Japanese Government to confer “Order of the Rising Sun” to SoCal Sister Cities Founder Thelma Press

The Government of Japan has decided to confer The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, to the co-founder of Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter, Thelma Press. She will receive the award at a ceremony to be held on January 31st, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Japanese Friendship Garden in San […]

Anaheim-Mito “Friendship Moon Bridge” 40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary of “Friendship Moon Bridge”: Mito, Japan & Anaheim Shores On November 9th, 2017, a ceremony was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bridge that was built as a visible sign of the cities’ sister city relationship, which began in 1976. The Friendship Moon Bridge is a Japanese-style bridge built in 1977 on […]

11/4 Quarterly Regional Meeting in Palm Desert

On November 4th, a regional and quarterly meeting of Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter was hosted by the Palm Desert Sister City Foundation at the Palm Desert campus of California State University San Bernardino. Highlights of the event included: Coffee and pastries networking reception amidst displays of sister city organization Welcome by Palm Desert […]

Explore Nagoya & Central Japan

Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (LANSCA) & The City of Nagoya On November 1st, 2017, the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation & the City of Nagoya hosted ” 2017 Explore Nagoya and Central Japan” at the residence of the Consul-General of Japan in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. The event began with a reception in […]

Consul General Honors Sister Cities

On October 25th, 2017, the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, Akira Chiba, hosted a special presentation entitled “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” and honored Japan-affiliated sister city relationships in Southern California at his official residence. The “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” program is taking place in various regions of the U.S., […]

Armenian Rock in Pasadena

The Pasadena Sister Cities Members hosted lunch for rock group Vordan Karmir from Vanadzor, Armenia. The group also performed at USC for Innovate Armenia on September 23, 2017. While in California, the four musicians performed at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood on October 14th 2017. Former SoCal Sister Cities Board Member Angie Gomez […]

Google Ad Grants Award

Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad […]

Japan Airlines Sponsorship

Japan Airlines Returns as 2018-2019 Sponsor of Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce that Japan Airlines has continued their sponsorship by contributing a Japan Airlines Round Trip Ticket from Los Angeles to Tokyo. The ticket will be used for a fundraising raffle with proceeds going […]

SoCal State Reps receive SCI Award

Congratulations to California State Representatives Kathleen Roche-Tansey and Pat Fallin for receiving the Sister Cities International Distinguished Service Award at the 61st Sister Cities International Annual Conference in Virginia Beach. Their combined years of service is 61 years! Ms. Roche-Tansey and Ms. Fallin are vital to Sister Cities International in Washington, D.C. and the Sister Cities International Southern […]

SoCal Sister Cities get access to cloud-based software suite

SoCal Sister Cities will be able to collaborate and communicate, from anywhere, in real time, with Google’s cloud-based productivity suite of software. Members will be able to use email addresses with the @socalsistercities.org domain via Gmail. Through the suite of software and Google’s cloud storage, SoCal Sister Cities Members will be able to centrally store […]

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