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Faces in the Crowd

Entrepreneur Ash Robinson Sees Business as a Force for Good
4 weeks ago

Entrepreneur Ash Robinson Sees Business as a Force for Good

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Heart and Hustle

If Ash Robinson could pinpoint the one thing she enjoys most about her 13 years in Encinitas, her answer would be: the people. “From entrepreneurs in the …
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Encinitas Has a Friend in Community-Oriented Kris Fillat-Buchanan
3 months ago

Encinitas Has a Friend in Community-Oriented Kris Fillat-Buchanan

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Practicing Gratitude

Kris Fillat-Buchanan grew up in Tierrasanta, went to Sierra High School, and played field hockey. A full-ride scholarship to the University of Iowa allowed her the necessary training …
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Sara Smith Helps Local Teens Manage Stress and Believe in Themselves
5 months ago

Sara Smith Helps Local Teens Manage Stress and Believe in Themselves

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Unlocking Success

For Cardiff resident Sara Smith, being the director of FAY Center is an opportunity to help adolescents and their families navigate the transitional and often challenging teen years. …
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Local Musician Ben Powell Provides a Soundtrack to Encinitas Living
7 months ago

Local Musician Ben Powell Provides a Soundtrack to Encinitas Living

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Music in the Making

Ben Powell’s interest in music started at a young age. He built drum sets out of Tupperware and re-investigated his mother’s unused nylon string guitar. Ben …
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Vivian Lee Pursues Her Dream to Run Marathons on All Seven Continents
9 months ago

Vivian Lee Pursues Her Dream to Run Marathons on All Seven Continents

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Who Runs the World?

Vivian Lee, an IT professional, loves nothing more than to run along 92024’s beaches and the Coast Highway. She admires her community’s surf vibe and the …
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Teresa Barth Co-Founded ENGAGE Encinitas to Strengthen Civic Engagement
12 months ago

Teresa Barth Co-Founded ENGAGE Encinitas to Strengthen Civic Engagement

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Civic-Minded Citizen

Teresa Barth may have retired from her job with the Exhibits & Education Department for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but that doesn’t mean she’s less active within her community. …
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Scott and Tim MacBride are the Father and Son Team Behind Jupiter Cold Brew Coffee
1 year ago

Scott and Tim MacBride are the Father and Son Team Behind Jupiter Cold Brew Coffee

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Java Duo

Scott MacBride and his father Tim have always been a great team. “We’ve always done well together, whether it is traveling, sports, or working on projects. It’s …
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Patrixia Martins Uses Her Experience and Education to Set Up Shop in 92024
1 year ago

Patrixia Martins Uses Her Experience and Education to Set Up Shop in 92024

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Success in Swimwear

A 92024 native with a surfing dad and designer and model mom, Patrixia Martins’s path in life is right on track. The origin of Patrixia’s fashion career …
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Power of Faith and Passion
2 years ago

Power of Faith and Passion

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Helping Children in Need is the Calling of Charles and Linda Van Kessler

Charles and Linda Van Kessler may label themselves “two very ordinary people,” but this Encinitas couple are …
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A Man of Many Tools, Gerry Bedard Finds Everything He Needs in 92024
2 years ago

A Man of Many Tools, Gerry Bedard Finds Everything He Needs in 92024

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Tools of the Trade

You could catch him capturing life with a camera, wielding a few woodworking tools, or leading local law enforcement. But mostly these days, you can catch …
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