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Community Volunteers

Kathy Lam is Committed to Helping Comfort Others Through Pet Therapy
2 months ago

Kathy Lam is Committed to Helping Comfort Others Through Pet Therapy

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The Power of Paws

Almost two decades ago, Kathy Lam was inspired to help those who were suffering. Watching 9/11 unfold on television, Kathy explained, “I was moved by the …
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Volunteer Dana McPherson Appreciates the Wonder of Little Smiles and Big Landscapes
4 months ago

Volunteer Dana McPherson Appreciates the Wonder of Little Smiles and Big Landscapes

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Caring on Campus

What began as a way to support her son’s education has turned into much more for PQ’s Dana McPherson. Beginning her volunteer journey at Sunset Hills Elementary …
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Eric Occhipinti Founded March for Mothers Inc. for Children In Need
7 months 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
9 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
11 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
1 year 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 
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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