Cats and Dogs


A hundred “Hello Japan” Beanie Babies to be given away thanks to Ty Inc. at opening ceremonies of the Cherry Blossom Festival SoCal on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10:45 a.m. at the Blossom Stage in Little Tokyo. Will you be one of the lucky ones?

The two-day event will feature entertainment, food, crafts, games and more. Hello Kitty will be special guest. Entrance to the festival is at Alameda and Temple, next to the Little Tokyo Metro Train Station. Admission is $1 general, free for kids 3 and under. For more information, visit

Online voting has ended for the Cherry Blossom Festival’s Most Photogenic Dog Contest, but you can vote in person at the festival. Nominees include Mochi (below left) and Tofu (below right). The dogs will be on stage and the winner announced on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3:15 p.m. on the Blossom Stage. Keep updated on Facebook at


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