Links of Interest
For local events in the Hawaiian / Pacific Islander community, check out:
- Hal Kop’s “San Francisco Bay Area Hawaiian Resoucres.
- The “Coconut Yrls” events page.
- Hawaiian Events On The Mainland
For local events in the Japanese Community, check out:
- “The NikkeiWest’s” Community Calendar.
Also see links below for Home Pages of those websites and more…
- “Menehune Connections”, Hawaiian resources on the mainland and around the world.
- A “Directory of Polynesian Dance Groups Around the World”. Lists contact information of Kumu Hula, Hula Instructors and Hula Production Companies by state or country.
- Hal Kop’s “San Francisco Bay Area Hawaiian Resources”, focusing on information about the Hawaiian community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Tony Kwak’s “Southern California & Las Vegas Hawaiian Community Directory”, is an extensive online directory of Hawaiian and Polynesian clubs, associations, businesses, restaurants, entertainers, hula and Polynesian dance groups.
- The “NikkeiWest’s” newspaper for Japanese American community; which includes and events listings for J.A. community. We often have free copies of the NikkeiWest to distribute, but we encourage all of you who enjoy the paper to subscribe to it and help support it.
- Visit The Honolulu Star Bulletin’s “Aloha Worldwide” online column. Another great resource for Hawaiians abroad!
- A new poi supplier in Honolulu, The Poi Company. “The Poi Company brand was voted Number 1 in an independent poi taste test done by The Honolulu Star-Bulletin (see their site for more information)”
- “A Touch of Aloha Family Restaurant”, (Milpitas, CA.) treat your family and friends to the many island favorites or try one of Aloha’s Lunch or Dinner Luau Buffets. Have Aloha take care of your catering needs. (See the Honolulu Star Bulletin’s article, “Serving Scoops of Aloha in California”)
- “Aloha Quilts” is a small native Hawaiian company located in Honolulu, Hi. They supply authentic, original, traditional, and contemporary Hawaiian quilt kits to help you add to your collection of heirlooms and treasured art work.
- The “AlohaWorld Forum” is designed for former kamainas living away from home and Hawaiians-at-Heart. Come “talk story”, share “survival” tips, contact old friends and make new ones.
- Thinking about getting a Polynesian tattoo, visit Tricia Allen’s “Tattoo Traditions”. You could find a small sample of designs, findout how to arrange an appointment or see her schedule events.
- “`Olena Productions”, a non-profit organization creating a Hawaiian a cultural environment in Monterey County.
- PICA’s list of “Northern California Pacific Islander Radio Programs”.
- “Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association” was formed as an umbrella organization made up of many interested volunteers and members of numerous clubs rooted in the wide range of interests of Northern California’s Pacific Islanders.
- “Polynesia Polynesia!”, A Cultural Heritage Society, is a non-profit corporation whose objective is to preserve and perpetuate cultures of the Polynesians through education and hands-on instruction.
- The “Kumu Hula Association of Northern California“, presents their annual Ia’Oe E Ka La Hula Festival.
- Visit “Young `Ohana Travels”, your Hawai`i Destination Specialist. Roosevelt High School alum’s friendly service could keep you informed of all Hawai`i travel arrangements and trips to Las Vegas (California Hotel packages) and more…
- The “Punahele Island Grill” in San Francisco, serving a Hawaiian-style menu and live entertainment. The daily menu includes traditional Hawaiian foods and familiar island favorites.
- Visit “`Ailana Hawaiian Fabrics and Design”, in Redwood City. Specializing in Fine Polynesian print fabrics, as well s a great selection of island gift items, cards, custom clothing and much more.
- Visit “Sun Jose Hawaii”, (San Jose, CA.) The Bay Areas largest selection of Hawaiian Merchandise.
- Visit “The Hawai`i Store”, in San Francisco. (Across the street from “The Punahele Island Grill”) Specializing in Polynesian Merchandise: Music, Food, Clothing, Books, Videos, Fabric and more.
- Visit “Aloha Hula Supply”, of Honolulu, HI. Supplier of traditional Polynesian dance implements and accessories.
- The “Hawaiian Home Page”, full of Hawaiian cultural links.
- “Sweet Time Bakery”, (San Mateo, CA.) Our neighbor down the street…Alice Fukuhara is the Owner/Operator. Although Alice specializes in French baking, they do cater to Japanese speaking clientele and knows quite a bit about Hawaii, having relatives there.
- “Japantown of San Jose”, sponsered by the Japantown Business Association of San Jose. Everything you want to know about Japantown…a great resource for the merchants, schools, associations, events, religious organizations and the history of Japantown. The site has a wonderful map of a “Walking Tour” of Japantown.
- Visit “Akamai Snack”, distributors of popular snacks from Hawaii.
- “Kama`aina Creations”, creating one of a kind greeting cards from Hawaii.
- Visit some of Northern California’s Hawaiian entertainers: “The Island Riddim Band”, “Island Blend”, Patrick Landeza (Ki ho`alu / Slack Key Guitar), Ka Ehu Kai Hawaiian Band and ShoreBreak.
- “The Templebar Restaurant & Bar”, serving Hawaiian food in Berkeley on the first Sunday of the month and features live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Catering services available and classes for ukulele and hula are offered.
- Let us know if you’d like a pointer to your site or if you know of any link that would be of interest to our community.