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In Loving Memory


Tsutae Kuma Lachica (Ivy)

Aug-1-1933 to Feb-13-2015

Tsutae Lachica 82 of San Francisco, formerly of Fukuoka Japan, died peacefully, surrounded by all of her children. Survivors include her son Juan Lachica Jr. his wife Veronica Kaldani, daughters Juana Lachica, Julia Lachica her partner Luella Penserga, daughter May Ikeda and grandson Desmond Fambrini.

My mom lived for more than half her life in San Francisco’s Chinatown Ping Yuen Housing Project. She took care of the feral cats there for many years and actively assisted in capturing many of them, and with limited income, used her own funds to pay for their spayed/neutered and released them back and continued to care for them.

I am asking friends and family to make donations in her name to San Francisco SPCA, or shelter of their choice. Helping these animals made my mother happy, kept her healthy and active for many, many years.


Art for Change: March 1, 2013 6pm to 8pm

I will be donating a 12.5 x 12.5″ framed giclee print  of  “Songbird in Three Seconds” Valued at $300 to Art for Change, at Cafe Gabriela, benefiting The DREAMers Fund started by the Transnational Institute for Grassroot Research and Action (TIGRA), which supports undocumented youth who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA or DA) but whose family can not carry the entire burden of paying for the application and legal service fees (which can be an upwards of $1,000).

There will be food, performances and art for sale!

If you have any questions or know folks that may want to donate, please contact Ivonne Quiroz at Deadline for art submissions is February 15th


Panel Discussion April 16, 2011 at 2pm

In conjunction with the exhibit, [b*longing], the Manilatown Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion on Julia LaChica’s artwork and mixed race heritage, reflecting on the influences from San Francisco’s multiculturalism.

The panel consists of Julia LaChica, Nancy Hom, and Wei Ming Dariotis, Ph.D. The panel will be moderated by Juana Maria Rodriguez, Ph.D.

The [b*longing] exhibit is free for viewing to the public at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center through April 30, 2011.

868 Kearny Street @ Jackson
San Francisco, CA 94108
2PM – 5PM FREE, Donations are appreciated.
For more information:
wheel chair accessible


[b*longing] at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center

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I want to thank Manilatown Heritage Foundation for supporting the Arts and giving the community a place of belonging and also, Evelyn Luluquisen, Nancy Hom, Dianne Bueno, Matthew Lew and Roy Recio for welcoming me into the Manilatown family. Exhibiting my first solo show here is an honor. My farther arrived in Manilatown in the 1920’s, was a founding member of Caballeros de Dimas Alang, a Filipino American fraternal organization which began in San Francisco around 1921. The name honors Jose Rizal the Philippine national hero whose pen name while writing revolutionary tracts was Dimas-Alang. I grew up just a couple of blocks away and went to Jean Parker Elementary School, I played at Portsmouth Square and attended summer day camps at Cameron House. This is my home and it’s only fitting that my first solo exhibit be at here at Manilatown. Finally, I want to thank my friends and family for their love, endless support and encouragement.