Latino Notebook: Women Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Events include Mother's Day concert in Santa Ana, and dinner honoring businesswomen.

History gathering: Mexican American historical societies, history enthusiasts, scholars and the public will meet Saturday to discuss documenting, preserving and publicizing the heritage of Latino communities in Southern California.

The second Southern California Annual Barrio History Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Student Center of Golden West College in Huntington Beach, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The free event includes panels, displays and book signings, as well as a no-host lunch and entertainment.

The event is hosted by the Orange County Mexican American Historical Society and co-sponsored by Golden West College Student Activities Office and FAMILIA Ancestral Research Association.

The campus is at 15744 Golden West St. Free parking is available on Gothard Street.

Speakers include Harvey Reyes, president of Orange County Mexican American Historical Society, and Sam Romero, Santa Ana community neighborhood preservation activist.

Information: Albert Molina, 714-447-1926, and Mary Garcia, 714-415-8629.

Mother's Day:Santa Ana holds its annual Mother's Day concert on Saturday, May 17, featuring Little Joe y La Familia, mariachis and other artists.

The free event takes place from 5-9 p.m. at Santa Ana Stadium, Flower Street at Civic Center Drive. For tickets, call 714-571-4200.

Honoring leadership:The National Hispanic Business Women Association will honor several women Thursday, May 15 as well as its 2008 scholarship recipients. Here are the honorees.

For community service: Sister Eileen McNerney, Taller San Jose.

For corporate responsibility: Dr. Aliza Lifshitz, Univision.

For small business/entrepreneur: Lilian de la Torre, Jimenez Communication Inc., Bodas USA-La Revista.

Keynote speaker is Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, CEO of Anaheim-based Lulu's Dessert. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Santa Ana. Call 714-564-5533 or visit

— Ron Gonzales

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