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Community Volunteers

Eric Occhipinti Founded March for Mothers Inc. for Children In Need
3 weeks ago

Eric Occhipinti Founded March for Mothers Inc. for Children In Need

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Delivering Hope

Eric Occhipinti, a lifelong resident of Rancho Peñasquitos, proclaimed, “I enjoy living here because, as they say, ‘Home is where the heart is,’ and my heart beats for …
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Darshana Patel Strives to Serve the Community With Efficiency, Passion, and Pride
3 months ago

Darshana Patel Strives to Serve the Community With Efficiency, Passion, and Pride

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The Joy of Service

Darshana Patel finds joy in helping others and is energized by civic engagement. She was just recently elected as a Poway Unified School District (PUSD) Board …
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Betty King Makes a Difference Through Her Work With Christian Musical Enrichment Theatre
5 months ago

Betty King Makes a Difference Through Her Work With Christian Musical Enrichment Theatre

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Touching Lives Through Theater

San Diego native Betty King grew up loving musical theater and dance. She participated in her first play when she was in third grade, minored in …
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John Marsden Inspires the Members of Boy Scout Troop 667
7 months ago

John Marsden Inspires the Members of Boy Scout Troop 667

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Scout’s Honor 

One year ago, John Marsden fulfilled a lifelong dream when he became Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 667. “I am an Eagle Scout and had been out of scouting …
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PQ Volunteer James “Jas” Arnold Leaves a Legacy of Positivity and Kind Deeds 
9 months ago

PQ Volunteer James “Jas” Arnold Leaves a Legacy of Positivity and Kind Deeds 

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IN MEMORIAM Celebrating a Purposed Life

Jas Arnold, a hiking and environmental enthusiast, called Rancho Peñasquitos home for 29 years. While a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis left Jas wheelchair-bound, he …
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Kari Shea Extends Joy in Her Work as  Board President of Westview High PTSA
12 months ago

Kari Shea Extends Joy in Her Work as Board President of Westview High PTSA

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Empowering Youth

Being happy and cheerful comes naturally to Kari Shea, a wife, mother, entrepreneur, blogger, and personal coach. “Celebrate each day. Finding the good in each moment is a …
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Jimmy Thai Helps Educate Children in Vietnam Through the Build a School – Leave a Legacy Program
1 year ago

Jimmy Thai Helps Educate Children in Vietnam Through the Build a School – Leave a Legacy Program

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Children, Creating Hope

Local resident Jimmy Thai is a tireless volunteer and fundraiser for Build a School – Leave a Legacy, a program that builds schools in rural, remote regions of Vietnam, …
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Gabriele Powell Brings Smiles to Children’s Faces at Rady Children’s Hospital Infusion Center
1 year ago

Gabriele Powell Brings Smiles to Children’s Faces at Rady Children’s Hospital Infusion Center

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Eyes on the Prize

As a nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital, Gabriele Powell is no stranger to helping others. In addition to her work at the hospital, she is an …
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Shirley Williams Volunteers with the Voices For Children Organization
2 years ago

Shirley Williams Volunteers with the Voices For Children Organization

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Foster Child Advocate

Shirley Williams, a PQ mom of four children who is originally from England, has proven that she can nurture greatness in her brood: two of Shirley’s offspring …
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Local Woman Strives to Improve the World through Acts of Kindness
2 years ago

Local Woman Strives to Improve the World through Acts of Kindness

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Inspiring Loving Acts

As a key leader and volunteer at Existence Church, Mikala Janse van Rensburg supports worthy causes. She coordinated an event to combat human trafficking in San Diego that …
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