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The Ishibashi family, a group of Japanese-American farmers that has cultivated land on the Peninsula since the early 1900s, is selling its historic Portuguese Bend ranch.

View looking towards the Pacific Ocean from The Ishibashi ranch in Rancho Palos Verdes on July 14, 2011. (Jeff Gritchen / Staff Photographer) Related

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The following are excerpts from an article appearing in the Daily Breeze:

One of the last remaining links to a distant past of farming in the South Bay may soon be fading into the Palos Verdes Peninsula landscape.

"It's kind of a sad thing that I have to do, but I just can't maintain it now," said Sande Ishibashi, whose late father-in-law, James "Kat" Ishibashi, lived on the ranch and farmed the surrounding area.

The 5-acre ranch is a reminder of a time when dozens of Japanese-American farmers harvested crops on a hillside that is now dotted with houses and golf courses.

Photos show James and Annie Ishibashi in younger days. (Jeff Gritchen / Daily Breeze Staff Photographer)

See my web blog entry on the history of Japanese Farming on the Palos Verdes Peninsula at  Palos Verdes and South Bay Japanese Farmers

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • July 18 2011 07:41PM


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