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CCA Speech and Debate Team Coach Michael Orfield Helps Students Communicate
1 week ago

CCA Speech and Debate Team Coach Michael Orfield Helps Students Communicate

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Speaking Volumes

It was only by chance that Michael Orfield did not become a doctor. After graduating from Grossmont High School, Michael obtained a B.A. in Biology from the University …
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Storybook Garden Helps Melissa Phillips Heal and Discover Her Own Story
5 months ago

Storybook Garden Helps Melissa Phillips Heal and Discover Her Own Story

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Finding Her Happy

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, we do not see the ones which …
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Kathy Liu Turns Tragedy Into Triumph by Giving  Back to Families Affected by Childhood Cancer
7 months ago

Kathy Liu Turns Tragedy Into Triumph by Giving Back to Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

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Joey’s Wings

In March 2013, Kathy Liu and her husband received devastating news: their son, Joey, a fifth grader, was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. The family …
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Carmel Valley Resident Tom Turner Concentrates on ‘Empowering People, Transforming Cultures’
9 months ago

Carmel Valley Resident Tom Turner Concentrates on ‘Empowering People, Transforming Cultures’

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Peace and Civility

After nearly 24 years in Carmel Valley, Tom Turner has combined his occupation and community involvement into a treatise on cooperation and conflict resolution. He is a …
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Motivational Speaker and Author Snowden McFall Is Happy to Call Carmel Valley Her New Home
1 year ago

Motivational Speaker and Author Snowden McFall Is Happy to Call Carmel Valley Her New Home

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Fired Up!

Though a newcomer to the 92130 community, Snowden McFall and her husband Spencer Whiting are thoroughly enjoying their new life in Carmel Valley. Snowden, a motivational speaker and …
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Dr. Grossfeld Serves the Community  in Many Capacities
1 year ago

Dr. Grossfeld Serves the Community in Many Capacities

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Little Hearts, Big Hope

Dr. Grossfeld’s long-time connection to the San Diego medical community began with his pediatric residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at UCSD. Since that time, Dr. Grossfeld …
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The World of Artist Silvia Vassileva Is a Colorful Canvas
1 year ago

The World of Artist Silvia Vassileva Is a Colorful Canvas

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Modern Expressionist

A Carmel Valley resident since 1999, professional artist Silvia Vassileva finds constant creative stimuli from her suburban surroundings. She admitted, “Inspiration is everywhere: the things we see, the …
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Inspired By the Outdoors, Sue Britt Creates Brilliant Artwork Using Hand-Made Paper
2 years ago

Inspired By the Outdoors, Sue Britt Creates Brilliant Artwork Using Hand-Made Paper

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From Nature to Paper

A nature enthusiast and artist, Sue Britt moved to San Diego from Minnesota about 14 years ago. She, her husband, and three children landed in Carmel …
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Andrea MacDonald’s Leadership With Words Alive Is Changing Lives Page by Page
2 years ago

Andrea MacDonald’s Leadership With Words Alive Is Changing Lives Page by Page

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More Than Words

At an early age, Andrea MacDonald’s mother introduced her to the library. A love of reading was instilled and she graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara …
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Meet the Gamers Behind Treesicle, the Successful YouTube Channel
2 years ago

Meet the Gamers Behind Treesicle, the Successful YouTube Channel

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Local Connection

Tyler Baron, Ryan Kroner, Kevin Cornea, and Grant Ball are four gamers and friends who have turned a fun pastime into a full-fledged business. Treesicle, a YouTube channel …
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