Latino Notebook: Women Entrepreneur Gather

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Yost Theater celebrates its past and future

Latina entrepreneurs: A business seminar for Latinas takes place in Anaheim Friday, April 11.

The business development program, one of several nationwide by Latina Style magazine, provides an opportunity to network, to learn more about operating and expanding businesses and to meet with corporations and government agencies.

Co-chairs are Orange County business leaders Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, founder and CEO of Lulu's Dessert, Martha Montoya, president of Los Kitos Entertainment LLC, and Theresa Ynzunza, president of the National Latina Business Women Association.

The one-day seminar includes breakfast, a luncheon, panels and speakers. It takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $30. Information: 1-800-651-8083.

Yost reopening:What's billed as Barrio Night @ The Yost Theatre takes place on Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. at the historic Santa Ana theater, 307 N. Spurgeon St.

The event includes works by playwright Louie Olivos Jr., a vintage car show and a documentary on the Yost, which in its heyday hosted Mexican performers and then Spanish-language movies. People are invited to wear attire from the 1940s-50s.

Cost is $5. Call 714-662-2002

Theater:Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble is planning an open house on Saturday, April 12 from 3-6 p.m.

The event takes place at 310 W. 5th St., Santa Ana, above El Curtido Restaurant. Next month, the company will be honored with an Orange County Human Relations award. Information: 714-540-1157.

Fundraiser:The ConquistAmerica Education Foundation, which awards scholarships to Santa Ana students, will hold a fund-raising breakfast on Saturday, April 12, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana. Cost is $6. For information, call Frank Dominguez at 714-564-7244.

— Ron Gonzales
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