SAN FRANCISCO — The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (HCCNC) will hold its final 2012 mixer on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paina Lounge and Restaurant, 1865 Post St. (between Webster and Fillmore) in San Francisco Japantown.

Kurt Osaki, Eric Tao and Mayor Ed Lee at HCCNC’s annual Five-Star Aloha Gala, held May 30 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. (Photo by Richard Alcantara)

Come to Japantown early to enjoy the sights and stores (like Aloha Warehouse) and munch on some ono Japanese izakaya style pupus at various restaurants. Then, head over to Paina Lounge (next to the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas) to network and listen to Hawaiian music while feasting on some specially prepared Paina appetizers with happy hour-priced drinks.

Co-sponsors include Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Paina Lounge, H4, Hawaii Music Live, Premier Financial Alliance Bay Area, Northern California Outrigger Canoe Assn, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, Chinatown Community Development Center, Heartland Payment Systems, Ono Grindz, Kamehameha Schools Alumni Assn of Northern California, Japantown Task Force, and University of Hawaii Alumni Association San Francisco Bay Area.

Recommended donation: $10 per person at the door. Parking available at Japan Center Garage. Street parking is free after 6 p.m. Public transportation: Take Muni’s 38 Geary bus.

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, the 14th annual Road Warrior Tailgate will be held at Fresno State University. Come join the Hawaii football ohana as fans from Northern and Southern California come together to talk story and support their football team under new Head Coach Norm Chow. Details to come. Event sponsored by HCCNC, University of Hawaii Alumni Association, Na Koa Football Club, Rainbowtique, and University of Hawaii Athletics.

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