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About destephenins

DeStephen Insurance Agency represents Farmers Insurance, Group of Companies, etc. Our agency has been consistently serving the South Bay for over 40 years. We tirelessly strive to provide first class, superior and personal service. Let us introduce our staff: Debbie DeStephen, Agent/Owner – Debbie has been in the insurance business for over 25 years. In 2007, she took over the agency from retired agent, Dave Bass. She handles all lines of business – commercial, life, health and variable products. She is an Elite Commercial Agent and has received the prestigious Blue Vase award from Farmers, only given to agents with the most written life policies and received excellence awards for Customer Service. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from Chapman University. Mike DeStephen, Agency Producer- Mike has an extensive knowledge of auto, home and business insurance. He will be the person calling our customers each year to conduct a Farmers Friendly Review (FFR) to make sure you have proper coverages and discounts to match your changing life. So please expect a call from him around this time next year for your FFR. Mike will also specialize in business insurance. Debra Sorgenfrey, Health Insurance Specialist– Debra offers her services in individual healthcare insurance. Any questions regarding the Obama Healthcare Reform that starts on 1/1/2014 can be directed to her at or (949) 678-5052 Iris Melendez, Customer Service Representative -Home Insurance Specialist– Iris has been part of our team since July of 2008. She handles all change requests on any line of Insurance. Iris helps running the office making sure that our staff is well trained and customers are being take care of. Languages spoken are English and Spanish. Alicia Varenas, Customer Service Representative- Billing/Administrative/Commercial Specialist – Alicia has been part of our team since July of 2013. She handles all aspects of billing, administrative duties, filing and assisting with commercial insurance accounts. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at CSU Dominguez Hills. Susan Schwartz, Customer Service Representative – Auto Insurance Specialist– Susan is the newest addition to our office. She will handle all aspects of auto insurance including quotes, auto policy changes, renewals, answering phones, etc. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business at CSU Long Beach. Myisha Richardson, Marketing Specialist- Myisha has been part of our team since September of 2013. She handles all aspects of our office marketing and telemarketing. She is currently attending El Camino College and teaches at her local church. We have an experienced staff to serve all your insurance needs. AUTO, HOME, LIFE, BUSINESS, ANNUITIES, HEALTH, BOATS, RV’S & MUCH MORE! Thank you for your continuous business! All referrals are greatly appreciated!! 23110 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. B Torrance, CA. 90505 License #0H87121

Insuring your Future…

life_insurance Long ago, people realized that there is strength in numbers. For hundreds of years, we have been joining forces against all kinds of calamities — including financial troubles.

The concept of insurance is simply that if enough of us can pool our money to form a large enough fund, then together we can handle practically any financial disaster. Our motivation for contributing to this fund is our own eligibility to draw from it in the event of a disaster. One for all and all for one, so to speak.

An early example of the concept comes from the Code of Hammurabi, Babylonian laws dating back to 1700 B.C., which contain a credit insurance provision. For a little higher interest, the ancients could exempt themselves from repayment of loans in the event of personal misfortune. A citizen of the Roman Empire could buy life insurance through the Collegia Tenuiorum for slaves…

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5 Polytechnic High School Students Land $1K Payday After Getting Into MIT

CBS Los Angeles

SUN VALLEY ( — Five exceptional students from Sun Valley’s Polytechnic High School are being rewarded for their efforts after getting accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andrew Koh, Reymundo Cano, Kevin Escobar, GiMin Choi and William Lopez-Cordero recently received their acceptance letters. And now Farmers Insurance has handed each student $1,000 to get them started at college.

Chuck Browning, head of Sponsorships and Corporate Giving, applauded the students’ efforts.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment. I mean, how often do you have one school with five students who have achieved what these students have – attendance at MIT?” Browning asked.

Farmers also gave $5,000 to the math and science magnet – a thank you for inspiring students like the “MIT 5” to reach their goals.

“I’m really proud, I’m so happy to see them succeeding like this, going to MIT. This has been their dream for lots of years,” teacher…

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Perennial Favorites: Build a Better Blogroll

The Daily Post

Blogging is 50% publishing, 50% community. Linking to blogs you love is a great way to foster the latter — here are our favorite tips for putting together a great blogroll.

May I be frank? Because I feel like we’re friends.

I love a blogroll.

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time trying to find my blogular niche. I’m a Reader power user, but the ever-expanding vastness of the blogosphere can still be overwhelming. Enter: the blogroll. When I find a blog I like, I’m always excited to see a blogroll — it’s like getting recommendations from a friend rather than blindly falling down the rabbit hole of the internet. Throw in the community- and traffic-building benefits, and a blogroll becomes a win-win-win-win proposition.

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