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“I Am an American: Japanese Incarceration in Time of Fear” Exhibit Opens in Anaheim



Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center August 25 – November 3 Many know that Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is one of the epicenters for Japanese and Japanese American culture in Southern California.  The historic neighborhood is home to the Japanese American National Museum which preserves, depicts, and educates its visitors about the Japanese American […]

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Tanaka Farms



Tanaka Farms is an agricultural staple in Orange County, California. Located in a small valley in Irvine, the farm has become a place for people to get fresh produce, learn about farming and healthy eating, and simply enjoy being outdoors. A Family Farm The Tanaka family has been in the farming business for 4 generations […]

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National Small Business Week 2019



Celebrate Small Businesses May 5th – 11th, 2019 Every year, National Small Business Week recognizes entrepreneurs and small business owners across the United States.  The initiative celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of these businesspersons and honors their impact in society.  From mom-and-pop restaurants to smaller corporations, small businesses continue to cultivate and drive innovation and […]

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So-Phis

“Committed to the Community, Founded Upon Passion” So-Phis is a social and philanthropic women’s organization based in Orange County.  Founded in 1958, the organization was established on the basis of giving back and improving the quality of life of those they support in the Southern California community.  Through countless volunteer hours and fundraising efforts, So-Phis […]

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SoCal Free Museum Day 2019



February 2 & 3, 2019 – This weekend is Southern California’s annual museum free admission day!  Dozens of museums throughout the region are offering free general admission to visitors on either Saturday or Sunday, although many are offering free admission on both days.  This is the perfect opportunity to check some L.A. museums off your […]

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dineL.A. 2019: Far Bar & Sake Dojo

Attention foodies: the best week to enjoy the Los Angeles food scene is here!  dineL.A. is back and will take place January 11th – 25th featuring a variety of restaurants across LA county.  Many restaurants are offering multi-course options for both lunch and dinner featuring some of their most popular dishes.  From the dineL.A. menus, […]

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ShakeAlertLA

Los Angeles’ Earthquake Early Warning App Released On January 3, 2019, the City of Los Angeles and AT&T formally announced the release of ShakeAlertLA – a smartphone app that alerts Los Angeles County residents of current earthquake activity.  In the event of an earthquake, the application aims to warn the public several seconds before shaking […]

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12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas 2018

The holiday season is here again which means it is time for holiday shopping!  We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift, so we thought we would help by bringing back our 12 days of holiday gift ideas.  See the complete list of some of our favorite shops and brands below! […]

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Carrier Spotlight: MAPFRE U.S.A.

In the lobby of the MAPFRE western region office in San Ramon, California, 1,000 gold paper cranes in the shape of the Commerce West company logo are framed and on display.  This gift was presented to Commerce West in 1999 by Eddie Kamiya of Kamiya Insurance Agency to celebrate the company’s 50th Anniversary.  The gift […]

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