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    Japanese Obon Festival, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Buddhist Church, August 2, 1981. Kaz Hombo and Paul Jonkuchi play for Japanese dancers. Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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      Japanese Obon Festival, sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Buddhist Church, August 2, 1981. Kaz Hombo and Paul Jonkuchi play for Japanese dancers. Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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    Front page of the Girard News, Saturday December 27, 1924. Girard was later renamed Woodland Hills. The paper served the communities of San Fernando, Van Nuys, Lankershim, Reseda, Owensmouth, Chatsworth, Rio Vista, Villa Vista, Pacoima, Zelzah, Weeks Colony, and other areas. West Valley Museum. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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