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Jean Lim Flores

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Jean Lim Flores has been working in the Outdoor Industry for almost two decades, with writing contributions to REI Co-op’s Expert Advice. The vast part of her career has been in local experiential marketing, building non-profit partner relationships, and engaging outdoor enthusiasts through community, stewardship, advocacy and events. She also enjoys adventuring all over the world with her husband and daughter while also elevating her camp culinary game.

A profile photo of Jean Lim Flores. She has long black hair and is wearing a dark denim blue blouse.
An ice cream storefront with bright red tables and chairs on the sidewalk. A large sign shaped like two scoops of ice cream on a waffle cone and topped with a cherry stands by the door. The store itself is brightly colored, with pink and white stripes and images of ice cream all over.
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SoCal Wanderer

Beyond the Forum and Sofi Stadium: 9 Spots to Get a Local Feel of Inglewood

Get to know the heart and soul of Inglewood through an L.A. native’s own experience creating community in the very city where her business calls home.
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SoCal Wanderer

Birria and Iced Coffee: 6 Compton Spots for Good Eats and Health

As one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles, Compton is the true geographic epicenter of Los Angeles County, with community gems powered by its residents. Compton native and owner of Compton Health Bar, Dani Solorio, shares her favorite spots for food, agriculture and culture.
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SoCal Wanderer

10 Best Ways to Explore Los Feliz, According to a 45-Year Insider

When longtime taco shack Yuca's first set up shop in Los Feliz in 1976, co-owner Dora Herrera quickly became part of the original group of business owners working to attract more interest in Los Feliz. Since then Herrera has fell in love with become an involved and integral member of the Los Feliz community. Here are the ten best ways to get to explore Los Feliz, according to Herrera.
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SoCal Wanderer

10 Hidden Gems In and Around the City of San Fernando

From mouth-watering Baja-style tacos to interactive science museums, discover the city of San Fernando's hidden gems guided by Alex and Daniela Del Gaudio, sisters and local business owners of San Fernando-based holistic spa and yoga center, Wild Plum.
A woman wearing a black mask sits under a yellow umbrella. Behind her is a store that's painted in bright yellow and says "Créme Caramel." The awning provides shade as well and has the words "coffee, custard and pandesal" written on it.
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SoCal Wanderer

8 Spots for Food and Fun You've Got to Visit in and Around Sherman Oaks

Dessert maven Kristine de la Cruz first opened Créme Caramel on Burbank Boulevard in 2013. Since then, de la Cruz and Créme Caramel have become proud members of the Sherman Oaks community. De la Cruz shares some of her favorite, no-fuss, down to earth places to check out in the area.
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