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Meet Tina Codinha, Master Chocolatier and Owner of Codinha Chocolates

On today’s Meet The (818) Interview, Tina Codinha, master chocolatier and owner of Codinha Chocolates talks about her unique journey into the world of chocolate and shares the three tenants behind it: passion, love, and dedication. She talks about completely changing her career plans, and moving to New York to study under renowned chocolate experts Jacques Torres and Melissa Coppel.

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The Valley Fest: The Beginning Of A New (818) Tradition

San Fernando Valley realtor and media influencer, Nestor Aguilar, known to many as The 818 Insider, wanted to bring something special to the San Fernando Valley by bringing together and showcasing local businesses in one huge event. After months of planning, preparation, sweat, and maybe some tears, his idea became a reality last Saturday, August 28th. Teaming up with the

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Meet Jason Lustina and John Erick Pabalan, Co-Founders of So Cal Filipinos

In the middle of the pandemic, friends John Erick Pabalan and Jason Lustina set out to create a Facebook community group called So Cal Filipinos. Their goal was simple: to connect Filipinos/Filipino Americans in (or have connections to) Southern California through shared experiences. From June 2020 to present, this online community now consists of 25,000 members and is still growing.

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