September 11, 1988
"Nestled in the Amador Valley . . . " the story reads. Hardly. Livermore is located in the Livermore Valley, about 41 miles east of San Francisco. JERRY RUHLING Sacramento
May 18, 1989 |
One day before bearing her third child, Kim Chun Hwa made a small concession to maternity. She took a break from her grueling routine of diving in the frigid waters for sea urchin, octopus and abalone. She was back in her wet suit two weeks later, though, leaving her infant daughter at home to join other village women harvesting the fertile seabeds with primitive tools and lung power. That was 13 years ago, not long after the heyday of the henyo , literally the "women of the sea."