Braga was one of seven individuals honored as "local heroes" in the 20th State Assembly District, and the only one from Pleasanton.
"At a time when much apathy exists around us, we take a night to honor these ordinary people who do extraordinary things," Torrico told 500 constituents at his second annual "State of the 20th Assembly District" address at the Newark Hilton Hotel.
Braga has been active in the Pleasanton Downtown Association and working with other merchants to improve downtown business and pedestrian traffic.
She has been doing massages for the last 18 years including the last nine years in Pleasanton. A day spa, the business features facials, body treatments, waxing and nails.
"A lot of places use a lot of equipment for the services they offer," Braga said. "My goal here is to be really hands on and treat each person individually, not by machine."
Braga has five employees and also has a retail store where customers can purchase facial and body cleansing supplies.
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