Aloha All,

Quarantine mode for Vendola Café until further notice!

My son, who I had dinner with last night, tested positive for COVID this morning and is exhibiting symptoms. Though I tested negative 2 days ago and have no symptoms, I am invoking the Quarantine Protocol for UFOHQ. I’ll test again a few days from now.

In the meantime, please take note of the following from Brudda Joe Tato and the Elks.

We need your help with our largest fundraiser for our lodge.  We need volunteer bartenders, beer pourers and ID checkers to work our in our beer booth at the Marin County Fair over the 4th of July weekend.

All volunteers working in the beer both must complete the Marin County Fairs Responsible Beverage Services class.   The class is mandatory, no exceptions.  This class is different from the RBS class required by the state to work at the lodge bar.   Upon completing this two hour county training, you will be issued a badge with your photo which must be warn while working in the the beer booth at all times.   There is no need to sign-up, just show up and attend one of the classes listed below.

Wednesday, June 1stVeterans’ Memorial Auditorium6pm-8pm
Saturday, June 4thRedwood Foyer (in VMA)6pm-8pm
Monday, June 13thVeterans’ Memorial Auditorium6pm-8pm
Thursday, June 16thVeterans’ Memorial Auditorium6pm-8pm
Tuesday, June 28thVeterans’ Memorial Auditorium6pm-8pm


Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium

Avenue of the Flags-Marin Civic Center

Upon completion of your class please alert Greg Burnson or Joe Tato, so they can keep track of our volunteers as they complete the county requirement.

The Marin County Fair will occur over the following dates, June 30th-July 4th.

We will provide each volunteer a fair admission ticket to work their shift.  Sorry parking is on your own, so please plan accordingly.   

Please let us know which shift or shifts you would like to volunteer.   If you feel brave and want to be in charge of the booth, please let us know if you’d like to be a shift leader.

Thank you for volunteering.   Friends and family are okay to volunteer as long as they have completed the RBS class.

Joe Tato 415-246-3283

Greg Burnson 203-856-5746

Please kokua (assist) if you can, Mahalo!

This new strain is very sneaking, take care Everyone and wear that mask!

Aloha A Hui Hou,


052522: Vanikapila 21.22 – COVID EXPOSURE ALERT!


One of our UFOhana Pilots have reported testing positive, after attending this past Saturday’s Kanikapila, for COVID though asymptomatic. They are doing well so far.

Nohea and I have tested twice this week and remain negative. Please test yourselves immediately and quarantine if necessary.

Mahalo for your Kokua in protecting your UFOhana!


Aloha All,

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you that attended this past Saturday’s Vani/Kanikapila. I know it was a “little warm” for those of you who attended IP (in person), mahalo for persevering and keeping the Aloha flowing though all that California heat.

Hauoli La Hanau Don! Mahalo Sandra for the Birthday Cup Cakes.
Sorry Bugs, you missed Kanikapila by one day . . . come back Saturday.

The link to next this week’s Vani/Kani below:

Click above this Saturday to join in on some Hot Kani!

Here are the details on the AAPI event Marin Health & Human Services is sponsoring. Though the lunch is only for employees, Faith with be performing in the Kerner Center’s Court Yard, which is open to the public. Parking is limited so you may want to get there a little early. Be sure NOT to park in the Mi Pueblo parking spots as they will tow or maybe buy lunch at MP and bring it over to the Center?

And since we’re on the subject . . . there are still a few seats left for Ken’s concert. Click the image below to RSVP on our Events Page before they’re gone!

My Dad’s 1st ever car was this model, a used ’56 Buick Special. His did not have the wire wheels, just plain moony hub caps, but same paint job. He bought it in Beeville, Texas and drove us from Texas to California and shipped it to Hawai’i. Where he was permanently stationed and raised his family. Enough Chrome and Iron for ya?

And speaking of works of art. Check out Amey’s work below . . .

Love that Ukulele Amey! Mahalo for sharing.

And finally da ‘kine fo da week . . .

From Pidgin to Da Max (full title: Peppo’s Pidgin to Da Max) by Douglas Simonson, Pat Sasaki, and Ken Sakata


walking across time,
journey of many choices,
just one more to make.

Aloha A Hui Hou,


Um . . . I think Jake might have to go on a diet . . .