Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 15, 2011



Ken Moran and Yukie Oyanagi were married Sept. 18 at the Ravenswood Historic Site in Livermore. The ceremony was officiated by minister Andy Painter, a relative who speaks Japanese. It included a Japanese sake ceremony as well as lighting of the Unity candle. Yukie's family traveled from Japan to participate in their celebration. During the reception, Ken played a few songs on his tenor saxophone with the band, The Hogan Brothers, whom Ken met while studying at Cal State East Bay.

Yukie, a 2006 graduate of Cal State East Bay, is the daughter of Kiyoshi and Toshiko Oyanagi of Kashiwazaki, Japan, where she attended local schools. She works as a paralegal for a Japanese law firm in Southern California.

Ken, the son of Mike and Cathy Moran of Pleasanton, is a 2002 graduate of Amador Valley High School and a 2007 graduate of California State University, Northridge. He is a professional musician playing with big bands as well as groups in the L.A. area. He is a private woodwind instructor, works weekends at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and is touring this spring with Blues artist Roy Gaines and His Orchestra in Europe.

The couple honeymooned in Maui. They live in Los Angeles.


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