Sometimes people go through mid-life career shifts and when that happens, it often requires a little creativity to keep the income flow going. That happened to Santa Maria resident Mario Alonso—a couple of times, actually. When Alonso came to New York City from Guatemala on a student visa in 1971, he studied computer programming…That gave Alonso a chance to start his own business. He formed 4M Innovations and started manufacturing a certain type of headscarf. Click here to read article.