Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the Visalia Obon Festival 2017

It’s Obon Festival time!!! I have blogged in the past about what an Obon Festival is and covered various events.  And now the first Obon festival that I attended in the Central Valley for 2017 took place in the city of Visalia, California in Tulare County. The Visalia Obon Festival, which is a smaller obon event, kicks off the Central Valley Obon Festivals and then the next is held in Reedley on the 1st, the […]

The One about Habi Sushi in Porterville, California

I have eaten at awesome sushi restaurants throughout Japan and in America, I’ve eaten sushi throughout California. So, whenever people tell me to try a restaurant out, I usually wait in three’s.  That is if I hear three people telling me to check it out, then I’ll have to check it out! While most often the sushi locations are in the Bay Area or Southern California, the latest place is probably the most mystifying location […]

The One about Fast n Fresh Mexican Grill in Sylmar, California

It was a late Saturday night and with a lot of the affordable hotels booked, the most affordable hotel in Los Angels that we could find was in Sylmar, California. Sylmar is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and is known for its olive orchards and thus in 1893, the area was named Sylmar (which means “sea of trees”). Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Sylmar was considered a rural, mostly […]

The One about Tacos Los Juanes in Lemoore, California

For 2017, for a lot of small towns in California, I have been visiting a few small Mexican restaurants to try the dishes (primarily burritos) and seeing what is out there. In Lemoore, California, I recently tried Tacos Los Juanes.  I wasn’t sure about the restaurant as it was in an older shopping complex and it looked very small, but surprisingly, once you walk inside, the restaurant looked great inside. I ordered a chicken burrito […]

The One about Lemoore, California

The next area that I am blogging from is Lemoore, California. Known for its Naval Air Base, its Tachi Bingo Palace and the where Journey lead singer Steve Perry had grown up as a child/teenager, the city of Lemoore was founded in April 1871 by Dr. Lovern Lee Moore from France. Originally called western Tulare County, California or Latache, the land was known for rich soil thanks to the Kings river and water was plentiful […]