For most people, the name Daniel Pearl brings to mind a journalist who died at the hands of al-Qaeda. But here in the Valley, where Pearl grew up and his family still lives, locals remember “Danny” very much in life. And now, on the heels of the 10-year anniversary of his passing, they are celebrating his legacy.
Marlyn Diaz started her career working as a salesperson in the food industry with big name, packaged brands. “The experience changed me,” she explains. “That stuff just isn’t real, whole food. It made me want to focus on nutrition.” So, she headed back to school to become a certified nutritionist. Nowadays the Encino mom of two focuses on transforming lives with her holistic approach—eating well for the mind, body and soul.