society, Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood Council,

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La Tuna Fire Posted Sep 10, 2017

Despite the raging La Tuna Fire, the Oaks remain. As pictured, the space was relatively untouched although it was the city of Los Angeles’ largest

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Kanji Sahara Honored at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center Posted Aug 29, 2017

Japanese American Cultural Community Center honored Kanji Sahara for his leadership and dedication to the internment story as an unsung hero.

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