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‘in the News’


125 Years of San Jose Japantown (Kanoe Kahaku & Vini Joy) – NBC BAY AREA, Sep 1, 2015


Island Flair: Ho’ike and Hawaiian Festival – The Columbian newspaper, July 26, 2014

18th Annual Ho’ike 2014 – NBC BAY AREA NEWS Mike Inouye, May 17, 2014


Aloha Spirit Fills the Santa Cruz Wharf – San Jose Mercury News, August 18, 2013
Saved by the Yelp: Hawaiian Style – The Weekly Yelp – South Bay, February 27, 2013


Bay Area Parent, Best of the Best 2012: Dance Class (PNG file) and Party Entertainmnent (PNG file)

2011 and before

School District Thanks Dancers – Milpitas Post, November 18, 2011
Polynesian fest brings good vibe, good crowd to Santa Cruz wharf – Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 22, 2011
Seniors Treated to Hawaiian Musical Performance – Avenue News, July 12, 2011
New Hawai`i Stores Bring Aloha to Japantown San Jose – Nikkei West, July 11, 2011
The spirit of Hawai`i thrives in San Jose – AAA Via Magazine, July/August 2011
Hawaiian Dance Group Visits Arlington Homeless Shelter – Arlington Patch, June 30, 2011
Is San Joseʻs Japantown Becoming Hawaiitown? – 8Asians, June 27, 2011
Bringing the Aloha Spirit to Essex – Essex-Middle River Patch, June 24, 2011
New Session Hula Classes Open at Na Wai Ola –, January 3, 2011

Artsopolis is a project of Arts Council Silicon Valley’s collaborative marketing program, in partnership with the San Jose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. They have an esavers program that offers half-price tickets to certain events. It is also an online Arts and Cultural web portal that provides free publicity for groups and organizations. Check out our page thanks to Elaine Lea-Chou.

No Ka Oi, Metro Silicon Valley, March 16, 2005

Once Upon A Time San Jose Holiday Parade 2003, Sweepstakes Award – Most Outstanding Amateur Built Float

Hula more than grass skirts, swaying hips, Sunnyvale Sun, May 7, 2003

Silicon Valley Society for Technical Communication, August 2001

My Own Private Aloha, MetroActive,  July 15, 1999

Hulas and hips help support SCS, Sunnyvale Sun, November 26, 1997