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KC Vafiadis and Her Family Uphold the Local Legacy of Her Father, Jim Watkins
1 month ago

KC Vafiadis and Her Family Uphold the Local Legacy of Her Father, Jim Watkins

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The City That Built Us

For the Vafiadis family, Noth County is more than just a hometown. KC Vafiadis’ father, Jim Watkins brought his family to Del Mar in …
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The Fortin-Bell Family Enjoys Building Business and Relaxing in Carmel Valley
3 months ago

The Fortin-Bell Family Enjoys Building Business and Relaxing in Carmel Valley

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Nothing But Success

Even if you don’t recognize the name of the Fortin family matriarch, it’s possible you’ve eaten some of the sumptuous cakes she sells. As the entrepreneur responsible …
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Together, the Maltzmans Make Amazing Memories – and Even Better Wine 
6 months ago

Together, the Maltzmans Make Amazing Memories – and Even Better Wine 

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Through the Grapevine

For the Maltzmans, every day is an adventure, which they embark on as a family. “We are a uniquely mobile and travel-centric family. We own three award-winning …
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The Rosskopf Family’s Roots Run Deep in American’s Finest City
8 months ago

The Rosskopf Family’s Roots Run Deep in American’s Finest City

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Coastal Comforts

Chris and Amy Rosskopf love the beach, so it’s no surprise that the couple met in the ocean at 18th St. in Del Mar. “I caught a wave …
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The Brumunds Treasure Their Time Together as a Family
10 months ago

The Brumunds Treasure Their Time Together as a Family

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Ties That Bind

Twenty years ago, Mariah Sharkey-Brumund and Kevin Brumund met at the library of Rush University in Chicago, Illinois where Kevin was attending medical school and Mariah was …
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The Chia Family Shares Their Love for Archery, Tradition, and Culture
12 months ago

The Chia Family Shares Their Love for Archery, Tradition, and Culture

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Active in Archery

When Keaton Chia prepared to propose to his girlfriend Evonne, he had chosen a few special places during their trip to Japan. Keaton explained, “The first one …
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The McKenna Family Enjoys Life to the Fullest in Carmel Valley 
1 year ago

The McKenna Family Enjoys Life to the Fullest in Carmel Valley 

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Ohana Means Family

The McKenna family – parents Mark and Susan, and their four children: Brandon (22), Collin (21), Austin (18) and Megan (14) – all epitomize happiness. Whether they’re …
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Marcelo and Salina Bastos Enjoy Traveling the World and Coming Home to 92130
1 year ago

Marcelo and Salina Bastos Enjoy Traveling the World and Coming Home to 92130

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From Here to There

For Marcelo and Salina Bastos, traveling the world and experiencing new cultures is not only a pastime but a passion. “There’s nothing we love more than …
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The Davodi-Far-Wu Family Embraces Their Multi-Cultural Heritage
2 years ago

The Davodi-Far-Wu Family Embraces Their Multi-Cultural Heritage

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Celebrating Cultures

For the Davodi-Far-Wu family, embracing the many cultures of the world is a way of life. “I am Iranian, while David is half Chinese, part French, and part …
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The Buoncristiano-Guin Family Blends the Best of Both Worlds
2 years ago

The Buoncristiano-Guin Family Blends the Best of Both Worlds

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East Coast Meets West Coast

As a couple, Bobby Buoncristiano and Natiya Guin combine the best of both their worlds. Bobby, born and raised in Philadelphia, and Natiya, a native …
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