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Japanese American National Museum searching for new director - latimes.com

>Staff available to answer your questions >2 Meetings scheduled


>Colburn School; 2:00 3:30 PM, February 7
The Japanese American National Museum is going through its second leadership transition since 2008, this one promising to end with the ascension of a new generation at the Little Tokyo institution. Both its past directors had been on board since before it opened in 1992. Museum officials announced this week that Akemi Kikumura Yano has stepped down as executive director after nearly three years, and that two of her deputies will serve as interim co-executive directors while a national search goes forward to find a new leader. Yano was at the museum for 24 years as a curator, program director and executive; her predecessor, Irene Y. Hirano, led the museum from 1988 to 2009. Museum spokesman Chris Komai said Friday that Yano (pictured below with actor Cheech Marin) wanted to resume the curatorial and program-directing work she had done before Hirano left. Shes no longer on the staff, Komai said, but shell probably help us on some things in the future. As executive director in fiscally challenging times, Komai said, the job had been so time-consuming that it didnt allow for her to do anything in the hands-on programming she enjoys most. Stepping in as interim co-directors are Nancy Araki, director of community affairs, and Miyoko Oshima, chief operating officer. Morris & Berger, a Glendale firm that specializes in executive

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>Expands the Light Rail Transit System >Long Beach to Pasadena >Santa Monica to East Los Angeles

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>Certify Final EIS/EIR >Act on staff recommendations and approve the project
>Adopt Mitigation Monitoring Program (MMRP) >Authorize moving forward with funding & construction process

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> Metro Planning and Programming Committee Meeting: Wednesday, February 15 at 1PM > Metro Board of Directors Meeting: Thursday, February 23 at 9AM > Secure Record of Decision (ROD) from FTA > Efforts to secure funding through the New Starts Program for a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) > Formation of Regional Connector Community Leadership Committee (RCCLC): Anticipated Spring 2012 > Final Design: Spring/Fall 2012 > Utility Relocation: Anticipated to begin Spring/Summer 2012 > Advanced Preliminary Engineering: Initiated Spring 2012 (Dependent on Metro Board of Directors Approval) > Construction: Anticipated late 2013

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