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For some, the easiest way to become wealthy is to be born wealthy. For the rest of us lining up quarters at the laundromat, we need a little advice in how to cultivate personal wealth, invest for retirement, and develop an entrepreneurial focus. The LatinConnect is pleased to introduce you to Kenia Davalos, Partner of Perini Enterprises / Biz-Investor and Founder of Davalos Development, both of which are Los Angeles based firms focused on…

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February 28

Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
when 6:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA
price free
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Must-attend event for web developers & UI designers! Founder of CSS – flying for 22 hours total from Europe for this 3 hour event .. Your chance to provide feedback & influence XHTML 2.0 & CSS 3.0!

March 8

San Diego Latino Film Festival
when 8:00 pm (PST); 10 days
where UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center in San Diego, CA
price 8.5
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Originally created as a showcase for Latino student filmmakers, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, in its 14th year, has emerged as one of the largest and well respected Latino film festivals in the country.

March 11

“Making Soul” Writing & Performance Workshops
when 1:00 pm (PST); 1-day and 8 week option: Mar-May
where Epic Arts Center, 1923 Ashby, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
price various
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Sign up today for the Making Soul Writing/Performance Spring Workshops! ***SPECIAL RATE FOR THE 8-WEEK SERIES, March 22-May 10: REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22 for the 1st class FREE! www.aimeesuzara.net – go to “words/work” then “workshops”

March 29

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s 6th Annual Conversity Dinner
when 11:00 am (PST); 3 hours
where USC Town and Gown in Los Angeles, CA
price $150/ticket
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The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s annual awards dinner honoring those who exemplify “conversity” through their work to achieve positive human relations.

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