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People in the Community

Local 5th Grader Broadcasts for Kathryn the Grape
7 years ago

Local 5th Grader Broadcasts for Kathryn the Grape

By  •  People in the Community

When Zara Irshad, a fifth grader at Willow Grove Elementary School, was invited to help host the radio show, “Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour,” she was delighted. Kathryn the Grape …
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HEROES Group Tackles Variety of Community Projects
7 years ago

HEROES Group Tackles Variety of Community Projects

Michael Davis knows what it means to serve. The 58-year-old San Diego resident is retired from the U.S. Navy and works in civil engineering and cyber security at SPAWAR, but …
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23-year PQ Resident Continues To Give Back to Her Community
7 years ago

23-year PQ Resident Continues To Give Back to Her Community

When mother, wife, 23-year PQ resident, and long-time community volunteer Beth Sczempka decided to open her own hair salon last year, she wasn’t expecting the number of friends and colleagues …
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PQ Journalist Publishes Book Personalizing the War in Iraq
7 years ago

PQ Journalist Publishes Book Personalizing the War in Iraq

Everyone has a story,” explained Sue Diaz, author of the book “Minefields of the Heart: A Mother’s Stories of a Son at War.” Diaz, as a local journalist, author and …
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PQ Resident Ties for 27th Place in National Spelling Bee
7 years ago

PQ Resident Ties for 27th Place in National Spelling Bee

By  •  People in the Community

Francis Parker School 7th grader Snigdha Nandipati – a Rancho Penasquitos resident — had her magical run at the 84thAnnual Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest come to an end in …
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Volunteerism: Sharon Gruber’s Natural Way of Life
7 years ago

Volunteerism: Sharon Gruber’s Natural Way of Life

For Rancho Peñasquitos resident Sharon Gruber, volunteering just comes naturally.

Ever since her children started school, she has been a regular volunteer for a variety of local organizations.  Even now …
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PQ Resident Advances in Spelling Bee
7 years ago

PQ Resident Advances in Spelling Bee

By  •  People in the Community

Francis Parker School’s Snigda Nandipati – a Rancho Penasquitos resident — became one of 50 semifinalists on this week at the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest.

The local 7th …
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Tireless Leonard Enjoys Challenges, Always Willing to Help Local Groups
7 years ago

Tireless Leonard Enjoys Challenges, Always Willing to Help Local Groups

by LORI LUM Special to 92129 Magazine

In the 18 years that Julie Leonard has resided in Rancho Penasquitos, her commitment to her community has been unending. From …
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4S Ranch Resident Ousted from ‘American Idol’
8 years ago

4S Ranch Resident Ousted from ‘American Idol’

By  •  People in the Community

One episode after 17-year-old 4S Ranch resident Kristi Krause – a senior at Rancho Bernardo High School — appeared on Fox Television’s American Idol advancing to Hollywood, she was off …
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Q&A with Andy Berg
8 years ago

Q&A with Andy Berg

Current town council president Andy Berg generously gave his time to provide answers to 92129 Magazine about the group, how it works, and how local residents can be more involved.


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