Back in 2007, a few friend musicians met to record Christmas music.  Every year at this time I listen to these recordings and they bring me great memories.  These songs are a testament to the musical talent that exists in Fresno.  Thanks to Sherry Ortiz, Richard Cruz, Rick Gonzalez, Tony Atilano and others who contributed to the project.

  • En esta Navidad      
  • Just Another Xmas Song     
  • Ya se viene Navidad     

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Baby Proofing Your Home

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Educational Materials in Spanish

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