• Meet KCET Local Hero Nominee: Sir Chef Bruno Serato
    October 22, 2019
    In 1987 Chef Bruno Serato, an Italian from San Bonifacio, Verona took over the ownership of the Anaheim White House Restaurant, built in 1909 as a replica of the Washington D.C. White House and designated as a national historical landmark.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Arya Marvazy
    October 22, 2019
    Arya Marvazy is a first-generation American working tirelessly to expand LGBTQ+ advocacy work within the Persian & Jewish Communities in Los Angeles and nationally, much of which began after his viral public coming out on Facebook.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Alex Sanchez
    October 22, 2019
    Alex Sanchez is an internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founder of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles where he has developed and implemented innovative violence prevention and intervention programs since 1998 and has also led the organization as Executive Director since 2006.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Stephen Cue Jn-Marie
    October 22, 2019
    Stephen Cue Jn-Marie founded The Row LA – also called “The Church Without Walls” 13 years ago. The former Virgin Records rapper turned evangelist, activist and organizer, left the music business in 1994 to follow a religious calling.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Sam Lewis
    October 22, 2019
    Sam Lewis was recently promoted to Executive Director of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and previously served as the Director of Inside Programs.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Mynor Godoy
    October 22, 2019
    Godoy was the first in his family to attend college and worked with the Early Academic Outreach Program at the University of California, Irvine to ensure more students of color from underserved communities had access to higher education.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominees: Mary Vu Iammarino and Steve Kim
    October 22, 2019
    Mary Vu Iammarino and Steve Kim co-founded Project Kinship (PK) in 2014, an Orange County-based nonprofit that works to reintegrate former gang members and the incarcerated into the community.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Marsha Garnett
    October 22, 2019
    Marsha Garnett sits on the AT&T Pioneers National Board of Directors, one of the largest non-profit active and retiree volunteer organizations consisting of 194,000 members.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Marta Galedary
    October 22, 2019
    Marta Khadija Felicitas Galedary, is the Founder of La Asociación Latino Musulmana de América (LALMA) based in Los Angeles.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Mari Morales Rodriguez
    October 22, 2019
    In 2001, Mari Morales Rodriguez founded the non-profit One For All (OFA), a foundation whose mission is to empower youth by getting them involved in community-based programs throughout the year.
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