Author: Ashley Arikawa

Jacob Hashimoto’s ‘Gas Giant’ Art Installation: A Must See

Jacob Hashimoto’s art installation Gas Giant is currently being featured at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Pacific Design Center location in West Hollywood. I visited the installation last weekend and it completely exceeded my expectations. Gas Giant can be described as thousands of carefully crafted pieces of patterned paper hanging in colorful […]

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 2014

America’s favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie so it’s no surprise that there is an unofficial day dedicated to this delicious sweet treat. National Chocolate Chip Cookie day is May 15. The first recorded chocolate chip cookie was created on accident by Ruth Wakefield in 1930. Wakefield and her husband Keith owned and operated […]

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May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Did You Know that May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Like the celebratory months of other ethnic American groups, we acknowledge and celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month in the month of May. Asian Pacific Heritage Month started in 1977 when Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga, along with Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Mineta approached President […]

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This Weekend: Japanese American Events & Activities Around California

There are many Japanese American festivals and events going on around California this weekend! If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out one of these events near you: Northern California Nikkei Matsuri Sunday, April 27 9:30am-4:00pm 5th & Jackson Street, San Jose Japantown Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) Activities Sunday, April 27 10:00am-3:30pm […]

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Earthquake Preparedness Series Part 1: Earthquake Insurance (and do I need it?)

While we experience earthquakes quite often in California, many people do not have, or do not know what earthquake insurance is. Today we will cover what earthquake insurance is and whether or not you should look into purchasing it for your insurance package. What is Earthquake Insurance? Earthquake insurance is a policy that covers damages caused […]

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