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People in the Community

Boy Scout Uses Technology to Give Back
7 years ago

Boy Scout Uses Technology to Give Back

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Sixteen-year-old Yash Huilgol found a way to give back to the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve – the park he spent hours hiking as a small child – by making it …
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Break Into Song with the Children’s Choir
7 years ago

Break Into Song with the Children’s Choir

By  •  People in the Community

Children who participate in the San Diego Children’s Choir (SDCC) can expect to not only receive an education in music, but also experience rehearsing, performing and being part of a …
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Dads Making a Difference at Park Village Elementary
7 years ago

Dads Making a Difference at Park Village Elementary

By  •  People in the Community

Attention dads: have you ever wanted to volunteer at your child’s school, but felt uneasy because there never seemed to be enough other dads doing so? Don’t fret. Harvey Payne, …
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Katarina Stapleford Encourages Del Norte to “Do Something”
7 years ago

Katarina Stapleford Encourages Del Norte to “Do Something”

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Rancho Penasquitos resident Katarina Stapleford has been helping people her whole life – and she’s only 17. Katarina’s spirit of volunteerism has been nurtured from an early age. “I have …
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A Passion for Life and a Drive to Find a Cure for Diabetes
7 years ago

A Passion for Life and a Drive to Find a Cure for Diabetes

By  •  People in the Community

Twenty-three year old Jenny Vandevelde believes in living life to its fullest. A PQ native, she and her family (Lidia, Ken and sister Shelly, 20) love living close to the …
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Neighbors coming to a banner near you
8 years ago

Neighbors coming to a banner near you

By  •  People in the Community

As the residents of Rancho Peñasquitos (PQ) may have noticed over the years, there are banners hanging from a number of street lamp stanchions located on the main thoroughfares in …
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Local volunteer motivates young bike riders to keep moving
8 years ago

Local volunteer motivates young bike riders to keep moving

By  •  People in the Community

Joanna Jaroszewska is last to finish the race. She is in the back of the line – the caboose. And, as surprising as it may sound, she is exactly where …
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The Year of the Girl:Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts
8 years ago

The Year of the Girl:Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts

By  •  People in the Community

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered a group of girls from Savannah, Georgia for a meeting of what would become the Girl Scouts of the USA. Her goal …
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Local 5th Grader Broadcasts for Kathryn the Grape
8 years ago

Local 5th Grader Broadcasts for Kathryn the Grape

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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
8 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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