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People in the Community

Neighbors coming to a banner near you
7 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
7 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
7 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
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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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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