David Mas Masumoto

David Mas Masumoto

Danger of identifying the enemy by appearance

People claim to know the face of the enemy. Some wrongly believe we are under attack by terrorists everywhere, they have infiltrated our communities, they might be our neighbors. The proper course of action, they contend, is to flush them out and identify them by the faces they wear.

David Mas Masumoto

Standing among humble giants

I had the great opportunity to attend the ceremony awarding the National Medal of Arts and Humanities in September at the White House. This is the highest honor bestowed on artists, scholars and writers who have labored to create seminal works that impacted a nation and world. These are the best of the best in their fields.

David Mas Masumoto

The value of struggle as a key to success

While growing up, I wasn’t the brightest student and had some language and speech issues – for example, I thought the letter “R” and “W” were the same and could be used interchangeably. My parents encouraged me to toil in school. They supported me yet never helped with homework or class projects. Education was about hard work, exertion and trials. If I didn’t understand something, they quietly reassured me that struggle was good.

Videos

Pioneer Bridge repair squeezes traffic over the next six weekends

The resurfacing of the Pioneer Bridge linking Sacramento to West Sacramento began today. The project will affect traffic in both directions between Jefferson Blvd and Sacramento’s 5th Street for the next six weekends.
Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Pioneer Bridge repair squeezes traffic over the next six weekends 1:49

Pioneer Bridge repair squeezes traffic over the next six weekends

Three-story Victorian home burns 0:20

Three-story Victorian home burns

Watch the concrete pour on the Oroville Dam upper spillway as repairs continue 2:07

Watch the concrete pour on the Oroville Dam upper spillway as repairs continue

A Black Lives Matter rally in Citrus Heights protests the treatment of James Nelson 1:06

A Black Lives Matter rally in Citrus Heights protests the treatment of James Nelson