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People in the Community

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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Tireless Leonard Enjoys Challenges, Always Willing to Help Local Groups
8 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’
9 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
9 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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Westview’s Reich to Play Football at SMU; Other Local Athletes Receive College Offers
9 years ago

Westview’s Reich to Play Football at SMU; Other Local Athletes Receive College Offers

Taylor Reich became Westview High School’s first Division I college football recruit this week.

Reich – 6’7”, 290 lb. offensive tackle – signed a letter of intent with Southern Methodist …
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PQ Resident New Grossmont College District Senior Dean
9 years ago

PQ Resident New Grossmont College District Senior Dean

Jerry Buckley to Head Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Rancho Penasquitos resident Jerry Buckley can now put away one of the two hats he’s been wearing for the …
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