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Steven Barra
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Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lives in Fresno, CA
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Happy birthday, +Nicole Moye !

Thank you for all that you do at West Fresno! Elementary!
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It's the Machado Family annual Linguica-Making Party-2016!

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, we had family and friends come in from all over the country to partake in the making of linguica (pronounced Leen gwee sa), a Portuguese sausage.

My Aunt Maxine and Uncle Fred Machado and their families host this event on their farm a few miles outside of Fresno, CA near the town of Easton.
 
The event starts out a few days prior, where people head over my aunt and uncle's place to cut up the slabs and a slabs of pork meat.  Afterwards, the meat is seasoned and marinates until the day of making.

On Saturday morning, people arrive early to prepare the machinery and the casings to make the linguica.  Then people begin to grind the meat that feeds into the casings, thus making the liguica.  

Once everyone is done, my Aunt Maxine, along with help from others, puts out an amazing Portuguese meal!

After the meal, everyone heads over to my uncle's smokehouses.  There, people lay out the linguica onto racks for curing.  In a few days, the linguica is ready for consumption!

I always enjoy this event, as it has become, to me, more than just a cultural tradition.  It gives me a chance to see family and friends from all over, many of whom I only get to see once a year.  It reminds me of how special of a family that I have and the many friends we have cultivated over the years.

I cannot wait for next year! 
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Hail Mary! ... She sent us plenty of rain and along with that ... some hail!

She also gave us the great I AM ... Her Son.

Merry Christmas from Fresno, CA USA!
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Merry Xmas!
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Isabella's Carmel Mission project is now on display at the Big Fresno Fair!

It's sitting on a trailer next to the U.S. Forest Service booth.

It is entirely made of Legos.

Come by the Fair's Junior Exhibit building to set it.

GOOOOO Issa!

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Happy belated birthday, +Annie Taylor​
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Thanks +Steven Barra !!!  I had a great birthday weekend!
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Happy birthday, +Joey Campbell+Joey Campbell​!!!

Wishing you a great day and an exciting year!

THANK YOU for ALL that you do for us at WUSD!
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Thank you for allowing me into the community!

I'm an old dude who doesn't want to let go of his youth.

I look forward to learning from this community!
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+Steven Barra  I agree with you 100%.
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Congratulations from Fresno +Lady Gaga​! Great job on your +Golden Globe​!
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+Marisha Dixon 's opening line is so awesome, I had to share.

And if you're in the Bay Area and can attend this event ... you should!

Good luck with your event, Marisha!
 
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The Washington Union HS Community Service Club at the annual Caruthers Christmas Light Parade and Mini Coat-A-Thon!!!

A big THANK YOU to +Priscilla Villalobos​and her students.

The PANTHERS collected a lot of coats!

And a shout-out to Riverdale HS for participating.

GOOOOO PANTHERS!
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Isabella's first-ever entry at the Caruthers District Fair, in Caruthers, CA.

AND ... She got a ribbon!

Come see her masterpiece. It's Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission. It's made of Legos!

Only available for viewing at the Caruthers District Fair through Saturday, October 3, 2015!
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Thank you all!

Next stop ... The Big Fresno Fair!
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+Heather Gomez​ Happy Birthday! Wishing you a fun day and an exciting year!
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I invite people to tell their story using terrestrial and on-line radio in Fresno, CA! At KSKS-FM 93.7 KISS COUNTRY and www.ksks.com, they can have access to over 180,000+ ears living in the most agriculturally-productive Valley in the World to where they can educate, enlighten and engage people on their product or service.
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Wit, charm, blood, sweat and tears.
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  • Cumulus Media-Fresno
    Account Manager, 1996 - present
  • KTLA
    Sales Support Supervisor, 1988 - 1993
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Fresno, CA
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North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
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Always runnin'...on empty!
Introduction
The UCLA dude from Fresno.
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Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    English, 1982 - 1985
  • Fresno City College
    Liberal Arts, 1980 - 1982
  • Washington Union HS
    Graduate, 1977 - 1980
  • West Park Elementary
    Graduate, 1967 - 1976
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