Public invited to celebration of Betty Ann Bruno’s life

23 August 2023

The public is invited to celebrate the storied life of multiple Emmy Award-winning news reporter, hula instructor and child actress Betty Ann Bruno next month in Sonoma.

It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W. in Sonoma. Bruno, a Sonoma Valley resident, died following a heart attack on Sunday, July 30.

The service will be conducted by Mahealani Uchiyama, an award-winning dancer, musician, composer, choreographer, recording artist, author and teacher. She is the founder and artistic director of Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance in Berkeley as well as the creator and director of its annual Kapili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops. Uchiyama is also the kumu hula (hula teacher) at Halau Ka Ua Tuahina in Berkeley.

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