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Featured Artisan: Riokko Design


Kristine Rios is a Landscape Architect with a passion for making semi-precious gemstone jewelry. By nature she is attentive to details, value good craftsmanship and lasting materials. She thoroughly enjoys the jewelry design and production process, and values doing it well. Her design aesthetic is minimal in nature, with delicate, unique details. This amounts to a style that is…

Featured Artisan: Derek Fretheim


Derek Fretheim’s jewelry is inspired by his Native Indian heritage and through the healing and energy properties contained within gemstones. “All of my designs are purposeful. I combine the energy properties of the gemstones and use of color with traditional Native patterns as inspiration,” said Derek, “There is deep thought and meaning in every piece.In other words,…

Featured Artisan: Christine Mazanec


Christine Mazanec is a mom, artist, teacher and creative. She has been living in the South Bay for over 30 years. Christine is the founder of C.R.O.W. Cenazam Recycled Original Works, specializing in transforming, remaking and upcycling unwanted materials and trash into artistic treasures. Christine loves the ocean and is passionate about promoting a sustainable lifestyle….

Native Plant Sale Raises Funds for Environmental Education


The Environmental Nature Center will host a Native Plant Sale on November 19th, from 9am to 3pm. Homeowners are invited to purchase various plants native to Orange County for their yards. Proceeds support the ENC’s mission to provide quality education through hands-on experience with Nature. Native Plants can help save money, water, and reduce pesticide…

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