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John Perez and Betty Yee

Perez Concedes; Yee Going to General Election

The primary election for California state controller has come to …

Dennis Kamakahi

Dennis Kamakahi Remembered by Fellow Hawaiian Musicians

HONOLULU — Memorial services for renowned Hawaiian entertainer the Rev. Dennis …

Nisei soldiers with a group of German POWs.

‘Valor with Honor’ to Be Screened at OACC

OAKLAND — Burt Takeuchi’s documentary “Valor with Honor” will be screened …

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Watsonville Obon Festival on Sunday

WATSONVILLE — Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge St. in Watsonville, will …


Enmanji Obon Odori on Saturday

SEBASTOPOL — Obon, Feast of the Lanterns, will be celebrated on …

hatsune miku

J-Pop Summit Festival Returns to S.F. to Showcase the Latest Edgy Sides of Japanese Pop Culture

SAN FRANCISCO – The J-Pop Summit Festival, San Francisco’s premier …

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Storyteller Honored for Outstanding Contributions by National Organization

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. — The National Storytelling Network ( recently announced …

Brian Nakamura

Brian Nakamura Named Rancho Cordova City Manager

RANCHO CORDOVA — The City Council of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, …

Rendering of the new middle school by HY (Hibser-Yamauchi) Architects.

Bay Area Middle School Renamed After Korematsu

RICHMOND — The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) …

Dancers at last year's Marin Obon Odori. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Obon Service, Dancing at Marin Buddhist Temple

MILL VALLEY — Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave. in …