Category: Community

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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Mochitsuki 2018

Mochitsuki is the traditional pounding of rice to make mochi (rice cakes).  Many Japanese people, and even non-Japanese people, participate in this activity around New Year’s to celebrate good harvest, welcome guests, and give thanks.  Mochitsuki is usually performed as a household, group, or can even be a community event.  If you have never participated […]

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Day of Remembrance 2017

A day of remembrance can be a day of reflection for any major event that has affected the community. For the Japanese American community, Day of Remembrance or ‘DOR’ refers to February 19th, a day commemorating the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive […]

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Heavenly Treasures: Changing Lives Through Micro-Enterprise



On Saturday night, we attended the Heavenly Treasures gala held in the beautiful Sony Studios atrium nestled in the middle of Culver City. The mission of Heavenly Treasures is to assist those in countries facing poverty by supplementing their existing incomes by creating micro-enterprises for them to make and sell unique handicraft projects. Heavenly Treasures has […]

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