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College Confectionista embraces being a mentor for college-bound Latino students

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Anamaria Morales is probably most known by locals for her amazing cheesecakes or for her appearances on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel.

Morales, 25, began baking desserts during her senior year at El Molino High School in Forestville as a way to help pay for tuition at UC Berkeley. Since then, the College Confectionista has graduated, returned to Sonoma County and continued with her booming business.

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Sonoma County kicks off first weekend of Hispanic Heritage Month with free events

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Hispanic Heritage month, which officially starts Friday, is a monthlong celebration of Hispanic and Latino history and culture in the United States. The first day of the month celebrates the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua from Spain.

The second night is celebrated with “El Grito“ a Mexican tradition marked at midnight to signify Mexico’s independence from Spain.

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Latino 95.5 will now be Latino 100.9 FM

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Thousands more people across Sonoma County will soon be able to hear the most popular Spanish-language music on local radio.

Latino 95.5 FM, the county’s first station dedicated to reggaeton, Latin pop and contemporary Spanish-language music, will become Latino 100.9 starting at noon Monday.

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Sonoma County small-business lending exec named for Latino Business Leadership Awards

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Priscilla Jaworski-Quintanilla of Redwood Credit Union is among North Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Latino Business Leadership Awards winners.

Here’s some information Jaworski-Quintanilla submitted:

About me

Among the first graduating class of Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa (class of 1999), I continued on with my education, graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and a minor in theater.

I’ve worked in the nonprofit and government sectors, and now financial services. Although they seem like different worlds, the common thread has been my commitment to helping people, pursuing excellence, and serving with purpose for something greater than myself. I’ve found that my varied work history has provided several benefits. It has taught me to be adaptable and not intimidated by uncertainty.

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