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People in the Community

Local Skater Pens Book
1 month ago

Local Skater Pens Book

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As part of the original hippie skunkworks crew from Encinitas, John O’Malley, along with friend Jack Graham, created the first skate parks during the rebirth of skateboarding in 1975, launching …
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2019 Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker
2 months ago

2019 Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker

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The Encinitas Rotary Club has named Azim Khamisa as the recipient of its 2019 Peacemaker Award. Azim founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) after his only son, Tariq, was killed …
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Local Group Makes Waves in Encinitas and Beyond
2 months ago

Local Group Makes Waves in Encinitas and Beyond

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Gutsy Girls

A group of local fourth through sixth grade girls, called the Gutsy Girls, are doing big things to empower themselves and others. Gutsy Girls was formed two years …
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Encinitas Lions Presents Public Speaking Contest
2 months ago

Encinitas Lions Presents Public Speaking Contest

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Student Speakers

The Encinitas Lions Club recently held its 82nd Annual Student Speakers Contest at the Encinitas Library. Three local students – David Detweiler (San Dieguito Academy), Joshua Tashoff (San Dieguito …
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Padres Pedal the Cause
4 months ago

Padres Pedal the Cause

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Padres Pedal the Cause, a nonprofit organization founded by North County residents Bill and Amy Koman, raised $2.9 million for local cancer research at its annual event in November at …
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New Encinitas Children’s Book
4 months ago

New Encinitas Children’s Book

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Sisters Nancy and Julia Glen will soon release their second children’s book, titled Encinitas Adventures. The book is part of a series focused on Southern California communities that help children …
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BGCSD Receives Grant for Healthy Lifestyle Program
6 months ago

BGCSD Receives Grant for Healthy Lifestyle Program

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Healthy Communities

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (BGCSD) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in support of the Center for a Healthy …
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San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Honored
6 months ago

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Honored

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City of Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear presented the Encinitas Excellence in Environmental Stewardship Award to San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Executive Director and Principal Scientist Doug Gibson in October. The fourth annual Environmental …
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Nonprofit Receives California Heroes Award
6 months ago

Nonprofit Receives California Heroes Award

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Encinitas-based nonprofit Passion 4 K.I.D.S. founders Charles and Linda Van Kessler were recently honored with the California Heroes Award, presented by Senator Joel Anderson in a special ceremony. The awards celebrate the …
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Exposure: A Women’s Benefit Event
6 months ago

Exposure: A Women’s Benefit Event

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The world’s biggest women’s skateboarding event, called Exposure: A Women’s Benefit Event, returned to Encinitas in early November, bringing 154 women and girls from 15 countries together to compete in …
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