Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye championed community as she spoke at an event in Redding where she detailed her rise to the state’s highest judicial office and a short stint as a blackjack dealer after law school.
Amid the sound of clinking silverware, Cantil-Sakauye took to the podium at a luncheon hosted by The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. About 200 guests, mostly women, attended.
As a Filipino-American who grew up in Sacramento, Cantil-Sakauye models her work ethic after other Filipino women whom she describes as “beautiful house orchids with titanium spines.” During her childhood she picked produce with her family in the fields of Northern California.
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