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People in the Community

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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10th Annual Mitchell Thorp 5K
6 months ago

10th Annual Mitchell Thorp 5K

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The San Diego community is invited to attend the 10th Annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. The event will include a patriotic …
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Local Earns Congressional Award
7 months ago

Local Earns Congressional Award

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Encinitas’ Margaret “Sissy” Sugarman recently received the Silver Congressional Award, the highest honor the U.S. Congress can bestow upon young civilians recognizing achievement, initiative, and service. Since she was 13 …
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Teens Create Peaceful Connections
7 months ago

Teens Create Peaceful Connections

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Seven students from Pacific Ridge School participated in a peace-building summit with nonprofit Hands of Peace over the summer. The students met with Israeli and Palestinian teens who stayed with …
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North Coastal Sheriff’s Station Welcomes New Captain
7 months ago

North Coastal Sheriff’s Station Welcomes New Captain

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Meet Captain Taft

The San Diego County Sheriff’s North Coastal Station, which serves the communities of Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Rancho Santa Fe, has a new captain, Herbert …
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New SDBG President
7 months ago

New SDBG President

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The San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) has selected Dr. Ari Novy to serve as its new president and CEO, following long-time president Julian Duval’s retirement earlier this year. Dr. Novy …
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BGC San Dieguito Honors Passionate Local Teen
7 months ago

BGC San Dieguito Honors Passionate Local Teen

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2018 Youth of the Year

Seventeen-year-old Liam Lucewicz was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito’s (BGCSD) 2018 Youth of the Year at the annual Youth of the …
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Girl Scouts Honored for Earning Gold Award
10 months ago

Girl Scouts Honored for Earning Gold Award

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Making a Difference

Encinitas Girl Scouts Agnes Lin, Katherine Weinzierl, and Julie and Jaycie Roshala have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award – the organization’s highest honor – for demonstrating …
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Making a Difference for Seniors
10 months ago

Making a Difference for Seniors

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The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, recently named Judy Thum the 2017 Senior Citizen of the Year, and Pam Walker as the …
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