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Cover Story - August 3, 2012

Carving out a new life

Tualau Tauheluhelu brings tradition and skills to Tongan men in East Palo Alto

by Sue Dremann

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall redwood god of war named Ku towered above three Tongan wood carvers.

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Posted by M, a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:20 am

What a great story, nice man, good work to teach people a new skill and a very cool topic. The cover is very eye catching too. Well done. I hope he gets a lot more students and business from this story.