"Coast humane society born of one
woman's animal-rescue efforts,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Sept. 23, 2007
"VG family creates a sweet
institution in Cardiff,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
March 18, 2007
"Four-legged Marine hero
retired to Camp Pendleton,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Nov. 14, 2004
Civil rights activist recalls
meeting with Dr.  King,
Today's Local News -
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Jan. 18, 2009
"World War I Saw First Female Marines,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
June 27, 2004
"Corps' canines carry on:
Marine dogs first service came during WW II,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Feb. 2, 2005
"Skills Learned on [Indian] Reservation Paid Off in WWII,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Dec.  5, 2004
"Pier pressure: After century of
storms, current landmark is the 6th
version at Oceanside,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
March 23, 2003
"Indian chief was descendant of
Hapsburg dynasty,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
May 23, 2004
"From drought to flood:
'Rainmaker' hired to fill reservoir
was blamed for deadly 1916 storm,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
July 13, 2003
Lillian Cox's
"Keepers of the Secrets:
The History of

"Local tribe got boost from Kennedy family
to open
health center,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
May 30, 2010
Remembering James L. Evans,
"Pearl Harbor Survivor -- On a Mission
to Tell a Story"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
Dec. 7, 2008
Adolph Kuhn (right) of Oceanside stepped forward
and identified himself as the previously unknown
sailor in this historic photo of Pearl Harbor.
"Pearl Harbor survivor
recollects that day,"
Rancho Santa Fe News/
The Coast News,
Dec. 7, 2012
This is the first story I did for the U-T, and
what gave me the bug to write more history
stories. It came about in November 1999
when I met my former boss, Robert P. Ito,
for lunch at the 94th Aero Squadron
Restaurant.  As we slipped into a booth he
said in a low voice, "Pearl Harbor Day is
coming up. . .boy, do I dread it." Confused,
I waited for an explanation. "You ask any
Japanese-American and they'll say the
same thing," he explained. "
And my father
was a war hero

As the product of an east coast public
education, this was the first time I learned
about the all-Japanese-American 442nd
Regimental Combat Team who, Robert
explained, were recruited from internment
camps to become the highest-decorated
unit in all of American military history.

Shortly after that, I had the privilege of
conducting a taped interview with Lloyd Ito
and his band of brothers who served in the
442nd in the European theater during WWII.

In 1951, the movie
Go For Broke!  starring
Van Johnson paid tribute to the 442nd
and became a box office hit. Earlier this
year, an education film project also about
the 442nd was released under the same
Go For Broke.
Wash Post Ex-Secretaries 042811
"Ex-secretaries of Washington,
dig out your old steno pads
and dish!,"
The Washington Post,
April 28, 2011
After this story was published, Lillian was contacted by a producer with the BBC
eager to interview Mr. Kuhn for their "Witness to History" series.  Mr. Kuhn's
interview can been seen at  
"How my 'guardian angel' saved me at Pearl Harbor."
Lloyd Ito
"The Heroes Among Us,"
The San Diego Union-Tribune,
May 29, 2000 (Memorial Day)