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James Kanno, first mayor of Fountain Valley, dies at 91

July 17, 2017

James Kanno, the first mayor of Fountain Valley and widely reported at the time as the first Japanese American mayor in the U.S., died Saturday, July 15, at age 91. Kanno was born in Santa Ana. During World War II, when he was in high school, he and his family were forced to leave their […]

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