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Sexy is not a shape. It is an attitude.

For over a decade, Christina Villegas had a stable career as a reality television producer, working on docu-reality series for various networks.  She was a co-executive producer when a tragic incident changed her life and impacted the trajectory of her life.  This led her to establishing Flying Curves Dance Studio, empowering women through the art of pole dancing and burlesque.

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Chiisai Cakes: Breaking The Mold

Robert Shindo started his culinary journey when he was 16. He was worked in a variety of restaurants, filling any and all restaurant jobs you can think of. He is currently the General Manager of two restaurants while owning his own business, Chiisai Cakes. Family is–and has always been—at the heart of his culinary interest. “Growing up always seeing my Grandparents and

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The San Fernando Outdoor Market is Back!

When the CDC restrictions allowed for outdoor gatherings again, business owners Christina Bernal (owner of 1984 Vintage), Joeleen Medina (co-owner of Truman House), and Board President of the San Fernando City Chamber of Commerce, Adriana Gomez planned and organized a monthly outdoor market in historic downtown San Fernando, featuring local vendor in the San Fernando Valley.  Their goal was to

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Connections Through Teaching Tagalog

Marie Urquidi, the author of DLI Parent books, a series of Dual Language Immersion books teaching both children and parents Tagalog (Filipino). Starting this series during the pandemic, her goal was to introduce Tagalog to her children while keeping the cost of learning affordable and the time committed to learning flexible. She shares a bit about her story with us

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